Chief Executive Chef Natsuki Ishijima

Chief Executive Chef Natsuki Ishijima prepares a bowl of ramen at Mottainai ramen restaurant in Gardena. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

LOCATION

1630 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Suite 9, Gardena; (310) 538-3250; http://www.mottainairamen.com.

PRICE

Ramen $7 to $8; add-ins $1 to $3.

DETAILS

Open Wednesday to Monday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.; closed Tuesday. Beer and soft drinks. Credit cards accepted. Shopping center lot parking.