Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly, reviews Robata Jinya on 3rd Street and Crescent Heights in Los Angeles. Robata restaurants serve a very specific style of Japanese food, prepared on a charcoal grill. Oddly enough, one of Jonathan's favorite dishes is the tofu. He also likes the agedashi and the bagna cauda, which is like a cheese-fondue. They also serve ramen, which is the specialty of their sister restaurant in Studio City.
8050 W. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
All of Jonathan's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food restaurant map.
(This commentary originally aired on April 22, 2011.)