I gotta say I am totally obsessed with Furaibo's tebasaki--these chicken wings are to die for! I tell people all the time, no one makes fried chicken like the Japanese but they just don't believe me.
Also, the Blue Marlin Cafe rocks! I LOVE their Japanese pasta dishes--the tuna tartar with sansai (moutain veggies) is killer.
What's your favorite place on Sawtelle, and what dishes do you recommend there?