Tag Archive: japanese food

Chinatown: Tsukemen and Ramen at Okiboru

  I have to tell you a secret. I love soup. All right, so it’s not so much of a secret. But when presented choices for noodles, I am generally in the soup… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Japanese Fried Chicken at Karayama

Fast casual chain Karayama from Japan has opened its first US store in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles. It took over the short-lived Oystars space and is next to the ever popular Shin-Sen-Gumi.… Continue reading

DTLA: Dinner at Hatch Yakitoriya

  I recently checked out Hatch at the new Bloc. I had seen some amazing pictures recently for the spot. However, they were sold out of their signature fried chicken and it was… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Lunch at Teishokuya of Tokyo aka T.O.T.

  I’ve been coming to Teishokuya of Tokyo (T.O.T.) forever. This traditional Japanese restaurant was known for what I called comfort food, very traditional home-style Japanese. There was never any sushi or ramen… Continue reading

Mid-City: Noodles and More at Kai Ramen

  I don’t forsee the ramen craze dying out anytime soon. Luckily this is a food trend I don’t mind. I checked out Kai Ramen on La Cienega recently. There are also two… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Hachioji Craft Ramen

  Hachioji Craft Ramen recently opened a few doors down from Daikokuya. But don’t worry, they’re not in direct competition as they’re the same restaurant group. And Hachioji serves ramen with a chicken… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Checking out the New Sake Dojo DTLA

    Sake Dojo in Little Tokyo just opened in Downtown Los Angeles last week. I’d been anticipating its opening for a few months since I heard about it. Sake Dojo is a… Continue reading

DTLA: Dinner at Chinchikurin Hiroshima Okonomiyaki

  I love when new places pop up in Little Tokyo. Recently I noticed huge lines around Chinchikurin, a new okonomiyaki spot. I first had okonomiyaki more than 25 years ago. It’s a… Continue reading

DTLA: Tasting Menu at Shibumi

  Is it Japanese food week again on the Minty? Not quite but today I’m going to talk about my recent experience at Shibumi. There are three tasting menu (omakase) options; $65, $90… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Lunch at My Ramen Bar

  It’s the last day of Japanese food week on The Minty! I was on my way to get udon when I decided to pop into My Ramen Bar instead. I could already… Continue reading