West LA is home to many Japanese inspired French restaurants. Sawtelle Kitchen is one. Some would consider Chaya to be in that category. I'm a big fan of Blue Marlin. Blue Marlin serves amazing pasta and seafood gratin dishes as well as some classic Japanese dishes like curry and Om-Rice (Omelet covered fried rice, usually served with ketchup or demi-glace).
Try their Spaghetti with Pollack Roe (I did a post on this a while back) or their sea urchin over rice.
Om-Rice with shrimp and chili sauce
Curry with crab creme croquettes
Hot pot lunch special (changes daily)
2121 Sawtelle Blvd.