When we think of Japanese food in Los Angeles, the first food stuff we think of is sushi or ramen (and hopefully not Yoshinoya). The izakaya trend left almost as soon as it came, with a myriad of closures following the initial boom in the mid-aughts. But with an infinitely beer-worthy array of tasty Japanese skewers, noodles and fried foods, it's plain to see that the humble, unassuming Japanese pub is still here to stay.
Go ahead, look down your nose at the next person who equates Japanese food with sushi or ramen, and expand your culinary horizons with a group of friends and a cold glass of Sapporo (or shot of sake). Kampai!Read More