Tag Archive: japanese food

DTLA: Hot Soup On a Cold Night at Marugame Udon

  As a long time fan of Marugame Monzo, I was excited by the mini chain Marugame Udon opening all over Los Angeles. I can get great udon everywhere! Then I found out… Continue reading

DTLA: Omakase at Inko Nito

  I recently checked out the omakase menu at Inko Nito. It’s a really great deal with a lot of food! So come hungry! My favorite was the sashimi moriawase which featured so… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at Ramen Koo

  I’ve now gone to Ramen Koo a handful of times. It’s a newish spot on 7th in Downtown Los Angeles with an even newer location on Melrose. I find it perfect for… Continue reading

DTLA: Hatch Yakitori Now Has Japanese Inspired Cocktails

  I recently stopped by Hatch Yakitori to try their new Japanese inspired drinks. I was born and raised in LA and this shopping center was known as Broadway Plaza back in the… Continue reading

SGV: Menya Hanabi Opens on July 28

  Menya Hanabi opens officially this Sunday, July 28. I attended a soft open a couple of weeks ago to try the maze soba aka dry (or brothless) ramen. We started with the… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Sushi and More at the Izakaya by Katsu-ya

  One night after a tasting with Boutique-y Whisky for Southern California Whiskey Club, we checked out the Izakaya by Katsu-ya. Although we were close to a new dumplings spot, we wanted something… Continue reading

Mid-City: Late Night Eats at EAK Ramen

  I’ve been meaning to try E.A.K. Ramen for years. It took over the space of Pingtung which was a favorite of mine. It’s next to Melrose Umbrella Company and was a great… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at Rice and Nori

I added Rice & Nori to my work lunch rotation. I recently found this fast casual spot that carried a few things that other Little Tokyo restaurants didn’t have such as oden and… Continue reading

Woodland Hills: Sushi and Sake at Tomoya Izakaya

  I was in the Valley one night and we went to Tomoya for sushi. It’s a neighborhood favorite and very busy. If you make reservations, it’s best to call as their form… Continue reading

Santa Monica: Late Night at Ippudo Ramen

  And by late night, I mean, we rushed to get over to Ippudo before they closed at 10 p.m. Since it was near closing, they were only serving ramen. That was fine… Continue reading