More info about Wakasan please
I read these boards fairly consistently and just recently noticed a buzz about the restaurant Wakasan. Can you tell me a bit more about it? Do you need reservations? Do they only serve the omakase dinners? Does anyone know if there a menu posting of the place (I saw that someone took a photograph of a drink menu perhaps - perhaps in Japanese?) Thanks for any information you can provide - I'm looking forward to exploring this place.
IMHO, it's always a good idea to read a pictured blog report of the place. Here's one:
I've been once. I have been trying to avoid shellfish and things like skate for health reasons and sure enough both were part of the Omakase that night.
Wakasan features home-cooked Japanese cuisine. It is omakase only. Reservations are not a must, but if you walk in, expect a wait for a table on weekend nights during peak hours.
Seating: Mostly tables, but also a bar for the solo diner.
Cost: A great value, considering the cost of each meal.
Hours: They're open quite late. Lots of expat Japanese eat there (a good sign).
Menu: No menu online, as far as I know.... Besides, you are served whatever is fresh and in season at the time, so the menu varies anyways.
Location: On Westwood Blvd., south of Santa Monica Blvd.
Hope this helps!