Long Beach Foodie Update: Gu Ramen Coming to DTLB

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Above: Gu Ramen’s Tonkontsu ramen.

Finally: Long Beach scores more ramen—and this time, it’s coming to DTLB.

After Tajima Ramen opened at the ever-expanding SteelCraft in Bixby Knolls, there was a much-needed void filled in our ramen-less city. Now, while the void was smaller—Tajima is no Daikokuya— we needed more. Laguna Beach’s Gu Ramen will take that void over as it moves into the old Kabob Curry in DTLB on 3rd between Pacific and Pine.

The OG Laguna location is well worth scouting out: the menu consists of ramen (with udon substitutions if need be) noodle soup with a choice of spiciness, toppings, and additional toppings on the side. On top of that, they specialize in Asian tapas (over 20) and beers (over 30).

In other words, they’ll be a warm welcome to the grub scene.

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food to politics to urban transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 12 nominations and an additional win for Best Political Commentary. Born in Big Bear, he has lived in Long Beach since college. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.