Friday, December 18, 2009

Blue canary in the outlet by the light switch
Who watches over you

Last day of Restaurant week! (Back to cooking next week - ha!) And enter the Bento Supplies Giveaway on the recipes blog, who doesn't want free stuff, what's wrong with you?

I took advantage of one of those Restaurant coupons, where you get a $25 gift certificate for just $1. While there are TONS of stipulations on those things (Read the fine print!!) I decided to give it a go and take O.G. to Thousand Cranes for lunch.

Thousand Cranes is an old Japanese restaurant in downtown Little Tokyo. For year is was housed in what we called the New Otani Hotel, come to find out the changed the name and it confused the hell out of me and O.G. Eventually we made it there.

The restaurant overlooks a stunning Japanese roof garden that you'd never know was there. If you are ever in Little Tokyo, it's worth a stop by - very tranquil and serene.

The restaurant is...pricey. Heck I'll say it, it's downright reedickulous what they charge. But it's more of a special occasion restaurant and you can tell they cater to foreign clientle who wouldn't balk at those prices. Meanwhile - I'm balking. However - let it be said that they do Japanese food RIGHT. The food tasted real and perfectly done, how Japanese food is supposed to taste, not like a cheaply done knock off.

Let it be said though, both O.G. and I do NOT eat raw fish. Sushi is not us cause we are the worst asians ever. Don't touch the stuff. But the food we did eat? AMAZING.

It's worth it if you can afford it. And if you do go with someone make sure they don't try and pawn their shrimp off on you. Like O.G. DID.

More Thousand Cranes pics, here.

Thousand Cranes
Kyoto Grand Hotel & Gardens
120 S Los Angeles St

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Blogger Kathryn said...

Dang, yo...when you go to a restaurant that gives you ceramic hashi holders, you know you're gonna dish out major yen for the food.

And THANK YOU for being the other Asian that does not like raw fish. I will not touch it with a 10 ft. pole or for all the tea in China.

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