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Cafe Hiro - Great as Always

kevin | Mar 7, 200312:03 AM

Went there tonite, and made my own de facto tasting menu started off with the appetizer of fresh small hama oysters splashed with ponzu sauce in a martini glass. Very good. And I also ordered the "kobe beef" osso buco as the entree. alll the entrees come with soup and salad. The soup tonite was a creamy delicious cream of potato and leek soup topped with little pieces of chives. And then the salad greens dressed in a garlic ginger type sauce. Excellent. Then it was on to the entree which was basically two hunks of boneless beef short ribs in a rich reduction/pan-stewing juices sauce. it was pretty good, but not as excellent as my fellow Hiro fan Chris claimed it to be. Yet, it was still quite good. and it came with a bowl of sliced sweet potatoes topped with parmesan cheese. a nice touch. if you can believe it i was still hungry after that so ordered a platter of the "fire french fries" which were meaty french fries of the steak fries flecked with bits of chili pepper and salt. it was some good fries. and for dessert had the nice, light chocolate pot de creame which is as good as always. if you haven't tried this tiny cafe it's about time you did. and as a further note dinner is considerably better and more exciting than the lunch dishes (the lunch entrees of which are mostly curries and or pastas). But the heay hitters are at dinner on the specials board. give it a whirl. overall, it was a great dinner. and very reasonable for it's fellow colleagues on the Westside of Los Angeles, where entrees cost upwards of 25 bucks but not at Hiro.

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