Otomisan Suehiro

Cheap Eats: Japanese, June 2012

Six red lanterns hang outside the weathered exterior of the Boyle Heights spot, which has been serving Japanese food to the neighborhood for more than 50 years. Teriyaki, soba, and tempura shrimp round out a menu that doesn’t try to get fancy and yet remains unique. The avocado in a California roll balances the nori and the faux crab and has you looking at the classic preparation as if for the first time.