We hit up another Japanese restaurant in Los Angeles but this time with a different focus – yakitori – that is, skewers.
It’s our last dinner together with the cousins as it’s the night before the wedding (post to come shortly) so we make the most of it. Sake and a variety of delicious skewers with the best company – we couldn’t have asked for a better night.
We begin the night with sticky, sweet teriyaki beef skewers.
Asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto
It’s always good to have a bit of veggies, and flavour of the salty prosciutto works so well with the asparagus.
Cold and firm tofu is very refreshing, breaking up all the meat that was about to come.
Juicy, flavoursome and slightly charred meatballs is a favourite across the table!
Okra wrapped in Prosciutto
Similar to the asparagus, the prosciutto gave a delightful salty element. I love the seeds that pop in your mouth when eating okra.
Crispy Rice Cakes
So beautifully presented in triangle prisms is the crispy rice cakes, and crispy they were indeed!
Different to your normal beef or pork ribs, but these chicken ribs were delicious! The meat pulled easily off the bone just as ribs are meant to.
Sadly I can’t quite remember what these were but they do look and did taste great.
This was an odd menu item which felt more American than Japanese. Frankfurts were grilled and served with a side of mustard.
One of my absolute favourite japanese flavour combos – miso and eggplant. Uhhhhmazing.
A popular menu item is the chicken butt – I was suprised it was so tender and juicy ;)
This was the most unusual looking skewers but they tasted fantastic. The slight chew of the tentacles gave it a real nice texture.
Wagyu Kobe Beef
We received a couple plates of wagyu kobe beef even though we had not ordered it. It ended up being a hit with everyone. It was cooked to perfection. It broke down so easily and tasted fantastic with minimal flavouring.
Who would have thought a night filled with mostly yakitori could be so fun? It sure was beneficial dining with a large group which meant that we were able to try a bigger variety of dishes. Would definitely recommend for those who love their skewers :)
11330 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025