HATCH Yakitori + Bar

4.2
47 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
HATCH is a modern izakaya style restaurant that celebrates yakitori, a fresh raw bar, and creative plates with an emphasis on quality and seasonality of the food. We fuse the tradition of Japanese cooking with bold Californian flavors to deliver new takes on classic dishes. Our curated beverage list of craft beer, wine, sake and spirits are personally handpicked by our in-house sommelier. Grab and go with one of our signature bento boxes, or stick around for our chef specials.

Specials

HAPPY HOUR

OUR HAPPY HOUR MENU INCLUDES DRINKS AND SIGNATURE DISHES FOR A FRACTION OF THE REGULAR PRICE!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 1, 2018

Ends: November 2, 2117

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:00PM-6:00PM

TIPSY TUESDAYS

EVERY TUESDAY! 50% OFF ALL DRINKS! *RESTRICTIONS APPLY: WITH MINIMUM ORDER OF $20.00 PER PERSON. NOT VALID WITH OTHER PROMOS.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 2, 2018

Ends: October 3, 2117

Availability: Tue 11:30AM-2:30PM 5:00PM-9:30PM

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Sun 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Tue - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 8:45PM - 11:00PM

What 47 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good everything was absolutely delicious and the staff is beyond friendly

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Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find! There is certainly no shortage of dining options in LA, but I'm glad we decided to check out HATCH. It's a trendy little downtown spot with amazing yakitori and great service. We sat at the counter, and struck up a conversation with the Chef, who was expediting all night. He was incredibly knowledgeable and personable, and his passion for his craft was immediately evident.

As for the food? We visited during Discover LA week, and were treated with a multi-course, Prix Fixe meal for $39/person. It was a nice sampling of the menu, with each course even more memorable than the last. Starting out with the Miso Spare Ribs, which were so tender they were barely hanging onto the bone. The Black Kaarage chicken with black ranch dipping sauce was a huge favorite. The chicken meatball with egg yolk dipping sauce was incredibly creative to the point where I was surprised I had never encountered anything similar before.

If I lived in LA, I'd certainly be stopping here before any event at the Staple Center.

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time at this place. Took advantage of the dinela dinner menu and was really impressed with it. Will def be back.

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y
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

My husband and I came here on a Saturday night around 6:45pm. It wasn't busy yet considering the numerous empty tables. The restaurant is very modern, trendy and clean. We were seated immediately and were given a couple menus.

We both really enjoyed the food here. What we didn't enjoy was the extremely long waits in between food delivery. We ordered a bunch of their "sticks" aka yakitori and the miso ribs. The ribs came out pretty fast and were so good and quickly devoured. Then we waited maybe 15 to 20 minutes for one stick to come out (chicken heart), then we waited some more before our second stick came out and so forth.

I get that the food is probably brought out as they're done cooking, but when you order 5 sticks at a time, it'd be preferred to get them delivered at the same time so a couple can enjoy their meal together than one stick at a time.

I will also say that all the servers and wait staff were super friendly which makes me not want to say I didn't have a great experience here. But, the wait time in between plates was very disappointing and our dinner took much longer than it probably should have.

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TO
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I’ve returned here three times, each time hoping the service would be better, but it only gets worse. This last time it took almost 30 for someone to come back and take our order. The menu is interesting and food is good but not cheap. Lunch for two, if no alcohol, will likely exceed $50 and it’ll take all of two hours. I also had to flag someone else to get the check. I’m never going back and won’t recommend.

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AB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm a foodie and I love Hatch. I hope it gets the notice it should but at the same time, I'm glad its not packed yet so I can easily stop by without a reservation and get food quickly.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was awesome, the ambiance is nice. The food was absolutely phenomenal, it was so delicious and well executed and presented. I’ll be back time and time again.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. A bit pricey considering you order skewers at a time.

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M
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service in a great spot in DTLA. The cement walls and close proximity of the tables made it a little loud. Would definitely go agaiy

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great service, reasonable prices for food and drinks . everything was super tasty

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Mediocre food. Service wasnt great. Had to ask a few times for or items.

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JT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Hatch Yakitori + Bar was a great new find for lunch. My party of 3 sat outside at the high tables and bar stools because inside was freezing. We ordered the Hamachi plate, the fried black rice, and several skewers including maitake mushrooms, mushroom party, eggplant, shishito peppers, potatoes, and the pork belly. The Hamachi and fried rice were delicious and enough to share. Each skewer order is intended to be 3 bites, and theoretically can be shared among 3 people, but the "bites" are small and flavors are excellent, so I'd suggest a skewer per person, at least for certain items like the mushroom party. The maitake mushroom was a special item, being considered for the permanent menu. I hope it makes it, it was delicious and one of my favorites of the meal. The orders came out slowly and one at a time, so it wasn't until the fried rice appeared at the end that I finally feel satisfied.

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LT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Tourist trap. Not traditional yakitori. I’d drive 5-10 min to little Tokyo for real yakitori next time

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Fun to eat. Sunday special black chicken sandwich is the best

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is such a hidden gem. LA definitely needs to get on the HATCH train because this place is ridiculously delicious. My friends that were visiting from The Bay area wholeheartedly agree. We cleaned up all our plates with mach speed haha. Will definitely be back!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

Super expensive pricing for small portions of food

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is interesting but delicious. Waiter was helpful but a little too aggressive for my taste. Carafes for sake are pretty small. Happy hour prices are good.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great first izakaya in LA

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HA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Music very koud and unpleasant. I would have enjoyed much better with different music and softer.

