One of my friends from Fukuoka, the home of Tonkotsu Ramen strongly recommends Hakaya Ikkousha in Costa Mesa, Orange County on her Facebook post.
I like Tsujita’s tonkotsu ramen, but it’s still not my favorite. So I really wanted to try something local people would be proud of. Costa Mesa is far, but there is another location near my office. Yay!
When I arrived there at 12:05pm, there were three groups waiting outside. After 10 minute wait, I got a counter seat. How to order is simplified and clarified here. The back is English.
Beer looks tempting…I am glad to find all you can eat ginger and spicy takana.
Basic Tonkotsu Remen $7.90
The Broth is so flavorful and foamy.
I think this is the best Tonkotsu Ramen ever.
One bite size gyoza. Now I really want a glass of beer. Their fried chicken look so delicious. Can’t wait to come back for it.
Hakata Ikkousha Ramen
21605 S Western Ave Ste J
Torrance, CA 90501