The Bishamon-Ten Group have taken over the second-floor space vacated by the recent closure of Curry House on Sawtelle Boulevard. Midoh Japanese Kitchen has a sister location in Rowland Heights. Japanese comfort food at an affordable price is the name of the game at Midoh. And while the offerings here break no new culinary ground, the food is nevertheless prepared deliciously. So I feel, in many ways, Midoh manages to recaptures some of the old community spirit of Curry House.
Outdoor distanced seating is available both in the front, and also there are a few tables on their back patio (best seats here) available.
Potato Salad appetizer… Nice and creamy, this whets the appetite well.
Tonkatsu (loin cut) with Curry… Beautifully breaded and fried. This is almost as good as the stuff from Kimukatsu (which is just across the street). The curry is delightful, and the fukujinzuke makes for a spirited companion to go with it. My buttered spinach supplement was a tad on the too-buttery side, but it accompanied my curry nicely.
Hamburg with demi-glace sauce and topped with poached eggs, beans, candied carrot, and potatoes… This is the Midoh signature dish. And the sauce was excellent. The hamburg itself was flawless. The adeptly-prepared egg topping was perfunctory, but not truly essential for enjoyment of this dish.
Dessert was a cute slice of red bean cheesecake.
Featuring well-made food that won’t break the bank, Midoh is another welcome addition to the neighborhood. My hamburg and tonkatsu were both skillfully cooked and presented. There is still a bunch of dishes (like their nine variations on udon) I would like to try on future visits. Service was very attentive and friendly. It takes chutzpah to grand open a second-story restaurant in L.A. during a pandemic. Give this place a shot.
Midoh (Sawtelle Japantown)
2130 S. Sawtelle Bl., Ste. 200
Los Angeles, CA 90025