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Japanese: Vegas transplant Raku makes the city’s best overall izakaya fare and composed Japanese bar food while Tsujita’sunbeatable ramen comes in four variations at two adjacent shops on Sawtelle in West LA. There’s also a new Tsujita Ramen inside Glendale’s Americana at Brand.

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Xiao long bao: Small “soup” dumplings filled with meat and broth, sporting thin skins and served at dim sum and dumpling houses around San Gabriel Valley. One of the best places to get them is at Din Tai Fung in Glendale and Arcadia.

 

By Matthew Kang and Farley Elliott