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Izakaya Osen

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Izakaya Osen chirashi bowl
Photograph: Time Out/Patricia Kelly Yeo

Time Out says

Silver Lake is now home to surprisingly great sushi, all thanks to this tiny Japanese strip mall joint and its sushi-focused sibling, Omakase by Osen, just down Sunset Boulevard. Both perpetually busy restaurants are led by seasoned chef Damon Cho, who's worked at Matsuhisa and Tao. While the actual $160 counter experience at Omakase by Osen isn't worth much (I found it wholly unremarkable), the donburi options ($28–$36), as well as the two-person chirashi ($70) at Izakaya Osen are so delicious and reasonably priced that I doubt you'll miss eating capital-S sushi. If you're in the mood for actual nigiri and hand rolls, Izakaya Osen has those too—and while they're not the cheapest around, the fish quality and craftsmanship definitely make for tasty à la carte sushi that doesn't break the bank. Also, definitely make a Yelp reservation, since the restaurant is quite small.

Patricia Kelly Yeo
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Patricia Kelly Yeo


2903 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles
Opening hours:
Mon–Thu noon–10pm; Fri, Sat noon–11pm; Sun noon–10pm
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