Tucked away next to the Inglewood Civic Centre, Mori Japanese Cuisine in Inglewood could almost be mistaken for a basic lunch bar, but this hidden gem is proof that you should never judge a book by its cover.
Mori offers all the classic dishes we know and love—including a healthy selection of vegetarian options—and their weekday lunch specials will keep your budget in check at only $10 a pop.
After dark the lunch bar vibe all but disappears, and the tiny restaurant takes on a slightly more romantic feel, adorned with twinkling fairy lights. Choose from their range of smaller dishes—like agadashi tofu, gyoza and karaage—to create your own share selection or treat yourself to a big bowl of donkotsu ramen, teriyaki beef, or a bento box.
If you’ve got room, finish off with the black sesame ice-cream and roll on outta there.
Image credit: Nancy Hanna