This is located inside the International Food Court in the garment district. It has a sign that it has halal: no antibiotics; no hormones in its meat.
I had the fish kabob, which was close to $10. It comes with rice, but I had the salad, which was delicious. The fish had a lot of bones, but the flavor was on point and it was tender.
Last time we ordered on a Saturday night, the delivery period was over 45 minutes. This time, I decided to take that into consideration and ordered as my date and I scooped up my daughter from the Santa Anita Shopping Center. There was heavy traffic everywhere.
We must have pulled in just as the driver had arrived. My date had jokingly mentioned that the delivery guy would be at our door before us. Sure enough, he was right.
Purgatory is consistently delicious. My Yelp friend Toshiro D kicks me for being too liberal with 5 stars, but alas we're on the same page for Purgatory. I would have checked out the delivery guy because Purgatory almost always treats me with an eye candy with each delivery, but my date was there and I didn't want to be inconsiderate.
I doubt that I will come here again. The sea bass is now a few cents shy of $20. The portion was small.
The fish is fresh and tasty. But it's overpriced.
I remember a neighborhood pizza shop in New York where I used to buy a huge slice of pizza for 50 cents. I know... I'm such a dinosaur.
I've been in LA for almost all my life and never really experienced anything like the pizza I used to have in New York until today. 9th Street Pizza rocks! The flavor was bold and the thin crust was chewy as opposed to the cardboard-like "New York" style pizza sold elsewhere.
I've seen the 9th Street Pizza while meandering through the Fashion District, but I didn't know that it delivered. I ordered a large pepperoni ($17) that was delivered by a super hot guy. Am I ordering it again? Well, yeah!
My daughter and I were walking in downtown when she was unexpectedly hungry. Maria's was in our line of sight. It was perfect as she enjoys Maria's.
The service is always top notch. I like to drink a ton of water before I eat. The wait staff repeatedly came to fill my glass, which I appreciated. This time, we got to sit by the windows, which was nice. We both like watching the rain.
My daughter ordered the risotto. I ordered the antipasto salad and the calamari. Everything tastes fresh and delicious as everything is made from scratch, even the calamari. We always order the half portion, which is substantial. We usually can't finish the half portion. I actually have a disdain for gigantic portions of food.
I respect my good friend, Alex H's opinion. But for me, Bottega Louie is always too crowded and its noise level is a few notches too high. I don't always enjoy the loud and busy environment.
This review is only for its Happy Hour. Roy's offers various dishes for $5 during a brief happy hour. Surprisingly, the $5 happy hour menu contains hard drinks such as martinis and specialty drinks.
My bf and I had the mahi mahi tacos, which came with three tacos. They appeared to be canned tuna, but they were still good.
I had lunch with my baby daddy on a Thursday afternoon. The food is good here, but I thought the price was a tad high for the portion size. The lamb chops came with 4 very small pieces @ $19.99.
The gyro sandwich was very good. But also a bit pricey for the portion size.
Soleto is a new addition located on the west side of Figueroa, south of 8th Street in downtown, Los Angeles. My boyfriend and I walked in here on a Saturday night just before 11 p.m. Downtown bar options can be scant, especially on big event nights such as the XGames, so we really appreciated Soleto's full bar.
My bf ordered the "When in Rome" drink which has a jalapeno kick. It was truly an epicurean treat.
We ordered the chopped salad. The ambient lighting was dim so I wasn't able to ascertain all the ingredients, but I will say that this was absolutely amazing. It was the best chopped salad I've ever had, and that's based on the premise that I'm a complete food snob. The gesture of having a single order of salad come in two separate plates further showcased Soleto's attention to detail.
Rob, our bartender, was warm and personable. We also spoke briefly with another staff (blond female). We really felt a genuine sense of welcome.
The interior is gorgeous, but don't take photos. You can take photos of the food though.
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Panorama Cafe is located on the 9th floor of the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. For the longest time, this cafeteria was run by the county and as such, had low grade food. Well, I went here today and saw a "People Love Us On Yelp" sticker and I had no idea that this had a complete makeover.
Panorama Cafe carries a great selection of fresh salads. Not just your average salads, but creative blends such as beet, hearts of palm, cranberry tuna, and so on. I got a beet and garbanzo bean salad for a little over $4.50. It had ample chunks of beet and the garbanzo beans added savory flavor to the salad.
It also serves sushi and a wide variety of lunch items. It was closing when I walked in so I wasn't able to see all the options. The staff was friendly and I really felt welcomed here.
Starry Kitchen Nights is located west of Los Angeles Street on 9th. I'm not sure if it has parking. My bf and I stopped by here on a Friday evening. We parked on Los Angeles Street for 3 minutes for a quarter.
The restaurant is large with indoor and outdoor seating. It has modern decor with high ceilings.
The tofu balls were delicious. It was definitely the highlight of this restaurant. The pandan chicken were boneless chicken pieces wrapped in banana leaves? My bf didn't care for them as they required manual labor to eat. The pork belly dish was least of our favorites. They were very fatty even for this dish.
