Just like that, another Japanese rice bowl spot launches in LA, this time as part of RBTA’s casual new lunch menu in Highland Park. The limited menu starts tomorrow with a slate of Japanese comfort dishes: katsudon, oyakodon, and unadon, all using high-end Japanese rice. RBTA’s also throwing in a nice Hakata-style ramen bowl for $10 with a slow-cooked tonkotsu broth.
Just a few weeks back, Downtown LA found itself with a brand new donburi specialist in Takasan, which debuted in the heart of Financial District with sub $10 bowls. Chef Justin Baey, who hails from Singapore, bases the recipes on his travels to Japan and still visits Japan annually.
RBTA”s lunch ranges the same price points, with $9.50 okayodon made with chicken and eggs with a Tokyo-style dashi and rice. Unadon features enagi, or eel, grilled on the robata and than glazed with a sweet soy sauce and pickled ginger. The unadon runs a modest $15, which is pretty good considering the ingredients. Lunch service runs Tuesday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning tomorrow
RBTA. 5629 N. Figueroa Street, Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA.