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Map & Directions 11334 Moorpark St.
North Hollywood, CA 91602
  • New American
  • Sun-Wed 6pm-10pm, Thu-Sat 6pm-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Street Parking, Valet Parking


LA Weekly's Description

With certain dishes, Chef CJ Jacobson manages quite a trick, presenting the aesthetic of absurdly cerebral Nordic cuisine to neighborhood diners at his new Studio City restaurant Girasol, which means "sunflower" in Spanish. So the gorgeous "beets and berries" appetizer consists of florets of leaves and herbs placed artfully in a base of whipped goat cheese along with beets and various berries. It looks like a masterpiece, yet it's a beet-and–goat cheese salad, albeit an intensely aromatic and enjoyable version. Hamachi with citrus also brings the naturalist beauty. It arrives in a semicircle on the plate, the raw, cubed fish mingling with mandarin, macadamia nuts, finger lime and verbena. Despite all that citrus — preserved grapefruit makes an appearance as well — the fish tastes bare and fresh, almost unadorned in its simplicity. —Besha Rodell

Member Reviews

  • JCast14 wrote a review for Girasol
    on 09/05/13

    I would have to agree with the above comment. We finally get an AUTHENTIC and tasteful restaurant in the valley and we get a "wanna-be "foodie" columnist as quoted above making crude and quite honestly tacky comments. Everyone has the right to their own opinion but I truly feel that one needs to experience Girasol restaurant themselves in order to see what all the buzz is about.... More >>

  • mburgandi wrote a review for Girasol
    on 09/04/13

    WOW! As a local Studio City diner, I am shocked how distasteful this review is! WE LOVE THIS PLACE! We used to live and dine in Hollywood and there is nothing like this there. This article is just a pretentious OPINION of some wanna-be "foodie" columnist! This place is breathtaking, mouthwatering and unlike the personality of this stuffy, "journalist" is relaxed and full of... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Los Angeles Times on 12/06/13

    "His prickly pear fruit mimosa is brilliant. So is the house-cured gravlax, slow-smoked and served with crème fraîche subtly flavored with bonito shavings."

  • Laurel M. on 09/08/13

    CJ is a genius...make sure to have the Burrata with his fried lentils

  • kevin d. on 08/04/13

    watch your legs on the tables when you pull your chair in. OUCH!

  • Pete L. on 11/24/13

    Unreal food. Amazing presentation. Don't skimp on shared plates.

  • Christina C. on 03/08/14

    You cannot go wrong with anything here. I am a committed patron to this place because everything is fresh, local organic, and delicious! Every dish is interesting and beautiful. Chef CJ is genius!

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