As I'm new to the site, forgive me if the topic 'best Asian ethnic food in greater LA' has already been beat to death previously. For best Thai Zagat has Saladang (24), followed by Palms & Talesia (23); for Chinese. Yujean Kang (24) followed by MonKee & Yang Chow (24); for Indian Bombay (24) followed by Tantra, Akbar, Surya & Nawab (22); & for Japanese Matsuhisa & Katsuya (28) followed by Nobu Malibu, Sushi Sasabune & Sushi Nozawa (27).
We've eaten only in Saladang, Palms, Talesai, Yujean's & Yang Chow. All were OK, with Yang Chow our least and Talesai our most favorite of the lot. We've been wondering, are the Zagat picks really the best LA has to offer or are there a spate of alternative 'hidden' choices worth discovering out there? Any opinions?