Sawtelle Blvd. is pretty much the epicenter of comfort food, but for our money, nothing beats a voyage to Mizu 212 for some shabu shabu, AKA cooking your meats and vegetables inside a steaming pot at your table. It’s like cooking at home, without having to do the dishes afterwards. If you’re looking for some comfort food that you also won’t making you immediately fall asleep afterwards, this cozy little spot is where you go. Tip: Order the special sauce.
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Hermanito is a casual Mexican cantina on Sawtelle and a great place to post up after work while traffic dies down.
Nong Lá Cafe
With a casual atmosphere and a reasonably-priced menu, Nong La is one of our go-to’s for a Vietnamese lunch on Sawtelle.
Coffee Tomo on Sawtelle is a tiny coffee shop serving excellent drip coffee. Don’t leave without one of their pretzels.
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Daikokuya is the mother of LA ramen and still holds up in its fantastic Little Tokyo space.
Sogo Roll Bar
Sogo Roll Bar in Los Feliz rolls up some of highest quality and most interesting fish in LA.
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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.
Hara might not be the best sushi in LA, but its fun, affordable, and downright infectious.
Killer Noodle is the newest spot from the people behind Tsujita, and they specialize in tantanmen - super spicy ramen noodles.
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