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Cheebo - thumbs down (review)

Macy U. | Oct 25, 200401:00 PM

8 of us went to dinner at Cheebo Friday night and the overwhelming consensus was that we would not return.

We had reservations for 7:30 and they seated us promptly. Service was friendly, decor was hip, funky and very orange. The place was hoppin' too - all tables were full when we started dinner (and was still full when we left 2 hours later). The potato chips that they set down at the table to munch on were terrific. Things looked to be starting off well.

Then the food began to arrive. My Ribolita soup to start with was bland. It was hot and thick, as it should be, but it almost tasted like plain smushy bread. In went a lot of salt and pepper (brownie points for the Hawaiian Red Salt that was on the table though). My main of the Moules Et Frittes had a wonderful aroma but a good handful of the mussels had not opened and there were several shells that had been broken, resulting in many many mouthfuls of little shellbits in my food. ICK and ARGH. It did NOT make for a good mussel-eating experience. And, the accompanying fries were soggy - they reminded me of In N Out fries which in themselves I like but they aren't good when you want to dip in the mussel broth.

Several people ordered pizza and I was able to snag a bit of the Artichoke and Goat Cheese Pizza. Sounded delish, but the toppings were scant and the crust tough. The Spicy Tuna and Flying Fish Roe Tartare was not only not spicy at all, but had zero taste. The Flank Steak was unmemorable. The Cheebo Chop Salad and Slo Roasted Pork n Manchego sandwich were by far the best dishes at the table.

Maybe Cheebo just does salads and sandwiches really well? Service was good though and obviously some people like the food since it was so busy. I guess I won't find out though since there are just too many other restaurants out there that I would rather try.

7533 W Sunset Blvd

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