Little Tokyo is fast becoming one of Los Angeles's most exciting dining destinations, with fun new restaurants popping up all the time. One of the most eagerly anticipated this winter was a new partnership between Michael Cardenas of Sushi Roku, and Chef Josef Centeno, an international small plates emporium called the Lazy Ox Canteen.
The menu is a dizzying dervish of dishes that combines flavors from many of the world's great culinary cultures. In fact, there were so many dishes, it was almost impossible to choose from them, especially when you factor in both the regular menu items and the specials scrawled on the giant chalkboard in back. That said, I think that eventually the menu will settle down a little and focus on some strong, core dishes. And the happy hour special with $3 drinks and $5 menu items is one of the best deals in the area.
To read more about what I ate, and how I liked the astro-turfed walls, open kitchen, and hanging ox yolk, take a look at my review below.