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  1. Mediavore
    Celine Dion Now Owns Iconic Canadian Deli; FDA Mulls Ban on BPAThe singer is part of a group that purchased Schwartz’s Deli in Montreal.
  2. Openings
    First Look at Neta, Bringing Sushi From a Pair of Masa Veterans to the VillageIt’s not your standard sushi bar.
  3. Crime Scenes
    Cho Cho San Owners Face Deportation for 1991 Tax FraudEven after a hefty fine and a prison sentence, the owners have been rejected by The Supreme Court.
  4. Empire Building
    Sushi Stop Takes Over Sawtelle’s New Japan, Also Opening in The ValleyThe new restaurant will combine the best of both eateries and will even be called “New Japan by Sushi Stop.”
  5. Coming Up
    Sushi Uo’s Replacement Will Be Another Japanese Restaurant, YopparaiFocused on cooked dishes like chicken meatballs, rather than sushi.
  6. Empire Building
    Gatten Sushi Opening Sixth Store, Coming to KoreatownAll sushi is just two-dollars at this Irvine-based chain.
  7. Openings
    Orris Reopens as Spaghetti House by Orris; Nong Lá Bringing Vietnamese toWith Nina’s, Plan Check, Nong La, and this new entry opening, the flavor profile is changing on Japanese-heavy Sawtelle.
  8. Reopenings
    Sai Sai Ditches Sushi, Turns Into Stripped-Down Noodle BarNobu vet Jonathan Shin is leading up the recipes in Thomas Ryan’s kitchen.
  9. What to Eat
    New Chef, New Location for KajitsuThe East Village kaiseki restaurant will showcase young Japanese cooks and relocate to midtown.
  10. Closings
    Woo Lae Oak and Gonpachi Retire on Restaurant RowInevitably, diners saved their money to eat in KTown and found much better Japanese options.
  11. Contests
    Win Tickets to See Jiro Dreams of Sushi and See The PreviewWe’re giving away 50 tickets to the premiere of this hardcore sushi porn through Facebook.
  12. Mediavore
    Heroin-Filled Burrito Central to Police Sting; The Heart and Soul of DashiThe Japanese broth relies heavily on the use of dried bonito flakes.
  13. Closings
    Chiyono Is DunzoSay sayonara to the $30 omakase.
  14. Mediavore
    What You’ll Find in a Camembert Rind; Nestle Axing 103 Hot Pockets StaffersFor some people, the cheese mold is “one of the world’s greatest living surfaces.”
  15. Menus
    What to Eat at Livello, Opening January 10 in Beverly HillsA look at Joseph Elevado’s opening menu.
  16. Openings
    U-Sushi Brings Robotic Sushi to Beverly Hills TodayIt’s like Subway, but with sushi. And robots.
  17. Openings
    Ramen Jinya Expands to Miracle Mile, Opens Shop TodayRamen expansion comes to Miracle Mile: Ramen Jinya opens second location on Wilshire Boulevard.
  18. Ramen Brahmins
    Torayoshi Ramen Bringing Tonkotsu to KTown PlazaThe opening of this Tokyo-style spot is expected sometime next week.
  19. Ramen Brahmins
    Hand-Made Soba Pop-Up at BreadBar, Soba Restaurant Coming From Japanese GiantThis coming flood of buckwheat noodles is sponsored by Japanese rice giant Shinmei under the cross-cultural exchange program, Common Grains.
  20. Coming Soon
    Ozumo Owners Bringing Customizable Sushi Rolls to Beverly DriveCould U-Sushi become the Subway of sushi?
  21. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Marcel Vigneron Brings Uni Flan and Nitro Dipping Dots to Gonpachi This WeekendThe Top Chef vet plans a kaiseki that will merge Japanese tradition with the space-age cooking the chef is known for.
  22. The Ramen Brahmin
    What Ikemen Ramen Shares With The Space RaceOwner Shigetoshi Nakamura calls water, “the foundation of all cuisine.”
  23. Openings
    West L.A. Gets Its Own Hokkaido TomorrowThe Japanese and Chinese all-you-can-eat everything restaurant comes gunning for Westside waistlines.
  24. Let’s Do Lunch
    Tsujita Starts Noodling Around at LunchYes, the much ballyhooed ramen is finally here. Well, at least for three hours a day.
  25. Openings
    Raku Morphs Into Waraya Japanese Korean IzakayaSo far the changes appear more cosmetic than drastic.
