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.
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
9824 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
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:-(
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