Yazawa Meat might be the strongest evidence that Japanese cuisine continues to improve in quality in Los Angeles. The fancified tabletop meat operation had been rumored to replace BierBeisl ever since March of 2014, but it wasn’t until this past spring that details really came forward. Now, according to Toddrickallen, it’s all culminated in a soft-opening for the Santa Monica Boulevard restaurant, which kicked off service late last week. For now there’s going to be invite-only soft-opening hours, says the site, with a more thorough grand opening slated for December 1.
For those in the know, Yazawa is already a much-beloved concept with outlets in Milan, Tokyo, and beyond. The crux of the place is their meat, which is insanely high-grade beef that’s flown in from Japan routinely, though there is an extended menu (and full bar) available.
When Yazawa does come online full-time, expect evening-only hours and hard-to-get reservations. After all, the original BierBeisl was never very big, and with the dim, exclusive nature of this new eatery, it could be even tougher to land a seat.
9669 Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA