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Came here for a work function the other night. Woohoo! I didn't have to pay except for the valet tip! Score! Thanks Boss! Let me start off with the one negative aspect of this restaurant. I http://YP.com'ed it - Mapquested it - I Yelped it and I STILL COULDN'T FIND THE BLOODY RESTAURANT! I ended up passing it (no well lit up sign), busted a U and almost passed it again if I hadn't seen the unlit address numbers "3626". The valet suggested I complain to the manager. I'm complaining on YP.com since we all know they read our reviews, right? Service: Waitress was friendly & informative. Water boy was all smiles & constantly refilling our water glasses. *thumbs up* Appetizers: - Cheese Plate (looked delicious but my coworkers all scarfed it down...I was sitting at one end of a long table for 10 so I didn't bother trying to nab a piece or two or the whole plate) - Fried calamari & mixed veggie tempura (pretty tasty - not too oily) to be dipped in a side of balsamic-tarragon mayo...I preferred using a Tabasco mix to create my own special concoction - yum! Entree: Was trying to choose between the scallop/shrimp risotto, grilled rib eye w/ peppercorn sauce (one of the chef's special of the day) or the sauteed rainbow trout. Waitress said the trout was her fave. Done! The trout skin was nicely crisped on the outside, de-boned (except I did chew on one small piece of bone that I promptly fished out & left on the side of my plate), 2 thin slivers of lemon slices in the middle to flavor the flesh, covered with crunchy almond slivers & parsley. It was slightly saltier than I like my food - but I am a bland eater. It was very savory & flavorful. I would definitely order it again...but might ask for "low sodium". Dessert(s): Mine: Chocolate Pot de Creme - very thick w/ a dollop of whipped cream on top & 2 strawberry slices. I prefer it to be made more with dark chocolate than milk chocolate but we all liked it (shared it w/ coworkers - so I could finagle a tasting of their desserts as well - hehe, my master plan!) My Coworkers: - Flourless Chocolate Cake w/ orange marmalade - very dark & rich & delicious! - Creme Brulee - nice crisp burnt top w/ a smooth custard underneath - also delicious! Ambience: Outdoor patio w/ super hot heating fans above - I didn't even need to start drinking my wine to feel like my forehead was being burnt to a crisp. They kindly shut that thing down asap & turned on the other standalone heating lamp behind us that actually had an adjustable temp. All in all a nice place to come for dinner. I think I'll bring my mom here - she always wants to "try something new" that isn't "Asian food".
I stumbled upon Puran's on accident one night. I was in Los Feliz with a friend to pick-up some music from another friend and there was a ton of traffic and we were starving so we pulled over at the first place we saw which was Puran's. I was blown away how good the food was! It was a really cold day, and the server suggested this pomegrante & lentil soup that was a special and it rocked! I also ordered the organic herb dover sole upon her suggestion that was grilled w/ warm cous cous, and I felt like I inhaled it. It tasted so good! My friend got the warm rice salad with black beans and then got the homemade ground filet burger and fries and loved it! We were not going to get dessert, but our server suggested the homemade apple tartin, and we were so glad we listened to her. Warm, tasty and we again inhaled it. I have not had such a great meal and such great service in a very long time! The vibe was casual and it is a nice room. It was not busy when we walked in about 6:30 pm, but it was pretty packed when we left. They also had some cool ambient background music on that we really liked and would have not expected them to be playing. The server was a girl and I did not get her name, but she really knew the menu (which is huge and has a little bit of everything on it), and definitely steered us in the right direction. She also explained that all of the food is really healthy and that Puran (Chef & Owner) does not use anything from a can and that everything is made fresh daily. Our server was really good and you can tell the food is all really fresh the minute you take a bit. The had a ok wine list, and prices were really good and they had a really decent beer selection which both of us opted for. I have been thinking about this meal for over a week, and that is why I decided to post this. I will definitely be back!
