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Looking for Tuna Steak Sandwich

I was wondering if anyone knew of a place in Southern California that makes a Tuna Steak Sandwich or Ahi Tuna.

I once had a great Tuna Steak Sandwich in Hong Kong a few years ago. . . You could say that I've had a bit of a craving.


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  1. Could you explain what the sandwich is like? The name is pretty ambiguous. I do know of a place that serves a mean seared ahi tuna sandwich. Mo's in Burbank does a great version for lunch...seared ahi tuna with carmelized onions, a garlic and caper aioli, tomatoes, and lettuce on grilled sourdough.

    Mo's Restaurant
    4301 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505

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    1. re: attran99

      Another good seared ahi sandwich is at The Library Alehouse in Santa Monica on main street.
      Great beers too.

      1. re: ldodb

        +1 on the Library Alehouse's ahi. My SO orders it every time and if I could ever tear myself from the turkeyburger, I'd get it too.

    2. nook makes a pretty good grilled albacore sandwich with apple-fig chutney, pickled red onions, avocado, and sprouts

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      1. re: wilafur

        Yes. I really like this sandwich. I think it's only offered during lunch hours.

      2. Breadbar made a great one in Century City.

        1. Although I personally prefer their burger with smoked short rib in it, Beachwood BBQ does a good Ahi Tuna Sandwich. They also have an excellent selection of craft beers on tap!

          Beachwood BBQ
          131 1/2 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740

          1. Try Central Park. You can get it with avocado if you want (and I do).

            Central Park
            219 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena

            1. I love the Ahi burger at Bluebird Cafe in Culver City, so if you don't mind a brioche bun instead of two slices of bread, it's a good option. I believe it's currently on their daily special (about $11 for the burger, fries, side salad, and a cupcake).

              edit: Even though it's called a burger, it doesn't come with the usual burger fixings. There's some sort of pineapple salsa that comes with it.

              I wrote about it (including the ahi burger) here: http://culvercitybeat.com/articles/20...

              Bluebird Cafe
              8572 National Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

                1. re: Adsvino

                  i think theirs is more of a tuna "burger" than a tuna "steak" sandwich. i mention this because i happened to ask someone this question yesterday.

                  1. re: ronsilverado

                    i'm confused--isn't a burger a sandwich? Or is the meat chopped?

                    1. re: Adsvino

                      The meat is chopped and formed into a patty, much like a regular hamburger patty.

                      The burger was pretty good. I liked the pickled onions it came with.

                2. My mom had one at Pete's Cafe downtown on Sunday. I didn't try it, but she was very happy with it.

                  1. I really love the Seared Ahi Tuna Burgers at both locations of:
                    Home Restaurant in Los Feliz & Silver Lake

                    Lot 1 in Echo Park also has a pretty good one although I can't remember what kind of Tuna it was (not Ahi) and it was cooked thoroughly and not seared

                    1. Swinger's makes a pretty good Ahi tuna steak sandwich.

                      1. there's this restaurant in Paradise Cove (name i can't remember) that serves a pretty good one......sorry this reply was useless but at least you have the general area, and there's only one restaurant in paradise cove........

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                        1. I like the one at Tender Greens, simple but tasty!


                          1. Beacon has an "seared albacore BLT" with Nueske bacon that's fairly tasty.

                            Beacon Restaurant
                            3280 Helms Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034