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Feb 26, 2013 08:02 PM

Sawtelle Kitchen Dead?

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

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

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    1. re: kevin

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

      1. re: foodiemahoodie

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

        1. re: Johnny L

          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.

        2. re: foodiemahoodie

          Ditto for me, foodiemahoodie.

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

          1. re: liu

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

        1. 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.

          1. 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.