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Mar 6, 2008 01:24 AM

Ronin Izakaya Bistro

This new place that just opened on La Cienega between Beverly and Oakwood is fabulous!
Has anyone else tried it?

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  1. I finally tried Ronin Izakaya Bistro last night and was really impressed by both the excellent food and attentive service. RIB's website says that it serves "eclectic small plates menu inspired by French cooking tweaked with international flavors..."

    Standout dishes:
    Edamame (hot w/garlic olive oil & salt)
    Shoyu ginger salmon (with cilantro, green onions and ginger oil)

    Standout beverage:
    Koshihikari Echigo Beer

    I really like edamame steamed and salted but the addition of garlic olive oil made it uber -delish. And, the salmon, in addition to the tastily seasoned broth, had its perfectly crisped skin on. mmm, mmm, mmm.

    RIB’s sake menu is small but I was told they are looking to expand it.

    Ronin Izakaya Bistro
    359 N La Cienega Blvd
    West Hollywood, CA 90048
    Phone: (310) 289-8404

    2 Replies
    1. re: yinyangdi

      I also second the tasty edamame. The standout dish for me was the lamb chops. Well cooked, served with a citrus marmalade. We ended up getting 3 orders of the lamb chops between 2 people.

      1. re: yinyangdi

        Koshihikari Echigo beer is available at Mitsuwa for about four to five bones. I almost always have at least one or two in the fridge. It's a great beer with so many types of food, and perfect for tempering the blast furnace temperatures we've been having lately...

      2. Hii

        I'm thinking about bringing my boyfriend to this place this week and was wondering what is the price range for these tapas dishes?


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        1. re: beautifuldiirt

          Their prices are very reasonable, even with a couple of drinks you could come away with a great meal and a bill for about $70 for 2 people and that is rare in that area of LA.

          1. re: hkwanker

            I had an Echigo and two dishes - $27 pre T&T. It is the least I have paid in a non-pizzeria/non-diner/non-fast food restaurant in many years. Another near-first for me -- I had to bring half of one dish home there was so much. An excellent value for sure, but especially in the WeHo area.

            I agree with yinyangdi about the garlic edamame....yummy.

            I had the Curry kara-age (fried chicken) and the seard Tuna on flatbeard with a jalapeno-guacamole. Really likeed both.