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  1. R.I.P.
    Little Tokyo’s Frances Hashimoto, Inventor of Mochi Ice Cream, Dies at 69A champion of Japanese culture in L.A, she lead the family store in a period of growth.
  2. Chef Shuffles
    Bazaar-Vet Wonny Lee Brings Modernist Lilt to HamasakuUnder the new chef, takoyaki transforms into arancini, unagi is layered with lardo, and salmon is smoked with a handheld gun.
  3. Ramen Brahmins
    Tsurumaru Exploring Udon in Little TokyoSignage also hints there’s a tempura specialty on the way.
  4. Empire Building
    Komodo Considering Expanded ‘Tavern’ ConceptThe business is growing from its early days as a mobile restaurant.
  5. Ooh Baby We Like It Raw
    Will The Real Inventor of The California Roll Please Stand Up?A Canadian chef lays claim to Ichiro Mashita’s turf.
  6. Openings
    Sneak Preview Look into Humble Potato, Opening Friday in WestchesterA simple gray space pops with red chairs and cult Japanese and U.S. toys.
  7. Coming Soon
    ‘Hambagas’ and Fries Coming to Humble Potato, Opening Soon in WestchesterOwner Eric Ong explains, “We’re not trying to be Umami Burger, we’re not trying to be Father’s Office.”
  8. Reopenings
    Aburiya Toranoku Anounces ‘Re-Grand Opening’ Tonight, With Free Eats and SakeThe restaurant will also display new works from artist Sean D’Anconia.
  9. Coming Soon
    Sin City’s Bachi Burger Opening on Sawtelle This FallThe Asian-influenced burger joint comes from a former Roy’s chef and has been repeatedly praised by Vegas critics.
  10. Openings
    YumeWoKatare Ramen Coming to Porter SquareRamen for Cambridge.
  11. My Favorite Things
    SuChin Pak Picks Her Four Favorite L.A. Food VendorsOn the eve of Hollywood’s final Hester Street Fair, its famous founder tells us which L.A. edibles she can’t live without.
  12. Look What We Found
    Mitsuwa Spawns a Fish Hot DogAnd it’s surprisingly not bad.
  13. Awards
    Kimmy Tang Beats Enoteca Drago Chef at Mitsuwa Kitchen Masters CompetitionThe 9021Pho chef donated her $1,000 cash prize to H.A.R.K.
  14. Ramen Brahmins
    Kotoya Ramen to Return on August 21Following a soft-launch, the tonkotsu and tsukemen spot had to pause to handle some exhaust duct issues.
  15. Blehtacular
    Hamada-Ya Offers Three-Dollar Yakisoba SandwichesUntil ink.sack offers nan upgrade the small sandwich basically just tastes like what it looks like.
  16. Deals
    Takami’s Birthday Yields Five-Dollar RollsThe items are normally priced in the double digits, but are now available for cheaper and without limit.
  17. Openings
    Yoshinoya’s Asiana Grill Opens Next To USCWhich raises the odds that UCLA could be next to get the brand’s new create-it-yourself grilling concept.
  18. Openings
    Bugs Now Slinging SushiTry not to think about how crustaceans kind of resemble cockroaches of the sea.
  19. Leftovers
    Colonial Wine Bar Begins Happy Hour; Alegria’s Owner RobbedNadine Trujillo’s home was ransacked while she worked, leading to a community appreciation day in her honor.
  20. Coming Soon
    Co-Oishi Japanese Restaurant Coming to Hollywood and HighlandShabu shabu, sushi, and teppanyaki will all be found in this 5,600-square foot Spacecraft-designed restaurant.
  21. Closings
    Cold News: Yuji Done at Kinfolk StudiosJust when we needed the refreshment of cool mazeman noodles the most!
  22. Truckin’
    Fuji Foods Launching ‘Rice & Roll’ Onigiri TruckThe massive sushi distributor is placing bets on a truck serving Japanese rice balls.
  23. Ramen Brahmins
    Kotoya Ramen Replacing Rojas Eatery in West L.A.Tokyo-native Shinsuke Horinouch promises a meticulous approach to his tonkotsu ramen.
  24. The Other Critics
    Jonathan Gold Champions N/Naka in PalmsThe critic notes that kaiseki influences are a growing antidote to our over-saturated gastro-pub scene.
  25. Truckin’
    That Okonomiyaki Truck Launches Next WeekSee the menu!