Yamashiro Restaurant is a "CalAsian" restaurant up in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, CA. Great views. Great Atmosphere, Incredible service - but just OK food even though the Mothers' Day buffet presentation was beautiful. When you are about to spend this much money ($400 with tip for 5 people) you expect substantially more in the overall food quality. The sushi section was beautifully presented but the ingredients were mediocre at best and pedestrian in quality and taste. I mean 3/4" diameter rolls of mostly rice. The inari sushi could have been stuffed with something more than basic white rice - whoever heard of inari without delectible sushi rice with all of the good stuff blended in? There was to be a table where shyumai and gyoza were presented - what was served was a really tough, thick doughy wonton that was deep fried - serious disappointment. And no Yuzu-based ponzu sauce was to be found. Very sad. Then there was the main buffet line. When I heard yakisoba, I was hoping for real yakisoba - common Japanese comfort food that is commonly found at street cart vendors all over Japan. It was more like stir fried spahetti. Yecch. The roast turkey and prime rib were delectible and nicely hand-carved. When asked for paper-thin, the server did a beatuful job. Well done. The fresh fruit presentation was awesome. The pineapple was very ripe. The strawberries and kiwi were not quite ripe - closer to green. Yikes. Our server, Risako was 100% on top of her game. Incredible service, incredibly accomodating and commanding her help with ease - she made our experience at the restaurant good. Overall opinion? I'd go back on a non-buffet day to try it. However, not for Mothers' day again. Chris
This place used to offer anything on the breakfast/brunch menu, if you came on Saturday or Sunday before 10AM, for $7.95! Ah, those were the days! And the food they offered for brunch was some of the most inventive in town. Now, you pay full price anytime all the time, but the food is still better than most breakfast joints. Their homemade granolas are incredible. I have it topped with fresh fruit and vanilla yoghurt. The fruit is always well selected and very fresh. They make about six different benedict dishes that all have the potential to make this place legendary. The ingredients are always fresh as can be and the hollandaise needs just a bit more lemon to make it perfect. However (and this is a BIG however), they really have an overall problem with plating. It effects everything they serve but it almost ruins the benedicts. I know hollandaise is a delicate suace that can't get too hot, but how you deal with that is too make sure you pull all the ingredients together quickly. Pull the eggs out of the poaching trays, get 'em atop those slabs of Canadian bacon and pour the sauce on and GET IT TO THE TABLE. The eggs should help warm the sauce a bit in this scenario, but it seems they are always putting luke warm sauce on top of eggs that have gotten cold. The dish comes to you tepid and makes you think it has been sitting around. Not too appetizing. Sad, as I know from the flavors they have a potentially great benedict. Too many other inventive and mighty tasty dishes to mention but I can say the pancakes are quite delicious! All portions are very generous and the prices, even though not as low as days of yore, are still really fair.
CLOSED ON SUNDAYS & AFTER 9 P.M. on MON-SAT!!! I just had to make sure you all got that 'cos I've gone like 2xs - once at 9:30 p.m. on a Saturday night & once around noon on a Sunday day. I was so annoyed at myself for not calling first to check their hours. Still as good as it gets for chic hwe naeng myun (that black noodle) with spicy raw fish. They serve it with a side of icy broth from the regular mool naeng myun. And of course we can't forget the King Kimchi Dumplings (kimchi wang mandoo)! I can barely hold it up in my chopsticks to dip it into my soy sauce+vinegar concoction...then barely make it to the plate to take a bite. It's ridiculously gianormous! They have a warm meaty broth that we self-served ourselves after the meal near the ice water pitcher by the cashier - yummy goodness! Something about having naeng myun on a hot day is like people who want watermelon or an icy cold beer on a front porch during a nice summer day ...something about the heat brings out the craving for naeng myun for me. Wait...it's November...eh, it was over 90 degrees in SoCal this past week. That's winter weather for you in SoCal! They used to have 2 other locations but both of them disappeared. I always like this location on Serrano & Olympic better than the other 2 any way. One thing to note, the parking lot in front in the evenings becomes valet only - complimentary - tip only - but it's still valet.
