Located about a block from the Beverly Center on La Cienega Blvd, this place was totally unexpected from the looks of the outside. The unique modern decor is something to be admired along with the trendy mood, people, and atmosphere. But I’m not one to care about those things especially when I walk into a place with an appetite.
Starting off with the maple glazed kale chips and kale salad, I was already sold. Not really a fan of kale and any of that healthy stuff but wow those two dishes were just bursting with flavor. Next round of appetizers we had was the mac and cheese, which had a really interesting twist with egg yolk right in the middle of the mac and cheese! We were wondering what it was that made it taste so good and Chef John-Carlos Kuramoto himself told us that’s what it was.
Next was the parmesan chicken wings. Add that with the marinara sauce and wow, you get another great dish.
What caught me by surprise was the Duck Bahn Mi pizza. Yes, it’s exactly that and as insane as it all sounds, it is definitely one of the best pizzas I have ever had. Think of a baguette from Lee’s sandwich in the form of a pizza… complete with the duck, pickled carrots and veggies, along with that vietnamese goodness of the fish sauce and top of a pizza bread and cheese and you get a kick ass fusion dish. The chef really needs to patent this because I don’t think there is anything like this.
Service is prompt, staff is friendly and attentive and there are a lot of beautiful people here. I will definitely be coming back!