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Photograph courtesy osaka.com.pe

Holy Machu Picchu, it’s getting awfully Peruvian around here. L.A.’s obsession with Peru’s cuisine has spawned another restaurant—this one a sexy Hollywood stunner—built around that South American country’s flavors. The name winks at the region’s long history of Japanese fusion, and the menu sustains the theme with sushi-like sweet potato ceviche rolls. The classic ceviche rivals any in town; other, more creative riffs fall flat. Potato-based mini causas and antichuchos (skewers) of shrimp and meat (including Kobe beef heart) represent tradition. The selection of piscos, including house infusions, is oh-so-now. » 6327 Hollywood Blvd., 323-785-0360 or osaka.com.pe