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Shojin Culver City dinner tonight

westsidegal Aug 4, 2013 12:24 AM

Shojin Japanese Restaurant
12406 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90066
(310) 390-0033

vegan, japanese food

went with two other people, they did all the ordering and all the paying.

the meal was fantastic.
the place was full.
the sign is not yet up; don't let that deter you.

can i name the dishes we had? sorry, no.
went with two other people, they did all the ordering and all the paying.

  1. ipsedixit Aug 4, 2013 04:53 AM

    Thanks, didn't even know they had expanded.

    1. Tripeler Aug 4, 2013 06:26 AM

      The style of cooking called "shojin ryouri" in Japan is essentially vegetarian food originating in temples and shrines, and explaining it in English is quite a difficult task. But I am sure that WSG found it fantastic, as she said. But it should be understandable why she may not be able to give a detailed report.
      Perhaps someone else more familiar with that kind of food can go there and report on their meal. I think J.L. would be quite up to the task, and would also be able to post some truly great photos.

      1. Servorg Aug 4, 2013 06:27 AM

        Can you name any of the dishes you had?

        http://www.theshojin.com/cchome.htm

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        1. re: Servorg
          Tripeler Aug 4, 2013 06:34 AM

          Servorg,
          Thanks for the link. Looking at the menu, it is not exactly traditional Shojin cuisine, but very closely based on it, and the English is clear and easy to follow. Maybe WSG could take a look and comment on a few things she had.

          1. re: Servorg
            westsidegal Aug 4, 2013 03:32 PM

            spicy seaweed salad
            green forest roll
            dragon roll
            some sort of "cheesesecake" for dessert with homemade fresh frozen strawberry dessert.

            because i've never cooked this kind of food myself, i can't really deconstruct the flavors. all i can say is that i loved it as dud everyone at the table (even though nobody at the table was vegetarian).

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