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  1. the group portrait
    How One Chinatown Restaurant Created New York’s Most Promising New Soccer TeamAfter every victory, players would come straight back to the new Hokkaido restaurant for a free dinner.
  2. restaurant review
    Nami Nori Is Cheap, Delicious, and Made for MillennialsThis improbable hit sushi restaurant focuses on temaki hand rolls that will slide neatly into your Instagram feed.
  3. restaurant review
    Llama-San’s Version of Peruvian-Japanese Nikkei Cooking Gives Fusion a Good NameThe setting is casual but the food is inventive and ambitious.
  4. fall preview 2019
    Llama-San Finally Opens in Greenwich Village With Peruvian-Japanese MenuChef Erik Ramirez explores a seldom-seen side of his ancestral cuisine.
  5. the dish
    A Nice Pastrami Sandwich for Noshers Not FressersShalom Japan’s excellent new Wagyu pastrami sando is like Katz’s meets (a Tokyo) 7-Eleven.
  6. restaurant review
    Sushi Noz Is High Sushi TheaterEverything, from the room to the performatory cooking itself, is designed to transport you straight to Japan — or an idealized version of it.
  7. drinks
    What to Drink at the City’s New Wave of Japanese-Inspired BarsThey’re a little Tokyo, a little New York, and a tribute to Japan’s elevation of an American art form.
  8. restaurant review
    Review: The Lobster Club Is Asian-Fusion FantasiaIt’s described as a “Japanese brasserie,” but the template has clearly been lifted from Asian-fusion megahits like Nobu and Tao.
  9. restaurant review
    Ato in Soho Is a Delicious SurpriseIn this era of “peak ­omakase,” the cooking here feels like something you’d encounter down one of the more stylish culinary backstreets of Tokyo.
  10. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Izakayas in New YorkSpending an evening at one of the city’s izakayas — a.k.a. Japanese gastropubs — is one of the most transportive things you can do in this city.
  11. There’s a Japanese-Style Fish Market Now Open in WilliamsburgOsakana, from the much-loved Okonomi team.
  12. Openings
    New Restaurant Modeled After a Japanese RyokanTeisui opens in Flatiron next week.
  13. Openings
    Kosaka Is New York’s Newest Luxe Omakase DestinationChef Yoshihiko Kousaka used to work at Jewel Bako.
  14. Cheap Eats 2015
    Beyond Ramen: 6 Japanese Snacks You Should KnowThese Japanese specialties are proliferating at New York’s newest izakayas and Asian-inflected fast-food joints.
  15. Openings
    Boston Import O Ya Is New York’s Newest Omakase OptionThe 18-course tasting menu costs $185.
  16. Openings
    A Full Look at Shuko’s Sushi Kaiseki, From Start to FinishThe 17 sushi bites are just part of the $175 feast.
  17. Appointments
    Blue Ribbon’s Isao Iijima Replaces Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau at NetaThe chef says a few things about the menu may change, “but we are not going to go completely insane.”
  18. Chef Shuffle
    Neta Loses Co-Chefs Nick Kim and Jimmy LauThere’s no word on their replacement.
  19. Crime Scenes
    Japanese Chef Killed in Germany Over Apparent Noodle DisputeGerman police are seeking two suspects who may have committed murder after refusing to pay for their meal.
  20. Leftovers
    Boiling Crab Coming To Westwood; Dinner Taking Off At Early Bird In FullertonElsewhere, Thierry Perez closes his French market and cafe L’Epicerie.
  21. Ramen Brahmins
    Tsujita Dreams Of Ramen JiroRather than alleviate demand, L.A.’s favorite ramen restaurant imports a controversial style of Japanese noodles.
  22. Openings
    Nozawa Bar Opens at Sugarfish Beverly HillsA 20-course omakase is being prepared by Osamu Fujita, who will source seafood with the master himself.
  23. Openings
    What to Eat at Osawa, Opening Tomorrow in PasadenaKatsuya vet Norio Yoshikawa is offering a pricey plate of shabu shabu featuring Saga Wagyu.
  24. Openings
    Tsujita Annex Opens Thursday To Invitees OnlyIn typical style, the first four days of business will be dedicated to Facebook fans only.
  25. Empire Building
    Gatten Sushi Grows to KoreatownThis is the eight location of the discount conveyor-belt raw fish chain.
