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Tsujita LA

2057 Sawtelle Blvd. (Mississippi Ave.) Send to Phone
310-231-7373 | Menu
Authentic Japanese cuisine and noodles in West L.A.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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Tsujita LA, Los Angeles, CA

Tsujita LA Restaurant Review

: From the décor to the bustling atmosphere to even the style of the menu (with pictures appearing alongside most dishes), Tsujita LA gives guests the feeling of being in Osaka proper and not just a part of West L.A. dubbed "Little Osaka." This friendly, unpretentious restaurant was the first U.S. outpost of a small Asian chain owned by Takahiro Tsujita. Thousands of wooden sticks hang from the ceiling and form cloud shapes above the sushi bar, tables and booths in the dining room. Outside, a small patio hugs the street corner. Tsujita LA is famous for its tonkotsu ramen and tsukemen --- noodles served with a rich broth for dipping --- but take note that they are only offered during lunch. (Another option is to head across the street to sister restaurant Tsujita Annex, which serves noodles both day and night.) At dinner, the menu features a range of options from sushi and sashimi assortments to creative rolls (including one with fried chicken) to miso black cod to handmade tofu in a variety of preparations. There are also interesting chef's recommendations, such as ox tongue steak. Cap off your meal with cheesecake, black sesame ice cream or green tea mochi ice cream. A short wine list is presented, plus Japanese beers and saké. Tsujita LA is very popular --- and thus very busy --- so be prepared for a wait.
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