Showing posts with label Yelp Elite. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yelp Elite. Show all posts

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Yelp Elite: Oyabun@Koreatown ★

Yelp Elite Perk: 3 Free Specialty Rolls. A generous $60 value at the Korean sushi restaurant. All rolls were great. Baked Salmon Roll even came in flames. Uni was on the bitter side. Shrimp was very fresh. Shrimp head can be fried upon request. The head was huge, meaty, and delicious. I only paid for the Uni and Shrimp Sashimi I ordered. Sashimi seems to be overpriced. More than Japanese restaurant. I remember paying $40 for 6 pieces of Live Shrimp at Korea restaurant back in the days. They have their own fish tanks. Parking on the street or at their lot for $4.

Complimentary Banchan

Baked Salmon Roll (originally $20)
Crab, Avocado, Baked Salmon, Baked Mayo, Eel Sauce

Shrimp Tempura Roll (originally $20)
Crab, Avocado, Cucumber, Shrimp Tempura, Crunch Flakes, Eel Sauce

Hot Night Roll (originally $20)
Crab, Avocado, Cucumber, Shrimp Tempura, Spicy Tuna

Live Sea Urchin (L) $38

Live Shrimp Sashimi (L) $23

Shrimp Head Can Be Fried Upon Request

3060 W Olympic Blvd Ste 150
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 572-6771

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Yelp Elite: Salvadores Mezcal x Monte Alban@Westwood ★★★

Yelp Elite Event: Salvadores Mezcal Tasting at Monte Alban. Free authentic Oaxacan food and Mezcal tasting, thanks to Yelp. Nice tasting portions. The Mezcal tasting was guided by Salvador. Unlike Tequila, Mezcal is meant to be drunk in small sips. Tobala Mezcal had smoky flavor with a hint of Citrus. My favorite dish of the night was Taco Enchilado de Picadillo, served in a yummy Red Mole Sauce, which will go well with anything. Food were generally spicy, so they paired nicely with the Mezcal. Flan had a sweet caramel flavor. Very friendly staff. They even demonstrated Oaxacan dance for us in conclusion of the event!

Salvadores Mezcal Tasting

Ceviche de Camaron
Paired with Tobala Joven

Mole Verde de Pollo
Paired with Tepeztate Joven

Taco Enchilado de Picadillo
Pair: Cirial Joven

Traditional Mexican House-Made Flan

Salvador from Salvadores Mezcal

Restaurant Manager


Natural Wine Label

Take Home Gift

Oaxacan Dance by the Manager and Chef

 Monte Alban Restaurant
11929 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 444-7736

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

BAKE Cheese Tart@Century City ★★★

Japanese Cheesecake in a Tart. Originally from Hokkaido. Tart was soft and moist. Love the Green Tea flavor. Thanks to Yelp Elite Perk, I got to sample a box that comes with 6 pieces of a variety of cheese tarts for free, even included a nice insulated bag from Yelp. Can be eaten cold, frozen, or heated up. They are $3.50 each. The store could be a bit hard to find, so use the freestanding directory in the mall.

Also, I finally archived Yelp Elite Black status this year, after being a Yelp Elite for 10 years! The journey sounds long, but it happened with a blink of an eye!

On 2nd floor between Aldo and Eataly, closer to Aldo.

BAKE Cheese Tart
10250 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 2900
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(424) 566-8767

Saturday, March 16, 2013

I'm a Yelp Elite now ★★★

I am so thrilled that I just got invited by the Yelp Headquarters to be a Yelp Elite! My dream came true!