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Restaurants Around Century City

Any ideas for interesting restaurants in and around Century City (besides Craft or the chains like Houston's and the food court at the mall) to take someone to dinner after a film? Clementine is fine for take-out or breakfast, but not for dinner...

Feb 26, 2008
bridgetj in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy sushi-grade fish?

hey people! 99 Ranch Markets import a lot of their seafood from China, so beware about pesticide and antibiotic content. They DO NOT sell sushi grade fish!

Feb 26, 2008
bridgetj in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy sushi-grade fish?

Santa Monica Seafood (Colorado store in SM) rarely has fresh sushi grade fish, they do have frozen--mostly maguro and hamachi but little else.

Feb 26, 2008
bridgetj in Los Angeles Area

Santa Monica Sushi Lunch?

MORI SUSHI in West LA (a quick (12 minute) drive from the SM Beach up Pico Blvd.) is a lovely casual room; the sushi is excellent (pricey a la carte) but there are excellent lunch specials. Mori is also known for the quality of his rice, which is grown by small farms in California.
You need to make a reservation.

Mori Sushi11500 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90064-1520
310.479.3939

I second the recommendation for THE HUMP. Excellent Sushi; it is expensive for dinner, I would check to see if there are lunch specials. The view of the runway is fun--a lovely general aviation airport.
THE HUMP
3221 Donald Douglas Loop S., Third Fl.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-313-0977

Feb 26, 2008
bridgetj in Los Angeles Area

Sawtelle dining

You are not the only one!
Don Antonio's is mediocre! People seem to like it because it has a full bar. The Talpa towers above in the food department, serves beer and (yucky) wine and the family that has run it for the past 40 or 50 years always makes everyone feel right at home. The salsas are incredible; the guacamole is always generous and fresh, with none of the horrible lettuce hiding beneath it; they make a great chile verde; their enchiladas with rice and beans, the chiles rellenos--excellent. In fact, you really can't go wrong with anything here, as long as you stick to the Mexican food.
To the Japanese restaurant list I'd add the yakitori joint on Santa Monica on the corner of Corinth: Nanbankan. Especially if you eat on the early side, the chefs will make sure your food comes out in a good order.

Feb 26, 2008
bridgetj in Los Angeles Area