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Shunji Japanese Cuisine Now Open for Lunch, Fantastic Lunch Sushi Specials: A Chowhound Exclusive (for a few hours at least...)

Agree. I'd rather get the $40 lunch at Shunji's any day over Kiriko.

Apr 18, 2014
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Shellfish -- L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2014

fair enough

Apr 17, 2014
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Shellfish -- L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2014

i got 8 prawns and it was 2 lbs, so yes, exactly .25 lbs each.

Apr 17, 2014
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Grimaldi's Pizza in El Segundo Review:

not directly, but you're one of the biggest cheerleaders for Shunji's

Apr 17, 2014
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Shellfish -- L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2014

here's my spot prawn with watch for scale

Apr 17, 2014
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Shellfish -- L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2014

they look like the spot prawns i bought for $22/lb ;)

Apr 17, 2014
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Shellfish -- L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2014

that's ridiculous.

Apr 17, 2014
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Chi Spacca - Favorite

I don't think anyone goes to Mastros looking for a "deal".

My point was that I'd much rather spend $50 on a mastros steak than a pork chop.

Apr 17, 2014
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Grimaldi's Pizza in El Segundo Review:

true indeed.

Apr 17, 2014
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Chi Spacca - Favorite

the 22oz bone in ribeye at Mastros is $52 iirc. That's a much better deal imo.

My favorite pork chop ever is from Famstead up in St. Helena and it was something like $28.

Apr 17, 2014
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Dinner after LACMA

Cooks County is not too far away

Apr 17, 2014
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Grimaldi's Pizza in El Segundo Review:

off topic but, hey, did you see that I finally made it over to shunji's?

Apr 17, 2014
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Grimaldi's Pizza in El Segundo Review:

MAJOR DOWNHILL ALERT:

And I say downhill because I had a very good experience the first two times I went.

Went again for lunch yesterday and the crust came out like a dried out crispy flatbread...almost like a cracker. No give at all, it would just break. I noticed it right away and commented to the person (wasn't our server) that brought out the pizza to us that the crust looked really different. She told me that they have been having issue with the oven and that this was one of the better pies to come out today. Then our server checked in and I mentioned the crust again. He apologized and brought the manager over. No one would acknowledge that the crust was off but no one also tried to convince me that this is how their crusts are (thank goodness). The manager was very polite and offered to make me a new pie, which I declined since I was on my lunch break and didn't want to wait for a new pie. So he gave me a $25 gift card to come back which I thought was a very nice gesture.

On my way out, I looked at a few other tables and their crusts looked just like the one we had...not good.

I really hope this was a fluke with their dough that day and that it won't be like this from now on. Will report back....eventually.

Apr 17, 2014
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Chi Spacca - Favorite

yes of course I realize that. But even if it feeds 2 people, that's $40pp for a pork chop. That's prime grade steak territory.

Dont' get me wrong. I'm sure it's tasty, but just feel it's highly overpriced imho.

Apr 17, 2014
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Chi Spacca - Favorite

$80 for the pork chop is insulting.

$210 for the 50oz steak is dumbfounding.

$125 for a 36oz veal rack....

so pretty much all their protein dishes.

Apr 17, 2014
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Shunji Japanese Cuisine Now Open for Lunch, Fantastic Lunch Sushi Specials: A Chowhound Exclusive (for a few hours at least...)

It took me a while but I finally popped my Shunji cherry. Went for lunch today and you guys were all correct. This place is phenomenal.

My only complaint would be that the nigiri pieces are on the smaller side, but other than that, everythind I had on the Premium lunch omakase was outstanding. Can't wait to go back.

Apr 17, 2014
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Shellfish -- L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2014

Correct. This is where a lot of the sushi restaurants in town buy their fish from.

I'm more than happy to trade my food for a really good bottle of wine ;)

Apr 17, 2014
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Shellfish -- L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2014

oh sorry, i forgot.....my kitchen ;)

spot prawns are in season and can be bought live from Pacific Fresh Fish at $22/lb

Apr 16, 2014
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Shellfish -- L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2014

Spaghetti with Santa Barbara spot prawn

Apr 16, 2014
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Chianina Steakhouse that serves, only...guess what?

Does Angelini have the steak every night of the week?

Apr 16, 2014
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Chianina Steakhouse that serves, only...guess what?

I don't like how their menu says "Serves up to 4 people" for their bistecca alla fiorentina. It's a bone in 42 oz steak, which means each person is going to get ~8 oz of meat. Sure as an appetizer.

skip.

Apr 16, 2014
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Chi Spacca - Favorite

I want to like this place, but their prices are insulting.

Apr 16, 2014
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Why does baguette s*ck in this country...

do you buy a bunch and just keep them frozen in the freezer?

Apr 15, 2014
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Why does baguette s*ck in this country...

Has anyone tried the baguettes from Paris Baguette? The korean bakery chain.

Apr 15, 2014
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Why does baguette s*ck in this country...

I've only tried the ones from the Jon's on Hollywood and Vermont. Very good.

Apr 15, 2014
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Why does baguette s*ck in this country...

so then maybe you should edit your post title to "Why does baguette's suck in the 5 miles radius of me?"

Apr 14, 2014
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Why does baguette s*ck in this country...

In Europe, you also can't get a great taco in "any street corner". Trade offs.

Apr 14, 2014
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Why does baguette s*ck in this country...

Try Mr. Baguette. They have a few locations. And at $1.09, it's one of the best bargains too.

As far as grocery store baguettes go, surprisingly, Jons has the best imo. All the rest suck.

Also, not sure if they sell them, but the baguette at Republique is divine.

Apr 14, 2014
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Is he talking about Q Sushi ???? let's play the guessing game...

I found out about Kiyokawa through him. When was that? 2009?

Apr 09, 2014
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Is he talking about Q Sushi ???? let's play the guessing game...

if he is, he's not breaking any news.

Apr 09, 2014
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