Showing posts with label West Hollywood. Show all posts
Showing posts with label West Hollywood. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Mother Tongue@West Hollywood ★★★

Fantastic Innovative Restaurant by Michelin Star Chef Michael Mina. Grand opening. Loved everything to its perfection. Tartare was on the salty side, but the saltiness was excellent with flatbread and Deep Space cocktail. Extra flatbread $4. Lobster was served on top of a bed of toasted noodles. Amazing hand-crafted cocktails. Deep Space was like Old Fashion with coffee. Other cocktails were more fruity. Matcha Soft Serve Sundae was creamy and flavorful. Excellent service. Corkage fee is $35. It's inside HEIMAT, a new private gym concept, but membership is not required for dining. Members do get 10% off from the restaurant. $5 Valet or street parking.

Chilled Peruvian Bay Scallops $24
passion fruit, hearts of palm, huacatay

Toasted Walnut Muhammara (all three) $21
charred peppers, pomegranate molasses

Ancient Water $18
wonderbird gin, sherry, lemon, sparkling strawberry, tulsi
Deep Space $22 ($18 on menu?)
mina single barrel rye by rare character, rum +, coffee, amaro, miracle mile toasted pecan bitters

Hand-Cut Steak Tartare $23
usda prime hanger, pine nuts, turmeric, avocado, horseradish, salsify chips

Strange Magic $19 ($18 on menu?)
japanese whisky, inferno bitter, lime, pineapple gum, curry leaf, coconut spice

2lb. Maine Lobster (for 2) $125
rossejat de fideos, pimenton de la vera, shaved fennel

Matcha Soft Serve Sundae $12
sage roasted peaches, honey oat crumble, agave almonds

Pool by the Restaurant (members only)


HEIMAT, new private gym concept in West Hollywood

HEIMAT, new private gym concept in West Hollywood

Mother Tongue
960 N La Brea Ave Fl 4
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(213) 319-7850

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Gozen@West Hollywood ★★★

Exquisite Omakase Course. Previously Raku. Grand opening night with discount. Preceded by an impressive tour of the restaurant artwork, showcasing 200 year-old-artwork from Japan. Staffs with face masks and face shields on. Greeted with welcome sake drink after the tour. The kaiseki-style omakase course was amazing. Their menu is seasonal. The meal was very enjoyable with their recommended iced green tea plum wine, which tasted like green tea ice cream. Some plates were 200 years old with detailed artwork. Dessert included in the course. I recommend their House-Made Blancmange with Persimmon Purée. Light and fluffy. Dinner ended with a small surprise gift. Omakase course only, ranges from $100-$300.

Welcome Sake

Green Tea Plum Wine (tasting)

Green Tea Plum Wine

Green Tea Plum Wine (Iced)

5 Appetizers: Kabocha Pumpkin Twists, Mackerel Marinated in Spicy Sweet Vinegar, Simmered Duck Loin, Eggplant Tomato Festival Skewers, Chilled Mushrooms with Grated Daikon Radish

Seasonal Vegetable Roll
toro and avocado roll

sea bass and tuna


Tuna Topped with Grated Mountain Yam and Caviar

Seasonal Vegetable and Seafood Tempura

Seasonal Vegetable and Seafood Tempura


Steamed Egg Custard with Salmon and Salmon Roe

Chilean Sea Bass Marinated in Sweet Miso

Aged Miyazaki Beef Steak

Lamb Steak Marinated in Sweet Miso
with grilled vegetables

Claypot Matsutake Mushroom Rice

Miso Soup

Yuzu Japanese Citrus Cheesecake

House-Made Blancmange with Persimmon Purée

Gozen Japanese Sake Bistro
521 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(213) 308-9393

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Raku Togo@West Hollywood ★★★

Satisfying Japanese Bento Box. I like the Crab Roll better than the Salmon. Salmon sashimi in the Salmon Bowl was fresh and fatty. Full menu available here. We paired it with Mango Moscato.

Raku's Bento Box $38

Salmon Bowl $25

Bento Box Came in Nicely Wrapped

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Robata Jinya@West Hollywood ★★★

Less Expensive Robata w/ Great Quality. Portions are good. Really nice Ramen with thin noodles. Love the Lotus Root Robata. Eggplant Robata had a flavorful taste of soup in it. I like to dip the Robata with the Cilantro Sauce the most. Nice service. Free parking at meters after 8pm.

Jinya Tonkotsu Black Ramen $10.50
pork broth, pork chashu, kikurage, cabbage, green onion, fresh onion, dried seaweed, special flavored egg, garlic oil

Fun "Food Delivery" at the Bar Table

Lotus Root Robata-Yaki $2.80

Tebasaki (Chicken Wings) Robata-Yaki $2.50

Shrimp Toast $7.80
leaning tower of shrimp panini like an edible game of jenga

Yellow Collar Robata-Yaki $9.50

Chicken Liver Robata-Yaki $2.50

Eggplant Robata-Yaki $3.80

"Jinya" Branded Bowl

Robata Sauce - Spicy Miso, Cilantro, & Mayo

Robata Jinya
8050 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 653-8877