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Japanese Corp. Opens First U.S. Restaurant in Arcadia

Yushoken specializes in authentic Japanese ramen.

A Japanese corporation has opened its first stateside restaurant in Arcadia. Yushoken specializes in authentic Japanese ramen; there are 30 other locations throughout Asia.

The restaurant, which held its grand opening celebration Thursday, has taken over the former Taisho spot in the Pavilions shopping center on Naomi Ave.

"We chose Arcadia because we felt like Arcadia needed authentic ramen," manager Tonkotsu Nap said. We wanted to do something different."

At Yushoken, chefs make the ramen noodles from scratch on-site. The broths are made fresh daily, and set to simmer for more than 18 hours. That's what sets Yushoken apart from other, similar establishments, owner
Yukinari Yamamoto said.

"We use only the highest-quality ingredients," the Japan-born Yamamoto said.

The highlights of the restaurant's menu are tonkatsu, or, pork broth, ramen and miso ramen. The restaurant also serves curried meats and classics such as teriyaki chicken (including a spicy version) along with a variety of sushi rolls. 

If You Go:

  • Ramen Yushoken is at 815 W Naomi Ave
    Ste. A in the Pavillion's parking lot.
  • There is a $.35 surcharge to use a credit card.
  • The restaurant serves wine and beer, but not liquor.
  • Prices run between $7-$15 a dish.

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