I have an affection for fried food, so when I heard that the 'best tempura in Japan' was opening up here in LA it was all I could do to not run there immediately.
But you don't need choice because what they offer is amazing. An assortment of fried food on a large bowl of rice. It's not crispy like the tempura that you might be used to but believe it or not it doesn't have to be. The flavor is what makes this bowl of fried deliciousness shine.
The tempura is fried to order and drizzled with a subtle sweet sauce that brings together the vegetables, shrimp and golden tempura. Along with shrimp, eel or whitefish as options there is a kakiage of shrimp and scallop, a sweet shishito pepper and a soft boiled egg, fried just so.
Ever since my first bite I dream about this tendon bowl at Hannosuke, definitely one of my favorite specialty places in LA.
3760 S Centinela Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90066