Yazawa Meat Now Open In BH

Stop the presses, this just in…  While we’re on the subject of new buzz-worthy Japanese restaurants on the Westside, a great deal of you were extremely excited by the news I told you back in May that Yazawa Meat was going into the old BierBeisl space at 9669 Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills.  Well, you’ll be ecstatic to learn that straight from Japan, our own local branch of the ultra-exclusive chain Yazawa Meat soft opened last night (October 29th) after a brief run of invite only, with an expected grand opening of December 1st.  What took so long?  According to a spokesperson, permits from LA County held them up.  But all that’s behind us now.  Expect the absolute end-all of routinely flown in Japanese wagu expertly cut (the name Yazawa refers to a legendary Japanese butcher) (and yes, I’m assured there are vegetarian options).  But with all this attention, good luck getting a seat in the dark, intimate, diminutive dining room.  In the mean time, check out their website and explore the menus at one of their other glitzy outposts in Milan, Tokyo, and Singapore here.




It’s Official: Yazawa Taking Over The Bier Beisl Space In BH

When BierBeisl vacated the space at 9669 Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills back in November of 2013, people were left scratching their heads wondering what was going to take over. Originally a pizza joint was scheduled to move in, but that fell through.  Then in March of 2014, Eater LA uncovered an ABC license application suggesting that a Japanese restaurant was destined for the space, but that couldn’t be confirmed and the old license application has since disappeared.  Shortly thereafter, a new ABC license was issued to Yazawa Meat Inc., and signs recently went up on the awning informing us all that the new restaurant will indeed be Yazawa.  Whether or not this is the same Yazawa as the international chain, I can’t speak with any authority but it certainly looks possible…

Update:  A reader sent me more information… Yes, this IS the same Yazawa as the international chain.  Currently, they are having difficulties with the owners of the space which is holding up their progress.  According to the reader, they are still far from opening…