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ranole Apr 1, 2010 09:51 AM

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

  1. caille en sarcophage Apr 1, 2010 06:32 PM

    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

    1. Bob Brooks Apr 1, 2010 05:58 PM

      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

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        Jwsel Apr 1, 2010 04:42 PM

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

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          wildcateats Apr 1, 2010 06:01 PM

          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

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            Jwsel Apr 1, 2010 06:04 PM

            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

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