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From the team behind Panda Express is Taiwan-born Japanese barbecue chain YakiYan. Don’t get hung up on its Panda Express backing or the fact that it’s a chain, though. The Hacienda Heights outpost is serving upscale yakiniku-style Japanese barbecue (translation: a method of Japanese barbecue wherein meat is cooked over live coals). The beef is exclusively prime, some imported from Japan, and cooked on the tabletop grills at each table. Enjoy upscale omakase in a sleek, brass, wood, and leather-decorated dining room with craft cocktails, and plenty of sake, of course.

YakiYan Hacienda Heights
Los Angeles

YakiYan

YakiYan

From the team behind Panda Express is Taiwan-born Japanese barbecue chain YakiYan. Don’t get hung up on its Panda Express backing or the fact that it’s a chain, though. The Hacienda Heights outpost is serving upscale yakiniku-style Japanese barbecue (translation: a method of Japanese barbecue wherein meat is cooked over live coals). The beef is exclusively prime, some imported from Japan, and cooked on the tabletop grills at each table. Enjoy upscale omakase in a sleek, brass, wood, and leather-decorated dining room with craft cocktails, and plenty of sake, of course.