Sake House Miro does have izakaya dishes, yakitori and sushi, they serve more as accompaniments to the sake, beer and soju cocktails. It's not really an eating destination, but it's a great option in this under-served neighborhood near La Brea and Wilshire. As the website points out, the Sake House is a lot like walking into a neighborhood pub in 1970s Tokyo with Godzilla posters on the wall, vintage Japanese pay phones and cozy settees. The sushi at Sake House is serviceable, but I haven't really gotten to the cooked dishes yet. I'm looking forward to trying out their house fried chicken, grilled yellowtail collar, black cod, tofu steak with bonito and chile skewers. The friendly server recommended the smooth Kaori sake. Most sakes are in the $8 range for an ample glass; the cloudy unfiltered sake is $12 a bottle. With 15 kinds of sake to choose from, 2 for 1 sake on Mondays and 2 for 1 beer and soju on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, this is a fun spot to stop in after work or before a movie for a drink and some small plates.
UPDATE: Sake House also makes a great bibimbap. See my review here.
Sake House Miro
809 S. La Brea