I recently sold a home to a young guy on Corinth Ave. He was excited because it was walking distance to the up-and-coming Sawtelle neighborhood in West Los Angeles, where his favorite markets and restaurants are located.
A recent article in the Los Angeles Times talks about the gentification of the area knows as “Little Osaka”. This area, along Sawtelle from Santa Monica to Olympic, has always been a draw for its Japanese restaurants, but it is now branching out to cater to a wider range of food groupies.
Boutiques and food trucks are also sprouting up and the area is a melting pot of mixed-use buildings, Japanese nurseries, and mom-and-pop stores.
Some restaurants of note along Sawtelle are:
The new Plan Check Kitchen and Bar serving gourmet burgers and other American food.
Coffee Tomo, where you can get red bean and cheese-stuffed pretzels with coffee made with self-roasted beans.
Gottsui, a 20-year-old chain of restaurants in Tokyo.
Tsujita, with its ramen noodles replaced the long-time convenience store, Yamaguchi, last year.
Blockheads Shavery, serving “Snow Creams”, a mix of Hawaiian shaved ice and creamy ice cream.
Balconi Coffee Company, serving espresso drinks but also slow-brewing coffees and other drinks.
Sawtelle is an area to watch, especially as the real estate in this area is still moderately priced:
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(all data current as of 12/9/2013)
$569,000 : 1838 BARRY AVE, Unit 11, Los Angeles3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$585,000 : 1700 SAWTELLE, Unit 319, Los Angeles2 beds, 2 full baths
$875,000 : 11674 NEBRASKA AVE, Los Angeles3 beds, 3 full baths
$549,000 : 1430 COLBY AVE, Unit 202, Los Angeles2 beds, 2 full baths
$749,000 : 1621 BARRY AVE, Unit 201, Los Angeles3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$830,000 : 1810 S BARRINGTON AVE, Unit 3, Los Angeles3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$865,000 : 11500 TENNESSEE AVE, Unit 117, Los Angeles1 bed, 3 full baths
$619,000 : 11612 IDAHO AVE, Unit 302, Los Angeles2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$1,299,000 : 2014 COLBY AVE, Los Angeles3 beds, 2 full baths
$948,000 : 1621 BARRY AVE, Unit 301, Los Angeles4 beds, 3 full baths
$899,000 : 11554 IOWA AVE, Unit 102, Los Angeles4 beds, 5 full baths
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