If you haven’t had Japanese curry before, it’s a little more mellow, involving a thick gravy that’s more spiced than spicy. Hurry Curry serves a big menu, but you want to focus on the chicken cutlet curry. A big piece of breaded chicken comes out pre-sliced with rice, a small cabbage salad, and a bowl of the curry sauce to spoon all over the top. It’s comforting, filling, and a good way to induce an afternoon nap.
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Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
Plan Check is one of the finest restaurant/bar combos in the city, and it also happens to be one of the best first date spots on the Westside.
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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Sorra is everything you want in a Hollywood bar - great rooftop views, a full dinner menu, strong drinks, and strangely, it’s never too crowded.
Hayato is a tiny Japanese restaurant in Downtown LA that makes elaborate bento boxes during the day and expensive kaiseki at night.
Yakitoriya is an izakaya on Sawtelle Blvd. Come here often enough and they'll reward you with more adventurous menu offerings.
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Sawtelle’s Tsujita does the best tsukemen-style ramen this side of the Pacific and some of the best overall ramen in Los Angeles.
King’s Burgers / Got Sushi?
As a general rule, sushi joints attached to fast food burger chain should probably be avoided. Unless that place is Got Sushi? in Northridge.
Marugame Udon is a casual, cafeteria-style spot to get your weekly (daily?) noodle fix on Sawtelle.
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