Stories about n/naka

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

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

In the Waning Days of the Shutdown, L.A. Takeout Has Gotten Elaborate

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • June 19, 2020

, Rossoblu reopened for in-restaurant dining with distancing guidelines in place. At n/naka, takeout comes in gorgeous bento boxes sourced from Japan. The roughly 150 takeout meals available each night, priced at $38 or $85 a person, sell out in minutes. Chef

What rings true and false for Los Angeles in Michelin's new California guide

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • June 4, 2019

mostly useful for any added attention it brings to the city and the briefly diverting debates it will spark. Six L.A. restaurants earned two stars: n/naka, Providence, Somni, Sushi Ginza Onodera, Urasawa and Vespertine. I’d align with half of those (the

Dialogue: a far grander setting, a lot of mediocre cooking. So … fun to carp and quip over, right? I don’t disparage the value Michelin might bring. If the guide introduces more diners to deserving, exemplary Southern California chefs — n/naka’s Niki

5 things you can do to help L.A. restaurants

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • March 28, 2020

open for takeout. Bill Addison shares seven favorites so far. Also from Bill: how the coronavirus shutdown has affected two L.A. bars. — Vespertine for $49, Auburn for $39, n/naka for $38, Dialogue for $35. Deputy editor Andrea Chang reports on the

What California reopening will look like, from food to retail

Sam Dean, Patricia Escárcega, Hugo Martín, Bill Shaikin, Ryan Faughnder • Los Angeles Times • May 6, 2020

might struggle harder to make ends meet. Niki Nakayama, chef and owner of the 26-seat Japanese kaiseki restaurant n/naka, expects her restaurant will be able to stay profitable at 50% capacity, but it will require her to cut back on the number of staff

working every night. “Maybe we would have to alternate the shifts so that everybody gets to work, but just not together at the same time,” she said. A normal dinner service at n/naka seats about 50 guests in one evening, but Nakayama thinks her restaurant

There's no "back to normal" for the restaurant industry

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • September 17, 2020

exquisite bentos from temples like n/naka and Hayato sell out the moment they’re posted online. Evan Funke, whose Felix in Venice was perpetually booked pre-pandemic, opened a six-month pop-up in Hollywood last month called Fingers Crossed; its popularity is

L.A. restaurants can reopen, but most will remain closed

Andrea Chang, Jenn Harris, Peter Meehan • Los Angeles Times • May 30, 2020

region’s most popular restaurants — Alimento, n/naka, Ronan, Birdie G’s, Cassia, Lawry’s the Prime Rib and Sonoratown among them — takeout will remain the status quo for a while. Calling the latest developments “head-spinning,” Bar Amá chef-owner Josef