Ramen Yamadaya

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    On the Line: Alexander Dale of SeaLegs Wine Bar, Part One

    Chef Alexander Dale and I met the morning of Valentine's to go over his questionnaire. In the unusually peaceful wine bar, we covered topics that included his connection to Villa Nova and his juice obsession. You find culinary inspiration based on the weather. Any ideas for the recent rainfall and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    No. 30: 95% Of The Menu At Confetti Italian Ice

    We're now halfway through the Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for us Forkers--an opportunity to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Ten Great Pork Dishes in OC (and Long Beach)

    Homer: Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Lisa, honey, are you saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon? Lisa: No. Homer: Ham? Lisa: No! Homer: Pork chops? Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal! Homer: HEH HEH! Yeah right Lisa, some wonderful, magical animal! So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    New Frozen Custard and Italian Ice Shop Opens In Costa Mesa

    Maybe right now isn't quite the kind of weather for frozen dessert confections; but hey, at least it isn't frozen yogurt. A new ice cream shop called Confetti shuns those self-serve spigots we've all gotten tired of in favor of frozen custard and Italian Ice, those real-fruit-based scoopable slush t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Another New Ramen Joint Opens in Costa Mesa; Replaces Peruvian Chicken Restaurant

    Let's count them, shall we: Santouka, Yamadaya, Mentatsu, Kohryu, Jinya, Daikokuya. These are what makes Costa Mesa the ramen cauldron of Orange County. I don't think there is any other town within our borders with a higher concentration of ramen joints and I'm not even counting the restaurants tha ... More >>

  • Food

    August 23, 2012

    The Mein Event: OC's Best Noodles

    Noodles, noodles everywhere, from pho to pad Thai and everything else

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    On the Line: Jonathan Eng of Le Pain Quotidien, Part One

    Le Pain Quotidien has been around since 1990, but took its own sweet time arriving in Orange County. They transplanted Jonathan Eng from New York's Bleeker Street bakery to helm the daily breadmaking last autumn. Hungry to explore his dining options beyond Fashion Island, we meet up to recharge over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Another Lauded LA Ramenya Coming to Costa Mesa

    ​Did you hear about the ramenya that Jonathan Gold dubbed one of LA's 99 Essential Restaurants coming to Costa Mesa? No, not Ramen Yamadaya, which has been open for months. I'm talking about Jinya, the other slurp peddler that has restaurants in Studio City and the Miracle Mile of which Gold said ... More >>

  • Food

    February 23, 2012

    Ramen Yamadaya Offers Oink Noodle

    The first OC restaurant of this LA titan simmers the piggiest soup in Costa Mesa

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Restaurant Roll Call For January 2012

    ​January isn't generally the kindest months for those in the restaurant business. But a few of the restaurant closures that we saw these past 31 days was still a big surprise. Valhalla Table, the sausage sandwich shop by the Karnaga sisters of Layer Cake Bakery, closed up shop at The Camp after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Ramen Yamadaya Coming to Costa Mesa!

    ProfessorSalt.comKotteri ramen at Yamadaya​When I heard the news, it was like Christmas in October. Yamadaya, the renowned LA ramen shop, will open store No. 3 in Orange County in late November. There are plans afoot to open a fourth location in Westwood in December, maybe in time for actual Chris ... More >>