Address: 2903 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Osen Izakaya is a Japanese restaurant in Silverlake, and it has both great sushi and traditional dishes. According to an article that I read on it, the chef of the restaurant used to be a former chef of TAO in Hollywood, as well as being involved in NOBU in Hawaii. These are both impressive professional experiences, and demonstrate his cooking skills.
Some dishes I remember getting at the restaurant include the blue crab roll, spicy tuna on rice, and the pork belly yakitori. The menu is so big though, with plenty of options no matter what you like. They have both an extensive sushi and yakitori menu, and I remember all of the dishes we ordered being pretty strong in terms of quality.
Another thing I enjoyed about Osen was that they had a ton of daily specials. It has been a while since I last ate there, so I do not remember exactly what specials were offered; however, they had maybe 10-12 items that were in addition to their already big regular menu.
The restaurant was relatively small, and as I mentioned before in my Pine & Crane post, it is hard to find parking in Silverlake. I can remember having to circle around for a couple times in order to find parking, as all of the stalls in front of the restaurant were taken.
I found this restaurant on Yelp a couple of years ago when I was in LA for college, and it still has managed to keep up high ratings. As of the time of writing, it currently has 828 reviews with 4 1/2 stars on Yelp, so be sure to check it out!
Osen Izakaya Recommendation Rating: 3
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!