izakaya akatora la

izakaya akatora || 115 w. main street, alhambra, ca 91801 || (626) 943-7872

new gem by michael cardenas of innovative dining group [katana, sushi roku, boa steakhouse], and favorite trendy hot spots all across los angeles & las vegas has arrived: izakaya akatora. it’s a more casual, traditional sushi bar & izakaya feel but offering high-quality fish & tapas located in the historic city of alhambra — a city in the suburbs of la, known as the san gabriel valley.


i aint sayin’ she’s a gold digger, but she’s only eating sashimi with gold on top.


kinmedai. flame-torched golden eye red snapper. i ate the james bond of snappers, basically.


omakase me pls.


close up of the fresh, sexy oyster + uni & ikura neighbors.


yam ice cream – a reinvented traditional japanese dessert that will make you swoon


classic chocolate volcano done right


remember to thank the sushi chefs


sake to you…sake to me…


akatora, red tiger in japanese, is named after michael’s father’s fishing boat.


blondetourage. i’m wearing my favorite leather clutch by liucia

thanks michael for a wonderful dinner & for adding another awesome restaurant to this world! need to be back when i’m out west again [and try the foie gras]. arigatou!

for more delicious goodness, visit my post on the neighboring sushi roku in pasadena.

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