Top choice asian in Culver City & Mar Vista

This upscale, teak-clad restaurant is one of LA's underrated highs. Chef and owner Sang Yoon steers a sharp, well-rounded menu of sharing dishes inspired by East and Southeast Asia. Special shout-outs go to the tangy Sichuan-style pork dumplings and the Vietnamese-style lobster roll jammed with poached lobster tail, pig-ear terrine and spicy green papaya slaw.

There's a patio out front for alfresco noshing.