Fun Izakaya Style in L.A.
I loved hopping around to all the Izakayas in Vancouver, with great drink prices, party atmosphere, and decent food. Are there any places like this in greater L.A.? I know there are Izakayas around, but I'm not sure if they have the same vibe. Any help would be great, thanks!
8420 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
>> Atmosphere, drinks more important than the food
What are you doing on Chowhound??? Get thee to Yelp! That is exactly the opposite set of values that the hallowed halls of Chowhound were established to protect.
Shinsengumi in Gardena (the one on Western) is a wonderful rec... atmosphere, food and price are tops (chicken only, so its a yakitoriya and not a true izakaya, but it sounds close enough to what the Op is looking for). Feels just like you're in Japan, from the moment you step in the door and the staff knocks you down with a wave of extremely loud and exhuberent "irasshaimase"s
Shin Sen Gumi Yakitori
18517 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90248
Fu Rai Bo on Sawtelle and Honda-Ya in downtown are both fun Izakayas with good food. Honda-ya is maybe a little better for bigger groups and has a nice Sake menu; I prefer FuRaiBo for 2,3 people and sit at the bar, but if you go in a bigger group you can get a private room.
2068 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Honda Ya Japanese Restaurant
333 S Alameda St Ste 314, Los Angeles, CA 90013
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