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Iron Chef Restaurants in LA area

otorosushi Jul 1, 2006 02:59 AM

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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    JBC RE: otorosushi Jul 1, 2006 01:26 PM

    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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      otorosushi RE: JBC Jul 1, 2006 08:06 PM

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

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        banquisha RE: otorosushi Jul 1, 2006 11:34 PM

        Have you tried Mako?

    2. mpken RE: otorosushi Jul 1, 2006 05:11 PM

      sawtelle kitchen - budget fusion. remember to byob, no corkage
      maison akira

      but maybe you've been to these already??

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        otorosushi RE: mpken Jul 1, 2006 08:04 PM

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

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          Chandavkl RE: mpken Jul 4, 2006 04:41 AM

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

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          echo eater RE: otorosushi Jul 1, 2006 09:50 PM

          there's Orris, too.

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            Griller141 RE: echo eater Jul 2, 2006 12:17 AM

            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. Dommy RE: otorosushi Jul 3, 2006 04:55 PM

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


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              otorosushi RE: Dommy Jul 4, 2006 03:10 AM

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

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