We have friends from out of the country who want a "Hollywood" night, so I'm looking for somewhere with a stereotypical Hollywood scene, but also great food. I have heard that Asia de Cuba is not as busy/fun as it used to be, but I'm thinking somewhere along those lines. Any suggestions?
Well, the other suggestions are good ones (though I think Dan Tana is more "Old Hollywood" and not really along the lines of Asia de Cuba) but only Katsuya is in Hollywood proper. The others are in WeHo or elsewhere (and so is Asia de Cuba, come to think of it..) When I think of trendy Hollywood, I think of:
Public Bar & Kitchen
Cafe Entourage (haven't been but just the name screams of Hollywood and have seen decent reviews)
and yeah, Katsuya for sure