Put your grilling skills to good use or sit back and wait for the BBQ to come to you. Our list of LA’s Best Japanese BBQ Restaurants offers you both options.
Known For: Their salted tongue recipe that was created over 80 years ago.
Recommendations: Garlic Rice, Harami Miso, Salted Tongue with Chopped Tokyo Negi
LA Location: 2125 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025
Known For: Sustainably sourced traditional and modern Japanese cuisine.
Recommendations: Squid Ink Udon, Thick- Cut Prime Beef Tongue, Uni, Scallop, Blue Crab with Ponzu Jelly
LA Location: 424 East 2nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Known For: Small yakitori style restaurant specializing in charcoal grilled skewers.
Recommendations: Pork Wrapped Shiso Leaf, Chicken Meatball, Shiromi Chilean Sea Bass
LA Location: 11330 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Known For: Being a great starter restaurant for those not familiar with Japanese BBQ.
Recommendations: Harami Skirt Steak Miso, Sukiyaki Bibimbap, Garlic Noodles
LA Location: Multiple LA Locations
Known For: Reasonably priced, traditional Japanese BBQ.
Recommendations: Chicken Cartilage, Blue Crab Hand Roll, Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
LA Location: 333 S Alameda St. Ste 314 Los Angeles, CA 90013
Known For: Being the 2nd restaurant from this Las Vegas brand.
Recommendations: Steamed Foie Gras Egg Custard, Sashimi Salad, Kobe Beef Filet with Wasabi
LA Location: 521 N La Cienega Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90048
Known For: Priding themselves on the quality of their meats.
Recommendations: Kobe Beef Short Ribs, Nakji Bokkeum, Pork Belly
LA Location: 4177 W 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90020
Known For: Wagyu beef imported fresh, never frozen, from Japan.
Recommendations: Wagyu Tartare, Rump, Uni Toro Don
LA Location: 9669 S Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210