Category Archive: restaurant reviews

DTLA: Hand Rolls at KazuNori

  KazuNori, the original hand roll bar, rolled out in Downtown Los Angeles this month. From the legendary Nozawa team which brought Angelenos the affordable Sugarfish, this latest concept is pure genius. Capitalizing… Continue reading

DTLA: Getting Soupy with Tang

  The Korean spot Tang just opened up in Little Tokyo. Funny enough, it’s just above Tangerine on the third level of Weller Court. Tang however does not refer to the powdered drink,… Continue reading

Koreatown: Brisket at Saint Martha

    Saint Martha has now been opened for approximately two months in Koreatown. Self described as “modern American cuisine,” it’s a gem amid the U-shaped shopping center. Stepping through the red door… Continue reading

Recap: Table Crush at Hamasaku and Crab Fest at Phorage

  I was recently introduced to Table Crush, a dining club designed to match your taste buds to a spectacular restaurant. I joined the dinner at Hamsaku¬†for some lovely sushi and Japanese food.… Continue reading

East Hollywood: Filipino Food at LA Rose

¬† Currently there’s a raging debating why isn’t Filipino food more popular in America. Over at L.A. Rose Cafe, owner Lemuel Balagot started the discussion over 30 years ago when he opened the… Continue reading

Koreatown: KBBQ at Hae Jang Chong

    With our vibrant Koreatown, it can be sometimes challenging to find a favorite Korean BBQ place. I tend to bounce around, always looking for something new. When friends suggested Hae Jang… Continue reading

DTLA: Pistachio Grilled Cheese at Bar Mitzvah

Classified as a “sports bar,” Bar Mitzvah does have vintage sports uniforms, equipment and memorabilia on the walls but I would hardly call it a sports bar. The entrance is off 5th Street… Continue reading

SGV: Carbs Heaven at Ahgoo Kitchen

  I checked out Ahgoo’s Kitchen in El Monte recently. The restaurant is fairly small and it’s best to get there early. Three large parties squeezed in and they weren’t taking any more… Continue reading

Pasadena: Chirashi & Bento at Osawa

  Osawa Japanese Restaurant in Old Town Pasadena has been serving excellent fare for years. Known for shabu shabu, it’s also a great place to stop for a casual meal izakaya style. But… Continue reading

Lobster Roll at Santa Monica Seafood

  Santa Monica Seafood is a staple in the community. I’ve been a few times for lunch and it wasn’t too far from Chestnut Club. The restaurant sells fresh seafood and other deli… Continue reading