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Oct 28, 2006 04:05 AM

Where should I eat my first oxtail

So I'm waiting for my food at Chef Marylinn's in Crenshaw when I realized: despite being a fairly adventurous eater, I've never eaten an oxtail. I want my first time to be gentle, but intense. Where's a good introductory oxtail in LA?

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  1. well, there's a Cuban dish of oxtail at Versailles in the Palms/Culver City area that is pretty good.

    There's also a Korean oxtail soup which is very good. however, I'm not sure if there's any restaurant that serves it.

    oxtail is very tender. you pretty much can't go wrong.

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    1. re: ladius

      i second the oxtail at versailles. it is excellent and, IMHO, better than the signature garlic chicken dish which can often be too dry for my tastes.

      1. re: ladius

        Your first suggestion was the hands down winner:

        1415 S. La Cienega Blvd.
        Los Angeles, CA

        also excellent at Versailles:
        PORK - Roasted To Perfection With A Touch Of An Old Cuban Recipe (Served with Fried Sweet Plantains and Your Choice of Rice and Beans or Moro)

      2. Angelini Osteria offers excellent oxtail. Order it when the weather cools.

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        1. re: judge dee

          Gino's oxtail is absolutely sublime!!

        2. Bruddah's Hawaiian restaurant in Gardena restaurant has oxtail stew or oxtail soup.

          1. You can get oxtail at several of the HK style restaurants in SGV. Phoenix Inn in Alhambra makes a good oxtail dish.

            1. Did you know that so called ox tail is just beef tail? Unless you know someone butchering an ox it is really difficult to come by the real thing. I think the flavor and texture is pretty much like good shortribs.