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This tiny, luxurious sushi bar is famously the most expensive restaurant in California, and most nights it is also the best, with fish unseen anywhere else in the... More »
Yes, we know about the old standards and the new, the austere Tokyo-based chain with branches in local Japanese supermarkets, and the impeccably credentialed noodle... More »
If you ask sushi chef/owner Shinji Murata whether the snapper is Japanese tai, his eyes will narrow, he will look quickly down at his hamper of rice, and he will mutter... More »
The ritual at Little Tokyo's Kokekokko is grilled chicken till you die: loosely packed chicken meatballs, faintly scented with herbs; grilled skin, threaded onto the skewer... More »
Dubbed a Japanese pub restaurant, Kappo Honda serves the holy trinity of Japanese beer-Asahi, Kirin and Sapporo-as well as Bud and Bud Light, for some reason. The beer... More »
This is a Japanese market and food court where you can buy bobble-headed Hula dolls and good-luck cat erasers alongside sushi plates in bulk. When you get to the... More »
A staple on Sunset Boulevard since 1999, Saddle Ranch attracts tourists and Angelenos for its famous bull riding and outdoor patios with stone campfire pits and views of the... More »
Yamato, located in the old Euro-Chow space, held onto its predecessor's fancy decor and grandiose space but lost the high-end prices, at least during happy... More »
Looking to keep your checkbook afloat? A?Float Sushi is known as much for its fresh sushi selections and amiable service staff as it is for affordability: Everything is... More »
A family-owned business in Chinatown dating back to 1946, Grand Star hosts some wild dance-party happenings. The former Chinese restaurant's... More »
Eating at Paiche, the new Marina del Rey restaurant from Ricardo Zarate, is an exceedingly cheery experience. The entire enterprise is engineered to lift your spirits: the sea blue–on-aqua color scheme; the fresh-faced waiters; the fruity cocktails; the bright, fun-first food. It's a cheerleader of a restaurant, the prettiest, most popular girl in school — or at least the...
American cooking is a thing of brute force: Even at its best it relies on big, bold flavors to seduce us. Traditionally, whole senses go ignored in Western restaurants — who knows what you might smell, other than the sizzle of the grill? Who cares what you might hear, other than the din of noisy diners, the drone of soft jazz? Even on the plate, flavor trumps all — visual...
Ken Namba's 14-year-old sushi restaurant may look nondescript from the outside, wedged as it is into the ground floor of a mall at the corner of Olympic and Sawtelle, but once inside you'll soon see what makes the smallish Kiriko one of the best sushi restaurants in town. You might get a necklace of amberjack and thinly sliced jalapeños laid across your plate; or a...
I recently visited this Los Angeles sushi restaurant. Claimed to be the best FOOD in L.A., I had to check it out (29 out of 30 in Zagat is pretty good). It's a pretty modest place when you walk in, a counter with a few tables sprinkled around.
I'm a connoisseur of sushi, so it looked like a typical sushi bar. The first thing that struck me when I...
Great sushi by the people behind the star-studded Katsu-Ya. The best thing about Izaka-Ya is that the prices are a little more affordable, but you get the same great quality. Some friends and I were able to order loads of sashimi and various rolls along with drinks and still only spent $40 each including tip. The sashimi was some of the freshest fresh I've ever had.Read Full Review
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