Perhaps there's a skewer craze in L.A. Love us some meat on a stick. Especially Japanese. Sawtelle is covered with Japanese restaurants, but we'll gladly take another. Has the foodies swooning. The... read more
Comida Mexicana verdadera!! Authentic chicken molé and delicious horchata (rice milk with a touch of cinnamon) cool off the strip-mall masses. Good Mexican is plenty but far between the closer you ... read more
Not quite an izakaya, since it's not small plates per se. It's skewers of everything. Tell them how many. No judgment, but waiters do mention when you've ordered enough. Bacon-wrapped asparagus on ... read more
There are more sumptuous, more gorgeous places to get a massage or a facial. This one is extremely pared down, but it has everything a person needs from a day spa, and they do it incredibly well. (... read more
You Are Here points the arrow. Fragrant flower blooming in the concrete. Savvy chowhounds get hooked on Nook's hidden cranny of exposed ceiling fixtures and Ikea-esque tables. Advances West LaLa cu... read more
Low-key Mexican diner with serious commitment to feeding you. Chill spot seats two and four sets of hard-working, hard-hustlin' immigrants and corridor residents. Waitresses bring the same juicy $1... read more
Sunset might have started the metal scene, but The Arsenal perfected it, with swords, maces, machine guns, and even a WWII bazooka hanging from the pub walls. Weekdays find diners and hotties not c... read more
This feminine in-the-know destination shopping boutique clashes with its nearby McDonalds and video store neighbors on Pico. Strange location. Wonderful shopping. Website brings in Hollywood's "It ... read more
A good sushi balance between Mori and Hide. Medium-ground prices for very good fish. Smoked salmon sashimi with caviar makes us wonder if Urasawa is nervous. Omakase meals make an easy fit for busi... read more
This whole experience seems spiritually transforming, though the rice is a little gringo style. It's the poshest Mexican on the block but still gets you in and out for under $10. Leather chaired am... read more
Not a Japanese cartoon, nor an adult toy, both to our chagrin. Moody black-lit décor and young, shiny-skirted, high heeled guests are a cut above the rest of the area. Dudes still rock ball ... read more
Lively Mexican de la escuela vieja serves awesome sangria and just decent fajitas. Inside a Volcano above spacious booths, nice patio, Menudo on the jukebox, and always an eruptive vibe on 99-cent ... read more
The "cheap" sushi place on Sawtelle. Fresh, thick cuts hide in a bare bones corner shop beneath imperial Japanese front. Unpretentious presentation, low prices are set right by good sushi. Big chan... read more
Tired of Sawtelle's serious take on sushi? Let's go nuts! You're so F'ing hot. Let's call a hooker and get some coke and just... ooops, channeling Pat O'Brien again. Factory-made sushi with gimmick... read more
Miss your grocery store in Japan? Come and shop like you're back in Yokohama, with all the canned iced coffee, beer, crazy candy, daily-cut sushi, frozen foods, soju, and cooking ingredients you ne... read more
Skip the wait and crushes of crowds for over-salted bowls of "ramen" at Asahi. Take a short stroll around the corner for superior ramen and the best BBQ pork chashumen in the 90025. It melts in you... read more
Sorry, no Villaraigosa Rolls... Just simple, straight up, melt-in-your-maw raw fish of the best quality with impersonal service, feel, and staff. Relocated to the steel and glass cage of a corporat... read more
Rare is the restaurant that’s so hot you don’t even know about it. But you want to come here. Because: you gotta know somebody to eat. Unmarked building. Seven courses of beef. Moody Ja... read more
Gap's preppy older brother, Banana Republic, is a common mall stop for the Abercrombie kids who grew up, got jobs and got a taste of life sans mom and dad's bank account. Still, affordable fashion ... read more
Swanky London-bred Cantonese classes up the Hills of Beverly. Glamo...
How do you say "sexified, neck-craning hot spot" in Mandarin? Becau...
Chef Jeff Mahin's Hollywood pizza joint has some fan favorite pies ...
Meant to decisively invoke all the sensual allure of its namesake d...