Hakkasan – Not Your Average Cantonese Restaurant

Cantonese cuisine was the first regional Chinese food to come to America. Over the years, it has developed a reputation of being bland or overly sweet. Hakkasan, on Beverly Drive, has reintroduced Cantonese dining with an intriguing club-like atmosphere and big, bold flavors. The first thing diners will notice when walking into the restaurant is…

Mr. Chow Malibu – Sky, Land and Sea

The nightly noodle show at Mr. Chow Restaurant is just one of the many reasons to dine at the restaurant either in Beverly Hills or Malibu. At 8:15 p.m., the pasta chef enters the dining room, and the restaurant grows quiet. With a few claps, all eyes are fixed on the chef as with great…

Red Med at Formosa Cafe

The legendary Formosa Café has been in Vincent Jung’s family for three generations. Originally opening in 1925 in a red trolley car that once rolled down Santa Monica Blvd. It became the Formosa Café when Jung’s grandfather Lem Quom, partnered with the owner in 1945, and later took full ownership in the 1970s. Recently, Vincent…

Duck, Duck, Goose Dinner

You can’t help but say “wow” when you walk through the red lacquered door of Chi Lin. Located next to the romantic RivaBella Italian restaurant on Sunset Blvd., the décor inside Chi Lin is dark and sexy with an alluring jet black and red color palette. Hundreds of small lanterns are suspended from the ceiling….