MBlocal Reviews from locals who know and care http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal <![CDATA[Manhattan Beach Centennial 2012 Commemorative Book Quick Tip by snives]]> Along with numerous historic photographs and images, the book will list the names of current residents, former residents and people who love Manhattan Beach. Adding names is FREE. Details are available at www.manhattanbeachcentennialbook.com or www.mb100book.com.]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/d/UserReview-Manhattan_Beach_Centennial_2012_Commemorative_Book-53-1789911-216480.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/d/UserReview-Manhattan_Beach_Centennial_2012_Commemorative_Book-53-1789911-216480.html Tue, 20 Dec 2011 00:01:00 +0000 <![CDATA[ Incredibly well-executed local treasure with breathtaking views!]]> 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 our wedding anniversary.  Turned out to be the best thing that could've happened!

Terranea offers the best unobstructed views I've seen from anywhere in or around Los Angeles.  The view is simply spectacular, and offers a south-facing view off of the Palos Verdes peninsula that Angelenos rarely get to see (we're usually looking west, naturally), as well as awesome views of Catalina Island.

We felt like we'd gone abroad, yet were literally in our own backyard.  Amazing!

The most impressive thing about the resort, aside from the luxury amenities, is how they've integrated the property into the local terrain, and also maintained so much free access for locals

We were very familiar with this area from when it was the old Marineland that had since closed and become a great spot to hike around and kayak in the cove (though that was quite hard to access).  The resort has now made a fantastic nature trail around the entire property, added a small lovely beach in the cove (where you can rent kayaks as well).  There's a very cool cave to explore in the cove, and the property will coordinate a dive trip or even horsebackriding for you.  You'll see a lot of wildlife, particularly the pelicans, herons and seagulls swooping along the bluffs.  There was even a golf cart roaming with a rare eagle and giant owl on display -- random, though pretty cool to see.

It's VERY kid-friendly, which is a plus for families, and noteworthy if you're looking for a quiet adult getaway.  There is an adult pool though, however it wasn't open when we were there.  The spa also has a pool though, where kids aren't allowed (I believe).  If you are with kids - the pool offers a jumping water fountain and tiny sand area -- SO perfect for toddlers, and even a swirly slide for bigger kids (and grown ups too ; ) 

One drawback - we were there on a packed weekend and there were no chairs available at the pool - which was a pretty big bummer, though we wound up having a much better time down at the more secluded (and much quieter) cove beach.

The pool also offers cabanas you can reserve, with full-service, if you're going big ; )  You can't access the pool if you're not a guest - however you can get a day pass to the Spa (which has stunning views from the pool area).

Locals are welcome at any of the properties restaurants (There are three or four)  - and you won't want to miss Nelson's restaurant!  It's a sports bar so the food is simple, but the sunset views are unrivaled -- perfect place for a cocktail or a group party. 

There's free parking for local beach access, as well as parking in the lot just south of the lighthouse - which leads down the trail to the resort where you can explore the property or stop to dine at the restaurants.

The rooms are done in a chic beach decor, and are well-appointed.  The balconies are a bit tiny, but comfortable and that view trumps any issues.  I also did wonder why the bed wasn't situated to face the view head-on - seems like that could've been laid out better.  Also, there was a private party going on at the adult pool area until well into the night, so we couldn't sleep with our veranda doors open as I'd have liked - you might inquire if there are any special events happening outdoors on the nights of your stay, and reposition your room based on that.  However, our south-facing view couldn't be beat and I'd probably have opted for that side of the hotel, even if we'd known.

The staff was VERY gracious and helpful, all around.  The rates reflect the hotel's luxury status, however aren't obscene and are in keeping with the quality of the experience.

There are also casitas that offer a couple bedrooms, patios and private fire pits -- would be awesome for a family trip or bachelor/ette trip.  The property has a beautiful spot for weddings, and you see a lot of them - though man is that cliff windy!  Hope the brides have some serious hairspray on hand ; )

Weather note -- the forecast will be key to your stay, as it's often foggy up on the bluffs which makes for cool weather and can affect the view. 

