I'm Trying to plan a nice dinner on a budget with a GF who is driving quite a ways to visit... Mako is on the short list because of the prices on their on-line menu. The thing is, they seem LOWER than I remember, is the menu out of date, or has Mako gone to small plates or something?
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Second question, we are trying to make a movie at Century City at 7:30pm, if we get into Mako when the open (6pm), can they do a quick dinner for us? Or should we not even try, get popcorn and then drive back?
Prices are accurate, I think. We went after a movie in Century City in December. We got there quickly but you may want to try an earlier movie and dinner after. They'll do a quick dinner for you but do you want to rush? If you are going on a weeknight, the traffic will be better going from BH to CC as opposed to from CC to BH around 6 PM.
My experience with Mako is that it has always been "small plates" style -- its tag-line is "food for sharing," after all. Given that, the prices seem in line. You will probably want 4 or so dishes between you, eaten tapas-style, unless you go for the omakase.
I think you would be able to make your movie if you got to the restaurant at 6 p.m., but you might feel a little rushed.
Hard to say for me, I've only done omakase at the place, but they SEEM generally right to me. I've had 10 course meals at 85/person.
As to the second question, I would suggest going to Mako AFTER the movie. If the flick starts at 7:30, going from Beverly/Wilshire to CC is going to be tough, esp. if you have to find parking and then actually park, get up the shopping level, and then take 2 additional flights of stairs up to the theater, etc., all of which will probably take you close to 1.5 hours ...