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LA Review


Located on the second floor of a Sawtelle plaza, Midoh serves Japanese comfort food.

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LA Review

Spoon & Pork - Sawtelle

Spoon & Pork's second location on Sawtelle is still as pig-centric and great as the original.

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Menya Tigre

Menya Tigre on Sawtelle serves some of the only curry ramen you’ll find in LA - and it’s incredible.

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LA Review

Big Boi

Big Boi, a small Sawtelle shop in West LA, covers the entire spectrum of Fiipino food.

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LA Review

Hide Sushi

Hide Sushi on Sawtelle is a great spot for affordable sashimi platters at lunch and dinner.

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LA Review

Killer Noodle

Killer Noodle is the newest spot from the people behind Tsujita, and they specialize in tantanmen - super spicy ramen noodles.

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LA Review


Tentenyu is solid ramen and with never the lines like nearby Tsujita.

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Mizu 212°

Organic shabu shabu that is our ultimate comfort food spot.

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Tofu Ya

Tofu Ya on Sawtelle is one of the best options for Korean food in West LA. Try a sundubu combo.

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LA Review


Hermanito is a casual Mexican cantina on Sawtelle and a great place to post up after work while traffic dies down.

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Menya Musashi

Menya Musashi on Sawtelle is an excellent place for Tsukemen - dip ramen.

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LA Review


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.

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Where To Eat & Drink On Sawtelle

Just off the 405, Sawtelle is one of the best streets for eating in Los Angeles.

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LA Review


Daikokuya’s Sawtelle location pretty much always has a line, but the wait for their excellent ramen is worth it.

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LA Review


If you’re looking for bar food on Sawtelle, Furaibo - a dark, rowdy Izakaya - is a good option.

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B Sweet Dessert Bar

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.

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LA Review


Honeymee off Sawtelle Blvd. is a soft serve shop that's also a social media celebrity. But the ice cream is great.

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LA Review


Kimukatsu is famous in Japan for their pork cutlets, and now they’re an essential meal on Sawtelle.

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Blockheads Shavery Co.

Blockheads on Sawtelle serves what they call “Snow Cream,” a.k.a. shaved ice cream.

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Plan Check Kitchen + Bar

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.