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

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Furaibo 風来坊@Sawtelle ★

Long-Standing Cozy Japanese Restaurant since My College Time. Good food and reasonable pricing. Features Chicken Wings & Yakitori. Okra is always my favorite. Ishikari Nabe is always great with the tasty soup base, especially in the cold winter. Unagi is probably from China and had too much sauce on top. Walk-in ok. Will come back again. Sapporo pitcher $18.50 (good deal). Hot tea is complimentary. Limited free parking in rear.

Nagoya Hot Wings $9.75
spicy sweet chicken wings

Okura (Okra) $4 (1 skewer)

Miso Soup for Dinner Box

K. Unagi Dinner Box $26.95
Broiled Fresh Water Eel Topped w/ Unagi Sauce
includes salad, rice, miso soup, Japanese pickles, stewed potato w/ meat & vegetables, pork cutlet, shrimp cooked in shell

Ishikari Nabe $14.50
Japanese miso broth with salmon, shrimp, scallop, tofu, enoki mushrooms, nappa cabbage

Furaibo Restaurant
2068 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 444-1432

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Manzke@West LA ★★

Michelin Star Modern European with Asian/ Japanese Influence. Space used to be picca restaurant. Dishes were nice. Service can be better and more attentive with better explanation in general. Tasting menu $295 per person. Classic Wine Pairing $165. Non-alcoholic Zero Proof Pairing $95. Water charge $5 per person. Dinner was 3.5 hours. Advanced reservation via Tock. Valet parking or limited metered street parking.

blue fin tuna, salsa fresca, mezcal margarita


Zero Proof Pairing: Watermelon, Thai Basil, Leitz Eins Zwei Zero Sparkling Riesling

Japanese Hamachi
rocky sweet melon, strawberry nuoc cham

NV Billecart-Salmon Rosé

Zero Proof Pairing: Tomato-Peach, Basil, Calamansi Vinegar

rodolphe le meunier normandy butter

Norwegian King Crab
sungold tomatoes, plums, smoked trout roe

NV Claude Cazaks, Blanc de Blancs, Cuvée Vive,
Le Mesnil-sur-Oger Grand Cru

Zero Proof Pairing: Eric Bordelet "Perlant" Jus de Pommes a Sydre

Kaluga Queen Caviar
king crab, hokkaido uni chawanmushi, brown butter dashi

2020 Willi Schaefer, Graacher Domprobst, Kabinett, Mosel

Zero Proof Pairing: Martini & Rossi Floreale n/a Vermouth Bianco, Thai Curry, Melon

Heirloom Tomato Soup
thai curry

Zero Proof Pairing: Nishi Sensha Green Tea

Japanese Kinmedai
chanterelle mushrooms, rede flame grapes, sauce vin jaune

Italian White Truffle available for additional $95 per person

2020 Guy Robin, Montée De Tonnerre Premier Cru, Chablis

Honeynut Squash Agnolotti

2019 Camille Giroud, 1er Cru Aux Clous, Savigny-lés-Beaune

Zero Proof Pairing: Hibisicusm Rooibos Tea, Blackberry, Banyuls Vinegar, Verjus Rouge

Liberty Farms Sonoma Duck
shinko pear, spiced cider-jus

2012 Clos du Marquis, Saint-Julien

Miyazaki Wagyu Striploin
matsutake mushrooms, sauce bordelaise

Zero Proof Pairing: Horchata, Coconut, Almond, Cardamom

Tamai Farms Strawberries
crème brûlée


Hot Cocoa

9575 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035