Hold the maple syrup: This casual joint in Lomita is among the few places in L.A. specializing in savory Japanese okonomiyaki pancake. Toss vegetables, seafood, pork, and yakisoba noodles with house batter, and then pour it onto a sesame-oiled griddle built into your table. Order craft beers (Hitachino, Echigo) or iced shochu drinks while waiting for your griddle cake to crisp. Finish sweet with a strawberry shaved-ice parfait.
Tues.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 6-11 p.m.; Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 6 p.m.-midnight; Sat., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-midnight; Sun., 5-11 p.m.