All in all, the resort is a total gem.  The architecture and design of the buildings make them fade away into the hillside and feels like it's just part of the cliffs, surrounded by indigenous flora and fauna.  Just lovely.]]>
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<![CDATA[ A Unique Blend of Japanese and Hawaiian]]> Spoon House).  At King's Hawaiian, you'll find a blending of Japanese and Hawaiian styles with more traditional American food available as well.

The restaurant itself has a 60's coffee shop ambiance with an Hawaiian decor, creating a welcoming yet casual atmosphere.  The tables are placed in close proximity to one another, so you won't be able to have much of an intimate or romantic conversation.  But it is a great place for families and large parties to be seated together.  There is also counter seating available if you want to drop in for a solo meal.

Some of the dishes are quite unique.  For example, this may be one of the few restaurants that actually offers dishes made with Spam on the menu.  Spam Musubi and Saimin (Hawaiian style noodles) is probably one of their most popular dishes, but I am not a huge fan of Spam.  My personal favorite is the Chicken Katsu Curry served Loco Moco style.  The curry is a traditional Japanese dish, although the curry sauce is sweeter here than you will find at most Japanese restaurants, and the Loco Moco style adds two fried eggs "over easy" to give it a special Hawaiian style twist.

There are a number of rice bowl type dishes that are served in both large and lunch portions.  And if you want to stay away from noodles and fried rice, they have a number of burgers and traditional sandwiches (e.g. club and BBQ pork) available.  Being a Hawaiian restaurant, you can also enjoy various teriyaki and seafood dishes as well.  So you won't be at a loss for choices from a Japanese, Hawaiian, or even American perspective.

This is a fun place to enjoy a casual meal with very generous portions of flavorful Japanese-inspired Hawaiian food.

In addition to the restaurant, you will find a full service bakery here as well.  You can special order a decorated cake or simply stop in to purchase some fresh tarts and sweet Hawaiian bread.]]>
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<![CDATA[ Great place for breakfast or a late night drink!]]>
I went straight to the bar and the bar tender was super friendly and helpful. He handed me a drink menu and they had a pretty good line up of drink they offered. Over all it was a fun night and I would recommend it if you are looking for a spot to grab a drink without the huge crazy crowds of Hermosa or the sketchy dive bars along PCH in Redondo. 

A few weeks later I learned that Baleen has pretty good breakfast. A little skeptical again I decided to check out their food. Once again I was surprised. At night it's hard to see but in the morning the restaurant overlooks the harbor which is always a great site with sail boat masts shooting up in the area. It bring a relaxing feeling to you I think. I ordered an omelette which was really good! They make pretty good mimosas as well and like I said before, the service is pretty good! This is very rare that I say a restaurant has good service.

Overall, Baleen is a great place to grab breakfast or a late night drink. I haven't been for lunch or dinner but I'm sure the food is just as good. For breakfast I recommend the Eggs Benedict with some orange juice!]]>
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<![CDATA[ Surprisingly Good for a Trendy Location]]> 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, authentic Japanese food at Taiko, but something more along the lines of Americanized Japansese food.  In this case, our assumptions would be wrong.  Taiko serves up a variety of authentic Japanese cuisine right in the middle of more mainstream corporate faire.

Taiko has the traditional sushi bar with about 8 seats, an indoor dining area, and an outdoor dining area that is covered and has propane heaters if needed.  In addition to sushi, you can order many different rice bowls (dons), various kinds of soba and udon (hot or cold), and traditional Japanese entrees.  They also offer a number of a la carte dishes (ippin ryori) for appetizers.

Some of the dishes can be expensive, but they also offer some fairly inexpensive options as well.  One of my favorite appetizers is the wild mushrooms, which is $12.  This is a bit steep for an appetizer, but the variety and quality of the mushrooms are so good and the yuzu ponzu sauce completes an ideal dish for a great start to the meal.  I like to order the sashimi combination as an entree, which is only $12 itself.  This combination comes with two pieces of salmon, two small pieces of scallop, and three modest pieces of tuna.  It also includes a side salad and a fairly large bowl of udon (or soba).  So you can order some pricey, exotic appetizers and entrees or you can order some more reasonable and standard combinations.  It is nice to have both options.

