Asked my reliable Japanese eats source for some soba recommendations the other day and she mentioned a Japanese chain Sojibo in Torrance. As I googled it to come up with more info, I discover that there is also a Sawtelle branch!
Whaaat!? I don't recall any hound mentioning this place and it's been open since November 2012 according to Tony C. I searched CH and there are exactly 2 passing mentions of this place.
Supposedly it's house made soba from a chain from Japan. You'd think there would be more mention of this place!
I know JL has gone. Any reports about the quality of the soba and izakya from anyone else? Maybe people are trying to keep this place off the radar intentionally?
I'll try to hit the Torrance once the next chance I get.