Showing posts with label Sawtelle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sawtelle. Show all posts

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Nanban-Kan@Sawtelle ★★★

Best Yakitori in Town. Best paired with beer. The winner of the night is definitely Potato - cooked to surprisingly crispy perfection and served with sour cream and spring onions. Quality is great but not as consistent as Shin-Sen-Gumi. Sometimes it’s not grilled long enough and sometimes it could get a bit too burnt, like our Black Cod. Keep in mind that most skewers came in 2, so it could get you full quickly. Better to split in 2-3 orders to pace out the serving time. Super friendly service (but also slow due to staff shortage). It is impossible to book because they almost never pick up the phone due to staff shortage. Best to call around 4:30pm. I also showed up in person to book. That worked too. They will also seat you if they have table available when you arrive early. Best seating is at the bar. Wine corkage is $15. Sake corkage $30.

Potato $2.50

Large Asahi Beer $7

Brussels Sprouts $3.50

Shiso Maki $3.50

Shiromi $7.75

Tebasaki $4.75

Shiso Chicken $5

Kaibashira (Scallop) $10

Kawa (Chicken Skin) $5

Colored Pepper $3.50

Garlic $3.50

Okura Maki $3.75

Australian Lamb $14

Ginnan $3.25

Onion $2.50

Black Cod $9.50

Green Tea Mochi Ice Cream $2

11330 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 478-1591

Friday, March 18, 2022

Yamakase@Sawtelle ★★★

Exquisite Kaiseki Ryori Experience. Lots of Uni and Truffle. Yama-san is very friendly and easy-going, making the dining experience fun and cozy. Everyone in the restaurant pretty much became friends at the end of the dinner. Dinner took 3,5 - 4 hours. One seating per night at 7pm. By invitation only, but you can request invitation on their website. $425 per person with tax and tips included. $0 corkage fee! Just share it with Yama-san! 

Hot Tea

Brought our own 3 bottles
Reisling and 2 bottles of Sake

Brought our own Riesling

Shirako with Truffle


Blue Fin Tuna

Fresh Water Eel

Hokkaido Hairy Crab

Duck Noodle Soup

11901 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025