With over 25 locations across North America, Jinya is a bonafide chain. But it’s a chain that we will continue to visit whenever a craving hits. The move at this modern spot is always the spicy umami miso ramen or the cha cha cha if you’re looking to get smacked in the back of the throat with a garlic bomb. Also, its Mid-Wilshire location is a great option when the Tatsu line is wrapped around the city.
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Sugarfish is an institution - and the best $30 sushi game in town. The Fairfax location follows the formula, and even has generally shorter wait times.
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This divey Little Tokyo staple serves solid Asian fusion bar food and recently became known as a craft beer haven as well.
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Joon is a very good shabu shabu joint in Glendale, and your move when you feeling like cooking meat yourself tonight.
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Game-changing, delicious French food in an incredible space in Mid-Wilshire. Hop on the Republique train.
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