18760 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana
It may be located in Tarzana, but the unreal omakase at Sushi Yotsuya definitely justifies the drive. Chef Masa’s word-of-mouth reputation has grown steadily over the years and his restaurant is a valley insider’s secret. It’s a no-frills situation down to the TV news blaring in the background, and the sign that states “Sushi” out front. We like to sit at the bar with the chef, who is generally happy to throw back some sake.
Inner Health Center
6047 Tampa Ave., Tarzana
Deenie Leon Robbins's locale is a well-kept secret among members of LA's serious cleansing scene. A drive out to Tarzana proves worthwhile for a session in her high-tech infrared dome—it looks like an MRI scanner—which fans somtimes complement with a colonic or lymphatic massage. Those wanting to take it to the next level might consider her twenty-one-day cleanse in combination with a series of treatments.