Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Asia in Atwater Village

Last night, Carl and I finally got around to checking out that large restaurant on Los Feliz called Asia Los Feliz. With a cool water feature out front -- what reputable asian restaurant doesn't have one, come on! -- and a cool, stark, gold and beige large room, we were ready to be waited on hand and foot. Well, at least waited on.

Though the restaurant was largely empty on a Tuesday night, service was spotty. It seemed that the staff was more interested in gossiping. Ok...

Anyway, with no full liquor license, we started with two Merlots. The Merlot was delicious, but was a smidge pricey at $9 a glass. Carl then had the Lobster Bisque, which had a nice smokey bite and 3 large lumps of sweet lobster meat. Sensational! I had the crab cakes, which were small, yet very tasty. They came with three sauces, beautifully displayed.

For our main plates, I had the special "Sexy" roll, which had Tuna, Eel (I think), a lot of cream cheese and was topped by a jalopeno. With a little less dressing, it could be fabulous. Carl had the Kobe beef burger and fries and, let me tell you, it was out of this world. The burger was deeply flavorful and the seemingly homemade buns were able to capture all of the delicious burger juice. The fries were terrific, as well, and came with a nice green dipping sauce.

Over all, despite the service and the relatively high price, I think we'll definitely go back. Here's hoping it sticks around, lowers its prices some, gets a full liquor license and people start to sample it more.

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