Saturday, December 15, 2018

Totoyama: Sushi and Ramen in the Heart of Hollywood

Let's face it, Hollywood Blvd is not typically what comes to mind when thinking of a place to eat, unless I happen to be catching a show at the Pantages or drinking nearby. But recently I was invited to check out Totoyama Sushi and Ramen, a casual Japanese spot in the same complex as Greenleaf and Pressed Juicery. There's no Hollywood glitz at Totoyama, but the space is nice and comfortable, and the food was surprisingly good and prices were affordable!

Totoyama usually offers an omakase with 10 pieces of nigiri and miso soup and edamame for $48, but they also had a sampler of Japanese fish. I got the Japanese fish sampler combo for $58 which included 4 different 2pcs nigiri and one piece of uni.
I thought it was quite a good deal 9 pieces which included uni! Each sushi was dressed individually. I believe I opted for the aji (mackerel), kanpachi, sea bream, and since they were out of one item I had the salmon.

My friend got the spicy miso ramen ($13) which had a rich and flavorful broth, and pretty spicy. Too spicy for me, but she quite enjoyed it.

I added more sushi orders to try, including the Housemade egg / tamagoyaki ($4)
And of course, some oo-toro! It's been a while since I've had this cut - so good.

For dessert, we tried the housemade matcha almond tofu ($6)

All in all, I would say if you're looking for a good meal in Hollywood without the scene, Totoyama should be a go-to place! They also have pork katsu, udon, and other cooked entrees which I haven't tried.

P.S. they validate for 2 hours parking so you can park in the garage! A huge bonus in Hollywood.

Totoyama Sushi & Ramen
6201 Hollywood Blvd Suite #118
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 400-6300
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