The service is helpful and unobtrusive, but the restaurant can get quite busy at lunch time during the week and at dinner time on the weekends.  You might even run into a celebrity here, since it is so close to the Manhattan Studios.  I once sat at the table over from Lucy Liu, although I didn't recognize her and someone had to point it out.

If you are going to the movies at the ArcLight, Taiko is a great option for some unique and authentic Japanese food as an alternative to the more mainstream options in the area.]]>
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<![CDATA[Panchos Quick Tip by ariajuliet]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-Panchos-53-1395188-206492.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-Panchos-53-1395188-206492.html Tue, 26 Apr 2011 23:33:53 +0000 <![CDATA[ Questionable name, but unquestionably good!]]>
I always get their large teriyaki chicken because it's good, cheap ($5.99), and the portion is plentiful, which I believe is the definition of great value. You also have the option of choosing white meat or dark meat as well as white rice or brown rice. I usually get dark meat because it's far more delicious than white meat, though it is less healthier. I've also had their chicken yakisoba which is tasty. You'll find that their menu includes all the usual suspects: sushi, chicken, beef, noodles, rice, soup, bentou boxes, etc. Moreover, they have a poster with nutritional facts for your viewing pleasure as well as an online version on their website.

They also actually have a decent dining area with a couple of flat screens and a rack of magazines to choose from and a long sushi bar with stools.

Lunch time tends to get hectic, so you would ideally want to avoid the 12pm-1pm hour.

All in all, Samurai Sam's has good, not amazing, but good food for appropriate prices.]]>
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<![CDATA[M.B. Post Quick Tip by jolson]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-M_B_Post-53-1730635-206219.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-M_B_Post-53-1730635-206219.html Thu, 21 Apr 2011 02:16:29 +0000 <![CDATA[ My Son's Favorite Birthday Dinner 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 decor at this location is a little tired and worn, but atmosphere is not why you eat at Versailles.  You come to Versailles for friendly service and excellent Cuban food.

The menu is diverse (pork, chicken, beef, vegetarian, and sea food with additional daily specials) and the dishes are authentic, but our family has a particular favorite.  We have tried the savory Ropa Vieja and other dishes, but we always seem to come back for the Bistec de Pollo, "tender chicken breast grilled to perfection topped with garlic sauce and garnished with white onions" (#7A on the menu).  In our party of six, it is not uncommon for us to order 5 or even 6 #7A entrees.  We like it so much, no one wants to share!  :-)  All of the entrees are served with black beans and rice and fried plantains, so no matter what you order you will be served authentic Cuban comfort food.

This location has a large dining area that is perfect to accommodate large parties.  It is rarely full, so you can usually just pop in and get seated right away.  If you are looking to enjoy good Cuban food for a reasonable price, Versailles is a great place to go in the South Bay.  And don't forget to try the Bistec de Pollo!]]>
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<![CDATA[Sharks Cove Sports Bar Quick Tip by RyanWeiss]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/place/UserReview-Sharks_Cove_Sports_Bar-53-1723952-205760.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/place/UserReview-Sharks_Cove_Sports_Bar-53-1723952-205760.html Tue, 12 Apr 2011 21:19:51 +0000 <![CDATA[ I'd pass on the food...]]>
So last week I was messing around with my Facebook app on my phone and I noticed the if you check into this Cozymel's you get a free order of queso. I told a few coworkers and the next thing I know we're on our way!

I'm a sucker for free food, so after the queso came I was feel pretty good about this experience. I've heard mixed review on the food at Cozymel's but I figured I had to find out on my own. I ended up ordering a big chicken quesadilla, which is pretty much my go to if I have no idea what to order. The quesadilla was pretty good. I've had better, but the interesting thing to me what there were mushrooms in it. This isn't the first time I've had a quesadilla with mushrooms, but It made me think, when the heck did Mexican restaurants start adding mushrooms to quesadillas? Don't get me wrong I love mushrooms, but I thought it was a little off.

Once the food was finished everyone was feeling fine. The food was okay, the queso was free, we didn't have to drive, everything sounds great!

