Many consider West Los Angeles’ Sawtelle neighborhood to be one of the hottest foodie hubs in the city. Here, hungry visitors can easily placate a wide variety of cravings in one walkable expanse. Though the area has certainly earned its official recognition as “Sawtelle Japantown” — for example, there are about two dozen places to get your ramen fix, not to numerous options for sushi and Japanese snacks — there are also abundant restaurants offering other types of appetizing Asian food (Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese) and non-Asian food, such as New American fare and Mexican classics.
Below are our top 16 Sawtelle restaurants — let the eating begin.
This story originally ran online for TravelAge West on 8/22/16. Photos are by Valerie Chen, Platful/Nong La and Creative Commons user daremoshiranai, respectively.