January 15, 2009 5

Place Yuu (Sawtelle)

By in 12: Sawtelle

Yuu was a sushi bar/Izakaya place at the corner of the Sawtelle mall I frequent, yet I tend to walk pass it for some reason.

I was told that it was recently renovated. Now it’s more slick and less of a salaryman vibe kind of place. Very good Beef Tongue stew.

Aji Sashimi. Wow this seems like almost the whole fish, fresh and incredible! Oyster

Fried Beef Stomach. Very tough to chew (need strong jaw and teeth!), but the crispy surface and its flavor is so tasty. Eggplant with dried bonito was a bit too light.

The wall shelves are lined with sake bottles with names of the regular customers. It seems like a good neighborhood dining spot if you crave both sushi and cooked Japanese small dishes.

Place Yuu
2101 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025

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5 Responses to “Place Yuu (Sawtelle)”

  1. sneakermonkey says:

    You don’t post all your pics?
    I clicked on a pic and it linked to your flickr photos.
    I was surprised to see sushi, but no mention of it in your post.
    Big cuts of fish make them look really good, but only 1 piece?
    How was the sushi at this place?
    Did you not mention it becuase it was so-so?
    Awesome posts as always!

  2. Wow, that looks yummy! Everything looks so colorful and interesting.

    I have never seen places give you so much sashimi! Their layout is different; I haven’t seen a place give you the sashimi almost like a filet of fish but then just cut but not arranged much.

  3. Freda says:

    sneakermonkey: those sushi pictures are from another sushi place. I haven’t post that entry yet because I want to space out the sushi entries. I wonder about the sushi in Yuu too, gotta go back to try.

    ETE: yeah i’m amazed by the ‘filet’ size too. It’s so good!

  4. sneakermonkey says:

    Ah i c. Sorry for jumping to conclusions.
    That uni pic looked really good.

  5. Journey says:

    I’ve always felt Yuu was a reasonably good mid-range Japanese restaurant with some extremely hard-to-find sakes. Juyondai is considered of the best sakes in the world by Japanese sake magazines. I recommend treating yourself to a carafe one day!