Sawtelle Kitchen

★★★★☆

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The Sawtelle Kitchen was nice enough to sit us even though we arrived right at closing. The food was very good, we all tried different curries, and we enjoyed an interesting bottle of wine from Slovakia. I will definitely go back there.

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★★★★☆

The Sawtelle Kitchen was nice enough to sit us even though we arrived right at closing. The food was very good, we all tried different curries, and we enjoyed an interesting bottle of wine from Slovakia. I will definitely go back there.

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Great Japanese homestyle cooking. Never disappointing and always delicious! Service is good, decent prices, parking is at meters and it is checked constantly.

4
★★★★☆

Great Japanese homestyle cooking. Never disappointing and always delicious! Service is good, decent prices, parking is at meters and it is checked constantly.

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This cute restaurant with terrific food. There s a small outdoor dining area and a nice atmoshpere indoor as well. I enjoy their teriyaki chicken very much-crunchy and tasty! Parking is the only drawback.

4
★★★★☆

This cute restaurant with terrific food. There s a small outdoor dining area and a nice atmoshpere indoor as well. I enjoy their teriyaki chicken very much-crunchy and tasty! Parking is the only drawback.

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never went when it used to more casual, so can't compare but i had a nice lunch here one day with some coworkers and tried diff stuff. lunch specials are good value, usually about $8.50 each and include soup, salad and rice. i like the 1/2 chicken best, very moist, while the snapper was ok but not remarkable. my spaghettin with roe was interesting, not sure i'd repeat, more of a novelty. wine list is very good, obviously someone knows what they are doing. i think corkage is reasonable. it's gets crowded at lunch. i don't think they take rez, so get there early or be willing to sit solo at the bar. service is good. patio is nice on pretty days.

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★★★★☆

never went when it used to more casual, so can't compare but i had a nice lunch here one day with some coworkers and tried diff stuff. lunch specials are good value, usually about $8.50 each and include soup, salad and rice. i like the 1/2 chicken best, very moist, while the snapper was ok but not remarkable. my spaghettin with roe was interesting, not sure i'd repeat, more of a novelty. wine list is very good, obviously someone knows what they are doing. i think corkage is reasonable. it's gets crowded at lunch. i don't think they take rez, so get there early or be willing to sit solo at the bar. service is good. patio is nice on pretty days.

Pros: good food, value lunch deals, nice wine list

Cons: busy at lunch, not as cheap as it used to be

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I've only been to this place once, but for me, all it takes is one bad impression. Though it's probably the cutest looking restaurant on the Sawtelle strip, the food is not good. I had the chicken lunch special and just as I had feared, the chicken was all nerve-y and cartilage-like. Gross. The cold artichoke appetizer was unusual but not necessarily tasty. All I kept thinking was, why is this place so busy??

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★★☆☆☆

I've only been to this place once, but for me, all it takes is one bad impression. Though it's probably the cutest looking restaurant on the Sawtelle strip, the food is not good. I had the chicken lunch special and just as I had feared, the chicken was all nerve-y and cartilage-like. Gross. The cold artichoke appetizer was unusual but not necessarily tasty. All I kept thinking was, why is this place so busy??

Pros: Cute exteior with a cottage-like setting

Cons: The cartilage-filled chicken

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Very cozy, and tasty. Our server was pleasant and the food came out very quickly. Pastas were great and for dessert, I had the blackberry champagne sorbet, which was tasty.

2
★★★★☆

Very cozy, and tasty. Our server was pleasant and the food came out very quickly. Pastas were great and for dessert, I had the blackberry champagne sorbet, which was tasty.

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We were seated fairly quickly on a weeknight and fell in love with the atmosphere immediately. Almost like a house rather than a restaurant, you felt at home and the vibe was warm and conversation not too loud as to be distracting. I ordered the chicken curry with spagetti and thought it was terrific. I'd love to explore their other menu items and come back for dinner.

2
★★★★☆

We were seated fairly quickly on a weeknight and fell in love with the atmosphere immediately. Almost like a house rather than a restaurant, you felt at home and the vibe was warm and conversation not too loud as to be distracting. I ordered the chicken curry with spagetti and thought it was terrific. I'd love to explore their other menu items and come back for dinner.

Pros: VERY cozy

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japanese style italian food? japanese style french food?

the place is tiny with limited seating and open at the strangest hours. there are a few parking spots along sawtelle, but you'll have to fight with the rest of the sawtelle go-ers for street parking.

undoubtedly, quintessentially, a secondary date spot. go here for great food and for potentially good conversation.

salads were huge; mushrooms were cooked well. potatos. there's something amazing about the seasoning in the roasted side-dish potatos.

there's a distinct japanese twist on most of the dishes: chicken breast soaking in its own juices, yet crunchy because of the skin's cooked. amazing little potato things. like most of the sawtelle places, there's spaghetti and curry and what not, but the food was just better. hands down. same dish, similar pricing, but much, much better.

