June 16, 2012
A kaiseki restaurant in unassuming environs, where chef Niki Nakayama prepares exhilarating Japanese tasting menus. Location: 3455 S. Overland Ave., Los Angeles, (310) 836-6252, http://www.n-naka.com Prices: Set-course menus only, $110 to $165. Details: Dinner, by reservation only, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Credit cards accepted. Beer, wine and sake. Limited lot parking.