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Microbiotic places in Southern CA? Is M Cafe de Chaya the best? or their Tuna Burger?

kel Sep 16, 2006 12:33 AM

P 28 od LA Times restaurant issue : 6/ 18/6.

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  1. mollyomormon RE: kel Sep 16, 2006 12:38 AM

    I the term is macrobiotic, but oh well. Yep, it's a really good place and the only fully macrobiotic place i know of in LA. i love their bento boxes for take out. i also liked their version of a muffaletta when i tried it.

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      jessiebelle RE: kel Sep 16, 2006 01:13 AM

      they have amazing bibimbap as well and miso soup. and the tuna burger is awesome. the muffaleta is great as well as the other sandwiches. i think its great. you can google macrobiotic los angeles and see what you come up with???

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        shibui RE: kel Sep 16, 2006 03:28 AM

        I have to second the the praise, especially about the bento boxes. I was just there again over the weekend and took a picture of the one I ate: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shibui/2... . (Ignore my photographic inability: that's why I have a new camera with a preset called "food"!)

        1. Morton the Mousse RE: kel Sep 16, 2006 04:38 PM

          A Votre Sante in Brentwood integrates many macrobiotic principles, and there are fully macrobiotic dishes available. The food there is good, light and refreshing though still satisfying.

          1. love2eat RE: kel Sep 16, 2006 06:26 PM

            the tuna burger is the only reason to go.

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              uglydumpling RE: kel Sep 16, 2006 06:42 PM

              if you're looking for real microbiotic fare:


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                kel RE: kel Sep 17, 2006 12:45 AM

                Sorry for spelling. Meant Macro

                1. omotosando RE: kel Sep 23, 2006 11:15 PM

                  M Cafe calls itself macrobiotic, but it serves a lot of foods that are actually shunned on a macrobiotic diet, such as sweet potatoes, tomatoes, avocado, peppers, French fries (with organic potatoes, big deal). Apart from the fact that the restaurant isn't really macrobiotic, I just don't think it's that good (or that healthy) and I think it's really overpriced for what it is. Inaka, on La Brea, is a real macrobiotic restaurant and although it has a much narrower menu than M Cafe, I think the food is much better (and much more authentically macrobiotic).

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