Anzu Japanese Gourmet – Sawtelle

Take fried chicken and a hole-in-the-wall restaurant (two of my favorite things) and you’ve got Anzu Japanese Gourmet in Sawtelle. Yes, “Gourmet” may seem a bit strange, but Anzu’s food is much better than what you might expect from a place which serves food out of a window.

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Orders are placed at the aforementioned window. The menu offers rice dishes, a chicken salad, and burgers and hot dogs (food that you would expect from a hole-in-the-wall). Seating is limited to a tiny patio area out front.

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The karaage chicken rice dish comes with your choice of dip – mayo, ponzu, tartar or siracha mayo – and a side salad. The salad had corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and edamame in a tasty dressing. I like the that they put the extra effort into their salad, instead of just having shredded lettuce.

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The chicken was perfect, with a light crispy coating on the outside, and moist inside. It paired nicely with the ponzu dip which gave it a refreshing zing. I think I sighed with happiness while eating it.

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For an additional $3.50, you can make it a combo with fries and a drink. Their fries are dangerously addictive, battered and fried. Eat them at your own risk. Drink choices include bottled water, Perrier and even San Pellegrino. Fancy!

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If you like fried chicken, you must try Anzu Japanese Gourmet. Anzu definitely proves that you can’t judge a book by its cover.

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Location – 11270 La Grange Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Website – http://anzujapanesegourmetlosangeles4.topcuisinecafe.online
Kid-Friendly – Yes
Kid’s Menu – No
Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly – No. Only rice, salad and fries.
Gluten-Free Friendly – Yes

 

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