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Apr 20, 2009 12:58 PM

Any Izakaya in the beach area?

Hi. I know there are some Izakaya in downtown or gardena area but can't find them around beach area. I live in Venice. Does any body know Izakaya or may be sushi bar has little dishes around beach area?. I like them both. Tha~~nks in advance. SP

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  1. musha in santa monica

    izakaya bincho right on the redondo beach boardwalk

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    1. re: ns1

      Head down to Redondo Beach for Izakaya Bincho. It is on the lower level near Quality Seafood. They are only open for dinner, so call ahead. Check out the several reviews on this place. You will not ber disappointed.

      Izakaya Bincho
      112 N International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

      1. re: ns1

        Ditto, Musha and Bincho are both good recs.

      2. there's a place on washington in a mini mall (across from costco) that is pretty good. i'm sorry i can't remember the name. it is just about 2-3 blocks east of lincoln.

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        1. re: bu dat

          You are probably thinking of Sakura House.

          Sakura House
          13362 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

          1. re: Servorg

            you got it. i only went once which means it wasn't all that - but i thought it was good. i remember my so was very unimpressed. and b/c there are so many things to order - the price can rise quickly. but each thing is not expensive. it was fun.

            1. re: bu dat

              There is a new place across Sakura house on Washington. It's pretty good. I think the name is Hamakaze or kamikaze. ha ha. I don't remember well. They have sushi and izakaya style small dishes too.

              1. re: bigtuna27

                Hi Me again. Thanks S~~o much. Redondo beach is bit too far. Musha and Sakura House serve sushi? Somebody told me Sakura house serves Japanese BBQ on scure only.

                  1. re: sweet potato21

                    Musha doesn't literally have sushi, but they have a number of dishes involving raw fish. So they have sushi-like dishes (sashimi, poke tuna, etc) but no sushi rolls or nigiri.

                    1. re: Nicole

                      musha has rolls, however the rolls don't have rice. I live in Venice too, and this is a great place to go. I average 3 visits a month. Sakura house has skewer-centric menu, but also small plates from the kitchen. Also, all this is assuming you know about all the Sawtelle "Little Osaka" restaurants and they are too far for you.

          2. If South Bay is too much of a schlep, you might try Sawtelle Blvd in West LA. A few places there might do the trick if you're after small plates of really tasty food. Orris, Robata-ya and Bar Hayama are worth looking into.

            2006 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

            Bar Hayama
            11300 Nebraska Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025

            Robata Ya
            2004 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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            1. re: bulavinaka

              and Place Yuu, assuming you don't sit on the side that has the ginormous TV.

              1. re: bulavinaka

                Agree with the rec to explore Sawtelle...not in the beach area, but considerably closer to you than Southbay. I just had a *great* meal at Orris this past weekend, although I would caution that the cuisine and atmosphere aren't quite that of an izakaya...but excellent food nonetheless.