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reviewed Terranea Resort. June 07, 2011
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Terranea Resort
   This has to be one of the best local treasures we've discovered in ages.  My husband and I wound up here after a mishap with our original plans for a weekend getaway to celebrate …
reviewed King's Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant. June 03, 2011
King's Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant
King's Hawaiian is another South Bay original restaurant that creates a unique variety of dishes by combining two different ethnic cuisines (see also my review of Spoon House).  At King's …
reviewed Baleen. May 24, 2011
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I stumbled upon this place late one night after a wedding I went to at the neighboring Portofino Hotel. We we're just looking for a place to stop by and get a drink before going home. I …
reviewed Taiko Restaurant. May 03, 2011
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Taiko Restaurant
Taiko is right in the middle of the trendy El Segundo location that includes the new ArcLight theaters, PF Chang's, and McCormick and Schmick's.  So we might not expect to find high quality, …
reviewed Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill. April 21, 2011
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Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill
Samurai Sam's is a great place for getting a quick bite or grabbing lunch with co-workers. Since it's located in a shopping plaza, parking is almost never an issue, plus you have your dessert …
reviewed Versailles Restaurant. April 20, 2011
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Versailles Restaurant
Every year, my son chooses to have his birthday dinner at Versailles.  The restaurant in Manhattan Beach is one of four locations for this family owned chain begun in 1981.  The building and …
reviewed Cozymel's Coastal Mex. April 12, 2011
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Cozymel's Mexican Grill
Being from So Cal I'm a huge Mexican food fan! In fact I may eat it too much... That being said, for the last 2 years I've worked about 5 steps away from a Mexican restaurant that I have never …
reviewed Katsu. April 12, 2011
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If you drive by Katsu on Rosecrans and Highland, you probably won't even notice it is there.  They do not have any signage on the building!  There is a red awning and a door with an "A" …
reviewed American Farmhouse Cafe and Grill. April 09, 2011
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American Farmhouse Cafe and Grill
Farmhouse is the perfect spot for all the right reasons. Usually an open table, plenty of parking, food cooked fresh, always consistent, breakfast until 3, and plenty of delicious (DELICIOUS) options.   …
reviewed Sion's Mexican Restaurant. April 05, 2011
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Sion's Mexican Restaurant
If I had my way, I would eat mexican food every day for lunch (and most other meals as well).  In reality, I'm not too far off from that pace, so I do try to find NEW mexican restaurants to somewhat …
reviewed Romano's Macaroni Grill. April 05, 2011
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Romano's Macaroni Grill
I found myself done with the gym at around 9:30 on a Friday night with no plans. My friend and I were pretty tired, and need something to eat. Places were closing, and we needed food  now. Right …
reviewed The Green Yogi. April 01, 2011
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The Green Yogi
The Green Yogi is a welcoming, spa-like space that feels like a true sanctuary. The staff is incredibly helpful, always making me feel at home. Each class is a power vinyasa style, meaning you'll always …
reviewed Manhattan Stitching. March 28, 2011
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Manhattan Stiching
I have been working with Corey at Manhattan Stitching for 4 years now.     We started working together when our organization, ASLMU contacted them to get a deal worked out for a great …
reviewed Simmzy's. March 28, 2011
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Love simmzy's!   It must be the loudest place in town, what fun!  I can yell anything at all at passer's by and they never know who yelled it.  Can't wait for the balconys …
reviewed Sushi Bei. March 21, 2011
Sushi Bei
Sushi Bei is a great place to go for sushi if you are looking for a traditional experience with high quality fish for a reasonable price. Allow me to break down these three attributes:      …
reviewed China Grill (Manhattan Beach). March 18, 2011
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China Grill (Manhattan Beach)
         I've been here several times now and each visit has been a very pleasant experience. I absolutely love specials, particularly when they're actually a great …
reviewed Hennessey's Tavern (Manhattan Beach). March 17, 2011
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Hennessey's Tavern (Manhattan Beach)
Ate lunch here for the first time with co-workers on St. Patty's Day! We drove right in front and, purely from the decibel level, it was clearly the place to be for lunch, not that 3/17 had anything …
reviewed ArcLight Beach Cities. February 27, 2011
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ArcLight Beach Cities
I really enjoyed seeing a feature at the new Archlight. Yes it is more expense but what isn't these days especially if renovation is in the mix. I was pleasingly surprised when before the movie started …
reviewed Jeremy Shelton - Shorewood Realtors. February 22, 2011
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Jeremy Shelton - Shorewood Realtors
I recently completed a purchase of a house in Manhattan Beach and there is no way I could have done it without the help of my realtor Jeremy Shelton.  As my title states, he was pretty much everything …
reviewed Dragon Martial Arts. February 10, 2011
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Dragon Martial Arts
Our preschooler has been begging to try martial arts for over a year. We told her she could start when she was four, and she held us to our word! For her birthday, she asked to do karate, so we looked …
reviewed ArcLight Beach Cities. February 08, 2011
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ArcLight Beach Cities
I'm a huge fan of going to the movies, well I was... It's a great time to get away and not hove to focus on anything but a film on a huge screen with surround sound. It seems to be that the new …
reviewed Martha's 22nd Street Grill. January 20, 2011
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Martha's 22nd Street Grill
Martha's is your quintessential neighborhood breakfast joint on the beach. On the weekends, the waiting list line extends around the block and the locals are pulled up the the checkered table cloth …
reviewed Pages. January 20, 2011
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Downtown Manhattan Beach has plenty of bars, restaurants, clothing boutiques and coffee shops. Now we have a bookstore!! That might sound weird for me to be so excited about a bookstore, but think about …
reviewed Bardot Salon. January 15, 2011
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Bardot Salon
I am so happy that Bardot Salon opened up shop in Manhattan Beach! This super cute, hip little salon is the perfect addition to a town run by 'less hip' salons. The walls of Bardot are decorated …
reviewed North End Caffe. January 15, 2011
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Cafe in Manhattan Beach
North End Caffe is the best spot in Manhattan Beach to get a killer breakfast! North End is a privately owned, 'real food' type joint. When I mean they serve real food..it means they skimp on …
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