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  1. Ramen Brahmins
    Tsujita Artisan Noodle Expanding Across the Street To Miyata Menji SpaceThe new annex will help stem the overflow of hungry ramen-cultists.
  2. Openings
    ROC Star Dumpling House Opening Soon, Reveals MenuUCLA students no longer have to drive to SGV for dumplings and beef noodle soups.
  3. Coming Soon
    Bachi Burger Secures Safe & Save Space on SawtelleThe Sin City burger joint is still promising a fall opening at the site of this shuttered 40-year-old mom and pop.
  4. Openings
    Sawtelle Scouting: Seoul Sausage Due Soon, Miyata Menji Closed for RemodelA new pizza place, inspired by 800 Degrees, is also about a week away for its debut.
  5. 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.
  6. Coming Soon
    Seoul Sausage Company Opening in Little OsakaThe makers of kim chi and kalbi wieners plan to debut before summer.
  7. Caffeinated Combat
    Plan Check Welcomes Coffee Tomo to The PartyThe Sawtelle bean roaster is behind the popular restaurant’s new coffee program.
  8. 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.”
  9. 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.
  10. Coming Soon
    Plan Check Hopes to Hit West L.A. in Three WeeksThe restaurant looks to be placing as much emphasis on the bar as it is on Ernesto Uchimura’s menu.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Openings
    Tsujita Finally Debuts, Ramen Still to ComeThis Sawtelle newcomer just might rearrange the current ramen standings in L.A.
  14. Now Open
    Gottsui Brings Okonomiyaki to Sawtelle, Debuts TomorrowA new okonomiyaki spot opens on Sawtelle. Alert the Raku fans.
  15. Coming Soon
    Plan Check Coming This Fall to The Changing Face of SawtelleAlready we sense a vintage aesthetic and a more professional than usual outfit at play on the street.
  16. Coming Soon
    A Mexican Cafe Grows in Little OsakaNina’s Mexican Restaurant is under construction on the increasingly less Japanese portion of Sawtelle.
  17. Closings
    After 40 Years, Sawtelle Is Losing Safe and Save MarketThe mom and pop store will leave Little Osaka, taking a sterling spread of seafood with it.
  18. Openings
    Coffee Tomo Brings Hand-Dripped Mud and Homemade Pretzels to SawtelleAlready the coffee creations here look to be on a different level of artistry from Intelligentsia.
  19. Coming Soon
    Blockheads Shavery Co. Bringing Snow Cream to SawtelleA blend of fresh fruit, shaved ice, and sweet ingredients marks a new entry in the frozen dessert market.
  20. Strip Search
    Strip Search: Little Osaka, West L.A.Great cheap eats options for sushi, yakitori, Japanese curry, and groceries in West L.A.
  21. Coming Soon
    Japan’s Nidaime Tsujita Bringing Ramen, Smiles, and Satisfaction To West L.A.The business has a poetic plan for Little Osaka.
  22. Openings
    Sushi Stop Opens on Sawtelle, Sells EVERYthing for $2.50This is why we miss the original Sasabune on the great West L.A. eating street.
  23. Coming Soon
    Sushi Stop Under Construction on SawtelleEarly signs indicate this could be more like Hide than Sasabune.
  24. Closings
    Isshin Gets the Axe in WestwoodA Japanese restaurant closes, with worthy options still nearby.