This tiny Japanese restaurant behind a nondescript storefront along Pico is frankly more of a myth than anything else, but if you’re able to somehow get in (you need to be invited by the chef himself or come with a friend who did), you’ll embark on a pretty ridiculous meal. It’s BYOB, but not in the rowdy kind of way. In the way that you need to show up with a really good bottle of wine to impress the chef, so he’ll be inclined to invite you back again. The meat-heavy menu is decided entirely by what the chef feels like cooking that night and runs about $300 per person.
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Coffee Tomo on Sawtelle is a tiny coffee shop serving excellent drip coffee. Don’t leave without one of their pretzels.
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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A small restaurant in a big Lomita strip mall, Hikari is a Japanese BBQ spot where you go to grill meat over hot coals.
Chiba is a sushi restaurant in North Hollywood that’s home to some of the freshest fish in the Valley.
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In a town that certainly knows its sushi, Sushi Park in West Hollywood is operating on a completely different level.
Matsuhisa is the Beverly Hills restaurant that launched the Nobu empire, and there’s no sushi place that feels more LA.
Nozawa | BAR
A tiny sushi bar at the back of Sugarfish in Beverly Hills, Nozawa Bar involves an excellent 22-course omakase. Just don’t ask for any changes.
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