Best thing I ate: Ramen so rich it should come with a defibrillator

By BRAD A. JOHNSON On August 22, 2018

If you’re one of those people, like someone I know, who feels the need to customize your ramen down to the last minutiae, you can do that at Kopan Ramen. They’ve got more than enough optional ingredients, spice levels and sizes to satisfy even the most ridiculous ramen eaters.
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Craving ramen? Check out these 5 Los Angeles newcomers

By Hoodline On June 26, 2018

Nothing beats ramen — and if you’re in the mood to enjoy some in Los Angeles, we’ve found a lineup of places that will excite your appetite. Here are the newest ramen houses to check out in the area.
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Feast on ramen at Glendale’s top 4 options

By Hoodline On May 03, 2018

Got a hankering for ramen?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top ramen sources in Glendale, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings.
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The 6 best Japanese restaurants in Burbank

By Hoodline On April 26, 2018

Looking for a mouthwatering Japanese meal near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Japanese restaurants around Burbank, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.
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Japanese ramen is the star of the culinary show at Kopan in Alhambra

By MERRILL SHINDLER On December 4, 2017

Sitting in Kopan Ramen on the edge of downtown Alhambra, it can be — at moments, at least — a little hard to know where the line is between fantasy and reality. For the place is decorated — somewhere between anime and inked Yakuza style — with a street scene of a Tokyo food stand, complete with geishas and hipsters, chefs and good luck cats.
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By JOSHUA LURIE On June, 2016

Kopan Ramen 4, part of a growing Japanese chain in Southern California, just opened an izakaya in Encino on May 1, building on the success of branches in Fullerton (noodle house), Burbank (tofu house) and Rowland Heights (izakaya). Mike C. and Jun L., who choose to keep their last names anonymous, took over an address that last held a Japanese restaurant called Dancing Wasabi.
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Kopan Brings Ramen Respectability

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO On September 17, 2015

Costa Mesa is the undisputed capital of ramen in Orange County, a place that’s to the Japanese soup what SanTana is to the taco or Westminster is to pho. Following behind is—of all cities—Stanton (due to its long-standing Japanese-American community—Gomen me!), then Fountain Valley (all about Shin-Sen-Gumi) and Tustin. But an unlikely ‘burb is now getting some ramen respectability: Fullerton, a town better known, foodwise, for its downtown New American joints and Korean spots than anything Japanese.
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Kopan Ramen Serves Delicious Noodles And Japanese Sides In Burbank

By Lisa Paredes On February 25, 2015

Since opening in January, Downtown Burbank’s Kopan Ramen 2 has been steadily serving its delicious Japanese noodles and plates to a growing clientele of devotees. The Burbank noodle shop offers a simple but satisfying menu of ramen and Japanese sides.
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New Izakaya Opens In Fullerton

By Edwin Goei On December 28, 2012

There’s a new izakaya in Fullerton. No, not Honda Ya. That’s old news. Izakaya Kopanis taking over the spot of Red Chopsticks, a pho purveyor located next to the popular sushi joint Chomp at 141 E. Commonwealth Ave.

According to a Facebook post, it promises to offer ramen, yakitori, and traditional Japanese dishes with a Korean touch with a price range of $2-$8 an item.
It’s holding its soft opening today, if you fancy yourself one of those “Firsters” on Yelp.
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