2
★★★★★

japanese style italian food? japanese style french food?

the place is tiny with limited seating and open at the strangest hours. there are a few parking spots along sawtelle, but you'll have to fight with the rest of the sawtelle go-ers for street parking.

undoubtedly, quintessentially, a secondary date spot. go here for great food and for potentially good conversation.

salads were huge; mushrooms were cooked well. potatos. there's something amazing about the seasoning in the roasted side-dish potatos.

there's a distinct japanese twist on most of the dishes: chicken breast soaking in its own juices, yet crunchy because of the skin's cooked. amazing little potato things. like most of the sawtelle places, there's spaghetti and curry and what not, but the food was just better. hands down. same dish, similar pricing, but much, much better.

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Nice, cozy converted house with a nice patio, with lots of character. A good selection of Fusion of meat and seafood with Japanese cooking style. Good service, excellent prices for the quality of the food you get. On the negative side, real small and hard to get a table on the weekends. Trying in the middle of the week or for lunch.

2
★★★★★

Nice, cozy converted house with a nice patio, with lots of character. A good selection of Fusion of meat and seafood with Japanese cooking style. Good service, excellent prices for the quality of the food you get. On the negative side, real small and hard to get a table on the weekends. Trying in the middle of the week or for lunch.

Pros: Food, Ambience, patio

Cons: too small, too crowded

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This place is fabulous. A lovely place to have a quiet dinner. Great ambiance in fun Sawtelle nighborhood. I *always* get the vegetable croquettes in curry and spicy fries. This place speaks for itself.

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★★★★★

This place is fabulous. A lovely place to have a quiet dinner. Great ambiance in fun Sawtelle nighborhood. I *always* get the vegetable croquettes in curry and spicy fries. This place speaks for itself.

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Spectacularly unimpressive! The food was horrible! My date and I both ordered a main course; he ordered the yellowtail and I ordered the lamb. Both were overcooked, dry, and frankly, disgusting. The fish tasted and smelled fishy, and the lamb was drowned in a nasty brown sauce that gave the meat the appearance of dog food. The service was terrible; the waitress seemed like she was in a rush to take our order... I wasn't even done with my drink order before she walked away from the table. I thought the servers were totally rude, and after our meals when we told them how unimpressed we were with restaurant, they seemed like they couldn't care less. I have no idea why this place is so popular: poor service, even worse food, completely overpriced and nowhere to park. NEVER coming back here.... EVER!

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★☆☆☆☆

Spectacularly unimpressive! The food was horrible! My date and I both ordered a main course; he ordered the yellowtail and I ordered the lamb. Both were overcooked, dry, and frankly, disgusting. The fish tasted and smelled fishy, and the lamb was drowned in a nasty brown sauce that gave the meat the appearance of dog food. The service was terrible; the waitress seemed like she was in a rush to take our order... I wasn't even done with my drink order before she walked away from the table. I thought the servers were totally rude, and after our meals when we told them how unimpressed we were with restaurant, they seemed like they couldn't care less. I have no idea why this place is so popular: poor service, even worse food, completely overpriced and nowhere to park. NEVER coming back here.... EVER!

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: EVERYTHING

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There is no parking anywhere close........... ..................... ...................... ...deleted!

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★☆☆☆☆

There is no parking anywhere close........... ..................... ...................... ...deleted!

Pros: none

Cons: No Parking, Long Wait, Too Cozy

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Sawtelle Kitchen is a cute establishment with an enclosed patio and a warm interior. The food is decent and you can bring your own wine, but I like it because it has a cozy neighborhood atmosphere. But watch out if you're claustrophobic, because cozy partly means that the tables are small and placed close to each other!

PROS: Cute vibe, can bring your own wine
CONS: Cozy interior can be claustrophobic to some

3
★★★☆☆

Sawtelle Kitchen is a cute establishment with an enclosed patio and a warm interior. The food is decent and you can bring your own wine, but I like it because it has a cozy neighborhood atmosphere. But watch out if you're claustrophobic, because cozy partly means that the tables are small and placed close to each other!

PROS: Cute vibe, can bring your own wine
CONS: Cozy interior can be claustrophobic to some

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I've only been here once for lunch. The patio is very nice, although you are right on Sawtelle. Our waitress was very prompt and pleasant. The food was ok---i had teriyaki chicken, but it didn't taste like what I'm used to. My husband thought the chicken wings were way too greasy. At least the price was reasonable. Probably wouldn't go back.

