Thanks to good pal Renee, I discovered Shojin Restaurant this afternoon. It's organic and natural. It's vegan. It's...Japanese?!
A totally strange concept, but a delicious one.
Amongst the many things I'd thought might belong in sushi, I had never considered barbeque seitan. But I'm into it.
The prices are reasonable. The food is fresh. And it's housed on the 3rd floor of a rad Little Tokyo shopping center. Which means you can get fed and get a tour through Japanese shopping culture.
And if you're not booked for Thanksgiving, neither are they. Make a reservation now for your vegan faux-Turkey Day meal.
333 S. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013