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.
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.
KOPAN RAMEN ENRICHES ENCINO SOUP NOODLE SCENE
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.
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.
Kopen Ramen 2 And Tofu House Combines Japanese And Korean Favorites
By Lisa Paredes On May 6, 2016
Kopan Ramen 2 recently renovated its Downtown Burbank restaurant and added organic tofu soup options and a selection of Korean favorites for a new concept and name, Kopan Ramen 2 and Tofu House.
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.