Address: 11555 W Olympic Blvd Ste B, Los Angeles, CA 90064
When I used to work in Sawtelle for a summer, I went to a lot of restaurants around the area during my lunch breaks. Sawtelle is mostly famous for its ramen and Asian food, with places like Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle being especially popular. A little bit out of the main area (on one of the side streets) though, there is a place called Mogu Mogu.
Mogu Mogu is known for its mazemen, which literally translates to mixed noodles. It is basically a soupless ramen in which you mix the noodles in a sauce. While this may seem a bit weird to ramen fans, it actually has quite a bit of flavor (I may say it’s even more flavorful than regular ramen).
Mogu Mogu has a bunch of different mazemen dishes depending on what kind of toppings you are looking for. Most come with some combination of char siu, egg, and green onions though. They also have different sauces, which range from the typical soy-sauce based to cheese mazemen, curry mazemen, and miso mazemen. I have only tried the original one, but I’m sure the variations are good as well.
If you are looking for a new place to try in Sawtelle that you may have not heard of before, Mogu Mogu is definitely worth trying out. If you live around the area, I think that Mogu Mogu’s dishes would hold very well.
Mogu Mogu Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for