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Aug 14, 2007 03:42 PM

Title 3 dinners in LA recommendations?

We have 3 dinners in Los Angeles. We want to have great food on Friday - someplace memorable and worth it. The other two meals we're open to suggestions-we're adventurous and have accustomed to unusual cuisines, or just plain good food in any cuisine. Thanks in advance for your help.

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  1. My first recommendation is Tagine. Here is a recent review that will give you a very good feel for what to expect:

    Since you haven't given any parameters for cost or location I am not certain how long you consider a reasonable drive to get to dinner or how much is too much for a meal.

    The other suggestion I would make would be Opus on Wilshire (west of downtown). They have really good food for reasonable prices. Especially if you ask them about their tasting menu which runs $10 per dish.

    If you would consider sushi then the best sushi in town, (outside of Urasawa which is at least $300 pp) is at Sushi Zo in West Los Angeles.

    Opus Bar & Grill
    3760 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

    132 N Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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    1. re: Servorg

      Thank you for your help. We are located in West Hollywood and we are willing to pay for great food. However, this time we'd like to find a place that is not super super expensive, so I will definitely check out your recommendations.

    2. I would recommend Lucques as your memorable dinner, and then Korean and sushi for your other dinners.

      8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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      1. re: SauceSupreme

        Oops forgot to link the other suggestions. For Korean, I'll recommend Sa Rit Gol though there's plenty of K-Town threads to help you decide. For sushi, I second the rec for Sushi Zo.

        Sa Rit Gol
        3189 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

        Sushi Zo
        9824 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

        1. re: SauceSupreme

          remember, sushi zo is closed on sundays, so be sure to make your reservation for saturday.

        2. re: SauceSupreme

          We were in L.A. recently and based on chowhound recs had dinner at Lucques & absolutely loved it. Their beef short ribs was one of the best dishes I have ever had. I don't remember what we ordered for dessert but they were fabulous too! The only thing was that we were seated in the courtyard & felt the place a little more formal than the front (am not sure if that is just the bar lounge). As good as Lucques was, the food/atmosphere was similar to great restaurants in San Francisco. When staying in Santa Monica, my husband was craving for sushi & the hotel concierge steered us toward Tengu. I was a little skeptical because I hadn't seen many (if any) recs on chowhound for Tengu before I left for vacation. Nonetheless, we had a fantastic & memorable evening. Restaurant was swanky, had seats by the open window, server was great & the food was innovative & delicious (we may be sushi novices but we appreciate all good food). I would recommend any Japanese/fusion place such as Tengu because of a wide variety on the menu (sushi to cooked meats & seafood). L.A chowhounds can offer more suggestions but Tengu worked out great for us & the fact that my husband didn't pay attention to the prices probably helped! I'm still looking for a place like this in SF, really missing my new found love of ahi tuna on crispy rice:-(

        3. Orris on Sawtelle is out of this world!