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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Robata-ya

2004 Sawtelle Blvd. (La Grange Ave.) Send to Phone
310-481-1418
For a relaxing dinner savor simple Japanese dishes, such as salads, sushi, small plates and skewers from the robata bar.

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Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sun.
Open late Fri.-Sat.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Robata-ya, Los Angeles, CA

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Robata-ya Restaurant Review

: What happened when chef Mako Tanaka (Chinois on Main, China Grill, Spago, Mako) and Dennis Mao, the founder of Jidori Chicken, met? They opened a restaurant. Based on traditional Japanese practices, the menu of this casual place offers many choices among salads, soups, rice and noodles, sushi, sashimi, rolls and izakaya (small plates like Chinese-style carpaccio with white fish or braised Kurobuta pork belly with boiled egg in sweet soy sauce). Then comes a long list of skewers (yakitori) from the robata bar, where Jidori chicken, of course, is to be found in 12 different cuts, along with Prime Angus beef, pork, seafood, vegetables and more --- all seasoned differently. Three desserts end this tasty and relaxing dinner: mochi ice cream, chocolate cake and coconut cheesecake. The drinks list is mainly occupied by sak├ęs, which we like to recommend in this kind of environment. If you are wondering what "robata" means, here is the explanation: it is a traditional Japanese grilling method using a special imported wood charcoal, called binchotan, that burns hotter than normal, giving a more subtle, smoky touch.
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