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If you’re looking for bar food on Sawtelle, Furaibo - a dark, rowdy Izakaya - is a good option.
Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
Plan Check is one of the finest restaurant/bar combos in the city, and it also happens to be one of the best first date spots on the Westside.
The omakase at Kiriko on Sawtelle is expensive but excellent. They also do more affordable lunch specials.
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Sushi Tama in Beverly Hills is home to some of the most fresh and affordable fish in the neighborhood.
Ventura Blvd. has more quality sushi joints than it knows what to do with, but Asanebo remains one of its greatest.
Despite its clubby interior, you’re not going to be mad about a meal at Katsuya Brentwood - especially if you get the tuna and crispy rice.
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Sawtelle’s Tsujita does the best tsukemen-style ramen this side of the Pacific and some of the best overall ramen in Los Angeles.
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