The 1.82 square mile neighborhood situated on the Westside of Los Angeles and known as, Sawtelle, was once an independent municipality all its own. Locally, people often mistake Sawtelle for being the name of a compound like area on which sits a large Veterans Administration Complex, the West Los Angeles Medical Center, and the Sawtelle Veterans Home. However, spanning across four zip codes, Sawtelle is actually a large unincorporated district of in the Westside of Los Angeles. Sawtelle first began to thrive as its own city in 1904 when the arrival of the Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers drew veterans’ families, as well as veterans themselves, to the area. Once there, many of the veterans who were drawing relief from the Pacific Branch settled in the newly developing community.
The neighborhood of Sawtelle today is made up of more than 7,000 single family dwellings where some 15,000 residents live. The community is one of the most diverse in Los Angeles and does not have anyone race assuming majority. Apart from the sprawling Veterans’ compound, Sawtelle is also home to a major stand-alone federal office building known as the Wilshire Federal Building. As one of the most prominent symbols of federal power in Los Angeles, the Wilshire Federal Building is often the selected site for protests against government policies.
When it comes to having good times in SoCal, some of the funnest things to do in Los Angeles are just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Sawtelle. Locals would say the best things to do in Sawtelle include Blockheads, serving up a unique take on shaved ice; Brian’s Shave Ice, for regular shaved ice; Furaibo, when you’re in the mood for chicken wings; Gottsui, an Osaka-style restaurant serving, okonomiyaki, one of Japan’s most loved snacks; Kiriko Sushi, where you can also have some of the best ramen and yakitori in Los Angeles; Nong LA, where you can avoid a Pho conundrum and enjoy homemade happiness served up by the Phuong Family; Plan Check, for burgers that rival local hotspot Umami Burger (Makes sense. Both menus were created by chef Ernesto Uchimura.); or Tsujita La Artisan Noodle, for noodles served up by Tsujita-san himself. Sawtelle is also one of the neighborhoods where you can experience the best car wash in Los Angeles, delivered by MobileWash.
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