Fast forward 1 hour. Pure stomach death! Yep, everyone had it. We all felt terrible afterwards. If I had to explain the feeling it was a mix of a food coma and intense indigestion. I made it through the pain by eating a bunch of Altoids. I'll have to explain this in another review, but at the end of the day I decided that I'm probably never going to eat at Cozymel's ever again.

Side note: The waiters and waitress here are really weird and if you sit at the bar you can actually pay for your food on a little computer thing at your table. This way you don't have to deal with the waitress that much. Ours was crazy!]]>
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<![CDATA[ Manhattan Beach's Best Kept Secret]]> 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" rating hung on it and that is it.  You better know what you are looking for.  But most good restaurants gain customers by word of mouth and Katsu certainly is proof of that point.  You rarely have to wait for a seat for lunch, but at the same time they don't often have many open tables.  Parking can be a bit of an issue, especially in summer time when beach goers are out.  There is parking on either side of Rosecrans with parking meters that take credit cards and in the two story parking structure at the northeast corner of Rosecrans and Highland with parking meters that take coins only.

     At first blush, Katsu might seem like a typical "beach sushi" restaurant when you are greeted by a surf board hanging on the wall.  But Katsu is anything but "beach sushi".  The food is high quality and very authentic Japanese sushi.  The atmosphere is fairly quiet and obviously geared toward business people.  There is a small sushi bar with about 6 seats and then two levels of tables for two or four in this tri-level restaurant.  The restaurant is traditional Japanese fare with curry, soba, bento, and a number of different "dons" or bowls.  The pricing is quite reasonable given the quality of the food and the proximity to the beach.

Each lunch is served with hot tea, miso soup, and a fresh salad with light dressing.  My favorite lunch order is the "chirashi" sushi bowl.  It contains a generous amount of sushi rice topped with a diverse array of sashimi.  I will list the fish in order of my personal preference from least favorite to most favorite.

  • Salmon roe - separated by a shiso leaf
  • Uni (sea urchin) - two or three small pieces
  • Ebi (shrimp) - one small piece
  • Sake (salmon) - two pieces
  • Tai (red snapper) - two pieces
  • Tako (octopus) - two small pieces
  • Shiro maguro (albacore tuna) - two pieces
  • Hotate (scallop) - two small pieces
  • Maguro (tuna) - two pieces

In additional to the ubiquitous wasabi and ginger, the bowl is topped with a couple of sprigs of daikon radish sprouts and a half slice of gobo root.  Finally, the meal is completed with a small scoop of green tea ice cream.  At $12, this is a great deal for fresh, authentic Japanese sushi.

Katsu is a great place to have lunch with a small number of colleagues.  It is difficult to sit together if the party is larger than 4 or six.  If you sit in the lowest of the three levels, you can see the ocean and beach from your table and enjoy a some of the best Japanese food in Manhattan Beach.  If you are able to find it, I am sure you will be quite pleased with your discovery.]]>
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<![CDATA[ Can't wait until it reopens :)]]> 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.

Favorite menu item: pancakes! How they make them so fluffy but with a firm, griddled exterior, I'll never know!

The dinner specials (farm grilled lobster!) are a great value. They offer really yummy ice cream sandwiches for desert.

Whenever I need a go-to, won't let me down breakfast, brunch, or dinner, this is the place. None of the expense of downtown MB, none of the parking hassles, and always delicious.

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<![CDATA[The Kettle Quick Tip by Butter]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-The_Kettle-53-1388261-205334.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-The_Kettle-53-1388261-205334.html Sat, 9 Apr 2011 00:14:07 +0000 <![CDATA[The Kettle Quick Tip by ariajuliet]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-The_Kettle-53-1388261-205324.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-The_Kettle-53-1388261-205324.html Fri, 8 Apr 2011 22:52:30 +0000 <![CDATA[China Grill (Manhattan Beach) Quick Tip by ariajuliet]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-China_Grill_Manhattan_Beach_-53-1720117-205323.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-China_Grill_Manhattan_Beach_-53-1720117-205323.html Fri, 8 Apr 2011 22:51:49 +0000 <![CDATA[ Keep this restaurant as your last resort - it'll do.]]>
PARKING: We left our cars near the gym and walked over, which I think means we could of been  towed. But it looks like you have to valet it if you eat there, which I think is pretty weak. There may be a garage right in back of it, but if not - try heading to one of the stores across the street first, and then walk over. 

