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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....
Japanese Food Los Angeles

Killer Noodle Original Style Tantanmen (Dose of Vitamin P)

Much has been made of Killer Noodle‘s “7 Fundamentals.” At the latest Japantown restaurant from chef Takeshi Tsujita, which is wall-to-wall red and houses a bar lined with jars of fiery spices, it’s hard...
Ramen Los Angeles

Tsujita LA Annex Ramen (Dose of Vitamin P)

Tsujita LA rose to the top of the L.A. ramen heap when Takehiro Tsujita started serving lunch-time only tonkotsu (and tsukemen) on Little Osaka’s Sawtelle Boulevard in 2012, but that wasn’t enough for the...
Japanese Food Los Angeles

Gottsui Original Okonomiyaki (Dose of Vitamin P) [CLOSED]

Tsuyoshi Ihara is a Japanese actor who appeared in “Letters From Iwo Jima” alongside Ken Watanabe. He’s also a restaurateur. In August, he opened an L.A. outpost of Gottsui, a popular Tokyo okonomiyaki parlor...
Japanese Food Los Angeles

Tsujita Braised Pork (Dose of Vitamin P)

The hype surrounding Tsujita’s tsukemen reached a fever pitch by the time Takehiro Tsujita’s Tokyo import debuted on July 30, but the lunchtime dipping ramen wasn’t available for the first month of business, so...