Gyro sandwich $5.99
I was a psuedo body guard today. I took my daughter and her friend through the beaten path of the fashion district to pick up a dress for her friend's quinceanera. We ended up finding a nice dress for $50 and had the straps sewed on for $8.
The tailor told us to return in 30 minutes so we jaywalked into the International Food Court where I ordered a gyro sandwich for $5.99. It took 7 minutes. Keep the receipt as you need it to use the restroom. Otherwise, it's 75 cents.
The gyro was right on point with flavor. It was a tad dry in some areas, but for the price and taste, I give this a four star.
My bf and I stopped by the Blue Cow Kitchen on a Friday night. It's in the lower level of the Japanese consulate's office.
It was a little after 7. Blue Cow was buzzing with the downtown dwellers and employees. We ordered the duck wings. My bf thought it was spicy, but enjoyed it nevertheless. I thought it was delicious. We ordered the veggie meatballs, which wasn't as impressive.
What's notable here is the staff. Everyone made us feel welcome. Bartender was right on point with the drinks.
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My bf and I stopped here on a Saturday night on a bar crawl. Los Angeles Brewing Company is spread out in massive real estate with high ceilings and big screens gracing the walls. Although beer seems to be its specialty, it also carries hard liquor.
We ordered the trip tip bbq salad. I admit, the beef was a bit dry. The salad itself was robust and flavorful. The service was friendly and prompt. The host outside called us a cab, which came in minutes.
My bf and I come here frequently. It was a rainy Saturday night. We sat at the bar. The bartenders are very cool here.
The food quality has declined while the price point remains high. The grilled octopus was cold with only traceable amounts of octopus. The mussels were still flavorful.
My boyfriend and I walked into Sugarfish on a Friday night. We ordered the Nozawa and shared, which was plenty for us. It consisted of several sashimi, nigiri and two hand rolls. The fish is fresh, but we didn't care for the overuse of ponzu.
We sat in the corner on white seats. They could have used some back support, e.g., pillows because they were uncomfortable.
Gratuity was included when the check came. I'm not sure how much, but our server was awesome.
The escargot was bland. There were only a few of them. The albacore appetizer was paper thin. I liked the beans in the Irish salmon dish, but the salmon lacked flavor.
Service was flawlessly executed. Our water glasses were always full. Our server was highly attentive.
LeKa is located in the south west corner of 6th and Flower. It's spacious with a gorgeous interior. It definitely has potential.
The girls were beautiful with tight short skirts. The issue is that the guys were two to three notches lower in appearance than the girls, and were also in tight suits. That concoction amounted to dosage of estrogen to a level of distraction without an offset. It needs good looking masculine guys.
It's probably not a wise choice to bring a date or significant other if you're a straight female. Also not the best place to bring a blind date you don't intend to see again. Le Ka asks for your last name.
Drago Centro is deeply seated in the heart of downtown, LA. My bf and I stopped by Drago Centro on a Saturday night. We had the Eastern Mule, which came in a copper cup.
It was a little after 8 and the restaurant was bustling with a classy crowd. Service was good.
Pizza Next Door is located on the south of 8st Street, between Figueroa and Flower. It's a small place with indoor and outdoor seating.
My bf and I ordered the pepporoni and sausage slice for $2.99. The crust was thin. Granted that the pizza's been sitting, but it was very good nevertheless.
Kiss delivers in downtown. It has a small pizza for a little over $7.
I had my reservations about Kiss since I've never heard of it, and the name seemed a bit off center.
My daughter ordered a small pizza and garlic bread on a Tuesday afternoon. The pizza was chewy with a great balance of NY flavors. It was delicious.
Coco Laurent is located immediately across from Bottega Louie, in the south east corner of 7th and Grand. It's beautifully decorated with rich earth tones. It has both indoor and outdoor seating.
Bf and I stopped here on a Saturday during soft opening. We sat at the bar and ordered escargot ($18) and an avocado appetizer ($13). We had two specialty drinks with blueberries.
The escargot pieces were enveloped in an edible purse made of thin pastry. It was served with mashed potatoes. The avocado appetizer was light and delicious.
The menu's challenging to read in the dim lighting. I used to have a flashlight app on my phone which would have come in handy.
Industriel is located in the heart of downtown, LA. The bar is upstairs. There are dining areas on both levels.
Bf and I stopped here on a Saturday night. I came to try the bone marrow, but learned that the menu changes with season. We ordered the oyster ($3) and the Game Board ($14). The oyster is one single oyster, and it is a pass. It tasted slightly fishy. The Game Board consisted of reindeer sausage and warm slices of bread with nuts. The bread was delicious.
We had specialty drinks, which were $12 each. I really liked the ambiance here. We would return.
El Cholo is located a block east from LA Live. During certain events, this place gets packed. Bf and I stopped here on a Saturday night a little before 8. It was bustling with servers and diners, but after 8, it started clearing out.
We sat at the bar, which is all the way in the back. We had margarita drinks and guac. Chips and salsa were complimentary. The chips tasted fresh. Guac was right on the money.
