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03/31/2015
By: Matthew R.
Mud Hen Tavern
I recently moved to the area and this place is just a few blocks away. Happy to say, it's become one of my neighborhood joints. I typically stick with the small plates since they're great to share with my significant other. Our favorites so far have been the fried oysters, the chicken and waffle croquettes, the spinach pierogi, the pumpkin ravioli and of course, the kaya toast. I'm all about the kaya toast and we've been known to get two orders on occasion. Also, and to pretend like we're being healthy, we'll order something green, such as the (crispy) brussels sprouts or the house salad. They have a terrific drink menu with cocktails that are too difficult or time consuming for me to make at home, (which is what I look for in a drink list). I can make my own, great old fashioned. I like trying a new drink every time I go. They also have a nice wine list when I'm in the mood for a glass.The service has always been great and the staff has always been friendly. I would recommend making a reservation before going since seating fills up pretty fast. Otherwise, get there once they open for dinner, like we usually do, and seating shouldn't be an issue.
01/30/2011
By: bgkuhn
Plum Tree Inn
Just tried my first restaurant in Los Angeles China Town. Plum Tree looked interesting from the outside, so thought we'd give it a try. As chance would have it, there was a big event going on. Good (albeit 80s) music, interesting crowd, etc. Wait staff, while quick to refill a drink prior to, was nowhere to be found during the meal. Had to wait for 10 minutes after finishing before we could flag the waiter down for the check. Further, when asking for the leftovers to go, he threw the boxes down and hurried off to another table -- hastily returning to slop the food I had not yet managed into a container. We had two dishes -- one hit, one miss -- but even the hit was just ok. Quite sure we're not going to give it another chance. Was hoping for more authenticity (and definitely better service).
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09/02/2017
By: Howard S.
China Town Express 80
China Town Express, Los Angeles, CaliforniaMy close friend Javier Carmona has been eating at this place for years and almost every time that we get together he takes me there.I have to admit that their Chinese Food is Not Only Inexpensive, but Delicious and Quick To Get Once You Arrive.The Fast Food Chinese Sit-Down or Take-Out Restaurant is Conveniently Located as well and I more than Highly Recommend them if You Love Chinese Food!I want to personally Thank Javier Carmona for taking ME there many times including back on Saturday, September 2, 2017.Sincerely yours,Howard Paul ShoreVisitorExecutive, Volunteer Writer For Google And Tripadvisor Websites/HPS
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11/02/2016
By: michikotamura
Totoraku
Amazing food! With the invitation only exclusivity, you would certainly feel that the dining experience is very special. Definitely the best beef I've had in the US; especially I loved the raw meat. The beef is so fresh that you can eat them even raw. However, this was not the best cooked beef I've ever had in my life; the best beef I've ever had was in Niigata, Japan (restaurant called Yoshigen in Murakami City). The price for the entire course meal is about $150 per person; it's very expensive but for lots of food. You can bring your own alcohol with no corkage charge! I would recommend bringing good sake for appetizer and raw meat and wine for BBQ.
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09/29/2015
By: Yvonne L.
Okrumong
Traditional Korean Shaved Ice place located in the same plaza as Hae Jang Chon KBBQ. I came here with my friend on Monday night; the parking was really bad. We ended up parked at the lot across Hobart Blvd for $2 (Valet). We ordered the Gold Snow Bowl which came with red beans and two mochi at the side. The flavor was light and the texture of the ice is quite fine and moisture. The ice bowl cost $8.25+ tax, a bit pricey; but still worth trying for the tastes and their signature half-dome shaped presentation. For those who have sweet tooth, help yourself to get syrup from the counter. Too bad they do not have condensed milk available.
01/02/2017
By: Silv communication ..
Yamashiro
Yamashiro is an awesome restaurant and we have several parties there. The location and environment really good. For my personal events and also office parties we feel a home environment there.A very busy office like a leading calling solutions in USA, we work hard and waiting for our weekend party. We all like their starter foods, salads and desserts. As an employees of an international calling service provider company, we take a lot of trace in our mind/ head and after taking their food we all feel pleasure.Their cuisine and menus are hygienic and we all like to go there again and again to take the delicious foods.
12/14/2013
By: Ann K.
Silver Lake Ramen
I ordered the Tonkotsu Spicy Ramen and Spicy Tuna over Crispy Rice. I've had a lot of spicy tuna over crispy rice before and I thought this was subpar, which was disappointing because it was my friend's first time having it. The ramen was good and filling. I wish the bamboo shoots and egg came standard with the ramen but I had to pay $1 extra for each. The place was crowded on a Friday for a noon lunch but the line went very quickly and we ended up waiting only 5 minutes. I'd go there again if I were in the area but I wouldn't go out of my way to drive to Silverlake for it. Overall, good but not great!
08/17/2012
By: ilovebacon
Daikokuya
Delicious bowl of ramen! I am huge fan of real ramen with rich, hearty tonkatsu broth. I tried the tonkatsu kotteri here and was pretty pleased. It was a large serving which I didn't finish. Note - it's DTLA, so parking is a pain. Also, there's almost always a long wait because it's a tiny restaurant. We went on a hot summer day so it was really toasty in the restaurant. Best time to go is probably late at night, or in the winter. Their AC seems to be barely working. I prefer the tastes of Ramen Yamadaya, but this was pretty good.
04/23/2014
By: Joseph F.
Silver Lake Ramen
The best ramen in the area. I don't know what Ann is talking about but because I live in the valley, good ramen is hard to come by. However Silver Lake Ramen is where I go to get my fix, and I make a night out of it once a month at least. The wait can be hectic but service is fast. I always order the tonkotsu spicy ramen with extra chopped garlic, soft boiled egg, and spinach. They boil the pork meat and bones for over 16 hours to achieve that thick gelatinous broth that most inauthentic ramen restaurants do not have. The best.
08/06/2009
By: msebae
Orochon Ramen
I went into this restaurant unprepared, and tried the Special 2 challenge after being peer-pressured into it by my amigos. I finished all but an inch of the the soup and a slice of jalapeno. Not enough to make the wall of fame :-( Worst is suffering the same aftermath, without getting the glory!The ramen seems to be pretty good. I can't tell with my mucus membranes on fire. It may not be as good as Daikokuya. I'll try it again next time, without Special 2. But just the novelty and legend of Orochon deserves a 4-star!

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