As a UCLA Bruin alumnus, I had to show some love to the Westside. Our Six Taste tour debut of Sawtelle took place on August 30, 2014 with 19 local foodies and me. Sawtelle, also known as “Little Osaka,” is transforming into an exciting culinary destination where guests can taste some of the best bites in Los Angeles. While at UCLA, I didn’t have many dining options on Sawtelle aside from Japanese curry at Hurry Curry or Curry House and ramen at Asahi Ramen. However, this was where my husband and I made our pact to “Never repeat the same restaurant.” It was definitely a good way to test my then boyfriend on his willingness and ability to find new ways to impress me. Eleven years later, this pact still continues. Now, Sawtelle has many more restaurant choices that would make it easier for us to try something new each time we dine in West LA. You can sample some savory pancakes called okonomiyaki at Gottsui, a katsudon bowl with a 25-layer pork cutlet at Kimukatsu, homemade tiramisu at Avenue Italy, and Hawaiian shave ice dessert from Brian’s Shave Ice.
Our Six Taste Sawtelle tour includes six unique food stops plus a cultural and historical look inside Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery and Giant Robot art gallery. Be sure to check out this new tour for your next occasion to dine out with friends or family. We encourage you to expand your palate with us! Private Six Taste tour bookings of 6 or more guests are available any day of the week.