The Ramen Review Matrix

Ramen gets too much of a pass nowadays, because even shitty ramen tastes amazing. I'm here to slap some sense in the face of modern gastronomy and provide an honest, unbiased look at the state of ramen on the west coast. But if you overcook my softboiled egg, I'm going to lose my shit.

Each score in the table below links to a comprehensive review of the ramen establishment in question in the context of a single item purchased therein.

Date Name Order Score
05/24/18 Silverlake Ramen Tonkatsu Ramen w/ egg & corn 6.5
05/26/18 Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen Hakata Ramen w/ soft egg & corn 5.0
06/07/18 Ramen Shack Takumiya "Ramen Shack" Ramen 8.0
06/13/18 Tatsu Ramen "Old School" Ramen w/ Wood Ear Mushroom 7.5
06/20/18 Umemura Restaurant Chashu Ramen w/ Shoyu Broth 4.0
07/13/18 Daikokuya Sawtelle Daikokuya Ramen 6.0
08/15/18 Urban Ramen Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen w/ Pork Belly 9.5
09/27/18 Rakkan Ramen Garnet Ramen w/ Corn 7.5
2/3/19 Mensho Tokyo (SF) Spicy Tori Paitan Ramen 7.8
6/8/19 Ramen Yamadaya Yamadaya Ramen 8.0