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I love trying new restaurants and going out to eat! Anyone care to share their favorite restaurants in the LA area and what type of food they serve?
I love the Geisha House in LA, but they just opened one in Santa Ana which is a bit closer to where I live now. Its a Japanese/Sushi place that has the best roll ever, called the Cowboy Roll. Its not made with seafood, its made with asapargus, filet mignon and cream cheese. We get it wrapped in rice paper instead of seaweed, It may sound weird but I guarantee it is delicious!!!
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yay I love this thread. Hope more people post. I love going out to eat and have so many favorite places all over the city. A few off the top of my head, (ranging in price and fanciness)
Ago, Home, Alcove, Bosa Nova, Osteria Mozza, Pizzaria Moza, 25 Degrees, Magnolia,The Bowry, Velvet Margarita, Falcon. I can go on and on. Best place to find new restaurants is on Yelp.
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Daikokuya for japanese ramen in J-town. Yum! But go early or expect to wait at least an hour. Ooh I’m going to love this thread – we’re such foodies!
Anyone got recommendations for Indian food in the SGV area? The one we used to go to closed down, boo.
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Right now, I am loving Ramayani in Westwood for great Indonesian! When we feel like splurging, we go to Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica. Their menu is always changing according to what’s in season at the farmer’s market.
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Ok, this is in Downey. Sambis’ of Tokyo was my FAVORITE growing up. Oh how I miss it. I even named my kitten Sambi =]
It’s like, old school jazz chic japanese. They have live piano music and everything. When we were kids, my parents used to go dance and leave us at the table.
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<font face=”Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif” size=”1″>Versailles on Venice Blvd has the best cuban food! And I loooove the food and wine at C&O Trattoria on Washington Blvd. </font>
(can you tell I live in the marina del rey/venice area?) 🙂
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Pure Luck in E. Hollywood and Green Leaves in Los Feliz (can you tell I’m a vegan!)
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love, Love, LOVE this thread!!
mdarrah, I live in MDR, too! Just up the road from C&O Trattoria, on Washington is one of our absolute FAVORITE restaurants: 26 Beach. FH & I take everyone to this restaurant – thinking of it for our Rehearsal Dinner, too. I adore their "garden" area, with the eclectic decor. Really great food too, my two faves are the warm goat cheese salad & the Chilean Sea bass.
In Torrance, I love King’s Hawaiian Restaurant – the food is authentic (I’d know, I was born & raised in Hawaii) – it’s like going home for a couple of hours.
Last I just HAVE to mention Father’s Office – GREAT burgers, sweet potato fries, & EXCELLENT beer selection.
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@mdarrah – I love C&O’s too! Their killer garlic balls are so addictive.
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In Walnut (off the 60 and Grand) there is an amazing Japanese place called Akasaka. Absolute best sashimi in the OC/Diamond Bar Area (and I know my sashimi!) They also have GREAT Japanese curry which I find is hard to come by in American Japanese restaurants. Also, if you want to try Indian, Peacock Gardens in Diamond Bar is sooooooo good. I have had Indian in the OC area, but in DB there are so many more, REALLY authentic places. If you want to try something healthy, Rutabegorz is a chain with three locations, Orange, Tustin, and Fullerton. Their kinikiliki soup (I’m prob spelling this wrong) is to die for.
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Ms Pascua-I haven’t ever eaten the FOOD at King’s Hawaiian, but their cake is deeeelicious!
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@Noelle-a-Belle: OMG, you HAVE to try their food! They also have a short-order restaurant called The Local Place, on Western in Torrance. I highly recommend both. My personal favorite is the Kalua Pork. I totally know what you mean about the cakes…FH & I are looking into having a King’s Cake for the cake & champagne reception we’re having after the religious ceremony. I love the Lilikoi Crunch Cake…so yummy!
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i love the chicken at local place
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Agora Churrascaria in Irvine! It a brazilian place, a meat lovers paradise! Vaqueros (cowboys) bring you skewers of meat and slice it right above your plate!
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- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
@joyce: I still haven’t had any really great Indian food in SGV… but there is TONS of great Indian food in the SFV. 🙂 Northridge’s "International Food Exchange" comes to mind… it’s not fancy at all (totally home cooking!) but super authentic and DELISH. Great India Cafe in Studio City is a little nicer, and super tasty too.
A lot of people talk up Akbar’s in Pasadena… but I found it to be totally mediocre. Sitar (also in Pasadena) is pretty decent, but it’s no Great India. 🙂 There’s an Indian grocery store on Los Feliz in Glendale that sells good prepared foods… I can’t remember the name, but it’s definitely not a good place to go for a restaurant atmosphere!
Other great restaurants… I used to go to the Wheel of Life in Irvine (is that place still open?), which was all vegan Thai food (and FABULOUS).