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Nov 8, 2013 09:49 AM

"Skyline Menu" at WP24

Going to Staples Center tonight. Cannot bear another over-priced, underperforming meal at Katsu-ya. I am intrigued about the pre-show "Skyline Menu" offered at WP24. Two courses for $60 with the promise to be out the door in 90 minutes. Not cheap, but the menu options all sound delicious.

Has anyone indulged in this? Is it worth it? Thanks in advance.

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  1. Never had the pre-game Skyline menu at WP24, but I will admit that my last meal at WP24 was quite pleasant (although I did not pay).

    And, really, if the bar is Katsu-ya, I feel safe in saying that WP24 would be able to leap over it with two broken legs and a hernia.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      hi ipse,

      if a hardcore chinese food hound like you found WP24 pleasant this is good news. :> so is the food palatable / good / semi-authentic? or how does it compare with your fav stuff from the SGV?

      1. re: chowseeker1999

        No one, you included, should go to WP24 for Chinese food, much less with the expectation that the food there is comparable to what you will find in SGV -- in either a good or bad.

        One should simply go to WP24 with the expectation that you will be having a different kind of cuisine -- I am tempted to say something akin to fusion, but that would just be too lazy and a convenient, cop-out way of describing what is really, in all respects, quite interesting cooking.

        Oh, and make sure someone else is paying.

    2. Is this considered a deal on price or a swifter service of two courses?

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      1. re: Ipso Facto

        Ipso: My question exactly. Further investigation shows that the regular 3 course prix fixe menu is $80. Hmmm...not sure if it's that much of a "deal."

        I went to see Nine Inch Nails at Staples last night, and wound up eating at Ludo Bird. Similar experience that I've had with Ludo Truck: perfectly decent fried chicken. Nothing to write home about, but leaps and bounds above standard sporting arena fare. Prices were predictably high, but the portions were generous. I appreciated the béarnaise sauce option and the honey lavender biscuit was delish. The very literal ice cream sandwich was a bit wacky and unwieldy, but tasty nonetheless. Given a choice inside the arena between Ludo, McD’s, or CPK, I’d probably go for the pricey chicken again.

        1. re: djquinnc

          If you are heading to Staples from the westside, get off the 10 at Normandie, head north, and at Pico you have the option of Papa Cristo's or make a right (east) and at Berendo (two blocks before Vermont) you have Dino's. Renowned grilled chicken combo, very fast, very inexpensive.