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 7/25/2014)
$839,000 : 2028 COLBY AVE, Los Angeles3 beds, 3 full baths
$699,000 : 11609 Idaho Avenue, Los Angeles3 beds, 3 full baths
$778,000 : 1742 Federal Ave, Unit 102, Los Angeles3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
2 beds, 2 full baths
$2,800,000 : 2008 FEDERAL AVE, Los Angeles3 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
$599,000 : 2045 BELOIT AVE, Unit 304, Los Angeles2 beds, 3 full baths
$629,999 : 2045 BELOIT AVE, Unit 305, Los Angeles2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
3 beds, 3 full baths
2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$749,000 : 1845 FEDERAL AVE, Unit 104, Los Angeles3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$925,000 : 1712 S BARRINGTON AVE, Unit 2, Los Angeles4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
$1,199,000 : 2014 COLBY AVE, Los Angeles4 beds, 2 full baths
$449,000 : 11574 OHIO AVE, Unit 203, Los Angeles2 beds, 2 full baths
$699,500 : 1505 Purdue Avenue, Unit 202, Los Angeles2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
$879,000 : 1621 BARRY AVE, Unit 301, Los Angeles4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$849,500 : 11554 Iowa Avenue, Unit 3, Los Angeles3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
$749,000 : 11500 TENNESSEE AVE, Unit 103, Los Angeles1 bed, 2 full baths
$1,249,000 : 1942 S BARRINGTON AVE, Los Angeles4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
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