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Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Tried the ahi tuna, avocado toast, black rice and steak, black/braised chicken and several sticks! Definitely going back!

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

We love to share small plates, especially if they unique compared to what everyone else is doing. Andre was pretty cool and checked up on us the right now. But the music, the music was wayyyyyyyyyy to loud and not right for setting. I'd come back but if it's as loud as yesterday, I don't think it would be worth the noise. You just can't talk to one another. All we were left with, was some chick next to us screaming to her group with a super annoying voice.

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AB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hatch was fantastic!! The food was cooked to perfection, and the chef eaten chatted with us and told us all about everything we ate. What a g and they’re not fully discovered yet so what a joy to find without a huge wait line!

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PM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was not worth the price. Better yakitori and more reasonable price near by

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YW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hmmm the music is a little bit too loud but no doubt a good place for Japanese sticks and friends/chatting!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Portions are way too small for the price. We spent $80 and I felt like it was a snack. Good thing we were not super hungry when we went. Flavor is ok - could use more sauces or dishes. Sticks are so small. The fried oysters were my favorite - delicious and great presentation, but also $4 each for the market price when we went.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful great experience with a marvelous chef!!! Please go and check it out!!!

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MS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The portions were extremely tiny. My friend and I had a 20% coupon and it still came out to be pricey for lunch for a tiny amount of food. Also, it takes a long time to receive your food. Maybe it was because we went near lunch closing, but there were hardly any people there and it just took too long to get the food.

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Mexico City
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

$200 for a dinner for two is what I would expect to pay at Shibumi, one of world’s best restaurants but not for a place with a few too many chicken options and in a mall. The food was good and the service was excellent but when I bother to eat at a casual restaurant inside a mall I definitely do not want to pay $200.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Tasty. but too loud.

Server was too nice. Kept asking every 10 mins for more orders.

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ML
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Hatch is a unique and different dining experience. The staff is very friendly and the food is great.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

We sat 45 mins in a midly busy restaurants before food cqme

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KC
Orange County
100 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

If you are in the area, you can try a few items there or Happy Hour. But totally not worth for a full meal there. Very expensive, food is only average for some items. Not authentic Japanese yakitori.
Recommend: chicken meatball, chicken with green onion and wings. Yes, server is very pushy and he will keep telling YOU what to order!!!!

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New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Hatch was a real delight. We loved the location, restaurant decor, the menu, and the food was really good. We had a few skewers and the chicken karage. This dish is very special; it takes two days to make; the chef makes it with octopus ink and it comes out looking like charred cauliflower from mars. He delivers the completely blackened chicken in a black bowl which feels distinct and modern. But then you try it and it's just phenomenal. Juicy and flavorful. We also enjoyed a sake the waiter recommended which was as excellent as promised. One small nit, the chef (who we also enjoyed talking to) used his mobile device at the counter between meal prep. I know this is kind of the norm now but it's a bit off putting when he's also handling food. Otherwise, a splendid experience and we'll definitely return when downtown.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome yakatori! The chicken meatballs and mushrooms were fantastic. Definitely will be back.

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CM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Walking into Hatch I noticed how modern and clean the restaurant looked. Not clean as in hygiene (although I know it is), but clean as in architecture/design, sharp corners, not clunky, and an awesome color scheme. The front of the restaurant is white for walk ins and the back is black reservations, giving the restaurant in itself texture, context, and a unique vibe.

Entering the restaurant I was promptly greeted and sat in Head Chef Daniels section at the counter. Chef thanked me for joining and asked if I had dined their before. I had not, so Chef went on to explain the menu and concept. I could see Chefs passion through his explanation, and knew I had made the right choice for dinner.

After looking over the menu and being unable to decide I asked Chef to serve me his favorites. 1.5 hours, 2 glasses of Japanese scotch, and about 10 plates later, this is far and away my new favorite restaurant in LA. I recommend the Agedashi Tofu, Black Fried Rice, Miso Pork Spare Rib, Black Karaage, Avo Toast, Oyster, Chicken Meatball, and anything wrapped in Bacon.

Fairly priced, amazing customer service, and DELICIOUS food, I can honestly say this will be a weekly stop for me.

Thank you for the amazing experience Chef Daniel!

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KK
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Flavor is authentic and yummy. While I understand the concept of yakitori, the portions were on the small side and pricey. That said, a nice variety of choices, great service and tasty (lots of whiskey choices)!!

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JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you, Angel and the crew for an awesome birthday for my boyfriend! We can not wait to come back!!

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E
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s probably not fair to compare my idea of yakitori with HATCH because I’ve been eating authentic yakitori for decades. But for a new take on some unique dishes, HATCH definitely brings it in the concrete jungles of DTLA. Owner/chef Daniel seems very passionate about his craft and overall, the food and experience was good. I was taken back by the check system at the end where the wait staff watches on as you make your credit card transaction. That seemed awkward. Otherwise, it’s an Americanized izakaya in the heart of DTLA that’s work giving a try.

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ED
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was clean, simple, and amazingly delicious. The karaage (fried chicken with squid ink) and the tuna avocado toast was our favorite. But ALL the yakitori was delicious too. The tuna avocado toast was not bread but crunchy, chewy rice toast. It freaking changed my life. It was so good. The staff was friendly and helpful. They not only answered all our questions about our meal and explained to us how to eat it, they gave us ideas on fun places to visit in the area. So glad we found this place on our vacation.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing. My favorite dish was the chicken meatball with egg yolk & tare dip!

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