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Oct 11, 2006 08:48 PM

Queens, NY girl looking for din in Santa Monica area

First time in California. I am blessed by (former Queensite) friends who are taking me in for the weekend of the 21st. I want to treat them to a nice dinner. I am kind of poor ($325 r/t ticket!), but unfortunately for my wallet, I am usually willing to spend for a nice meal. As far as I know they (as well a I) are open to cuisine.

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  1. Lots of fun, and not too pricy is Musha a Japanese 'tapas' place that is actually VERY approachable. Near 3rd St. too, so you guys can go for a nice stroll down to the pier and such... :)


    1. Don't know if this will be near where you are staying but for $30 each you can have a great meal at Opus (3 course tasting menu). Wine tasting is extra - $15 for 3 courses. Great value and great food.

      Opus Restaurant
      3760 Wilshire Blvd @ Western Avenue
      Tel (213) 738-1600
      Valet $3 or $5

      1. Nook (on Santa Monica Blvd, near Barrington) is a great restaurant with good food and reasonable prices. Great service plus cozy ambiance. Opus is great also, great fun, with a bit more formal atmosphere but further from Santa Monica, actually in Koreatown.

        1. there's i cugini in santa monica for great italian/seafood. right off of ocean, so pretty convenient. it's a nice ambience, too!