Category Archive: restaurant reviews

Koreatown: Tots and More at Sumo Dog

  I checked out Sumo Dog in Koreatown recently. I was in search of their sushi tots but unfortunately they were sold out that evening when I went. However, there is still plenty… Continue reading

SGV: Oysters and More at EMC Seafood

  The Food Alley at the Westfield Santa Anita mall has a stellar lineup of eateries including Monkey Bar, Side Chick, Din Tai Fung, Matcha Matcha, Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheesecake and many more… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at Kai Japanese Roots

  I checked out Kai Japanese Roots recently for lunch. The new Japanese restaurant opened at the Spring Arcade complex which also houses Guisados and Uli Gelato. We ordered the crispy spicy tuna… Continue reading

West LA: Going for the Tasting Menu at Kato

  I headed out to the Westside to check out Kato, the new Japanese and Taiwanese inflected tasting menu restaurant. There are a few a la carte items that we added to our… Continue reading

Checking Out DTLA Ramen

I was pretty excited to see DTLA Ramen open up by me. I no longer would have to trek “so far away” to Little Tokyo for ramen. It’s right across the street from… Continue reading

Santa Monica: Pizza and More at O+O Sicilian Kitchen

  O+O Sicilian Kitchen opened in Santa Monica at the end of last year. Right by the ocean, you can find great pizza, appetizers and creative drinks.       The list sticks… Continue reading

Costa Mesa: Tapas and Drinks at Vaca

  Vaca in Costa Mesa opened at the end of 2015 and though I managed to make it in for drinks last year, I didn’t have a chance to eat there until just… Continue reading

Frogtown: Hidden Treasure at Elysian LA

  I was a little bit dumbfounded when I got to Elysian. They’ve been open for five years but I just went for the first time a few weeks ago. I’ve always known… Continue reading

Mid-City: Scott Conant’s Spaghetti is Now at The Ponte

  The Ponte from chef Scott Conant and restauranteur Stephane Bombet opened a little over a month ago. The first thing everyone asks about is if that “famous spaghetti” is on the menu.… Continue reading

Pasadena: Late Night Eats at Du-Par’s

  A couple of weeks ago after a concert in Pasadena, my friend and I stopped into Du-Par’s on Lake Avenue. Despite being in a sleepy part of town, the bar at Du-par’s… Continue reading