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Oto-Oto Izakaya Japonaise

929 W. Huntington Dr. (Fifth Ave.) Send to Phone
626-359-3000
Trendy suburban izakaya from a Japanese chain.

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Lunch & Dinner daily
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Oto-Oto Izakaya Japonaise Restaurant Review

: Part of a large restaurant group in Japan, now opening izakayas in the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys, Oto-Oto features an extensive menu that ranges from sushi and sashimi to noodle dishes and interesting pub fare that matches well with beer or saké. Among the more intriguing items are a trio of crispy wonton cones filled with spicy tuna (a perfect happy hour snack), raw wasabi-marinated octopus, and albacore sashimi crowned with a mountain of crispy onions. Deep-fried oysters can be addictive, and the house-made tofu is refreshing with just a drizzle of soy sauce. Wagyu steak is topped with monkfish liver. Desserts extend far beyond mochi ice cream to include green tea tiramisu or crème brûlée and almond-wasabi custard. An underlit Lucite bar with hanging shelves, and a neon-accented, wall-mounted fish sculpture add a hip attitude to traditional themes. Other locations.
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