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asian fusion in the westside?

other than sawtelle offerings, beacon, chaya, and grace?

something in the beacon pricerange (15-20) would be ideal.

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    1. re: Cucinamore

      Mako is probably a bit more $$ than Beacon don't you think?

      1. Maybe Orris on Sawtelle in little J-town or we really liked Celadon on 3rd Street just west of Fairfax. While Celadon is probably a bit more than you have set as your price point you can probably order three dishes and get out for something close to that. Celadon is also a very striking looking restaurant.

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        1. re: tony michaels

          Orris was my first thought, but the OP seeks suggestions other than on Sawtelle.

          Musha is good, although it's more izakaya/Japanese pub food than fusion. I also like Monsoon on the 3rd St. Promenade, although I may be alone on that one... I never hear anything good (or bad) about it on these boards.

          1. re: chowmominLA

            That damn speed reading course gets me again! Doh! At least Celadon is not on Sawtelle and it is very good fusion food. I keep wondering how Monsoon is. One could eat there with maybe a drink and some snacks on the way at Typhoon. Then if I would just open up that bar with great snacks I keep thinking about and naming it Dust Devil's we could have the perfect storm of edible evenings. ;-D

            1. re: tony michaels

              I like Monsoon, but that should mean absolutely nothing to anyone else. I like a lot of restaurants that most other CHs hate. I like a few of the restaurants on the "Worst Restaurants in LA" thread.

        2. Wait, you consider Grace to be Asian fusion?

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          1. re: SauceSupreme

            oops, i just checked their website...someone had recently told me that grace was fusion. i already nixed it out of my options since i knew it was too expensive.

          2. You've probably already considered this, but perhaps Chinois?

            **edit - I didn't notice your price range, apologies!

            K-Zo in Culver City might suit your needs.

            1. K-Zo is an excellent suggestion. Not in the same league as Orris or Mako, but less serious and more varied a menu than Beacon. It's less of a foodie place and more of a scene, but many dishes are quite good and they have an extensive sake list.

              1. this list tells only of asian fusion in your $ range, and is zip on my judgment of the food:
                kabuki
                tengu (happy hour)
                sushi roku (it depends on what you order, some rolls can make your bill soar)
                japon bistro
                en sushi

                1. my go-to place would be Musha.
                  dunno if it is "fusiony" enough for you