Saturday, June 28, 2014

Hinoki and the Bird@Century City ★★★

Great Service. Superb Quality. A must-try New American restaurant.

Lobster Roll $19 (MP)
green curry, thai basil

Crispy Lotus Root $7

Pepper Toast $12

BBQ Pork $21

Spiced Okra $9

Flan $9

Mango “Snow Cone,” $9
macadamia nuts, lime cayenne jelly

Miso Donuts, Honey Caramel $9

Burnt "H" for Hinoki

Picture with Nick, the super nice Assistant General Manager

Hinoki & The Bird
10 Century Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 552-1200

Friday, May 30, 2014

Fishing with Dynamite@Manhattan Beach ★★★

Freshest Seafood by the Beach. Amazing quality. Best with white wine. Raw bar and Grilled Octopus are my favorites. Parking around is hard to find though.

Hamachi $17
ponzu, avocado, red radish, serrano, shiso

Littleneck Clams $2.25 each

Grilled Octopus $19
cranberry beans, date-tomato ragu, preserved lemon, olive tapenade

Littleneck Clams $2.25 each, Peruvian Scallops $2.75 each, Misty Point Oysters

Peruvian Scallop $2.75 each

Arctic Char Salad Lyonnaise $14
soft boiled egg, frisee, bacon lardon, tarragon

Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos $12
in house corn torillas, guacamole, salsa verde, cilantro

Pretzel & Chocolate Bread Pudding $9
salted caramel sauce and house made ice cream

Saxon Brown Semilllon $53 (Bottle)
cricket creek vineyard, sonoma

Fishing with Dynamite
1148 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 893-6299

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Brophy Bros.@Santa Barbara ★★

Great View@Patio. Quite a long wait. Food is good. Seafood Pasta is quite refreshing.

Seafood Pasta $18.95
shrimp & sea scallops sautéed w/ garlic, lemon, white wine, tomato, basil, and served over linguini, topped w/ parmesan cheese
comes w/ clam chowder & fries

New England Clam Chowder

Chunky New England Clam Chowder

Mai Tai $8.50
myer's platinum & dark rum, a splash of malibu rum & fresh juices

View from Patio

Brophy Bros.
119 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 966-4418

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Shiki Beverly Hills@Beverly Hills ★★★

Omakase@New Restaurant in Beverly Hills. Omakase (Chef's Choice Full Course Dinner) is $125 per person. Sushi Omakase is $60 per person, which includes 2 Appetizers, 10 pieces Sushi, and Soup. Great service.

Sizzling Wagyu Beef

Miso Soup

Tofu w/ Black Sesame

Seared Sea Bream w/ Spinach & Bonito Flakes

Spinach Salad w/ Scallop Marinated Overnight w/ Alfonsino

Halibut White Fish w/ Black Truffle, Wild Arugula, Planche Cherry Tomatoes, Sweet Ponzu Sauce

miso sauce, shishito pepper, light lemon sauce

Top Shell Clam
shitake mushroom, quail egg, ginger, sasae

Uni Sushi


White Wine

Ikkomon (Sweet Potato) Shochu $15

Shiki Beverly Hills
410 N Canon Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90210
(310) 888-0036

Monday, April 28, 2014

Q Sushi@Downtown ★★★

Exquisite Japanese Fine Dining at Downtown LA. Great service. Superb quality of fish. Highly recommended. It's pricey, but it's for the quality you get. Omakase only, and it's $165 pp & up. Too bad no candles or dessert for my birthday. They don't have dessert. Free metered parking after 8pm.

Halibut from South Korea
lightly seared with sea salt & lemon


Omaguro (Blue Fin Tuna)

Kanpachi (Amberjack) from Ahino Japan
with onion sauce

Chateau de Sancerre $19

Sapporo Premium Draft $6

Kushi Oyster from Seattle with Bonito Sauce

Otoro with Fermented Soy with Shishito Pepper

Muscle Clam from Boston with Miso Vinaigrette

Red Miso with Ginger & Sake

Hand-Grated Fresh Wasabi

Fresh Yam Ginger from Fuji Island

Dry Bass from Japan

Aji (Premium Mackerel) from Japan

Orange Clam

Chutoro (Medium Toro)

Chutoro (Medium Toro)

Shima Aji (Spanish Mackerel)


Braised Octopus
sake boiled for 3 hours

Small Shrimp from Toyama Bay, Japan

Sea Eel from Nagasaki, Japan

Uni from San Diego

Mentaiko $7

Uni - Marinated for 1 Week $15

Uni - Marinated for 1 Week $15 each

Toro Handroll $15

Toro Handroll $15

Anago $10


Q Sushi
521 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 225-6285