Tsujita L.A. opens on Sawtelle (but no ramen until September)
Ramen-heads have been waiting for the opening of Tsujita L.A., the Los Angeles outpost of the Japan-based noodle shop (now with locations in China and Thailand, and several locations in Tokyo). But they'll have to wait a few more weeks before trying the ramen, even though the Sawtelle Boulevard spot had a soft opening this weekend.
Ramen will be served only at lunch, and lunch service is expected to start in September.
Meanwhile, dinner is Tokyo-style Japanese fusion: seafood gratin baked in an apple; noodle salad with curry vinaigrette; simmered beef tongue in consommé; organic vegetable sushi; chilled avocado chawanmushi (savory custard); and uni shooter in ponzu -- "enjoy as an aperitif," the menu says.
2057 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 231-7373, www.tsujita-la.com.
-- Betty Hallock
Photo: Betty Hallock