I admit it. I made fun of the person who referred me to Kamiyama. I figured anyone serving Peruvian food and Sushi wouldn't do either well. Their sushi is excellent. I had a crab/asparagus roll with salmon on top and a peruvian green sauce on top. YUM!
PROS: Great fish. Creative rolls. Nice service
CONS: No lunch specials
If you like the "copa cabana", this is the place for you. White leather couches. Food was okay. Drinks were okay. Lounge music was tormentful. The place wasn't for me, but I could understand why people would find it amusing...
Sure they have a restaurant, but Lolas is better known for its *fabulous* martini menu and good appetizers. The martini menu goes on for pages and pages. Make sure you read it cover to cover before making your selection. I still haven't forgiven them for dropping one of my favorites: The Pumpkin Pie martini.
I used to work across the street from Murad and would occasionally take an office break and enjoy an hour massage. I haven't spent a lot of time in spas so its hard to compare to the competition, but they certainly seemed eager to pamper.
When I used to live in RB, I'd take my car to be washed there. The lot was usually filled with Porsche's, Mercedes, BMW's, and other expensive vehicles. The prices aren't exactly "bargain basement", but I never had complaints about the service.
I hadmy dents removed by them. The price was expensive, but I was able to barter down the price. The results made me wish that I'd gotten the work done earlier.
I've had a few dinners at the Stinking Rose. The atmopshere is over-the-top-stuff-everywhere. The food is (surprise surprise) garlic themed. It's probably worth a visit for the novelty value, but there are better restaurants to be had.
Who would have thought that the best mexican food I've had in LA was served at a taco stand in LA's historic farmers market?
Where to start? I love ordering the small soft tacos. While I am generally a carnivore, they have quite a few very tasty vegetarian options. The potatoes, poblano pepper, and cheese as well as the cactus salad fillings are superb. I also love their queso fundido and their rolled tacos.
This small chain appears to be one of the better Indian restaurants I've found since moving to LA. I have only had a few meals there, but I've been pretty happy with the results so far.
I thought the Chicken Akbari (their version of a Chick Korma) was pretty tasty. I didn't enjoy their vegetable samosas that much, but I did appreciate their different take on the recipe.
Located at LA's historic farmers market (3rd and Fairfax), Mr. Marcel's operates both a restaurant and a gourmet market across from each other.
The staff at the market are exceedingly nice and helpful. I haven't spent much time perusing the contents of their wine room, but the cheese counter and olive selection is quite enjoyable. The staff gladly assist you with recommendations and offer tastes of items to you to assist in your selection.
Zankou's atmosphere is more reminiscent of a beaten down taco shack than a "world class" dining establishment, but nothing beats their chicken tarna (aka schwarma) with their secret/special garlic paste recipe. YUM!