Ozu East Kitchen: A Necessary Addition to Atwater Village

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Ozu East Kitchen's openness and dining-hall vibe contribute to the sense that if Atwater were a high school this could be its cafeteria. In fact, Ozu might be a model for the modern neighborhood restaurant, one with a low bar of entry (prices are reasonable), quick customer turnover (making those reasonable prices economically viable) and a menu that will satisfy food nerds and comfort-seekers alike. Read our full review. Photos by Anne Fishbein

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