Sasabune is one of LA’s classic sushi restaurants and what other omakases in town (including Sugarfish) are based off of. The fact that there’s a location in downtown Glendale though goes under-the-radar for a lot people. Though it resides in a terrifyingly corporate shopping complex (sandwiched between Olive Garden and BJ’s), the interior has the same low-key aesthetic and incredible sushi as the original in Brentwood. While they have an excellent lunch special ($20 for five pieces of fish and a hand roll) the best way to experience this place is to cruise up to the bar and go all-in on the $85 signature omakase.
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Mini Kebob is a Glendale order-at-the-counter classic and home to some of the best kebobs in town.
Elena’s is a no-frills, family-run Greek/Armenian restaurant in Glendale and your move for lentil soup on a cold day.
Din Tai Fung
We wouldn’t want to live at the Americana Glendale, but we’ll gladly stop in for some excellent soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung.
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One of our favorite sushi spots in LA, where any level sushi eater can walk away thrilled.
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