Robatanyaki in LA? Help!
Just got back from Tokyo and had an amazing "robatanyaki" style dinner at Tan-To in the Roppangi district. This style of meal was more delicious and more fun than anything I've ever experienced in Japanese cuisine. Where can I get the "robatanyaki" experience in the LA area? I need another fix soon! Thanks much!
re: Eric Archer
I also recommend Nanbankan. Went on sunday night and had the aussie lamb chops, hamachi kama, asparagus maki and headed down Sawtelle to crepes to go for dessert. The lamb chops were excellent and the hamachi kama was also done nicely. Not too impressed by the asparagus this time around since it got a little too charred for my taste.
Robatayaki is one of my favorite Japanese cuisines. This type of cooking holds favor in the style of pubs called izakaya, so the two terms are somewhat synonymous. Yakitori shops specialize in skewered chicken parts, while the term robatayaki encompasses seafood, beef, pork, sparrow, pretty much anything you can grill.
Shin Sen Gumi own a group of restaurants in Torrance, Gardena, and Fountain Valley. Two of these shops do yakitori / robatayaki. In Tustin, there's Honda Ya. There's a couple more in LA, but I haven't been to them, so I'll let someone else comment on those.
Shin Sen Gumi
18315 Brookhurst Ave.
18517 S. Western Ave
556 El Camino Real