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Sawtelle Kitchen Dead?

rnp0123 Feb 26, 2013 08:02 PM

Is Sawtelle Kitchen dead? The website is shut down, the place looks closed and the telephone is dead.

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    kevin RE: rnp0123 Feb 26, 2013 08:04 PM

    Wow, that was one of the original stalwarts along the Sawtelle Corridor.

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      foodiemahoodie RE: kevin Feb 26, 2013 09:05 PM

      I tried it once. That was enough. Now there's a better than odds chance that whatever will replace will be better.

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        Johnny L RE: foodiemahoodie Feb 27, 2013 02:28 AM

        The space looks nice and there is ample seating, I predict a small plates concept?

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          prawn RE: Johnny L Feb 28, 2013 08:10 AM

          Agreed, it's a beautiful space. It has a big disadvantage in that it has no convenient parking. But still...with the explosion in popularity of the Sawtelle strip and the influx of new business, I wonder how much the new lease would be. Can't be cheap.

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          liu RE: foodiemahoodie Feb 27, 2013 01:55 PM

          Ditto for me, foodiemahoodie.

          We tried it many years ago when there were very few other choices. I have not ever missed it...so, I, too, am looking forward to yet another place to eat on this amazing strip.

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            foodiemahoodie RE: liu Feb 28, 2013 11:23 AM

            Though I mentioned this to a chef friend (I trust my chef friend's taste - when they say a place is good, it's usually pretty great. And they rarely say anything is great.)

            But he said that Sawtelle Kitchen was good at one time.

      2. Chandavkl RE: rnp0123 Feb 27, 2013 06:27 AM

        Well there's definitely construction in progress, so I presume somebody "trendy" is moving in.

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          JudiAU RE: rnp0123 Feb 27, 2013 08:34 PM

          I'll miss it. RIP. I loved their katsu curry which was better than the other local curry places. And they taught my kids the joy of string beans.

          I don't think they ever recovered from the long closing from construction a few years ago.

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            foodiemahoodie RE: rnp0123 Mar 1, 2013 09:54 AM

            Heard that it is being remodeled and the new place will have the same owner and a partner that has some link to Gjelina.

            By link I think it more likley a defector from Gjelina, not defacto Gjelina.

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