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The omakase at Kiriko on Sawtelle is expensive but excellent. They also do more affordable lunch specials.
Kimukatsu is famous in Japan for their pork cutlets, and now they’re an essential meal on Sawtelle.
Anzu is a tiny window just off Sawtelle where you should be going for excellent Japanese fried chicken.
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This modern, welcoming Vietnamese cafe fills a long-vacant void along La Brea’s revitalized main corridor.
Thien An Restaurant
Thien An is a classic Garden Grove restaurant with an unbeatable seven-course beef dinner.
Thach Che Hien Khanh
Thach Che Hien Khanh is a tiny Vietnamese dessert shop in Little Saigon that will send you to straight to sweet-tooth heaven.
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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.
Killer Noodle is the newest spot from the people behind Tsujita, and they specialize in tantanmen - super spicy ramen noodles.
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