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Lyfe Kitchen in Culver City -amateur review.

Baron Mar 20, 2013 06:14 PM

I've driven by this new restaurant around lunch time and noticed long lines so I thought I would try it out for an early dinner. Very pleasantly surprised about what I found. A very clean new spacious comfortable location. A health oriented operation with separate menus for vegan and glutten free. Lots of salads and grains and interesting combinations. You order at the counter and they promptly bring you your order. One immediately gets the feel that this place is a class act. I had the grilled barramundi served on soba noodles, shitake mushrooms, baby spinach in a nice broth. For $12.99. I thought the quality was quite excellent. Very fresh, nicely seasoned. I was very happy. My wife ordered the beet salad with farrow and greens. Very good. I really appreciated the couch like seating at some of the tables. Very professional and friendly staff. I'll be back.


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    CLowe Mar 23, 2013 09:25 PM

    Thanks for reporting, Baron. I'll likely try it soon, I like the sound of a few things on the menu.

    1. ipsedixit Mar 23, 2013 09:34 PM

      I'm not feeling the calorie and sodium counts on the menu.

      To me it's sort of anithetical to the whole notion of "Love Your Food Everyday" as they so proudly proclaim.

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      1. re: ipsedixit
        Servorg Mar 24, 2013 10:40 AM


        1. re: Servorg
          RicRios Mar 24, 2013 11:10 AM

          "Our Lyfe Kitchen nutrition information has not been entered into our database yet. Please fill out the form below if you want to help get Lyfe Kitchen added as soon as possible! 0 people have voted for this location."

          1. re: RicRios
            ipsedixit Mar 24, 2013 11:24 AM

            Yeah, I was baffled too.

            I just chalked it up to Servorg's idiosyncratic Sunday posting habits ...

            1. re: ipsedixit
              Servorg Mar 24, 2013 01:55 PM

              What. You don't want to vote for NIM (Nutritional Information of the Month)?

              1. re: Servorg
                Servorg Mar 24, 2013 02:14 PM

                I guess they actually do have (3rd party?) nutritional information up here (and if you click on the individual dish you can see sodium content as well): http://www.myfitnesspal.com/nutrition...

                1. re: Servorg
                  ipsedixit Mar 24, 2013 09:34 PM

                  I dunno. For the life of me I'm still not understanding your posts here.

                  Don't worry though, I'm sure it's a "me" problem and not a "you" issue.

          2. re: ipsedixit
            Baron Mar 25, 2013 10:54 AM

            Reviews on yelp were overwhelmingly positive. Every dish is under 600 calories ANd for a restaurant opened for about two weeks it ran very smoothly when I was there. It's a prefect place for groups that have assorted food needs with regular menus vegan and glutton free menus. They also have a good beer and wine selection.

          3. bbulkow Mar 24, 2013 08:18 PM

            Hi, I live near the Palo Alto original location, and although I've visited a few times the place hasn't made it into regular rotation.

            After a while, the prices held me back, and the food quality has a nice freshness but is never anything special.

            I do like the actually informal feel, but the couches at the PA outpost got grungy quick.

            Hopefully it works for you....

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