  26. Openings
    Sushi Stop Opens Second Location For Lunch TodayIf there’s any Westside restaurant in bad need of a twin, it’s this crowded spot.
  27. Openings
    Fukuburger Opens in HollywoodHarry Morton imports Las Vegas’ hottest food truck to Cahuenga.
  28. Truckin’
    Introducing A Curry on WheelsL.A.’s first Japanese curry truck is coming to town next week.
  29. The Ramen Brahmin
    Desperately Seeking TsukemenMidtown Lunch explores L.A.’s emerging dipping noodles ramen scene.
  30. Empire Building
    Hokkaido is Coming Soon to West L.A., Prepare to Live LargeThe all-you-can-eat seafood buffet is about to be revealed in a more central L.A. location.
  31. Menus
    Gonpachi, There’s a Spider Web in Our Soup!The La Cienega location of this Japanese chain dresses up for Halloween.
  32. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Tsujita’s Ramen is Here, Only Not at TsujitaAn eight-day ramen test kitchen pops up in the Mitsuwa food court.
  33. Openings
    First Look at Kobeyaki, Bringing Asian Lunch and Pubbing to Chelsea TomorrowIn the evening, this casual lunch places morphs into an izakaya.
  34. Foodievents
    Desserts and Dishing at Maison AkiraA two-hour Q&A session will be buoyed by a dessert buffet.
  35. Openings
    Could Shin Sen Gumi Loosen Daikokuya’s Hold on Downtown?Early praise comes in for the customizable menu, pig ears, and house-made noodles.
  36. Expediting
    Hey Nidaime Tsujita, Start Serving The Ramen Already!By the time the kitchen debuts its famous “artisan noodles,” we worry Ramen Jinya will have the spotlight on Sawtelle.
  37. Openings
    Komida Opens October 6th, Giving Away a Year of Japanese TacosThe best thing to come out of Yamashiro’s farmers market is coming to the streets of Hollywood.
  38. Closings
    Tamaya Closes at Mitsuwa, What Should Take Its Place?The uninspired rice bowl restaurant occupied a space other Mitsuwa employees call “cursed.”
  39. Rumors
    Downtown’s Takumi Purchased By Japan’s Kula Kaiten Sushi?Conveyor belt sushi could replace a less-than-stellar competitor in Little Tokyo.
  40. Openings
    Agura’s Owner Returns With a Vengeance (And a New Ramen Bar)LaBrea’s Ikemen counts ramen master Shigetoshi Nakamura as its executive chef.
  41. Foodievents
    Where to Eat Thorough 1,000 Years of Sushi HistoryPressed stick sushi, leaf-wrapped sushi, and sushi in a box will be provided by an established Japanese restaurant during the event’s two days.
  42. Taco Town
    Brock Kleweno’s Komida Is Bringing Japanese Tacos to HollywoodThe Yamashiro chef confirms he’s taking over the H Wood space.
  43. The Other Critics
    Gold Goes Nostalgic Over Saint Estephe; Virbila Drinks in OmbraThe critic takes us on a trip back to the eighties, where even then, you could tell John Sedlar was on the cusp of great things.
  44. Mediavore
    LAUSD Starts Anti-Obesity Campaign; Salt Can Also Harm Your BrainThe “I’m In” campaign seeks to promote new changes to school lunches.
  45. Foodienomics
    Daikokuya Owners Agree to Pay $144,721 in Back WagesBishamon Group Restaurants gets busted for denying workers overtime.
  46. Openings
    A Look into Ramen Yamadaya, Open This Saturday in Culver CityThe restaurant’s prized tonkotsu ramen was previously only available in Torrance.
  47. Truckin’
    Harry Morton Hits Vegas and All We Get Is Another Japanese Burger ConceptAt least chef Kerry Simon seems to like Fukuburger, coming to Hollywood this fall.
  48. Openings
    Sneak Peek at Chuko, Bringing Ramen to Prospect HeightsA pair of Morimoto veterans are behind the cozy Japanese spot.
  49. Openings
    Michael Cardenas’ The Fat Spoon Takes Over East Restaurant, This MondayThe Laxy Ox and Aburiya Toranoko founder springs a unique new Japanese-Italian hybrid on Downtown.
  50. Empire Building
    California Shabu Shabu Opening Soon in Santa MonicaSo far the menu loos more affordable than nearby Mizu 212 and you know those lines won’t reach Shabu Shabu House levels for a few years.
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