Open Grill. Fresh Baked Bread. I was really impressed. I went there with some of my friends. The menu had white fish, steak, filet mignon, lamb, fresh salads, vegetarian and vegan dishes. The service as A+. We went on a Friday Nite, even though it was busy--the management was very professional and service with the food on the table was quick and food was nice and hot and delicious. I think Shamshiri Grill is a great place to go with friends because they serve alcohol. I order Red Wine. It is also a nice place to take a date because it has a nice ambiance. The music is nice and classy. Not too loud. Food is affordable. Lunch menu is like $6.95 and they do free delivery. I took a to-go menu home and I am totally ordering food from them to my home. I heard that they do catering for a lot of the Temples and Churches near by. I am asking my management to order delivery at our office! Yummy. They also have 6 kinds of rice. They even have brown rice! :) Not a typical Persian Restaurant. The walls are a tuscany orange and the paintings are beautiful. The tables are granite and the waiters and waitress seem to enjoy working there. Try it out. From a WLA neighbor to another, Shamshiri Grill is a recommended place in my Little Black Book of Amazing Restaurants ! :)-Samantha
I wondered exactly what this place was about! the pictures on the web give you no clue to how great it truly is in this place! The seating is so comfortable I felt like never leaving! plus I felt like I had just arrived home! they rolled out the welcome mat for me, a total stranger! I felt like I was getting the same treatment any of Hollywoods elite would have gotten! And, when they offer you a soda, it tastes like no pop I have ever had! I can't describe it to you, but it had this rich and clean taste! it was as though it had been specifically made just for them! It was even bottled in 10oz glass bottles! He brought it out to the table and poured it as if it was the finest wine! If price is an issue, you better wear a blindfold when you look at the menu! It is pricey and it tasted so good! my son had French toast, and it came with fruit! The fruit was the freshest cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries, and grapes I had ever seen! here I had a burger that tasted like a steak! the garnish for it was some of the freshest produce! I thanked my server and knew that one day I would be back! probably a regular! When he brought the ticket to my table he called me by name and treated me with the utmost respect! Thank You for an experience I would fully recommend!
The music is great, the people are awesome, the club itself is one of a kind.... my only complaint would be the evil bartender lady. When I went there last night I asked her for a glass of water and when she handed it to me she said it was $1. I asked my friend if she had a dollar on her cus I had no cash on me and she couldn't find her $20 bill. We told the bartender that we would get the dollar from my other friend, and I stayed there with the drink while my friend went to get the money, as soon as she saw my friend leave, she grabbed the water out of my hand and told me, "I'll hold this for you 'till you come back with the money". My friend and I couldn't believe it! We were shocked that she would actually do that for a glass of water. We weren't trying to pull a fast one, we were really gonna get the money, yes, a whole dollar for a glass of water! Since I've been going there for the last 4 years, I've noticed she always tends to charge girls more for their drinks than the guys. My friend told me she went there about 5 months ago and that same lady, the only one that's always there, over-charged her credit card by $20! , I would give this club 5 stars, but that bartender is such a complete %$#@, she needs to take her attitude somewhere else!
This place has great pizza and terrific wine and beer list. I am so glad it's within walking distance of my house - I can enjoy a few glasses of wine or sangria and not worry about driving, plus I can walk off the carbs. WIN! We've had the "Greens, egg & ham" and the Field Mushroom pizzas and all were tasty and incredibly fresh. After our third time coming here, we branched out and ordered a pasta dish - the chicken and mushroom cavatappi, and almost ate the finish off the bowl. The service is pretty good - attentive staff and very friendly. The patio is especially nice since it's so open and makes a great place to sit on a lovely LA afternoon and sip sangria! One evening we were feeling lazy and rather than walking somewhere to eat, we felt like ordering in. We discovered they deliver, and we've ordered in twice now. On both occasions we ordered the Tuscan bean soup and hand chopped salad which make a great soup and salad combo. The soup is very hearty and warms the heart, and the salad is fresh, crunchy and full of great flavors with the roasted corn and bits of bacon. Ok, so that makes five times now that we've either eaten here or ordered from them. I think it's pretty safe to say this place has a permanent fixture in our dining rotation.
I recently moved to the area and this place is just a few blocks away. Happy to say, it's become one of my neighborhood joints. I typically stick with the small plates since they're great to share with my significant other. Our favorites so far have been the fried oysters, the chicken and waffle croquettes, the spinach pierogi, the pumpkin ravioli and of course, the kaya toast. I'm all about the kaya toast and we've been known to get two orders on occasion. Also, and to pretend like we're being healthy, we'll order something green, such as the (crispy) brussels sprouts or the house salad. They have a terrific drink menu with cocktails that are too difficult or time consuming for me to make at home, (which is what I look for in a drink list). I can make my own, great old fashioned. I like trying a new drink every time I go. They also have a nice wine list when I'm in the mood for a glass. The service has always been great and the staff has always been friendly. I would recommend making a reservation before going since seating fills up pretty fast. Otherwise, get there once they open for dinner, like we usually do, and seating shouldn't be an issue.