Torafuku

10914 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
310-470-0014
Torafuku +

Simone Paz

Details

  • Sun 5:30pm-9pm, Mon-Sat 12pm-2pm, Mon-Thu 5:30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 6pm-10pm
  • $$
  • Business Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
Devoted to the Japanese cult of perfect rice, Torafuku is the first American outpost of a small Tokyo-based chain. The restaurant’s rice is warm and fluffy with a sort of toasty quality that supposedly comes from a blast of heat at the end. It’s the focus of Torafuku’s expensive, luxurious izakaya menu: at the center of set meals, accompanied only by miso soup and pickles; topped with fried prawns or marinated tuna; or as tou-ban-yaki, seared in a superheated clay bowl with bits of seaweed, tiny dried sardines and a lightly poached egg. Prix fixe starts at $50, set dinners $28, bento lunches $8.50-$12, a la carte meals vary.

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