Clusi Batusi, Sawtelle (Little Osaka, West Los Angeles)

David: The first 4 or 5 times we walked by Clusi Batusi, all we could think was: “what is this random pizza place doing here on Sawtelle?” It was the only non-Asian eatery on the strip of Sawtelle Blvd. labeled “Little Osaka,” a destination for sushi, pho, soup dumplings, boba and more. After hearing several friends…

NBC Seafood, Monterey Park

Jen: Chinese food in the U.S.A. has a peculiar relationship to the letters of the alphabet. There are the meaningless restaurant names, such as NYC Seafood, CBS Seafood, JJ Cafe… and then the LA County restaurant ratings, wherein, for those in the know, “A” means Americanized and “C” is for Chinese. A couple of weekends…