WHY Lovely small dishes—Japanese fried chicken, crab claws with cucumber, black cod with miso, braised eggplant—at reasonable prices given the quality.
WHAT Years ago, in its original low-rent Hollywood location, this restaurant introduced izakaya (small plates) to Angelenos, who followed the place when it moved to this more stylish industrial space on Beverly. What’s on the menu? Classical Japanese preparations of whatever the chefs decide is right for the moment—along with some very good sushi, too.
WHO Japanese and non-Japanese business people and date-nighters.
Region: Central City
Features: Dinner, Lunch, Patio Dining, Value
Price Range: $17-$24
Cuisine Type: Japanese