Ebisu Ramen is a Japanese restaurant in Fountain Valley. I don’t know why this place is popular with many Japanese natives because the food is NOT that great. In fact I’ve been disappointed several times. Now that I’m living in Japan I can say that it doesn’t taste like real Japanese food or at least not like Tokyo food. The one thing they do have I guess is variety. For example they may be the only place in Orange County where you can get Okonomiyaki which for lack of a better description many people call Japanese pizza. On the other hand I’ve had Okonomiyaki several times in Japan now and Ebisu Ramen’s isn’t nearly as good as it is in Japan. If fact it outright sucks here. Also the service is generally poor.
The one plus to Ebisu is it’s near a Japanese super market, a Japanese bookstore and Prehistoric Pets (see below)
Directions: from the 405 take Brookhurst south to Garfield. At Garfield make a u-turn and then turn right into the parking lot with a McDonalds. Ebisu Ramen is in the corner of that shopping center.