“Best” is hard b/c, while there’s a lot of ramen joints, it’s hard to compare ramen to Chinese food to Korean tofu places (all of which are along that stretch).
Have been to Menya once and enjoyed it (certainly found it to be relatively rich w/o being disgustingly so). Didn’t think the curry cutlet was THAT great of a deal, though, since I’d need the larger size to feel full. Don’t over order w/ the ramen b/c the portion sizes for the ramen is pretty decent (large w/o a lot of additional filler is pretty satisfying).
I enjoyed Sonoritas tacos (or whatever it’s called) the one time I went. Yeah, I know people don’t go to Sawtelle for tacos, but… Ditto on Kimukatsu (which has a great old-school feel).
Some people have found Tasty Noodle House to be bland, but I think the food there is pretty good. SJB are great, skip the XLB, though.
Also skip the udon place b/c, while it’s fine for what it is, it’s not a destination.
If you’re going to Annenberg, though, did you just want to go to DTF instead? Very close and you can weigh in on the quality of the XLB (a current topic of discussion in another thread).
The person who cuts my hair didn’t think much of Artelice. I haven’t been myself.
Edit: just saw @PorkyBelly’s post. Yes, if it’s absolutely and only food quality you’re after, then Sushi Tsujita does make sense…