Many people know Shin Sen Gumi as the very good ramen chain where you can customize your soup down to the firmness of noodle. But fewer know that the original location is actually a tiny yakitori shop in Gardena. Open since 1992, Shin Sen Gumi Yakitori is an institution you visit to eat perfect meat skewers in a low-key space. Our favorites are the marble kobe beef, bacon-wrapped quail egg, and the chicken meatballs.
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Eatalian Cafe is a huge food emporium in Gardena, with fantastic pizzas and baked goods.
Gardena Bowl Coffee Shop
Gardena Bowl Coffee Shop is an excellent Hawaiian diner in a bowling alley in Gardena.
Kotohira is a tiny noodle shop in a Gardena strip mall with a giant menu of udon, ranging from curry to creamy to green mochi.
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Mtn on Abbot Kinney in Venice is the casual but pricey Japanese izakaya from the people behind Gjelina and Gjusta.
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We Have Noodles is good for an easy Silver Lake lunch, serving everything from pho to khao soi to ramen.
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Fish Eight is a sushi bar on Melrose in West Hollywood with extremely high-quality fish at affordable prices.
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