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Temple Restaurant on La Cienega

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Does anyone have any recommendations about Temple, a Korean restaurant? I understand it is new.

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    Mike Kilgore

    Have not been, but it sounds like the visit would be worth it from this previous review. I look forward to hearing your impressions if you make the pilgrimage.

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    1. re: Mike Kilgore

      You have to be kidding. This is the best newish restaurant in LA in a long time. We've been three times and had fabulous meals each time. Maybe the problem is that people think of it as Korean. The owners are Korean, the chef is not, and the food isn't really fusion. Some dishes are Euro with Korean elements, but the menu has some traditional Korean and a lot of the sorts of food one used to find at Jozu or Chinois-- creative, with an Asian accent.

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      Richard Foss

      I seem to be the only contrarian about this place... I found the food to be very bland and overpriced when I was there. The kimchee stew tasted like something Campbell's might have made.

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      1. re: Richard Foss

        i went once...seating was fairly uncomfortable, food was mediocre - like most fusion food, its not as good as the original.

        save your time and go to Koreatown.