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Los Angeles, CA 90015


LA Weekly's Description

On a barren corner of Broadway and Olympic in downtown L.A. sits Alma, chef Ari Taymor's fantasy-come-to-life. Taymor makes beignets with seaweed and tofu, a totally next-generation donut that is as fun to eat in its fried umami glory as it is tasty. Sablefish, lightly smoked and slick, comes on a plate with a tangle of apple and celery, sweet and vegetal and snappy and crunchy. A sunchoke soup, which is perhaps the one mainstay of the menu since the very first Alma pop-up, is poured over an egg yolk and a paste of smoked dates. The result is a silky, generous, surprising dish that seems like a musing on the earthy aspects of the color yellow. —Besha Rodell

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  • Los Angeles Times on 06/07/13

    Try the seaweed-tofu beignets, spare arrangements of foraged greens, scallops with nightshade berries or shriveled, butter-soaked carrots that somehow manage to taste better than meat.

  • Time Out Los Angeles on 08/19/13

    Alma’s innovative menu changes all the time, but we were blown away the roasted smoked duck served with turnip, pear, sprouted peanuts and a cup of coffee that’s poured over the dish at the table.

  • Valeria K. on 02/27/13

    The muffins, porcini doughnuts, and rose geranium white chocolate semifreddo are divine!

  • Christina B. on 07/24/12

    Let the countdown begin! Alma will serve lunch starting next week!

  • Corinne on 09/05/13

    Bon Appetit named this place the best new restaurant in America, and they weren't lying! The seaweed-tofu beignets are a must.

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