HAPPY HOUR: Apparently, we came right in the middle of happy hour. There are two times that this happens, 5-7PM (?) and 9-close. There was NOBODY there. I thought the place had closed already. I sat at the bar and had a few beers. Service was decent, nothing to complain about. Food was...okay. Nothing to really complain about. It's like Olive Garden. Decent food, slightly overpriced. Their happy hour menu looks slightly promising - beer and wine is cheap, and they have several tapas style plates you could order that looked to be mostly under $10. I ended up making my own pasta  where you choose your sauce, pasta type and meat toppings. I had whole wheat pasta with a cream sauce mixed with spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms with shrimp added too - all for about $14. Eh, it wasn't bad.

Again - nothing to complain about Romano's.  It got the job done when there was something we needed quick and close. If you're in the Manhattan Beach/El Segundo area on  Rosecrans late on a Friday night -- head on over. You'll miss the crowd, there is a happy hour, and you'll eat food. 

Other than that, there was nothing really special about this place. I would have given them a +3 if they had those tasty chocolate Andes mints like Olive  Garden that you get after you pay your bill. Oh well. ]]>
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<![CDATA[BrewCo Quick Tip by ariajuliet]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-BrewCo-53-1442017-205018.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-BrewCo-53-1442017-205018.html Fri, 1 Apr 2011 23:09:31 +0000 <![CDATA[BrewCo Quick Tip by RyanWeiss]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-BrewCo-53-1442017-205017.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-BrewCo-53-1442017-205017.html Fri, 1 Apr 2011 21:30:09 +0000 <![CDATA[The Green Yogi Quick Tip by BethanyE]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/d/UserReview-The_Green_Yogi-53-1432990-205007.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/d/UserReview-The_Green_Yogi-53-1432990-205007.html Fri, 1 Apr 2011 16:57:05 +0000 <![CDATA[Helen's Cycles (Manhattan Beach) Quick Tip by angelodignacio]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/place/UserReview-Helen_s_Cycles_Manhattan_Beach_-53-1724377-204947.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/place/UserReview-Helen_s_Cycles_Manhattan_Beach_-53-1724377-204947.html Wed, 30 Mar 2011 23:11:44 +0000 <![CDATA[Relay for Life Manhattan Beach Quick Tip by ariajuliet]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/d/UserReview-Relay_for_Life_Manhattan_Beach-53-1724214-204931.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/d/UserReview-Relay_for_Life_Manhattan_Beach-53-1724214-204931.html Wed, 30 Mar 2011 18:33:45 +0000 <![CDATA[Dial Instant Printers Quick Tip by zephyr2050]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/place/UserReview-Dial_Instant_Printers-53-1721792-204891.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/place/UserReview-Dial_Instant_Printers-53-1721792-204891.html Tue, 29 Mar 2011 21:49:12 +0000 <![CDATA[Growing Wild Quick Tip by lyssachttr]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-Growing_Wild-53-1721490-204862.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-Growing_Wild-53-1721490-204862.html Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:57:31 +0000 <![CDATA[Growing Wild Quick Tip by zephyr2050]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-Growing_Wild-53-1721490-204857.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-Growing_Wild-53-1721490-204857.html Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:51:51 +0000 <![CDATA[The Beehive Quick Tip by lyssachttr]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-The_Beehive-53-1721493-204854.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-The_Beehive-53-1721493-204854.html Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:44:39 +0000 <![CDATA[A Summer Place Quick Tip by lyssachttr]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-A_Summer_Place-53-1721496-204853.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-A_Summer_Place-53-1721496-204853.html Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:43:25 +0000 <![CDATA[Katwalk Quick Tip by lyssachttr]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-Katwalk-53-1676349-204852.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-Katwalk-53-1676349-204852.html Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:41:38 +0000 <![CDATA[Toy Jungle Quick Tip by lyssachttr]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-Toy_Jungle-53-1721497-204851.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-Toy_Jungle-53-1721497-204851.html Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:40:21 +0000 <![CDATA[Growing Wild Quick Tip by RyanWeiss]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-Growing_Wild-53-1721490-204850.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-Growing_Wild-53-1721490-204850.html Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:25:43 +0000 <![CDATA[Manhattan Meats Quick Tip by RyanWeiss]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-Manhattan_Meats-53-1441640-204810.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-Manhattan_Meats-53-1441640-204810.html Mon, 28 Mar 2011 23:41:40 +0000 <![CDATA[Bella Beach Quick Tip by ariajuliet]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-Bella_Beach-53-1723960-204809.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-Bella_Beach-53-1723960-204809.html Mon, 28 Mar 2011 23:27:18 +0000 <![CDATA[Uncle Bill's Pancake House Quick Tip by RyanWeiss]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-Uncle_Bill_s_Pancake_House-53-1414518-204802.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-Uncle_Bill_s_Pancake_House-53-1414518-204802.html Mon, 28 Mar 2011 19:29:24 +0000 <![CDATA[ Competitive prices, super awesome customer service, reliable...great quality!]]>
We started working together when our organization, ASLMU contacted them to get a deal worked out for a great set price for printing t shirts. Our organization printed over 5,000 different t shirts at least, and worked with countless clubs and groups who also needed to print shirts. We wanted a good company that would cut us a fair deal for constant order flow. They were the best of all the shops we checked out.

