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Jun 3, 2009 10:22 AM

Traditional Japanese in West Hollywood?

I just returned from three weeks in tokyo and am missing the food. I am looking for the traditional lunch-sorts of Japanese cuisine like good riceballs, cold soba, okanomyaki, etc.. i am sure there are a couple places downtown, but i was wondering if there would be any places in weho where i could get a quick riceball or two. thanks.

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  1. There are plenty of excellent sushi places in or near WeHo, but for what you are seeking, I would suggest Hirozen and also Ita-Cho, both on Beverly near WeHo.

    1. Try Yabu. I've only been to the WLA location but there's also one on La Cienega.

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      1. re: soniabegonia

        Second Yabu.
        For WeHo noodles, fried, grilled, raw and kitchen dishes Yabu can't be beat.

        Mahjede, what do you mean by rice balls?
        If it is grilled Onigiri, I don't think you will find that at Yabu. They also do not have much -- if any -- yakitori. For that stuff downtown or sawtelle will satisfy.

      2. You might like Hirozen Gourmet on Beverly Blvd. a block east of La Cienega.

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        1. re: Bob Brooks

          Love Hirozen but be prepared to spend some money. I never get out of there for under $120 for two (but that includes sake).

        2. Mishima has a large variety of noodles, bento boxes, even kids meals. I've been going there a long time.

          1. Gonpachi has really good authentic soba but as far as izakaya type food you wont find authentic in Weho.