Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Tokyo Town Sushi
12820 La Mirada Blvd
La Mirada, CA 90638
Tokyo Town Sushi is located in a shopping center that is undergoing some renovations. That's why you don't see any signage on the front of this building. It's a medium sized place with tables in the middle of the room, the sushi bar on the right, and booths on the left.
They have "happy hour" pricing all day Monday-Thursday. Then from 11am-6pm on Friday to Sunday. I went for lunch on a Wednesday, so I got the happy hour prices.
Shrimp tempura crunch roll, $7.50. Regular price-$9.50. A fresh and good tasting roll.
Service was good.
I would go back to Tokyo Town Sushi anytime. The happy hour prices are a steal. The regular price are a good value!
Saturday, February 16, 2019
459 W Broadway
Glendale, CA 91204
Tacos Cancun is a small tacos restaurant on the western part of Glendale. There are about ten tables in the dining area. You order at the counter and pick up your food at the window.
Service is friendly and good.
I won't go back to Tacos Cancun for the fish or shrimp tacos. Nothing special about them.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
710 E 4th Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Lupetti Pizzeria is a fairly new pizza place in the Arts District. The only signage is the neon pizza sign pictured above. Apparently, there is a bar, complete with a secret door, inside this building. But, most of the building is a pizza. There is bar seating and a few tables, along with a counter.
Service was good.
I may go back and try their regular pie, but if it is the same sauce as the Fresh pizza, I won't be a fan.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
611 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tacos 1986 is a very popular taco stand in Koreatown. They became more popular after the LA Times recently wrote a story about them. Located about a block north from Wilshire and Western, parking around here is terrible. Take the Purple Line or a ride share. Another block or two north is Monty's Good Burger, a vegan burger place.
About 8pm on a Saturday night, the line had maybe 10 people, but grew steadily, as we waited for the tacos.
The mushroom vampiros was ok. The grilled crispy tortilla was too hard. It didn't work well. I didn't taste much cheese. I should have tried the quesadilla instead.
Service is good. The line moves quickly.
Tacos 1986 was pretty good. Though I won't rush back, and I wouldn't wait more than 10-15 minutes in line.
146 S Lake Ave Ste 105
Pasadena, CA 91101
Dan Modern Chinese is located in the same complex as Lemonade and Green Street Restaurant. Dan Modern Chinese is trying to become a better Ding Tai Fung.
Service is good. Expect a 20 minute wait after ordering dumplings.
I'm not a big fan of Din Tai Fung, it's not the holy grail for dumplings. But Dan Modern Chinese has a ways to go before coming close to Din Tai Fung.