Since I was working as the main coordinator for the project, I worked closely with Corey on many projects. They were always really fast to get back to me, really helpful if there was questions or problems and very flexible. Big bonus - they delivered our orders for free.

Out of the 20 or some orders we placed with them over the year, I think their have might of been one mistake, an error in communication, where we had ordered the wrong style of tanks. Corey helped us find a good, really reasonable solution, and had it fixed the same day.

I always ask them for vendor recommendations, and they are always willing to share their contacts with me. They have great customer service, everyone I have dealt with through email, or over the phone has been nothing but pleasant. I can't count how many printing companies I have been though for printing business cards or other paper items, but this is the only company I ever use for printing t shirts or collateral materials. I usually do research for every project, to feel out the pricing from various vendors. Manhattan Stitching is always one of the most affordable choices.

If you need promotional items or t shirts printed for your company, I highly suggest Manhattan Stitching. They are the best silk screening company in the area. I have even used them for orders from Hawaii, because even with shipping, their prices were the best!]]>
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<![CDATA[The Kettle Quick Tip by GusGarrison]]> the booth in the back by the bathroom is torture. Disgusting.
Oh, and stay away from the turkey.
And they keep changing the menu.]]>
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<![CDATA[ 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 over the sidewalk at the new place where Beache's used to be.
One word: Beer Bottle Bombs on the sidewalk (or lugies, LOL!)]]>
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<![CDATA[Village Runner Manhattan Beach Quick Tip by lyssachttr]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-Village_Runner_Manhattan_Beach-53-1721500-204793.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-Village_Runner_Manhattan_Beach-53-1721500-204793.html Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:01:51 +0000 <![CDATA[The Right Start (Manhattan Beach) Quick Tip by lyssachttr]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-The_Right_Start_Manhattan_Beach_-53-1721549-204792.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-The_Right_Start_Manhattan_Beach_-53-1721549-204792.html Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:00:37 +0000 <![CDATA[Tacone Quick Tip by lyssachttr]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/place/UserReview-Tacone-53-1721756-204791.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/place/UserReview-Tacone-53-1721756-204791.html Mon, 28 Mar 2011 17:58:33 +0000 <![CDATA[Christie Quick Tip by lyssachttr]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/place/UserReview-Christie-53-1722293-204790.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/place/UserReview-Christie-53-1722293-204790.html Mon, 28 Mar 2011 17:56:51 +0000 <![CDATA[La Sirena Grill Quick Tip by lyssachttr]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-La_Sirena_Grill-53-1409349-204789.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-La_Sirena_Grill-53-1409349-204789.html Mon, 28 Mar 2011 17:50:48 +0000 <![CDATA[China Grill (Manhattan Beach) Quick Tip by lyssachttr]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-China_Grill_Manhattan_Beach_-53-1720117-204788.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-China_Grill_Manhattan_Beach_-53-1720117-204788.html Mon, 28 Mar 2011 17:44:58 +0000 <![CDATA[Koffee Kart Quick Tip by RyanWeiss]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-Koffee_Kart-53-1442462-204578.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-Koffee_Kart-53-1442462-204578.html Thu, 24 Mar 2011 23:41:17 +0000 <![CDATA[China Grill (Manhattan Beach) Quick Tip by RyanWeiss]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-China_Grill_Manhattan_Beach_-53-1720117-204576.