Hinoki & the Bird
Los Angeles, CA 90067
LA Weekly's Description
There are so many things at David Myers' new Century City restaurant I'd classify as must-try dishes, enough that you'll have to return a few times in order to eat them all: the mussels in green curry, covered with shaved cauliflower so its vegetal tang permeates the whole dish and punctuated with crumbled sausage and fistfuls of cilantro, dill and basil; the light citrus tang of the lobster roll, the roll made black as soot with charcoal, the freshness of the lobster set against its sweet grit; the simple pleasure of the roasted yam, as sweet and decadent as dessert. Texture is king on this menu. The chefs' attention to the sense of touch is clear in the melting softness of that black cod, in the silken beef tartare, in the wetness of the chili crab toast matched with the snap of cucumber underneath. —Besha Rodell
Tips from foursquare
Housed in an upscale 42-storey tower. The menu is inspired by the Silk Road, try the grilled drunken duck breast and hinoki-scented black cod served with a piece of the namesake hinoki cypress wood.
A fusion of complex, ritualized Japanese kaiseki cuisine with modern California small-plates cooking, like the black cod served under smoldering sheets of the Japanese cedar hinoki.
My favorite meal of 2013! Every dish was amazing especially the crab cakes and cocktails.
I love how negronis are the new trendy cocktail. Four delicious takes on the classic here. Highly recommend the Kingston negroni if you want a tropical twist.
Really amazing food. Everything tasted delicious! Patio is cute. My favs on the menu were the mussels, salmon and pumpkin toast. And for dessert the miso mochi is a MUST!
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