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Tsujita L.A. opens on Sawtelle (but no ramen until September)

August 1, 2011 | 11:17 am

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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 consomm√©; 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. 

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