  26. Coming Soon
    Sayuri Tachibe Opening Osawa in PasadenaThe wife of Chaya executive chef, Shigeumi Tachibe, she plans a shabu shabu and sushi-focused menu.
  27. Empire Building
    Sushi Zo Due Downtown in JuneKeizo Seki’s celebrated strip mall omakase favorite is taking space in the Medallion development this summer.
  28. Openings
    Hand-Made Udon Invades Little Tokyo at Monzo and TsurumaruAnd yes, they both carry bukkake noodles.
  29. Openings
    R2 Kazoku Opening Next Week in San GabrielThe new yakitori and sushi concept comes from the owner of R2 Restaurant.
  30. The Happiest Hours on Earth
    Bamboo Izakaya Starts Early Happy HourCocktails are discounted to six-bucks, while nigiri and yakitori are just ten, starting at 2:30 each day.
  31. Openings
    A Look Into Hayatemaru Ramen, Now Open in West L.A.The Hokkaido-style ramen made famous in Torrance is now serving in the former home of Raku.
  32. Interviews
    What and Where Does a Champion Sumo Wrestler Eat in L.A.? Byamba UlambayarThe two-time World Sumo Championship winner tells Grub Street how he maintains a daily 5,000 calorie diet.
  33. Openings
    The Fanciest Beard Papa Ever Opens in PalmsOkay, we haven’t exactly seen every one in the Japanese cream puff chain, but still.
  34. Openings
    Vegan Japanese Joint Shojin Expands to Culver City This FridayIn the quickest turnaround ever-seen, the meat-free sushi and ramen restaurant will replace the recently closed Sazon Latin Fusion.
  35. Leftovers
    Ricky’s Fish Tacos Closed in Silver Lake; After-Party Tonight With MarcusThe beloved Baja taco maker is gone until further notice.
  36. Quote of the Day
    The Trials of Getting Into TotorakuBasically, you’re still not getting in here.
  37. Openings
    Ramen Hayatemaru Arrives In West L.A.The imported chain specializes in miso-based Hokkaido ramen.
  38. Blechtacular
    Hamasaku Releases Limited Supply of Cod SpermThe delicacy is being served in three ways, two for the pros, one for the uninitiated.
  39. The Other Critics
    Gold Drops L.A.’s Top Ramen; Scattergood Seeks Out PorchettaIn Orange County, Brad A. Johnson gives DivBar a sterling review, a day before the chef takes off.
  40. Openings
    What to Eat at Bamboo Izakaya, Open Today in Santa MonicaThe menu spans the gamut from sushi and kushiyagi to kitchen-driven dishes with Japanese and European influences.
  41. Closings
    Sake House by Hikari Closes in Santa MonicaThe Japanese restaurant was popular at lunch, bro-tastic at night.
  42. Ramen Brahmins
    Tsujita Artisan Noodle Expanding Across the Street To Miyata Menji SpaceThe new annex will help stem the overflow of hungry ramen-cultists.
  43. Closings
    Maui & Sons Bar & Grill Wipes Out in HollywoodA more timely ramen restaurant is coming in its place.
  44. Foodies With Benefits
    N/Naka Offering $55 Sunday Benefit DinnersThe virtuoso kaiseki chef is holding a series to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
  45. Chef Shuffles
    Sashi Chef Yoya Takahashi Joins HamasakuKyoto-born Yoya Takahashi prefers nutrient-rich rice…and The Grateful Dead.
  46. Imports
    Japanese Curry Chain Opening Store in BrentwoodCurry House CoCo Ichibanya has over 1200 locations back home, with its third mainland U.S. store expected in the next month.
  47. Empire Building
    Sasabune Taking Miru 8691’s Strip Mall SpaceChef Ei Hiroyoshi says he wants to be the Snoop to Nobi Kushuhara’s Dr. Dre.
  48. Imports
    Japanese Katsu Specialist Due For Culver City in JanuaryKimukatsu offers a 25-layered, slow-cooked pork cutlet across the Land of the Rising Sun.
  49. Imports
    JapaDog Coming to L.A.!The chain is looking to set up food stands in local malls.
  50. Coming Soon
    Soba Sojibo Overtaking Orris on SawtelleThe noodles are daily made and served ice-shocked and slippery.
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