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Japanese

Japanese Food Honolulu

Izakaya Hachibei Butabara (Dose of Vitamin P)

Honolulu houses the most vibrant Japanese food scene in the U.S., and Izakaya Hachibei is one of the latest additions to bolster that claim. Managing partner Robert Yamazaki runs the Chinatown branch of a...
Ramen Kauai

Ama Char Siu Mazemen (Dose of Vitamin P)

The Hanalei Center patio provided amazing views of cloud-capped mountains lined with multiple waterfalls. Ama could have served me a pail of gruel, and I still would have been pretty content. Char siu mazemen...
Matcha Los Angeles

Gindaco Iced Matcha au Lait (Drink of the Week)

Gindaco is a takoyaki specialist that started in Gunma, Japan, in 1997. Their griddled octopus balls have proven to be quite popular in Japan, fueling expansion. The company now has nearly 500 locations in...
Shabu Shabu Los Angeles

Mizu 212 Berkshire Pork Kurobuta (Dose of Vitamin P)

Japantown sees frequent turnover along Sawtelle Boulevard, but some restaurants have become neighborhood haunts. Mizu 212 is a corner shabu shabu bar named for the temperature where water boils that has always intrigued me....
Ramen Los Angeles

Okiboru Tsukemen (Dose of Vitamin P)

Chinatown’s culinary landscape continues to become far more global. “Okiboru is a new entry to the neighborhood, located at the base of the Jia mixed-use building by Chinatown’s gate. Chef Sean Park and business...
Japanese Food Los Angeles

Sutadonya Garlic Pork Bowl (Dose of Vitamin P)

The food court inside Torrance’s Mitsuwa Marketplace continues to provide reasons to return, whether that’s new vendors or their annual Japanese Gourmet Food Fair that celebrates regional dishes. Sutadonya is new stall that specializes...