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★★★☆☆

I've only been here once for lunch. The patio is very nice, although you are right on Sawtelle. Our waitress was very prompt and pleasant. The food was ok---i had teriyaki chicken, but it didn't taste like what I'm used to. My husband thought the chicken wings were way too greasy. At least the price was reasonable. Probably wouldn't go back.

Pros: inexpensive, patio

Cons: bland food, parking

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Just kidding - this is actually one of my favorite restaurants in all of LA! Sawtelle Kitchen is VERY reasonably priced and has a great variety of Japanese homestyle dishes served in this little cottage. You won't find any of the items here from your local sushi bar - no rolls or raw fish, just really great pastas, salads, curries and entrees - especially the fish dishes (all cooked). Dinners include miso soup and rice or roll - go for the Japanese rice every time! Their fried sweet potato (sliced) with spicy mayonnaise is amazing, and I can't ever resist this funky dessert: coffee jello with cappuccino ice cream. Servers are extremely nice and I have never once had a problem or mistake here in over ten years of dining at Sawtelle Kitchen! I think they may now have a liquor license - but before it was BYOB.

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★★★★★

Just kidding - this is actually one of my favorite restaurants in all of LA! Sawtelle Kitchen is VERY reasonably priced and has a great variety of Japanese homestyle dishes served in this little cottage. You won't find any of the items here from your local sushi bar - no rolls or raw fish, just really great pastas, salads, curries and entrees - especially the fish dishes (all cooked). Dinners include miso soup and rice or roll - go for the Japanese rice every time! Their fried sweet potato (sliced) with spicy mayonnaise is amazing, and I can't ever resist this funky dessert: coffee jello with cappuccino ice cream. Servers are extremely nice and I have never once had a problem or mistake here in over ten years of dining at Sawtelle Kitchen! I think they may now have a liquor license - but before it was BYOB.

Pros: different menu, great value, warm, cozy atmosphere

Cons: bathroom "out back"

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Sawtelle Kitchen is a quaint, yet wonderfully done rest. on Sawtelle. Good quality Japanese/American food. As a former UCLA student, this was the place to go. A line forms early and space is limited so plan ahead.

2
★★★★☆

Sawtelle Kitchen is a quaint, yet wonderfully done rest. on Sawtelle. Good quality Japanese/American food. As a former UCLA student, this was the place to go. A line forms early and space is limited so plan ahead.

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This place serves Japanese inspired American dishes - a popular trend in Japan. However, there are many places in LA that are both better and cheaper. The steak with ponzu sauce is a standard dish - but the sides are a little lacking (steamed vegetables just don't cut it). Prices are a little too high for what you get. They don't serve alcohol, but you can get bottle service.

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★★★☆☆

This place serves Japanese inspired American dishes - a popular trend in Japan. However, there are many places in LA that are both better and cheaper. The steak with ponzu sauce is a standard dish - but the sides are a little lacking (steamed vegetables just don't cut it). Prices are a little too high for what you get. They don't serve alcohol, but you can get bottle service.

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This is a great place to go to if you want to be reminded of your Japanese grandmother's kitchen. It has delicious curries (try the seafood one), interesting noodles, and a good selection of simple entrees. The garlic french fries were a bit disappointing - thicker and more like potato wedges, but the curries and noodles were fabulous!

2
★★★★☆

This is a great place to go to if you want to be reminded of your Japanese grandmother's kitchen. It has delicious curries (try the seafood one), interesting noodles, and a good selection of simple entrees. The garlic french fries were a bit disappointing - thicker and more like potato wedges, but the curries and noodles were fabulous!

Pros: Atmosphere, Curry, Noodles

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great food, fun atmosphere.

4
★★★★☆

great food, fun atmosphere.

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The only thing I found good here is the Pork chops -- and I believe they only serve it at dinner time. Everything else has been so-so. This place is pretty small, and looks like a wooden cabin with a porch from the outside.

3
★★★☆☆

The only thing I found good here is the Pork chops -- and I believe they only serve it at dinner time. Everything else has been so-so. This place is pretty small, and looks like a wooden cabin with a porch from the outside.

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I love the food. The only drawback it that it's pretty small so there can be a wait at times.

4
★★★★☆

I love the food. The only drawback it that it's pretty small so there can be a wait at times.

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Great cozy atmosphere and the food is good quality too!

5
★★★★★

Great cozy atmosphere and the food is good quality too!

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