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good times at kinjiro.

good times at kinjiro.

one of my brothers made a surprise visit to LA recently, which meant he got to pick where we had family dinner that week. i hadn't even heard of kinjiro in little tokyo before he made reservations, but i'm so glad he did because we had an amaaaaaazing izakaya dinner.

brussels sprout "chips" with yuzu kosho powder.

beer and sake.

amberjack "kanpachi" sashimi.

everything was SO. GOOD. every dish used the freshest ingredients and was expertly prepared. in general the dishes were really simple, but still managed to have huge depth of flavor. the brussels sprout chips were the perfect drinking food snack to start off the meal.

kinjiro bone marrow dengaku.

free range duck breast with kanzuri spice.

live fried soft shell crab.

kinjiro agedashi homemade tofu, organic mushroom ankake sauce.

the housemade agedashi tofu and bone marrow were both great, but the real highlight of the meal, and kinjiro's signature / most popular dish, was the beef tongue. it was even better than the wagyu steak, in my opinion at least. we ended up getting a second order of it, it was soooo good!

thick cut prime beef tongue with sea salt.

niman ranch pork belly kakuni, half boiled free range egg and daikon.

steamed manila clams with ginger.

japanese A5+ wagyu steak.

uni udon with hijiki seaweed.

kinjiro squid ink udon.

the meal ended with two seafood udon dishes, both of which were wonderful (as i have special place in my heart for both seafood and udon), and a really delightful roasted tea panna cotta. we were really full by the end of the meal, but their menu is actually quite extensive and i would absolutely love to go back and try more, as i feel like we barely scratched the surface. 

hojicha (roasted green tea) panna cotta.

424 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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