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Okonomiyaki anyone?

  • J.L. Aug 21, 2007 04:02 PM
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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. 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.

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

      1. 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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        1. re: nomo_fan

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

          Domo arigato gozaimasu.

        2. 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.