Wakasan

2/15/12

Wakasan’s a neat little restaurant. For $45, they have an “omakase” of eight to nine different courses. But instead of sushi, the courses here are more along the lines of izakaya dishes and comfort food you might see served in Japanese homes. You get a nice variety of different little things to try – it’s like eating a sampler platter of all those little side dishes they have on display in Nijiya. While none of them really blew me away (besides the duck nabe), it’s nice to have a Japanese dinner that’s not sushi or ramen once in a while. But like with sushi chefs, I heard that the guys here like to get a feel of the diners before going into more adventurous territory. That is what I hope for when I go back next time, because my dinner at Wakasan was quite standard, despite being well-executed. And I’ve seen some of the more adventurous dishes on various blogs and Yelp – looks very promising. Plus, $45 is not cheap (it used to be $35 I think, and maybe even cheaper than that years ago).

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Sakizuke

Otsumami

Sashimi

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Dessert

Chris Hei grade: B

Wakasan
1929 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 446-5241

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