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I'm always looking for new and interesting restaurants that's Japanese/French in origin. I've tried almost all the hip and happening restaurants in LA, but need insights on hidden treasures. Can anyone tell me where to go for Iron Chef Japanese/French dishes?

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  1. I don't know if I can based on what you wrote. IMHO, it would help if you listed the "hip and happening" places you've already been and 1 or 2 examples of French/Japanese dishes that met your Iron Chef hidden tresaure specifications.

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    1. re: JBC

      Boa, Sushi Roku, Nobu, Matsuhisa, Katana, Koi, Black Steel, Geisa House and so on and so on.

      1. re: otorosushi

        Have you tried Mako?

    2. sawtelle kitchen - budget fusion. remember to byob, no corkage
      shiro's
      maison akira

      but maybe you've been to these already??

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      1. re: mpken

        Thanks,
        Tried Maison Akira, though it was very tacky. Cheap decore and average food. Will try Sawtell Kitchen and Shiro's.

        1. re: mpken

          Sawtelle Kitchen is closed for remodeling. I think it'll take a month or two.

        2. there's Orris, too.

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          1. re: echo eater

            Orris and Shiro's have the same chef, Hideo Yamashiro. Never thought of him as an Iron Chef, but why not. Shiro's decor is fairly minimal compared to Maison Akira.

          2. There is the resurrected Grill Lyon in Little Tokyo that has been getting raves lately...

            --Dommy!

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            1. re: Dommy

              Thanks, I've been wanting to try this place out. Recommend any must have dish?