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The Best Japanese Grill in Los Angeles

As we move into the New Year, a lot of folks are asking what the major barbecue and grilling trends will be in 2006. First, I believe ethnic grilling will continue to grow in popularity. Especially Japanese restaurants specializing in robatayaki. Ro means “hearth” and yaki means “grilled” or “grilling.” Put them together and you get some of the most refined grilled meats, seafood, vegetables, even rice you’ve ever tasted. And few restaurants in the U.S. do it better than the Los Angeles restaurant Katana, located at 8439 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, tel (323) 650-8585. Here, SR discusses the fine points of miso grilled shrimp and shiitake mushrooms. Do you have a favorite Japanese or ethnic grill joint? Let us know on the Barbecue Board. And Happy New Year.

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