This place is very cool and laid back. The Sushi is very inexpensive and good. Once you become a regular they usually hook you up with freebies. Great casual atmosphere but always crowded. It's just a hole in the wall.
We love going to the Pier - Pacific Park for some good family fun. The kids like to spend hours on each ride and especially in the arcade. The best part is the ferries wheel - the best view of Santa Monica and the ocean.
PROS: Great entertainment, nice variety and small and contained
CONS: Pricey and too crowded on the weekends.
This place has an awesome menu with a number of excellent dishes ranging from pastas to fish and even their Osso Bucco is delicious. In the evening they have different piano players there that play live.
PROS: excellent menu
CONS: a bit pricey
We have been here for several birthday parties and it has always been great. This is especially good for really young children and babies. Both children and adults enjoy the rides on the antique horses and carriages.
Great facilities, great instructors and nicely organized. The best part is that they pick up and drop off kids at elementary schools and preschools so if you are working parents like me and are tired of driving the kids around on your off time this is great. Plus the kids love it.
This restaurant has been around for ages and is authentic. The food is always great and they have some great combo specials. This is a great family restaurant. You will always meet a lot of locals here.
Ask for Tony. He always does a great job on my hair. Somedays I want a lot off and others I just want a little bit cut. He always respects it when I only want a little bit cut and even offers for me to come back if I am not happy when I get home. This is a nice neighborhood salon. No frills and reasonably priced.
The Yellow Balloon specializes in children's hair cuts. The first couple of time we went their my son saw different stylists and most of them did really good. Lately, the hair cuts have been mediocre. Most of the time I still need to fix it afterwards which is not what I expect from a hair salon.
PROS: The kids get a yellow balloon to take home. Cheap
CONS: You never know who you are going to get.
The first time I met with Dr. Miyakawa she took extra time to talk to me about any of my concerns. We talk about my concerns and about my health, body, family and overall well being in general. She made some recommendations but wasn't judgemental at all. She went well beyond my expectations.
Dr. Jutabha has been my kid's pediatrician for about 5 years now. She is really good and caring. It shows that she is a mother of children herself. We tend to sometimes over react and she always listens to our concerns and gives a diagnosis and the best way for treatment. She always gives us the option to use medication or not and discusses the pros and cons. With my younger son we had a concern that he might be crossed eyed and she said he wasn't. We insisted on seeing a specialist and she gave us a referral with no problem. Thankfully, the specialist also said that there was no problem. I highly recommend her.