I've been to IXIA twice now. The atmosphere is nice and relaxed, and on the whole, we did enjoy the food. So did the people we ate with. It's a nice PanAsian mix.
However, don't let the chef come out (with his hands on his hips) and lecture you about how everyone else loves the duck soup when you don't think it's edible. We were shocked at his attitude and defensiveness.
But we are big PaperMoon Diner fans and want to support IXIA..and Un Kim so we won't hold it against her!
Still nothing on Babalu....
I had a good lunch at Ixia, though. Tres chic inside...the kind of place that is thrilling to visit but ya wouldn't wanna live there. Chef appears to have some vision and the menu is quite tempting. Staff still ramping up, at least the day I was in.
May be going for dinner tonight. If so, I'll post a more formal review