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LUNCH ON THE PCH

Absolutely Malibu Seafood! It's just north between Malibu Canyon and Kanan. Definitely out of the way (good luck with PCH traffic in the middle of the afternoon), but you can eat outside on the patio....not uncommon at all to see dolphins swimming around. They've got inexpensive fish plates, awesome fish/chips, good chowder, and the ambiance beats the "touristy" feel of Gladstones, the stuffiness of Geoffreys or Moonshadows. Dukes is fun but doesn't give you the unique coastal Malibu feel.

Neptune's Net is another good pick, but this is wayyy out of the way for you.

Jul 21, 2007
lumberg in Los Angeles Area

Non-Exotic in Pasadena Area - Help!

Try Green Street Restaurant, just off of the backside of Lake Ave. Pretty simple menu and "non-exotic" but different enough to be a better option than your local Coco's or Chilis. For some nice Italian at reasonable prices, I definitely recommend Gales. Also, there's Taylor's Steakhouse in La Canada for a nice steak at a very reasonable price. For breakfast, try the Dish in La Canada. They serve dinner also, which may be suitable for your crowd (it's also casual/inexpensive/fairly simple food).

http://www.greenstreetrestaurant.com/
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Jul 21, 2007
lumberg in Los Angeles Area

Phoenix: Whats your favorite sushi?

Ichiban on Central/Thomas? Wow, this won't be hard to beat. lol. We used to go there pre-drinking age . I just remember the sushi being loaded up with rice. The fish was so-so.
Would recommend Sakana on Indian Bend/Hayden in Scottsdale...very reasonable and amazing portions. Also, Sushi on Shea is decent too. For eye candy, loud music, and saki bombing you can check out RA--wouldn't say they have very good sushi though.

Apr 04, 2007
lumberg in Southwest

Best Cornbeef Hash

John O'Groats in West LA serves up some of the best hash you'll have. Nice to have the 'real thing' instead of that canned stuff that could pass for dog food. By the way, if you're ever driving up to the Bay area on Highway 5, stop at Harris Ranch for breakfast and get some hash. If you go early enough, you can actually buy corned beef hash by the packet and stick it in the freezer. Friggin amazing! Oh, the other cool thing is it's right in the middle of nowhere and their bathrooms sure beat the side of the road or a rest stop.

Apr 04, 2007
lumberg in Los Angeles Area

best omakase experience?

Agreed, although their new location on Wilshire is always packed. Also, I don't believe they're open on Saturday nights. I would recommend Echigo, located on Santa Monica Blvd. nearby Bundy. It's in a non-descript strip mall. Excellent quality. The chef's choice is the way to go and it always ends w/ an epic crab handroll. It's much more reasonable than Sasabune too!

Apr 04, 2007
lumberg in Los Angeles Area