Stories about n/naka

Priced out of n/naka? Try Niki Nakayama’s new izakaya

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • August 18, 2022

the idea for n/soto when the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to close n/naka, their globally famed 26-seat ode to kaiseki in Palms. The elaborate bento boxes they began selling to stay afloat led to collaborations with other chefs and a pop-up at the

n/naka their attention at night when indoor dining resumed, so they invited chef Yoji Tajima, whose Beverly Hills sushi restaurant Yojisan closed in 2020, to lead n/soto's kitchen. Locally or nationally, fewer restaurants bill themselves these days

A New Restaurant from the N/Naka Team Traces the Immigrant Journey from Japan to America

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • April 14, 2021

serve as a vehicle for more than just takeout,” says Iida-Nakayama. “It can tell a story. It can bring us together with other collaborators.” The two have long been known for their modern kaiseki restaurant in Culver City,n/naka. When COVID-19 forced

L.A. special occasion takeout and delivery recommendations

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • April 15, 2020

classic like rigatoni all’Amatriciana to your own taste. It will be magnificent. Delivery or pickup. 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (424) 387-8622,felixla.com Kaiseki jubako from n/naka. (Bill Addison / Los Angeles Times) n/naka A 2015 episode on

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Take-Out Tip of the Day: In-Demand Sushi and Sashimi from N/naka

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • April 24, 2020

Set your alarm for tomorrow morning. N/naka, long one of the city’s harder to score reservations, also has some of the hardest to get takeout. The restaurant opens up reservations on Tock for its to-go meals for the week every Saturday at 10 a.m

. and they’ve been selling out within minutes, according to a representative for n/naka. The acclaimed kaiseki spot from Niki Nakayama has two items for pickup and makes about 150 meals per day. The $38 bento with sushi includes an assortment of items

A Starry Night in California as Michelin Guide Reveals Awards

Heather Platt • Los Angeles Magazine • December 6, 2022

previously-granted awards, including Michael Cimarusti’s Providence, Niki and Carole Iida-Nakayama’s N/Naka, Josiah Citrin’s Santa Monica restaurant Melisse, and Hayato in DTLA; all of these mentioned have retained their two-star ratings. Still, there has yet

Where to eat outside in Los Angeles

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • December 10, 2022

the second restaurant from Niki Nakayama and her wife, Carole Iida-Nakayama, was nearly as difficult a reservation as their fine-dining flagship n/naka. That’s because the tranquil covered patio wasn’t quite ready at first. With its izakaya model

— small to midsize plates that incorporate myriad culinary techniques, matched with a thoughtful beverage program — a table doesn’t require anything close to the combination of calendar reminders and blind luck that booking at n/naka does. n-soto.com An

DTLA’s Camphor Wants Patrons to Get Lost in Spice

Heather Platt • Los Angeles Magazine • June 1, 2022

environment with upscale brasserie food and cocktails.1541 Wilcox Ave., Hollywood, mesamisla.com. N/soto, West AdamsThe pop-up from N/naka duo Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida-Nakayama, serving izakaya-inspired small plates (below) and mains like miso-baked bone

What to eat now: A tartare that tastes of one thing: carrots

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • May 23, 2022

vegetable in Los Angeles at the moment. The tartare arrives in a perfect circle, hidden under coins of orange, white, yellow and purple carrots. A few slivers of raw fennel lounge across the top. The Nakayamas, who are also behind the two Michelin-star n

/naka in Palms, use no fewer than five preparations of the star vegetable. Carrots are peeled and then broken down into wider and more narrow sections. The wider cuts are roasted. The smaller cuts are pureed into a carrot cream. The skins are dehydrated

How to eat at Hollywood’s 'it' restaurant tonight

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • April 23, 2022

details on where to eat at Coachella if you’re headed to the desert for the festival’s second weekend. — n/soto, the new izakaya from Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida-Nakayama of n/naka, has opened in Mid-City ... and this week’s other must-know L.A

Porridge + Puff's Minh Phan debuts Hollywood pop-up Phenakite

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • October 21, 2020

service or take care of someone.” Women friends in the industry — particularly n/naka’s Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida, who gave Phan ceramics made for a Vespertine collaboration as a “permanent loan” for Phenakite — encouraged Phan to embrace the chance

and her team have hardly been idle. The number of group efforts in which Phan has a hand can make the eyes blur: collaboration meals with n/naka and Alta Adams and (with other women chefs) Cochon555; partnerships that feed seniors and that support