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Why does Sushi Kimagure not get much love here?

see, that's the thing for me...i think ike-san's fish is just as good if not even better than Zo or Shunji. Maybe it's because I've been a regular customer of his for close to 10 years now but everything he serves me is simply amazing and super fresh. I also really like the fact that his nigiri portion sizes are much larger than Zo.

Dec 16, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Why does Sushi Kimagure not get much love here?

makes sense. I too don't like to travel too far for food especially when I can get something equally good nearby. Still, it seems like whenever someone asks for top sushi recommendations regardless of geographical area, Kimagure is hardly ever mentioned.

Dec 16, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Why does Sushi Kimagure not get much love here?

Yes his prices have definitely gone up since he moved out of Hollywood.

Dec 16, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Why does Sushi Kimagure not get much love here?

I've eaten at most of the top sushi places in the LA area and for pure nigiri sushi, I find myself coming back to Kimagure as my favorite. Yes Mori's rice is exceptional if not perfect, but something about it is just not as satisfying as Kimagure to me. Shunji's cooked dishes are michelin star worthy but I felt like his nigiri left something to be desired. Kiriko and Zo are also both very good but for what they charge, I'll pick Kimagure every time.

You guys can tell me to go pound sand because I know how much all of you love these places. Don't get me wrong, all these places are very very good but every time I eat at these places, I leave feeling like I would rather spend my money at Kimagure.

I will now go hide while you guys vote to kick me off the island.

Dec 16, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

$3.69/lb for prime beef!!

was it a price mistake or a crazy sale price?

Dec 16, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Stir Market porchetta

thanks for the report. Will have to check it out.

Dec 12, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Stir Market porchetta

Has anyone been here to try their porchetta? Pic looks legit w/ crispy skin and all.

Does anyone enjoy shopping at Gelsons market as much as I do?

the $5 off coupons i get in the mail every week definitely helps

Dec 10, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Mori Sushi: Still Sushi Perfection

Just came back from doing a lunch omakase at Mori. Maru-san was a very gracious host and the presentation of everything that was served was meticulous. That rice is indeed perfection.

The standouts were both types of uni...was interesting that he served the santa barbara variety without nori while the hokkaido version was wrapped in nori. And the wild yellowtail was amazing.

Dec 09, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area
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Champagne Report, 2014

thanks! is bighammerwines.com an actual store in van nuys or online only?

Dec 09, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Pizza at Grimaldi's

yup it's really good

Dec 09, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Champagne Report, 2014

No prices for Krug??????????????

best price i've found is at KnL at $150, which is actually an amazing price.

Dec 09, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Bestia or Factory Kitchen

of the two, Bestia is far superior imho

Dec 08, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Hatfields closing end of December

wow that's really surprising. While I haven't been there in a few years, the 3 times I've been, it's always been busy and business seemed to be good. Sad to see them go.

Dec 04, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Maude 2015: New Theme Ingredients Just Posted on Website (FYI)

haha true. Yes she is very nice.

Dec 03, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Maude 2015: New Theme Ingredients Just Posted on Website (FYI)

thanks!

Dec 02, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Mori Sushi: Still Sushi Perfection

lol 2nd

Nov 29, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

[UPDATE] Vote for your favorite restaurants in Los Angeles for "Best of 2014"

that's exactly what they do...hit it out of the park every single time.

Nov 27, 2014
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[UPDATE] Vote for your favorite restaurants in Los Angeles for "Best of 2014"

just wish they would change up the menu more.

Nov 21, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Live Lobster Prices - Old topic, but a new year.

now if only we can find these prices in the city

Nov 20, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Tuesdays with Mori

thanks for the report. It's really interesting and refreshing to hear of these reports from someone who is experiencing it for the very first time. I feel like we get jaded with so many high end sushi restaurants to choose from in LA and seemingly unlimited budgets that we scrutinize every bit of our numerous omakase meals. To hear what stood out from someone experiencing it for the first time is pretty neat.

Nov 19, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

2014 LA meal of the year. Where was it? What was it?

was this a pricier dinner from their regular tasting menus due to the truffles?

Nov 15, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Momed - Atwater Village

Went last night for dinner. Great open space, very spacious. Very odd location as it is in a very quiet residential street right next to the train tracks. I wonder how viable a restaurant will be in that type of location.

The food ranged from really good to just ok. Tried one of their wood oven flatbreads and it was fantastic. The dough was amazing (don't think pizza). It's much breadier than your typical pizza crust as they incorporate potato flour in the mix.

Also got a mezze trio and really reminded us of our dining experiences in Turkey. The Muhammara was a stand out of the three we ordered.

The tarjine of the day was a short rib tarjine and that was just ok. I expected bigger and bolder flavors but was a bit flat. It tasted underseasoned.

The service was friendly and the food came out rather quickly.

Nov 15, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Maude: Truffles

got it. For $250pp, i thought they would have shavings on each course.

Nov 14, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Maude: Truffles

drool...

is it just me or do truffles appear to be absent in some courses?

Nov 14, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Maude: Truffles

is it really $50??????????????? I don't remember paying that much.

Nov 14, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Maude: Truffles

I was also not impressed with their wine pairings the first time i went so I brought my own bottle the 2nd time I went.

Would love to see some pics from the truffle dinner.

Nov 14, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

k-town sushi

Noshi is good value and maybe the best in the area

Nov 14, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

2014 LA meal of the year. Where was it? What was it?

Can't decide between Maude citrus or Maude rhubarb. Basically, Maude anything.

Nov 13, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Live Lobster Prices - Old topic, but a new year.

wait a little longer and prices will drop. Last year, Gelsons had live lobsters for $9.99/lb. Should be seeing similar prices soon.

Nov 13, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area