By Jonathan Gold for Food & Wine
In Los Angeles, Sawtelle Boulevard is where to go for spectacular soba, Korean short-rib sausages, pristine sushi and more. Here, F&W contributor Jonathan Gold names the spots that make it one of the best foodies streets in America.
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On a street of ramen parlors, this is the sole specialist in soba (handmade buckwheat noodles), served either cold or in a dense bonito broth. 2006 Sawtelle Blvd. More from Food & Wine: 100 Restaurants Worth a Pilgrimage
The Season 3 winners of The Great Food Truck Race grill up delicious Korean short-rib sausages with kimchi. 11313 Mississippi Ave. More from Food & Wine: Best Burgers in the U.S.
You will wait, but you will be rewarded with what is probably the best ramen in the United States at the moment, in the pork-intensive tonkotsu style. There's also a great version of tsukemen, or dip ramen, with the reduced broth served as a dipping sauce on the side. 2057 Sawtelle Blvd. More from Food & Wine: Best Pizza Places in the U.S.
Ken Namba is one of L.A.'s best sushi chefs, almost Astaire-like in his nonchalance. He gets creative with items like smoked Copper River salmon sushi with fresh mango. 11301 W. Olympic Blvd. #102. More from Food & Wine: Best Fried Chicken in the U.S.
No discussion of Sawtelle would be complete without mention of Giant Robot, which sells Japanese toys, T-shirts and comics, and its sister store and gallery, GR2, which helped to popularize Japanese pop art in the US. 2015 Sawtelle Blvd. More from Food & Wine: America's Best Bars
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