I’ve tried going to Kitakaka on 3 different occasions and every time the stupid parking lot is full. There is always a 10+ person line and street parking is far and hard to find. That parking lot seriously sucks.
But within a very short distance is Ramen Zetton and Santouka inside Mitsuwa. I had the special pork miso at Santouka and it was as good as always. Special pork was tender and porky. Excellent broth. I love that spicy quesadilla at Zetton more than the ramen.
Look at this damn bowl of ramen from Kitakaka. 15 pieces of chasu. 15. My friend says their spicy black garlic chili oil is fantastic. Stupid strip mall parking lots.
Side note - the line at Halal Guys was very short the two times I passed by. Less than 15 people and not even reaching Noodle Bar. I think it’s safe for normal people to start trying to eat there during weekday lunch.