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What is the best Tepanyaki or Japanese BBQ in the valley?

Ive been to Yamato and Gyu Kakyu isnt as good as it used to be. I was wondering if there were any gems out there? Thanks

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  1. I haven't been recently, but I liked Jingo in Encino for Japanese BBQ. http://www.jinsdiningusa.com/menu.html

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    1. re: Jwsel

      How IS Jingo? I used to go there before it changed over! Gyu Kakyu beef is tough methinks. There's also Something's Fishy in woodland hills for teppanyaki and the chain Kabuki has a non sushi menu from teriyaki, to miso butterfish, ramen, sobas. Banzai in Calabasas has a nice non sushi menu also. Most non sushi Japanese tends to be american teriyaki stuff. Haven't been to Iroha in Sherman Oaks for awhile but if I recall, they had things like Chawan mushi and other options.

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      Something's Fishy Restaurant
      21812 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

      1. re: wildcateats

        I only went to Jingo once or twice after it changed over from Gochi and I liked it. I thought the quality was better than Gyu Kaku. But it has been more than a year since I went. Also, reading some reviews, I've seen that they have an AYCE dinner.

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        Gochi
        17970 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316

    2. If you're in the mood for grilled skewers, Kushiyu, in Tarzana is quite good.

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      Kushiyu
      18713 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356

      1. Koraku Ramen at the corner of Van Nuys and Ventura has good ramen. They also have stuff like meatballs, liver, and teriyaki dishes.

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        Koraku
        314 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012