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Oct 24, 2013 05:58 PM

Son of a Gun

Finally tried this today...I had enjoyed Animal last year, but not enough to warrant a return.

Service was warm and efficient.

Room is unremarkable and fairly cramped...noisy, but not as bad as Cynthia's was.

Shrimp Toast was tiny...literally a 2 inch square which I had to cut in half myself! It was perfectly tasty, but don't need to order it again...not for $12.

Lobster rolls were cute...but they were impossible to eat - it was like someone spooned a tablespoon of lobster salad on a brioche bun. And it didn't taste much of lobster.

Chicken sandwich was delicious...and large. Crispy, excellent slaw. At $14, the clear bargain on the menu.

Lime Desert - it was nice, but tiny...better order one for everyone.

Like Animal, I had a perfectly fine meal. But don't need to go back.

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  1. I had similar thoughts when I went about a year ago but I avoided most of their signature items in favor for their raw seafood dishes. Overall very fresh and well prepared but nothing really stood out. I would definitely return for just their shrimp toast and to try the chicken sandwich. Service wise I had a stellar waitress.

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    1. re: Xan7hos

      Hope you left a stellar tip, then.

    2. I just love the chicken sandwich. I think it may be the only item they allow you to order for take-out and it travels really well.

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      1. re: whatsfordinner

        Same here. I ordered it to go, after stuffing myself there with about five courses..... I had it later that evening, about four hours later, and it was the BOMB.

      2. I've got to point out, if it's still on the menu, the linguine & clam sauce with Uni is PHENOMENAL......

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        1. re: Dirtywextraolives

          Agree with Dirty. One of the best dishes in LA...

          1. re: wienermobile

            yeah, as a mayo-phobe i am somewhat limited at SOG, but agree with both of you that this dish kicks ass! nice and spicy too!