Stopped here with my bf on a Saturday night. Happy hour is to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. I thought that was cool. I ordered the Manhattan, which was the bartender's special for $5.
We ordered the cobb salad with salmon for $29. The salad was good and the salmon was juicy and cooked to perfection. We also ordered the meatloaf slider for $5. It was also decent.
The service, however, left much to be desired. Our bartender also waited on tables, which made it challenging for him to take care for us. The food took at least 40 minutes. We probably will not return.
Border Grill is located in the north west corner of 4th and Figueroa. It's across the street from the Bonaventure Hotel.
I stopped here on a Wednesday night for a Downtown LA event. Border Grill was gracious enough to serve delectable desserts for all the attendees. The owner gave a brief speech and I completely felt welcomed here.
Everything was delicious. There's a 15% off with Yelp check in. I would definitely return.
Bf and I stopped here on a Saturday night to extinguish his cravings for guac. The portion is deceptively incongruent to its price of $14. Drinks were $11 and $13.
The guac was noticeably bland. I did enjoy the green hot sauce. It also came with a smokey sauce. I think we were supposed to mix them into the guac. Even so, the guac lacked salt.
There's a sick feeling that overcomes me when I over pay for food/service that's not up to par. I've come to associate that feeling with Rosa Mexicano.
Service was also substandard. Several workers were congregated in one area talking among themselves. I saw one employee sit at the bar and have a beer on his break, which just seemed inappropriate.
George's is open again at 7th & Fig. It's adjacent to Mendocino Farms. Bf and I came here on a Saturday. We had the gyro, feta fries appetizer and the gyro salad. They were both generous portions, so much that I think we could have split one of them between us.
The food was good. Service was a bit slow. George's delivers through seamless.com with a minimum of $20.
I've heard a lot about this place. Perch is by the Pershing Square Metro stop. It's a hidden gem located on the 15th floor with a beautiful view of downtown. The ambiance is relaxing, romantic and trendy.
I stopped by here on a Sunday afternoon with my bf. We sat in the corner facing Pershing Square park, which was nice. We ordered Lolita and Red Herring for drinks. We had the frog legs ($10) and mussels ($18).
The drinks were pricey, but good. The Buffalo frog legs had a nice spicy taste to it, which I liked, but it was a bit on the tough side. The mussels lacked flavor.
The water service was right on, but the waitress service was slow.
Peddler's Creamery is a small ice cream shop located on the east side of Main Street, between 4th and 5th Street. I've seen this place listed as a new opening and I finally had the opportunity to check it out on a Sunday afternoon.
My bf had the coffee and I had the salted caramel. Both were exceptionally delicious. The salted caramel was creamy and luscious. I enjoyed every bite.
This place is incredibly noisy inside. My daughter and I ordered the sea bass, rib eye, mac& cheese and fruit tart. Bill was $89+
The food was passable-not anything fabulous. Service was okay. I've come to believe this is an over-rated place.
J Village Plaza is located in the heart of Little Tokyo. Parking entrance is located on Central, north of 1st Street. Nijiya grocery store will validate with $10+ purchase. Kagura is not part of J Village so it will not validate for J Village parking.
I normally park at Aiso garage located north of 1st Street on San Pedro/ Judge John Aiso. It's inexpensive and you don't have to worry about paying a high price for parking in the event validation doesn't cover the time.
J Village has gone through many changes over the years. It now has great eateries, i.e., Shabu Shabu House, Sandwich Smith/ Fickle, Dulce, Lette, Yamato and Mitsuru. It also houses Nijiya, which is a small Japanese grocery store that has virtually all the staple items. Some nights, audience has the opportunity to show off their singing skills at the open karaoke. Other times, you'll see musical performances.
I love strolling through here. It gets crowded on the weekends, but that also amps up the fun. There's also Japangeles, the new addition to J Village. It's a kiosk run by Roy. He sells men's t shirts with the hybrid of Japan and Los Angeles.
Shibucho is an old establishment. This is a traditional Japanese sushi place with no frill rolls. It serves sushi and sashimi only. It's pricey. There's no menu.
Bf and I walked in on a Saturday night and ordered a 10 pc sashimi for $50+. Sashimi was melt in your mouth buttery. I felt completely at home here. It's like a neighborhood sushi ya. It's inclusive.
Our server had a serious demeanor. Some may interpret that to be rude, but I did not. Service was prompt and the sashimi we ordered was above par.
The Hungry Pig is located west of Alvarado on the south side of Temple. It's open from Mon-Sat to 9 p.m. It's been open 6 days.
Immediately upon entry, I saw Josh with a radiant smile and an openness about him. I always emphasize the importance of relationship skills. Josh was comfortably brilliant in this area. Eidey was equally warm and charming with hospitality. I completely felt welcome here.
The baby back ribs come with two sides. I decided to be adventurous and ordered the curry potatoes. I also had the mac & cheese. There was copious amount of both. The ribs were fall-off-the-bone tender. Sauces are on the table.
I really enjoyed this visit. The experience was like being with friends.
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