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Welcome to Daikokuya Little Tokyo

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Daikokuya Main Branch, born in LA's Little Tokyo in 2002, quickly became the city's top ramen hotspot. Under Takaaki's skillful management, the eatery overcame early financial struggles without resorting to renovations. Instead, he leveraged the 100-year-old building's unique ambiance to offer a nostalgic ramen experience. Despite the initial American perception of ramen as a cheap cup noodle, Takaaki's relentless work - including a year of barely sleeping, living in the restaurant, serving customers until 4am - slowly changed this view. Aided by positive social media reviews, the restaurant's fame skyrocketed. Yet, for Takaaki, the journey isn't over as he continues to refine Daikokuya's taste.

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