Archive | Little Osaka RSS feed for this section

Hiko Sushi

2 Dec

20140414-210547.jpg

I don’t have much to say about Hiko Sushi, other than to say it’s great. People totally play up the sushi “nazi” thing. The chef isn’t very friendly, but he’s not rude. I’d say it’s more that he’s reserved and formal.

In any case, the fish is top-shelf, which is all that really matters. Click through for some pictures.

Continue reading

Kiriko Sushi – Innovative Flavors

26 Aug

20130813-075507.jpg
I usually prefer my sushi pure and straightforward, as it is at Sushi Zo and Hiko Sushi. Kiriko Sushi is a Jonathan Gold favorite, so I decided to reserve judgment on the use of mango slices and lots of sauces. No surprise that Kiriko is really great, but it may have even turned me on innovation in sushi.

Continue reading

Tsujita – Holy Moley! Second Location! Night Noodles?

18 Jan

Huge news! via Grubstreet

Grubstreet claims to have confirmed that the now-shuttered Miyata Menji (nee GReats) space across the street from Tsujita will become the new second location of Tsujita. There is speculation that this new location will relent to the cries of millions of desperate tsukemen-seekers and start serving noodles at night. They’ll have to retrain their wait staff to now greet every person to come in at night with a different greeting: “You know we don’t serve noodles for dinner here? But you can go across the street.”

Fooddouche review of Tsujita lunch

Fooddouche review of Tsujita dinner

Blockheads – Taiwanese Shaved Ice!

7 Dec

20121206-181506.jpg
The only adults who get excited at the thought of shaved ice are Asian (or shave ice, in the case of Hawaiians). Joining the Epicenter of the LA Food Scene™ (the corner of Sawtelle and Mississippi), Blockheads has taken the Sawtelle dessert scene by storm.

Continue reading

Seoul Sausage Co. – Rice Balls Like Your Korean-Italian Mamma Made

30 Nov

20121205-170032.jpg
Another entry into what is fast becoming the new power center of the food scene in LA (the NW corner of Sawtelle and Mississippi in West LA), Seoul Sausage Co. comes fresh off winning that food truck TV contest to bring kalbi hot dogs and kalbi poutine to the masses.

Continue reading

Tsujita Update – Ramen Slipping?

14 Nov

20121113-100815.jpg

Took advantage of the holiday to sneak over to Tsujita to revisit the awesomeness that is their ramen and tsukemen.. For the first time, I walked away with a criticism.
Continue reading

Tsujita Dinner – Yes, There’s a Lot of Pork

9 Oct

20120829-172204.jpg

“You know we don’t serve ramen for dinner?”

We knew that going in, having been for ramen during lunch several times. But the servers would greet everyone walking in for dinner with this line. Several parties walked out before sitting down.

I was prepared for disappointment, considering the expectations that tsukemen creates and after reading tons of Yelp reviews complaining about the dinner. But dinner turned out to be pretty good.

Continue reading