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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.

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    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!

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          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
            626.449.4499

            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...

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              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!

                          --Dommy!

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

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