Mar 1, 2013

Hinoki & The Bird - Century City


Hinoki and the bird is one of the place I've been wanting to go and I'm just so glad I ate here. Everything was really delicious and the service was awesome.

We were sitting right next to the door to the patio, every time the door open and close, our table and chairs shakes. It's really loud and annoying. 

Valet parking only (around $10) and reservations highly recommended in advance.

Full wine list is probably available online.

Nakatomi Plaza $14 - Choya plum wine, yamazaki whiskey, fresh pressed green apple
Well, the menu only said Yamazaki, I had no idea it was whiskey until I drink it.  It was pretty strong drink. I could mostly taste whiskey, couldn't taste much plum wine.

Chili crab toast, spicy cucumber, coriander $16
Probably my favorite dish of all. This simple toast had so much flavor. I wanted more and more.

Beef tartare, pickled jalapeno $15

Lobster roll, green curry curry, Thai basil $19
One of the must try dish here. They serve lobster roll with charcoal bread.

Pumpkin toast, miso jam $12
My other favorite dish. It was little messy to eat because of the sticky miso jam, but miso and Japanese pumpkin was really nice together.

Crispy marinated chicken, lemon aoli $14
Crispy outside, juicy inside

Hinoki scented black cod, sweet potato, pistachio $26
One of their signature dish here. They burn hinoki on black cod. Interesting, huh?  It's not only you enjoy with your eyes, but it was also delicious. Black cod had very nice Japanese flavor. Mashed Japanese sweet potato was also flavorful.

My latte looks like cappuccino. I guess they don't know how to make coffee drinks here. Too bad.

Matcha donuts, koji milk $9
Bite size green tea donuts coated with sugar. Very sweet.

Black sesame creme, black sesame praline, shiso, kalamansi $9

Zephyr cake, namelaka, yuzu, arare $9
White choco cake, green tea, yuzu sorbet. Unique. Good dish to end the meal.

Rating: 4.7 / 5
Service: 4.2 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Hinoki & The Bird
10 Century Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 552-1200

Tue-Sat 5:30 pm - 10 pm

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