  26. Foodievents
    Mitsuwa Torrance Offering Four-Day Gourmet Food Fair, Today Through SundaySpecialists from Japan have flown in to prepare their signatures.
  27. Openings
    Hannosuke Opens in Mitsuwa for Made-to-Order Tempura DonburiThe food court stand offers two dishes, an original tempura-topped rice bowl and one with Tokyo eel.
  28. Ramen Brahmins
    Two New Ramen Restaurants Help to Saturate SawtelleTatsu and Jinya are now serving Little Osaka, with enough room left for both to garner praise.
  29. Mixocalypse
    Neyah White Shows His Skills with Japanese Whisky at Sadie, Tomorrow in HollywodThe San Francisco barman will carve ice spheres using a soba knife.
  30. Openings
    Yoshinoya Grand-Opens Asiana Grill in Fullerton, Eyes Marina del Rey and USCThe new concept gives customers control over their proteins, sauces, and plating.
  31. Coming Soon
    Ariyoshi Izakaya and Sushi Overtakes Ngoma on WilshireThe Japanese concept is most likely a smarter investment than a Pan-African restaurant open five days a week.
  32. Empire Building
    Scott Disick Plans to Punish L.A. With a Restaurant ProjectThe Kardashian clansman envisions an opening in six to eight months.
  33. Temporary Closings
    Downtown’s Daikokuya Closing Next Week For Ten DaysThis must be the quickest way to get L.A. foodies in a snit.
  34. Imports
    Hannosuke Spruces Up Mitsuwa, Weeks Away From OpeningThe new restaurant’s look gives the mall a touch of class and contemporary design to savor.
  35. Sin City
    Chef Masa’s Tetsu Replacing Shaboo This August at barMASA in VegasThe legendary Japanese chef plans an ultra-luxurious selection of meat and seafood options at his first teppanyaki concept.
  36. Ramen Brahmins
    Gardena’s Jidaiya Ramen Labeled An ‘Unctuous Weapon of Pork’Before diving in, SinoSoul takes a second to diss L.A.’s current ramen obsessions first.
  37. Foodievents
    Why (626) Night Market Sorta Sounds Cooler Than CoachellaWell, Dr. Dre won’t be there, but you can catch oyster and intestine mien xian.
  38. Openings
    First Look at Mihoko’s 21 Grams, Bringing Soul-ful French-Japanese to theCollector, philanthropist, and former ballerina Mihoko Kiyokawa adds restaurateur to her resume.
  39. Openings
    Yojisan Sushi Opens Tonight in 90210Giacomo Drago opens a sister restaurant to Sushi House Unico.
  40. Empire Building
    Noodle News: Cocoron Expanding to Kenmare StreetThe always-jammed soba specialist will be able to strech out in new digs.
  41. Imports
    Hannosuke Importing Tokyo’s Tendon Tempura Bowls to MitsuwaThe business makes one item, tendon bowls cooked to order.
  42. Ramen Brahmins
    How Did Ramen Land on the Menu at Brick + Mortar?Chef Laurent Saussy explains his inspiration.
  43. Happy Birthday!
    Koi Celebrates Ten Years Through Ten Takes on Crispy RiceThe glitzy Japanese restaurant is offering a limited edition flight of crispy rice.
  44. Mediavore
    Safeway and Vons Stop Selling Pink Slime; George Clooney Enters The TequilaThe nation’s second largest grocery store chain is putting the kibosh on the frightening meat additive.
  45. Neighborhood Watch
    Juice Crafters Coming to Brentwood; Blue Palms Victory Party in HollywoodThe juice is on fire these days, as yet another fresh squeezery sets its sights on the Westside.
  46. Taco Town
    Cacao Mexicatessen Serves Uni-Topped ChileThe creative Mexican restaurant introduces some cross-cultural influences in its uni chile guero relleno.
  47. Openings
    Miyata Menji, The ‘In-N-Out of Ramen,’ Opens on Sawtelle TomorrowAn import from Osaka, the menu has just two options.
  48. Reopenings
    The Return of Shunji, Now Re-Open in West L.A.The kaiseki restaurant is hidden behind a discreet in the old site of Mr. Cecil’s.
  49. Openings
    Izakaya Dodom Pa Now Open in Former Hachember SpaceWill the seemingly cursed space have a viable tenant at last?
  50. Video Feeds
    Watch Nozawa Dream of Sushi, TooThe director of Jiro Dreams of Sushi first made a test film with the recently retired Studio City sushi legend.
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