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Restaurant Raku (NOT Suchi Roku)

DrHowie | Mar 20, 200505:04 PM

Had dinner there again last night. It is in the small minimall on the SE corner of Barrington and Olympic in West L.A. It is best described as Japanese-Korean tapas. Lots of interesting choices, small plates. We had oysters in a mirin vinegarette (pretty good, not great), a tofu salad (delicious with soft, silky slices of tofu), Korean bar b q short ribs (thin, perfectedly cooked and delicious), zucchini flowers stuffed with shrimp and enoki and fried tempura style (outstanding), fired soft shell crab (no better or worse than any other place), black cod grilled with miso (wonderful)and a Korean stone pot cooked rice, vegetable and egg called pabimpa (also called babimbap at other korean places)which was excellent. Asahi black beer from Japan was a very good accompaniement. With tip about $100 and four of us were very satisfied. They are open very late on fri and sat nights (I thinnk until 1 AM) and they say a lot of sushi chefs come in late after they close their own places. The menu is very extensive with a lot of interesting sounding choices. Next time we want to try the japanese pancakes with squid and beef.

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