Sunset and Fuller: Tonkotsu Ramen + Big Plates of Sturgeon

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Pork Bowls at Takara Ramen Bar
Photo by Farley Elliott

Ever notice that squish of small Russian restaurants on the corner of Sunset and Fuller? Probably not, considering all the oddball people watching you can do at the Rock N’ Roll Ralph’s across the street. Well, the next time you’re crawling along Sunset (say, on your way to Cochon 555 at the House of Blues), swing your eyes into the parking lot strip mall that sits at the corner. You’ll find a few curious-looking Russian spots (one dine in, one casual and one that’s basically a takeaway joint), an Indian food place and a relatively new ramen bar. It’s an eclectic mix, but then again you are on Sunset Boulevard.

Farley Elliott is a food and travel writer living in Los Angeles. He is the Senior Editor at Eater LA, and has bylines everywhere from LA Weekly to Los Angeles Magazine to Thrillist to Tasting Table. He’s also the author of Los Angeles Street Food, a guidebook to LA’s amazing street food culture. Oh, and he’s that guy from that Tiny Hamster Eating Tiny Burritos video.