Gaijin Noodle + Sake House (Permanently Closed)
Hours: Monday–Thursday, 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.–3 a.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m.–3 a.m.; Sunday, 5–11 p.m.
Fare: Japanese and Japanese fusion
Vibe: Casual and relaxed early on. Gets louder and more like an elbow-to-elbow scene as the night progresses
Seating: No reservations, 8–10 tables, plus 6 seats at the yakitori bar
Must try: Pork and kimchi; portobello mushroom; anything with bacon; “Bacon and Egg”; Uni Green Tea Soba Noodles
Need to know: It’s the Gaslamp, so parking can be a challenge. Pricing on the yakitori menu is for two skewers; however, I’ve been able to order single skewers of everything. A seven-skewer combination called the “Seven Samurai” is $21.
|Sunday||5 p.m. to 11 p.m.|
|Monday||11 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
|Tuesday||11 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
|Wednesday||11 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
|Thursday||11 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
|Friday||11 a.m. to 3 a.m.|
|Saturday||5 p.m. to 3 a.m.|