The Trials of Getting Into Totoraku

Beef tongue at Totoraku
Beef tongue at Totoraku Photo: KevinEats

“Earlier in the summer we had gotten reservations at Noma in Copenhagen, which some say is the hardest reservation on earth to score. Getting into Totoraku was almost as hard…Having dined at Noma and El Bulli as well as a few of the famous underground restaurants, I can safely say that Totoraku offers one of the most interesting meals in the world.”— Los Angeles magazine’s David Hochman, profiling the throat sashimi and cow carpaccio at Kaz Oyama’s secret Japanese beef restaurant in West L.A. [LA Mag]