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Foodie Fiend Apr 17, 2010 03:46 PM

I have 3 nights in LA. Where should I eat? I am thinking of the following:

Madeo
Katsuya
Bazaar
Church and State
AOC
Hatfields
Comme Ca

Thoughts???

We are doing Pizzeria Mozza for lunch one day. Other lunch suggestions would be appreciated as well!

Thanks.

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AOC
8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Madeo Restaurant
8897 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Katsuya Hollywood
6300 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Pizzeria Mozza
641 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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    lizziee Apr 23, 2010 01:18 PM

    Bazaar is terrific. Someone was looking for a gluten free meal and Bazaar will be happy to do that, but it is not essentially a gluten free restaurant.

    See here:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6994...

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      Foodie Fiend Apr 21, 2010 05:47 AM

      I know lots of people have suggested Animal but there's actually a special event - A Vegetable Dinner - at Animal that week that we are not interested in going to. Right now we have Bazaar (does anyone have feedback on this), Madeo, Church and State and AOC. Maybe someone can give additional lunch suggestions - we are definitely going to try Pizzeria Mozza. Anything else???? Also, if we decide to do sushi, would you recommend Nozawa or someplace else?

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      AOC
      8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

      Madeo Restaurant
      8897 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

      Pizzeria Mozza
      641 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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      1. re: Foodie Fiend
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        ozhead Apr 21, 2010 09:27 AM

        Second Monte Alban (Santa Monica Bv. between Barrington and Bundy, West LA) for lunch. Try the barbacoa de chiva -- a great lunch.

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        Monte Alban
        11927 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

        1. re: Foodie Fiend
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          bulavinaka Apr 21, 2010 11:42 AM

          Sushi Nozawa has been rather contentious among LA Hounds. My gut tells me that you will get many good recs in this category, but is often decided between Mori, Sushi Zo and Kiriko. Each with their own fans, detractors and menu items or sourcing that are unique to themselves.

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          Sushi Zo
          9824 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

          Kiriko
          11301 W Olympic Blvd Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA 90064

          Sushi Nozawa
          11288 Ventura Blvd Ste C, Studio City, CA 91604

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          Foodie Fiend Apr 20, 2010 05:52 AM

          I am from New York City so there is no shortage of great restaurants here. i should say we are foodies and enjoy an amazing meal - doesn't have to be white tablecloth, we have a car and money is not really an object when it comes to this trip. I've heard great things about Animal. We are planning to go to the Katsuya in Hollywood.

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          Katsuya Hollywood
          6300 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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          1. re: Foodie Fiend
            Ciao Bob Apr 20, 2010 08:29 AM

            Have a drink at Katsuya but DON"T EAT THERE. It stinks.

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            Katsuya Hollywood
            6300 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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              Jwsel Apr 20, 2010 09:51 AM

              Katsuya is scene over food. There are much better sushi restaurants in Los Angeles.

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              Katsuya Hollywood
              6300 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

              1. re: Jwsel
                ipsedixit Apr 20, 2010 10:20 AM

                Plus there are so many Katsuya-type places in NYC. Why go 3000 miles to get what you can aplenty back at home.

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                  mc michael Apr 20, 2010 10:33 AM

                  So you can say what you get here is not as good as what's back home?

                  1. re: mc michael
                    ipsedixit Apr 20, 2010 10:46 AM

                    ... Or that the celebs and the TMZ goons are better in LA?

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                      mc michael Apr 20, 2010 02:12 PM

                      You've got it!

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              coffeebrownies Apr 20, 2010 01:05 PM

              Definitely Animal--and if you can't get a reservation, you can try your luck at the bar. My friend and I went at 8:00 last Saturday, waited 5 minutes for a seat to open up, and ate a lovely dinner at the bar, with a nice little view of the kitchen (or at least the tattooed arms of the cooks through the service window). Try Jitlada, for Thai, Monte Alban for Oaxacan (exceedingly well covered on this board). For the quintessential LA morning, go to Bob's at the Original Farmers Market for doughnuts and coffee (opens before the rest of the Market). If you can, hit the Santa Monica Farmer's Market on Wednesday or Saturday am. Also, think about Chinese food in the San Gabriel Valley (more from others on this elsewhere ont he board). My advice (worth a nickel or less) would be to look for what LA does that New York doesn't do, because there are obviously no shortage of great French and Italian restaurants, for instance, in NYC.

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              Jitlada
              5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

              Monte Alban
              11927 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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                heyitsjai Apr 20, 2010 04:36 PM

                If money is indeed no object, then Urasawa is the way to go. I haven't eaten at Masa NYC but many people who have said they prefer Urasawa...

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                Urasawa Restaurant
                218 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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                stone44 Apr 19, 2010 05:08 PM

                i am in LA for three nights too.. which katsuya is best? there are so many locations? also any one been to cecconis? heard good things?

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                  HastaLaPasta Apr 23, 2010 12:45 PM

                  The Katsuya in Studio City is the original and the only one owned by the founder. The other locations he sold his name to - they are all much more upscale and 'trendy' while the original restaurant is much more modest and less fancy but IMHO better food. But if you want pretty good food and trendy then go to Hollywood or Brentwood locations.

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                  Katsuya - Brentwood
                  11777 San Vicente Blvd, Brentwood, CA 90049

                  1. re: HastaLaPasta
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                    cdub Apr 23, 2010 01:29 PM

                    he actually has another katsu-ya in encino as well as kiwami in studio city.

                2. Emme Apr 17, 2010 08:40 PM

                  i think it depends as noted where you're coming from...

                  agree animal is a good choice.

                  i'd consider adding Monte Alban (Oaxacan, lunch), Providence, Jitlada (Southern Thai, lunch), Wilshire, Spago (lunch), Mariscos Chente (Mexican seafood, lunch, the one in Inglewood) Father's Office (burgers, lunch if on the weekend), Lares or Glibert's El Indio (lunches)...

                  ...hmmm more to follow with more details...

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                  Jitlada
                  5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

                  Spago
                  176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                  Monte Alban
                  11927 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

                  Mariscos Chente
                  10020 Inglewood Ave, Lennox, CA 90304

                  El Indio
                  22816 S Western Ave, Torrance, CA 90501

                  Father's Office Bar
                  1618 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA

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                    coffeebrownies Apr 17, 2010 04:14 PM

                    Where are you from? (i.e. what can't you get locally?) Are you only looking for white tablecloth restaurants? Where are you staying? Do you have a car? Is money no object or is there a budget?

                    1. Servorg Apr 17, 2010 03:49 PM

                      Substitution of Animal for Comme Ca (or AOC) is a must.

                      One (the best one) of multiple X ten reviews here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6209...

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                      Animal
                      435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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