Tag Archive: japanese food

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

Hollywood: Checking Out Chateau Hanare

  Recently we checked out Chateau Hanare fore dineLA. Hanare is built out of an bungalow at Chateau Marmont. However, it’s not considered to be part of the Chateau’s property and they have… Continue reading

Koreatown: Getting Steamy at Shabu Hyang

  On New Year’s Eve day we headed out to Koreatown to try hot pot. However, the spot I originally wanted to go was closed and a quick search led us to shabu… Continue reading

DTLA: Art, Food and Japanese Whisky Tasting at Mrs. Fish

  I checked out Mrs. Fish recently for the art, Japanese food and whisky. Mrs. Fish has been open for a few years but only recently transformed to a Japanese restaurant. I would… Continue reading

Hong Kong: Exploring Causeway Bay, Tai Kwun in Central and Tsim Sha Tsui

  The days in Hong Kong were merging together. Every day I explored a different neighborhood though in truth, I’d need to be there for a month or more to really see everything.… Continue reading

Culver City: Checking Out the Sake and Japanese Food at Harajuku Taproom

  I came across Harajuku Taproom a few months ago but finally had a chance to visit recently. I got a sake sampler. I had the house select my three as I’m always… Continue reading