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Popular Ramen Festival Returns, This Time With A Bigger Location In SGV

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Daikokuya is a participant in this year's Ramen Yokocho (Photo via Daikokuya's Facebook)
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Get your slurp on, folks! The Ramen Yokocho festival is coming back to SoCal on March 29 and March 30—and this time it's happening in some sweet new digs.

Following the lead of the popular 626 Night Market, Ramen Yokocho will be held over two days at the Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, a much larger venue than when it was first held in Torrance last September. They'll be having ramen representatives from around the world, from Japan to Las Vegas, and even with some of our nearest and dearest in town; we're looking at you Daikokuya and Shin-Sen-Gumi. Also, a tonkotsu spicy miso ramen burger will be making an appearance, courtesy of L.A.'s very own Fujin.

And with the larger spot, hopefully Ramen Yokocho's show runners will be able to accommodate its hungry patrons. We're pretty sure they didn't anticipate their 20,000 visitors last time who complained about long lines and a shortage of ramen, according to LA Weekly.

Admission to the event (that will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days) will be $5 per person; however, if you're under 17, admission is free. Bowls will cost at a flat rate of $8 each and be parking will be $4.

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How many bowls of ramen will you eat?

Ramen Yokocho will be held at Santa Anita Park at 285 W. Huntington Drive in Arcadia on March 29 and March 30 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.