I had dinner at Terried Sake House in West LA one night last week. It is a Japanese izakaya style establishment that has a large selection of small dishes. aka Japanese pub food.
Surprisingly they did not have a large sake menu, but we tried two different sakes, one medium and the other dry. (Both cold). We began with miso soups and a tofu steak, which arrived on a sizzling platter and had a soy sauce on it. It was delicious. We tried some chicken wing skewers from the yakitori section of the menu, which were also tasty.
Other dishes included bbq salmon collar, a spicy tuna roll, negitoro roll, yellowtail sushi, chicken skin skewers, momo (chicken leg) and pepper skewers, and a dish that included mashed daikon with salmon roe on top. The salmon roe over daikon was my least favorite. Also another highlight was teriyaki corn on the cob. It sounds strange but it was very good. I would not have ordered this but it looked so good when we saw another group ordering it that we had to try it.
Terried Sake House has mostly communal seating. We had to wait about 15 minutes for a table, which was fine. I may have forgotten some dishes, but it was a very enjoyable place. It was also a bargain - including tax & 20% tip it was about $30 per person and we ate a lot of food and drank ample quantities of sake!
I would definitely go back. I liked the casual atmosphere, the extensive menu, the "authentic" vibe, the tasty food, the low prices and the convenient location. My only wish was that parking was easier there.
TSH is located on Santa Monica Blvd and Federal, just West of the 405.
Thanks Rabo Encendido for posting about this place! I have probably driven by it hundreds of times but never noticed it. The wonders of chowhound...