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Jan 4, 2008 07:27 AM

Miracle Mile Restraunts

Does anyone know of a good restraunt or restraunts (any food style) in the Miracle Mile area? Looking for something smaller and more intimate. Thanks!

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  1. How about Opus, just a bit further east on Wilshire blvd...

    1. Sushi Eyaki in the strip mall at the corner of Highland and Wilshire..the one with the Starbucks and Numero Uno Pizza. It's very very small and very very good.

      1. How about Luna Park, on the corner of La Brea and Wilshire.

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        1. re: Bob Brooks

          Luna Park has great food, but it can be really loud...

          1. re: miniminx

            Agreed I love Luna Park but its better for group gatherings, not so much for intimate unless you get a booth/cabana thing.

            1. re: splittle

              For dinner - I agree Luna Park is very noisy and the tables are very close together. But it's quite nice for lunch.

              La Gondola is also a very nice little place, Wilshire just west of Crescent Heights. It's Kosher Italian/Steak. Great food & service. More upscale (like along the lines of Opus) than is typically found on Wilshire.

        2. I am still getting up to speed on my LA geography, so you all can tell me if I am off-base, but isn't Campanile in/near the Miracle Mile? (just a block or two from Luna Park mentioned in another post, so it must be?)..

          anyway, gives me an excuse to mention that I had a wonderful brunch there last time I was in town (month or so ago) with daughter and son in law. Not tiny, but the layout makes it seem intimate I think, and the brisket hash was delicious....

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          1. re: susancinsf

            yes, it's Miracle Mile... a block or two away from Luna Park. Not exactly intimate, as the OP requested, but it has personality and manages to be both comfortable and classy.

          2. The Japanese place in the strip mall on the south side of Wilshire at San Vicente isn't bad. Sort of a poor-man's Ita-Cho, plus a sushi bar. Can't find it searching but I'm sure someone knows what it's called. Nothing outstanding but it's been consistently decent.

            Meals by Genet (Ethiopian) is on Fairfax just south of the Miracle Mile. Sort of intimate. Small at least.

            Pretty sparse options on Wilshire east of Fairfax, and all those stoplights are impossible if there's traffic...

            Anyone been to Ngoma (African, on Wilshire near Cochran) lately?

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            1. re: cant talk...eating

              I haven't been to Ngoma since they opened, but I wasn't too impressed then. However, India's Tandoori just moved to Wilshire between Cochran and Dunsmuir. I really like their food. They will adjust the heat level to your taste as well as the oil level. I like mine with the least amount of oil or ghee possible. I've only ever had vegetarian food their but I love it.

              1. re: cant talk...eating

                The Japanese place is called Imai. I go there quite a bit and second the recommendation. It has a good happy hour, too, from 5:30-7:30 in the bar. Cheap beer, sake and some rolls.