Los Angeles

Friday, July 22, 2011

Updates Updates Updates!

Hi everyone (the few who come to my humble page),

Sorry I have not been updating/uploading photos! I have thousands of photos and thoughts on different restaurants and foods I've just been so busy that I haven't had the time to update...which is sad because I start school beginning of August and will have even less time. Bare with me and the reviews and photos will slowly grow.



Crab Sandwich from Kincaids in Redondo Beach.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Review: Sushi Kamon in Rowland Heights

17855 Colima Rd
City of Industry, CA 91748
Overall Rating:
Will def continue to go here.
~$30 Per Person after tax with alcohol.
Very friendly waiters...just takes awhile to get your food during weekends.

Great sushi just pricey.
So I've actually been looking for good SUSHI around my house. We have plenty of good Chinese and so-so Japanese restaurants around my house, but I have yet to find sushi...real sushi. My boyfriend has been talking about this place forever so we finally decided to try it. 

I did the combination which is essentially an obento box filled with a variety of dishes...for $18.50 per box it's kinda pricey especially if you order drinks; however, the sushi is worth it. They have three sushi chefs or so who are all Japanese making your sushi. The waiters are all very friendly and attentive here as well...the only problem is that the kitchen does tend to take awhile to make the dishes that are on the combination. I believe we waited to not only be seated but also a good thirty minutes for our food on a Saturday night...but hey, even the waitress came up to us to warn us there was going to be a wait :)

I believe next time I'll skip the combination and just stick to sushi or sashimi.

For better views, click on the photos.
*EDIT: 7/22/2011* I recently went back to Sushi Kamon and had a sashimi salad...extremely delicious! 

Monday, February 28, 2011

Review: Coco Ichibanya Curry House in Torrance

2455 Sepulveda Blvd
Torrance, CA 90501
Overall Rating:
~$10 Per Person
Needs Improvement.
I was VERY excited about visiting this restaurant! I actually visited the location in Tokyo, Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku this past summer and was very curious to see how they were going to aim it towards more American clientele. I was struck at exactly how SIMILAR the menus looked and the food was almost identical. I do have to say, on the plus side, my curry was PIPING hot and had a lot more flavor than the Japanese counter part. Overall, the food was absolutely amazing. 

Now, service. Aiyaiyai. I'll let them slide because this is a brand new restaurant. The waiter who served us did not speak Japanese and pretty much ignored us once we got our food. We had to ask for refills and had to pretty much do jumping jacks in order to get our check. The restaurant had not filled up at this point either. Once the Japanese manager got our check, she was all politeness and had very Japanese service (my readers who have been to Japan know EXACTLY what I mean).

There is not a lot of seating but I think they will remedy this in the future. Thankfully, we got there early as to avoid a wait.

Overall, it has a whole lot of potential. Food was great and very nostalgic.

I got the sausage salad and they gave me two options for salad dressing they left on the table.
This was the sliced pork curry with an added chicken katsu cutlet.
Another view of the pork curry with chicken katsu.
I chose the mini and it was JUST the right amount. I went for the traditional beef curry with added vegetables.

Pizza naan bread. This was VERY interesting. I had never seen such a thing before so I HAD to order it. Essentially, a piece of naan bread with curry on top and melted cheese. Very interesting flavor but also very good. My boyfriend thought it was the bees knees. Definitely worth a shot.

Now, I wanted to add some photos of the Coco Ichibanya in Japan:

For better views, click on the photos. As you can see, the Japanese versions were much lighter. Nonetheless, I did like the flavor of the American version better!