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By Joanna Linkchorst | October 27, 2007
My husband has visited Japan several times on business trips, and when he comes back, we ask him what he ate. He’ll say something like, “It was tan, and had some green stuff floating in it, and had a fried egg on top. It was really, really good.” So he was happy to find in Glendale a Japanese restaurant with menus in English. Warm and calming, Takeshi Ramen has dark wood, paper lanterns, Japanese prints hanging on green walls and TBS on the flat-screen TV. It’s not a large place, but comfortable.
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August 7, 2004
Tomo Sushi's Tom wants to give you the best sushi in town. He goes out of his way to find the freshest fish and says that "you can taste the difference!" Even though Tom's heritage is Chinese, he has a love of Japanese cuisine, having studied in Japan, as well as China. But Tomo Sushi has more than, well, sushi. The menu at Tomo Sushi includes other Japanese favorites like sashimi, tempura, yakitori, teriyaki, soups, noodles, and more, including vegetarian and luncheon specials.
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By Lisa Dupuy | May 18, 2012
By the time I got to Orochon Ramen, my dinner mates were like grumpy bears. The table was cramped and they'd ordered drinks that never materialized. I was undaunted. Parking was easier than I thought it would be in Downtown Burbank, and I liked what they'd done with the place. Their clever use of inexpensive pine and paper turned a cavernous ex-Tony Roma's into a sleek Japanese eatery. We switched to a more spacious table and as soon as the waitress arrived, reiterated our drink requests and cheerfully ordered our food.
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By By Cherie Twohy | November 5, 2005
ichibanI confess -- I am not a sushi maven. I was pregnant during much of the 1980s, the period I consider the sushi decade, and I guess I missed out. I appreciate the artistry, the uber-freshness of the ingredients, and all, but I lack the passion many folks feel for this food art form. It was one of those very kids who got me to Ichiban. The middle son is a sushi guy. His high school buddies taught him the sushi-ropes, and they frequented several local spots. (Trust-fund kids, apparently, as good sushi is not inexpensive!
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By DAVID LAURELL | May 21, 2008
Members and supporters of the La Providencia Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles donned festive attire for the Asian-inspired 59th annual Cotillion on Sunday evening at the Hilton Glendale. Presented as a 1930s Shanghai Supper Club and Red Dragon Casino, guests arrived carrying fans and wearing tuxedos, Chinese hats, silk dresses, kimonos, yukatas and jackets embroidered with dragons and cherry blossoms. Among those who also dined on orange miso chicken and jasmine rice to raise funds for Childrens Hospital were Brooks Gardner , Chuck and Nancy Johnson , Joe and Sharon Terranova, Bob and Marj Overstreet, Walt and Lynne Meares , Mary Christensen, Jim Casey, Chris Gargaro and Joan Chandler , Dean and Lynn White Shelby , former Burbank Mayor Bob Bowne and his wife, Dianne, Janet Puchlik, Mary Lou Wagner , Shanna Warren of the Boys and Girls Club of Burbank, Barbara Howell of the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, Ken and Bea Wainwright, Lynda and Richard Willner , Harry and Diane Campbell , Pete McGrath, Glen Forsch, Dick and Rosemarie Witten and Connie Wilson . Burbank Police Lt. John Dilbert served as the master of ceremonies for the evening that included music by R.J. Singer and performances by the Hope Dance Studio of Chinatown and Teri the Magician from the Magic Castle in Hollywood.
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By Joanna Linkchorst | July 19, 2008
In the middle of the gray, nondescript strip of San Fernando Road is the Clocktower Plaza, a bland little strip mall with a cool old clock, each face telling a different time. And sticking right out is a brightly colored oasis, Sushi Joint. The high-ceilinged room has lots of personality. The very definition of shabby chic, the deeply hued walls of spinach green, mustard yellow and sunset orange are decorated with second-hand store paintings and objet d’art. Even the menu has photos of all sorts of paintings sprinkled throughout.
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By Lisa Dupuy | April 17, 2010
There is so much to like about the new Sake Sushi Bar Lounge in Montrose, it’s hard to know where to begin. What jumps out first and foremost is the super-friendly attitude of the place. The employees are funny and young, and they aim to please. The look is very cool, like you stepped into a bistro in Santa Monica. And the sushi rolls are creative, tasty and quite a bargain. Eating out is so much more than taking in food. People want a complete experience, an adventure, if you will.
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