Went to Red Pearl Kitchen last night for the first time - table for 6.
Sunday is 1/2 off all bottles of wine. They had a helpful "wine director" who made some good suggestions - we had 3 bottles and a great time. The black-pepper caramel shrimp was excellent. The eggplant tempura/tuna tartar was great, the soba with the egg (as featured in LA mag) was considered good - i didn't try. They also give you your receipt which you can bring in on the following 2 mondays for 1/2 off your entire meal...and the waitress made us 3 copies so that each couple could get the deal. The interior is far less jarring and uncomfortable than the red exterior.
Staff was a quite slow and we were quite finished with Apps before we ordered our entrees. Several dishes seemed flavorless - even their hot pots (which I think were recommended by the LA Times.)
Any thoughts on the place? Eager to know what other people enjoyed - and other similarly priced great restaurants in the area....currently I go to Angelini Cafe and Azami too much.