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J-town or elsewhere with extensive sake lists?

silverlakebodhisattva Mar 22, 2007 04:26 PM

So, the post about "Tokyo Table" got me thinking: there MUST be places in J-town, or Torrance, with more extensive sake menus (I think both Gen and Izayoi have ten or so on their menu) but without a "sommelier" ( for what is, really, essentially, a superior form of beer) and the accompanying added cost.

So, who's been where, and who's got the killer sake lists?

r gould-saltman

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  1. onigiriyumyum RE: silverlakebodhisattva Mar 22, 2007 04:49 PM

    You know there were a couple of restaurants that I have visited that had pretty decent sake menus, one was Yuu on Sawtelle, they had a pretty good selection of sake (most were a bit on the expensive side though...then again, you get what you pay for!) and the other is Japon Bistro in Pasadena.

    2101 Sawtelle Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90025
    310 478 7450

    Japon Bistro
    927 E. Colorado Blvd
    Pasadena, CA

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      EKIMS RE: onigiriyumyum Mar 22, 2007 06:41 PM

      I frequent Joy-Mart in Little Tokyo village for sake. decent selection w/ some flights.

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        chica RE: onigiriyumyum Mar 23, 2007 10:52 AM

        I second Japon Bistro. http://www.japonbistro-pasadena.com/s...

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        Jerome RE: silverlakebodhisattva Mar 22, 2007 09:59 PM

        hey r
        asanebo in Studio City used to have a pretty extensive selection.

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          Diana RE: silverlakebodhisattva Mar 23, 2007 09:27 AM

          Geisha House, although pretentious and mediocre, food wise, has a good sake selection and a pretty knowledgeably sommalier.

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            ristretto RE: silverlakebodhisattva Mar 23, 2007 09:50 AM

            Haven't been, but Japonica in South Redondo has a fine list (do a google search)

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              Obessed RE: ristretto Mar 23, 2007 12:54 PM

              Celedon on Third & Fairfax is supposed to have an extensive sake list...I think they even do "sake flights." Haven't checked it out yet, but it's definitely on my list!

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