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Tantalums in Long Beach

  • d

I found out a friend works there and don't know if I should pay him a visit. Is the food any good here?

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  1. It pains me to say this since it's your friend that works there, but we've tried them two times -- granted both times were within 3 months of their opening -- but it was the worst service we've ever had. I'm sorry! In terms of the food, the menu is too broad and the two things I tried were average at best -- I think they're trying to meld too many flavors and it just doesn't work. Silver lining is that the bar is fun and drinks were always mixed delicously.

    1. I went once for a late lunch (service was great as there was only one other party) and ate at the bar: calamari appetizer (delicious) and "kobe" beef burger (just fine but a little pricey). Fries were good. As mentioned previously, very good cocktails.

      1. I had a late lunch there also, as did the OP, and enjoyed it very much. Our waitress was great. Pay your friend a visit, and enjoy.

        1. l
          Long Beach Eater

          It's a bit of an overkill decor wise, but one of the more hip restaurants in Long beach. Definitely sit near the bar where you have a view of the marina.

          1. r
            Richard in L.B.

            Four of us for lunch had great service. The surroundings very nice and the place was busy. We all shared the peanutty Calamari appetizer and it was delicious and not the usual rubbery taste. The Chicken main dishes were so so. Someone had told me to try the Bread pudding desert, on the menu but they ran out.

            Located in Marina Pacifica Long Beach next to Lomans.
            Parking easy and close. I'd go back!!

            1. I love the bar but thought the food was just "ok" both times I went. Mixed drinks are tasty and the beers are COLD.

              1. Painfully slow (although friendly) service, overpriced, very average food, reminds me of something that might be served in any number of chain restaurants which feature a few "Asian influenced" dishes. The decor is Indiana Jones meets Pier One. Actually I like the room. Go at night for the view, not for the food. You can do MUCH better in Long Beach for these prices. They're in Frenchy's territory.

                1. OK, weird, but the restrooms interiors are nice, love the sink. Anyways, back to the food, so-so, except for the calamari. Most places tend to do rings and have the typical aoili dipping sauce. Here it is meatier, I think they cut up calamari steaks. Love it!

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                  1. re: justagthing

                    Yeah, that sink is cool. I warned the friend that picked the restaurant, even if she didn't like the food, she would like the decorating.

                  2. Went for a bday party once. Thought the shrimp chow fun and ahi appetizer were great. Unpretentious service and such a great loungey bar. Stiff drinks bring out your inner kama sutra goddess. You can also dock your boat here.