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-China_Grill_Manhattan_Beach_-53-1720117-204576.html Thu, 24 Mar 2011 23:33:03 +0000 <![CDATA[La Sirena Grill Quick Tip by ariajuliet]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-La_Sirena_Grill-53-1409349-204575.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-La_Sirena_Grill-53-1409349-204575.html Thu, 24 Mar 2011 23:16:59 +0000 <![CDATA[La Sirena Grill Quick Tip by RyanWeiss]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-La_Sirena_Grill-53-1409349-204565.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-La_Sirena_Grill-53-1409349-204565.html Thu, 24 Mar 2011 21:16:23 +0000 <![CDATA[Grow The Produce Shop Quick Tip by ariajuliet]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/place/UserReview-Grow_The_Produce_Shop-53-1721769-204560.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/place/UserReview-Grow_The_Produce_Shop-53-1721769-204560.html Thu, 24 Mar 2011 19:41:39 +0000 <![CDATA[Shellback Tavern Quick Tip by drogoff]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-Shellback_Tavern-53-1130998-204320.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/restaurant/UserReview-Shellback_Tavern-53-1130998-204320.html Tue, 22 Mar 2011 00:57:31 +0000 <![CDATA[ A Traditional Sushi Bar with Excellent Value]]>
  • Traditional experience - This is not the loud "party" atmosphere you may be familiar with at larger sushi bars closer to the beach.  Sushi Bei provides a very low-key, almost quiet atmosphere.  It is a great place to go if you are interested in having a conversation with one or two people over a nice meal.  They have recently modified the seating in this small establishment.  There is one large table that can accommodate a party of 6-8, a number of smaller two person tables and a small sushi bar with about 6 seats.  So this is not the place to bring a large group.  The sushi chefs are attentive, but unobtrusive.
  • High quality fish - Being a traditional sushi bar catering to a largely native clientele, you will not find low quality fish or be served anything that looks like it has been behind the glass for a day or two.  The fish is fresh daily and high quality cuts.  If you are interested in one of the less traditional sushi novelty rolls, they will make them for you upon request.  But they tend to server more traditional cut rolls and hand rolls.  Natto maki and ume shiso maki are two of our favorite traditional cut rolls.  You will probably get a blank stare if you try to order one of these down by the beach or at a cheap, knock-off sushi bar.  We also like to ika somen and appreciate the freshness of the squid, as well as the quality of the preparation.
  • Reasonable price - Sushi is never cheap.  Uncooked fish needs to be of the highest freshness if it is not going to cause sickness.  So I don't look to skimp when I go out for sushi.  At the same time, I don't look to get ripped off either.  Many sushi places will price their sushi for one piece instead of two, in order to disguise inflated prices.  Or other prices will have standard pricing but be very stingy on the amount of fish that is actually delivered.  Sushi Bei does not play these games.  You will get two pieces of sushi with a generous cut of fish for a reasonable price.  I appreciate this and always feel confident that if I order something off the menu I won't be taken for a ride.  They also have more traditional daily specials as well, to add to the variety and value of the experience.

My wife and I have been coming to Sushi Bei for over 15 years.  Chef Aki is always here to greet us with a smile and provide a great sushi experience for us.  If you are looking for a nice evening to converse with a good friend over great sushi, I am confident you will be quite pleased with Sushi Bei.]]>
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<![CDATA[Tony's On the Pier Quick Tip by jrjohnson]]> http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-Tony_s_On_the_Pier-53-1688259-204236.html http://www.lunch.com/MBlocal/reviews/business/UserReview-Tony_s_On_the_Pier-53-1688259-204236.html Sun, 20 Mar 2011 05:03:03 +0000