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Obika Mozzarella Bar - Century City DineLA lunch very short review

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I had:
starter:
Crema di Pomodoro
Chilled Organic Tomato Soup with Basil, Stracciatella di Burrata and Crostini

main dish:
Mozzarelle E Verdure Grigliate
Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP served with Grilled Organic Vegetables and Sundried Tomato Pesto

dessert:
Mousse di Ricotta
Ricotta di Bufala with Honey, Orange Peel, Pine Nuts and Raisons

the starter and main dishes were terrific, the dessert was better than terrific, sublime is the word that comes to mind.

the price/quality/quantity/protein ratios were so good that they were practically unbelievable.

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Obika
10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

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  1. We have to get over there to try this place. I've been wanting to since I first read about it here. Hey, westsidegal, maybe take down those two idiotic auto place links that popped up from your descriptions using the words "Crema" and "Sundried Tomato" pesto. That feature is out of control.

    1. I was there for their guest opening and loved the food...the bread was awful, though...is it any better?

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      1. re: lapizzamaven

        the bread was dense and it wasn't warmed.
        not as awful as the bread at Lilly's, but not wonderful like the bread at Metro.
        my palate only likes crisp crust, so from the get-go the middle portion of the bread was not going to ring my bell.. . .

        the food though was exceptional.
        the chilled tomato soup tasted of fresh tomatoes no taste of canned anything.
        the cheese was spectacular
        the sun dried tomato pesto was served in a little side dish and it tasted intensely of tomato rather than just tasting salty.
        the olives used to garnish the plate were high-quality dried olives.
        the grilled vegetables included grilled radicchio--most restaurants would have served grilled onions instead because of the very high price of radicchio.
        and on and on and on.. . . .

        1. re: westsidegal

          Dont hold back, Westsidegal...i dont understand why they dont improve the bread! and the owner is a very nice fellow.

          1. re: lapizzamaven

            PLUS corkage is only $15!!!!
            also, i believe that on sundays they give a 25% discount on whole bottles of wine.. . .

            1. re: lapizzamaven

              just had the best restaurant bread i've had in years at Angeli Caffe.
              i inhaled two loaves before the starters came.
              couldn't control myself.

              if bread is your thing, go to west hollywood and try that stuff.

              1. re: westsidegal

                Oh, it's so good when it's fresh! I remember the first time I had that bread and it was fresh out of the oven and I too ate a whole loaf before my food came out. It's strange though that I don't love their pizzas...

        2. I live in the neighborhood and have been there a few times now. Always excellent.
          I was in Rome last month and even went by the restaurant there. Nice to have great
          cheese much closer!