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Okonomiyaki anyone?

J.L. Aug 21, 2007 04:02 PM

Hi all,

Any good recommendations on Japanese Okonomiyaki? Prefer Westside, but definitely willing to brave our freeways for a worthy candidate (in true 'Hound spirit).

Thanks in advance!

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  1. liu RE: J.L. Aug 21, 2007 04:09 PM

    Gaja
    2383 Lomita Boulevard #102
    Lomita
    #310.534-0153

    Be sure to stop next door for some tea and pastry.

    There have been several posts on this Board about Gaja, if you wish further info.

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      fdb RE: J.L. Aug 21, 2007 05:33 PM

      Raku on Olympic & Barrington has okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) on its menu.

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        nomo_fan RE: J.L. Aug 21, 2007 09:08 PM

        Go to Gaja and get the following:

        Hiroshima -style okonomiyaki
        Pork, cheese, and curry okonomiyaki
        fried chicken
        the tomato-based risotto

        Take an ice chest, and go next door to Chantilly Patisserie and get the black sesame cream puffs.

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          J.L. RE: nomo_fan Aug 21, 2007 09:22 PM

          That sounds like a great 'Hound-ish plan - I'll try it!

          Domo arigato gozaimasu.

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          BeachGrub RE: J.L. Aug 22, 2007 06:39 PM

          I am told that Restaurant Tombo on Artesia Blvd. in Torrance/RB is a bit better and more authentic than Gaja, but I haven't been.

          I have been to Gaja and like it a lot.

          Second Chantilly. I like it better than Beard Papas. Also try the Grapefruit Gelee, but don't take them all because I need mine also.

          Eboshi is in that same center for noodles (if you could possibly still be hungry). Not my favorite, but solid and definitely authentic.

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