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Century City mall food court

Tried Juicy Bird last night. It was not. Next time we run in to themall for a quick/cheap pre-movie dinner, which of the many Asian and few non-Asian choices provide at least tolerable food?

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    1. re: lapizzamaven

      my coworkers like the Ramen place and even said they enjoyed it more than Ramen Jinya. i 100% disagree with them. I wind up going to Gelsons downstairs and getting soup and salad and then eating it in the food court when we have to do a group lunch there.

      1. re: Clyde

        i like the ramen place better than Jinya which has flavorful but extremely salty broth. Neither even comes close to Santouka or Tsujita tho.
        i also really like the steak sandwich at coral tree.

      2. re: lapizzamaven

        +1 for Obika
        ate there twice last week.

        1. re: westsidegal

          +2 for Obika

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          Obika
          10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

          1. re: wienermobile

            +3 for Obika. Consistently solid and the service is on point. I mourn still for Leonidas. That hot chocolate was without peer.

              1. re: WildSwede

                What do you all like at Obika? I've enver been.

                1. re: Ciao Bob

                  To start with try their Mini Rotoli Trio - Rolls of fresh imported Italian Mozzarella filled with Cured Beef, Wild Salmon and Charcoal roasted Ham. Or the Grand Tasting of Mozzarelle di Bufala: Classica, Affumicata, Ricotta and Burrata. Really good stuff.

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                  Obika
                  10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

                  1. re: Ciao Bob

                    They fly in the mozarella from Italy a couple of times a week. Three different kinds--all wonderful. They do very nice pastas. They're smoked salmon is not cured with sugar. Very fresh and nice. It's really a hidden gem.

        2. In the food court, I almost exclusively eat at Coral Tree Express. Fuddruckers seem to have all but disappeared from all of the cities I frequent, so that's not bad either. Unfortunately I don't think Ummba Grill has 'por kilo' offerings anymore since they transformed themselves into more of a bar.

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          1. re: TracyS

            I've been to that Coral Tree Express a couple of times. Since I'm usually trying to hustle along and make a movie, the slooow service (the amount of time it takes to get the food) is pretty frustrating.

          2. I'm also a big fan of Obika, but I should mention it's not actually in the food court. And it's more of a restaurant. A casual restaurant.....but a sit down restaurant. That said....very good food. very nice people and service.

            1. Not in the Food Court, but I'm partial to Gelson's spicy tuna roll. No one is going to mistske it for Urasawa, but It's really good for cheap sushi.

              I noticed that Gelson's is now selling Wolfgang Puck pizza by the slice. Has anyone tried this? I fear it might be as horrible as the rest of the Puck prepared foods, but hope springs eternal.

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              1. We actually like the BJ's Pizzeria for either the thick crust pizza or their hamburgers. Not bad for a chain. Otherwise we like the Hole-In-The-Wall less than a mile away on Santa Monica Blvd. That Mall otherwise provides very poor and expensive food court fare. They need to look at what the Fox Hills food court does.

                1. Take a Bao! I work in Century City and eat at there at least twice a week... (and I don't go anywhere else in the food court). I love love love the Eight Veggie Salad and the Chinese Chicken Salad... I also get the brown rice bowl with peanut chicken and the yellow curry with shrimp- both delish. Their salad dressing is so good I keep a bottle in my fridge! Highly recommend.

                  1. The korean place has a better than you would expect spicy pork bowl with two panchan style veg and a little chap chae.

                    Breadbar has sort of a confusing menu but once you figure out the food is often quite good. Very fond of their cauliflower soup. Also, to go, they have a good lunch special with a sandwich, drink, and a side for ten bucks. Really excellent ham sandwich which they will make to order if they are out in the cold case. The cold case ones are better because they use a saltier bread.