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Some thoughts on Puran's

Eric Archer | Mar 19, 200402:02 PM

The GF and I were looking for a quick, low-key meal her neighborhood last night (Los Feliz Village). Settled on Puran's vis-a-vis some friends who are nuts about this "all-organic" place.

Puran's definitely fit the bill for the "low-key" part---dark, quiet atmosphere, place half empty. Grabbed a table immediately, which was great because we were famished. Menu is of the ubiquitous "seared ahi tuna"/pasta/grilled chicken breast" variety. *Yawn*

Started out with a seaweed salad. Unremarkable, but edible. Absurdly huge portion (for $9) that the two of us ate only half of.

I got the trout filet special with herbed cous-cous. Fish was well-prepared (they left the seared skin on), but tasted only of Grey Poupon. GF got the aforementioned seared ahi on grilled veggies. It was drowning in some sort of sickly-sweet, hoisin-based stew. Someone's got the heavy hand in the kitchen.

Starter+2 entrees+glass of wine+2 Pilsner Urquell's+2 espressos=$70. Aside from the good service, everything ranged from mediocre to slightly nauseating.

Not worth a repeat visit, unless some Eastside Hounds think this was a bad first impression. Any thoughts?

Link: http://members.aol.com/lfelizca/puran...

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