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Takuma

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Katsuni

Katsuni is tonkatsu (deep fried pork cutlet) lightly simmered in soy sauce and sweet mirin with onion, topped with half cooked egg.

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Sukiyaki

Sukiyaki is a stew that consists of beef, noodles, and vegetables served hot pot style.

The interior of the restaurant has a modern feel and the bathroom is very clean (sorry, don’t have any pictures). The food is good, but the portions are small because it is tapas style. The only thing odd is that they play Spanish music in this otherwise very Japanese restaurant! Perhaps to emphasize the tapas-styleness? No se ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Takuma
2627 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Doori

Being in Santa Barbara is depressing sometimes because there is no. good. Asian food. anywhere. The restaurants that dooo exist are unfortunately not authentic (*sob). I’m sitting here on my chair literally counting down the days until spring break, when I can go home and eat legit Asian food again – like at Doori!

Samgaetang

Samgaetang

Although Korean restaurants often offer a lot of banchan (side dishes), Doori only gives four: 3 types of kimchi and either bean sprouts or fishcake. I believe this is because they like to keep things simple and have the kimchi act as a refreshing contrast to their soups, their specialty. (more…)

Tsujita LA

Tsujita LA is known as “one of the best” places to get ramen in Los Angeles. Their most popular dish is tsukemen, a type of Japanese ramen that consists of dipping the noodles into a separate bowl of soup.

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This review is solely on their tsukemen. All I can say is that it does not live up to the hype because despite the rave reviews, I was quite disappointed in this place. (more…)

B Street & Vine

Cream of Artichoke Soup

Cream of Artichoke Soup

With live jazz music, wine, and delicious food, B Street & Vine is the perfect place for dates and small groups. (more…)

Chez Maman

I absolutely LOVED this place.
So much that I daydream about coming here again.
Whyyy am I so crazy about this place, you ask?

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Simply because of their French onion soup and pork chop.

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