WHY The best soba noodles in the South Bay. Great izakaya, too.
WHAT Noodles made by hand in small batches are the draw at this dinky, hard-to-find noodle and izakaya spot (hint: enter from the back parking lot). While it makes fine eel tempura, grilled steak and wild mushrooms over rice, the reason to drive out of your way for a meal here is the absolutely superb soba noodles, either cold with a dipping sauce with green onions and wasabi or hot in a delicious soup. Since you’re there, make sure to try the Otafuku fried chicken, too.
Region: South Bay to South L.A.
Features: Dinner, Essentially L.A., Kid Friendly, Lunch, Value
Price Range: $10-$16, $10-under
Cuisine Type: Japanese