Category Archives for Ramen

Jinya Ramen Bar (Santa Monica)

I’ve never been to Ramen Jinya in Studio City, the first U.S. location of Jinya ramen bars that was lauded in 2010 by both Rickmond Wong, the Rameniac, and by Jonathan Gold, then of L.A. Weekly.  I hadn’t gotten to … Continue reading

04. May 2015 by The Offalo
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Torihei Yakitori Robata Dining

Yakitori is, to borrow my friend Chris Hei’s oft-used phrase, so hot right now, to the point where trolls come to Chowhound to stir up trouble about whether the (in)famous Little Tokyo yakitori-ya Kokekokko (Chris’s review) would actually be closing … Continue reading

17. December 2014 by The Offalo
Categories: Heart, Japanese, Liver, Offal, Ramen, Tongue, Yakitori | Leave a comment

Sushi Tsujita: A Conversation with Kenta Ikehata

Update:  My dinner omakase at Sushi Tsujita review is up! — As I drive into Little Osaka, I spy the long lines outside both Tsujita L.A. Artisan Noodle and Tsujita Annex, across from each other on Sawtelle Boulevard. Mid-afternoon. In … Continue reading

11. August 2014 by The Offalo
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Bar Tartine, Fujiyoshi (San Francisco: Day Two)

I am in San Francisco this week for WWDC (Apple‘s Worldwide Developers Conference). I found out a few months ago I’d be able to attend, so of course, I made a list and asked for advice beforehand. Now that I’m … Continue reading

03. June 2014 by The Offalo
Categories: American, Japanese, Ramen, San Francisco | Leave a comment

Ramen Hayatemaru (Revisitings)

I (generally) devote a single post to my first visit to a new place (e.g., most recently Gjelina, Littlefork, Pizzeria Mozza) or for great individual meals at familiar haunts (e.g., Shunji, Kiriko), but I have a rotation of places I … Continue reading

05. November 2013 by The Offalo
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