Well, construction was brief, and it’s now open for business…
Anzu Japanese Gourmet picks up where its predecessor (Ketchy’s II) left off - Providing quick but tasty Japanese-style casual street fare to all in Sawtelle J-town. I did takeout of 2 random items:
Keema Curry (with ground beef, curry spice stew, sunny side egg)… Tasty, with good quality rice, beefy curry (not really spicy, but definitely enough curriness for the dish to shine) - Winner!
Teriyaki Dog (green onion, dry nori, mayo)… Pretty good! It’s just a tiny notch below the Terimayo Dog from Japadog at the Santa Monica Pier (but this isn’t truly a fair comparison, since Japadog uses kurobuta sausages) - Now, if they would only grill the bun a bit, then that would also elevate this dog.
A nice additon to Sawtelle J-town.
Anzu Japanese Gourmet
11270 La Grange Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
anzu-usa.com (note: as of the time of submission of this thread, their website hasn’t been updated yet to reflect their opening)