Fantastic Japanese Tapas (Izakaya) hits West Hollywood - Aburiya RAKU - pictures

#565

Ah, you’re looking for robata-style gyusuji… Torihei might have offered it, but it’s been a while since I’ve been…

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#566

I wonder if they still offer it at Las Vegas location?

I need to get my foie gras on a stick fix anyways.

#567

I believe he is looking for the kushiyaki style beef tendon. The Raku version was excellent!

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#568

Raku vegas

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#569

On the menu it said only “Kobe beef tendon,” but Googling kushiyaki tendon, I think that’s correct.

#570

Went today for lunch, the tendon is already gone.

The manager explained to me that the prep time was too long and lots of customers didn’t finish the dish after they had ordered it. Too bad.

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#571

Losers.

#572

Going next month. Will confirm if its still on the menu.

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#573

Yah this is tragic. :frowning: 3 of Raku’s best dishes removed because not enough locals ate them (4th because of CA stupid laws). Understandable that it’s supply & demand, but they were fantastic dishes and a huge loss to the menu, just outstanding dishes in execution, taste and flavor.

#574

What law? Does it affect beef tendon prepared Chinese-style?

#575

Hi @J_L,

I meant for the 4th dish that Raku lost (Foie Gras). Thanks.

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#576

@Chowseeker1999 At least there’s Vegas.

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#577

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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#578

Still have the tendon in Vegas. Still fantastic.

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#579

Are Vegas diners more sophisticated than LA diners? Seems backwards to me.

#580

Raku Vegas is a destination restaurant so their out of town diners are most likely more “sophisticated” than the local LA diners that go to the weho location.

#581

Hi @tailbacku,

Yah it’s surprising; but +1 on what @PorkyBelly.

Also from what our friends (who go to the Vegas branch regularly say), a lot of chefs and back of the house go to Raku Vegas after their shifts (because it stays open so late), so I’d imagine they’d be happy ordering some of these “off cuts” as well (besides the out-of-town destination diners), adding to the demand.

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#582

The Vegas Raku is in Chinatown. Basically every restaurant within a few miles either way on spring mountain is Asian. The majority of the patrons at the Vegas location on my last few visits have been Asian. The LA location attracts a different type of crowd. Maybe if Raku were located in Koreatown or SGV they’d be selling more tendon.

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