Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Kinjiro, an artisanal izakaya in Little Tokyo.
What to order: the Sake accompaniment trio, uni, scallop and blue crab with ponzu jelly, chilled fried smelt, marinated mackerel with yuzo kosho, agedashi, bone marrow dengaku, and the pickled plum ochazuke.
Where is it: 424 E. 2nd St., Los Angeles (in the Honda Plaza), (213) 229-8200, kinjiro-la.com
Pro tip: Don’t expect to walk in and score a seat. Reservations are a must.
Read Jonathan’s LA Times review and find all of his restaurant recommendations on the Good Food Blog.
All photos courtesy of Kinjiro.