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Sawtelle is one of the best streets for eating in Los Angeles. These are the 19 spots you should be prioritizing.
May 31, 2023
Chinchikurin, a Japanese restaurant serving Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, is a perfect example of everything Sawtelle has to offer.
August 22, 2022
Located on the second floor of a Sawtelle plaza, Midoh serves Japanese comfort food.
February 24, 2022
Spoon & Pork's second location on Sawtelle is still as pig-centric and great as the original.
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Nanbankan is a yakitoriya in West LA that feels like a portal to Japan.
January 22, 2022
Menya Tigre on Sawtelle serves some of the only curry ramen you’ll find in LA - and it’s incredible.
January 14, 2022
Big Boi, a small Sawtelle shop in West LA, covers the entire spectrum of Fiipino food.
With a casual atmosphere and a reasonably-priced menu, Nong La is one of our go-to’s for a Vietnamese lunch on Sawtelle.
Organic shabu shabu that is our ultimate comfort food spot.
Killer Noodle is the newest spot from the people behind Tsujita, and they specialize in tantanmen - super spicy ramen noodles.
Hide Sushi on Sawtelle is a great spot for affordable sashimi platters at lunch and dinner.
Sushi Tsujita on Sawtelle is the pricey sushi restaurant from the team behind LA’s most popular ramen spot.
Tofu Ya on Sawtelle is one of the best options for Korean food in West LA. Try a sundubu combo.
April 23, 2021
Hermanito is a casual Mexican cantina on Sawtelle and a great place to post up after work while traffic dies down.
March 9, 2020
Menya Musashi on Sawtelle is an excellent place for Tsukemen - dip ramen.
August 20, 2018
This tiny Japanese restaurant along Pico is frankly more of a myth than anything else, but if you’re able to get in, expect a memorable meal.
April 16, 2018
Daikokuya’s Sawtelle location pretty much always has a line, but the wait for their excellent ramen is worth it.
November 27, 2017
If you’re looking for bar food on Sawtelle, Furaibo - a dark, rowdy Izakaya - is a good option.
B Sweet is a dessert spot on Sawtelle serving one very important thing: a Halo, a.k.a. an ice cream sandwich made from a donut.
Honeymee off Sawtelle Blvd. is a soft serve shop that's also a social media celebrity. But the ice cream is great.
Kimukatsu is famous in Japan for their pork cutlets, and now they’re an essential meal on Sawtelle.
Blockheads on Sawtelle serves what they call “Snow Cream,” a.k.a. shaved ice cream.
Plan Check is one of the finest restaurant/bar combos in the city, and it also happens to be one of the best first date spots on the Westside.
The crepes at Millet on Sawtelle Blvd. are equal parts ridiculous and delicious.
Hurry Curry of Tokyo on Sawtelle is where you go for comfort food in the form of chicken cutlet covered in Japanese curry.