Le Ka - Los Angeles
Great working lunchHad a meeting with 3 client contacts and decided to have it over lunch. Le Ka worked out great because it was close to our two offices.
The noise level is such that you can have a meaningful business conversation, the food was great and the service was timely. Our waitress Jenna took the time to explain the menu and then was quick about getting everything once we had decided.
Best of all we were not rushed from our table, and stayed for coffee to continue our discussion.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't Be Put off the Side ItemsGreat food, so so sides and great atmosphere. Ordered the lobster roll and the ground short rib burger from the lunch menu. Main food item (sandwich and burger) were very good. Burger came with a side of fries and lobster roll and arugula salad. Fries had excess oil that started congealing on the plate. Salad had an oil dressing that was very, very heavy and had the flavor of an item that absorbed other food flavors, as in being in a refrigerator too long.
Overall food, service and atmosphere were good. Would go back.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe portions have grown at Le Ka!This was my second meal at Le Ka. Last time, the food was brilliant but I was challenged by the miniscule portions--I had to order a second plate to be satisfied. This time I ordered and appetizer and a main, and had too much! So, the increase in the portion size is a very good thing.
That said, the food was outstanding. The grilled octopus was done just right--the combination of tender and chewy with a nice char. I don't usually eat pasta, but the gnocchi dish sounded great and it was--with rabbit and exotic mushrooms. It was really rich, but delicious.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a date...romanticGreat place for a date...romantic ambiance...
the food was modern american..i shared a few dishes w/ a friend
2. beef tartare
3. wagyu shortrib
the wagyu was def the winner of the evening!!! must order..4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the most beautifulOne of the most beautiful spots in LA---with an incredible modern fire place setting on the patio--very friendly waiter[Chriss]=====curry/tomatoe bass was sensational,as was the short ribs----my only knock,was the portions seemed small!-----JA.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the first time I dinedFrom the first time I dined at Le Ka, the food has gotten much better. They recently secured a new chef and he is very creative. Recently, the fish special was a grilled yellow tail with a pequillo pepper sauce. The service inside the restaurant is always good, but on the patio leaves something to be desired. Otherwise, a great place to visit.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHometown DeliciousnessThe food was phenomenal! I was not familiar with Kushi oysters but tried it anyway. We had the roasted brussel sprouts - disclosure - I hate brussel sprouts and something about the sweet currants, tangy blue cheese mixed with the potent brussel sprouts brought the best flavors out. The slow-cooked Wagyu beef short rip was melt in your mouth goodness. The mussels were tender and we devoured the bread dunked in its broth. Our bellies and taste buds went home happy! We loved the small plate concept which enabled us to order a variety of foods to share. The wines were exceptional.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMConvenient for downtown dining,Convenient for downtown dining, and with a really attractive outdoor area complete with large fireplace and other fire features. Patio suffers from traffic noise util about 7PM but is a nice place to dine.Plenty of heaters to offset the chill and designed for privacy from street views. Very attentive staff, and the menue is unusual, however a request for a special salad was promptly fulfilled. Lots of "small plates" but a good selection of full meals, too.Altogether satisying!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI have zero complaints. TheI have zero complaints. The food was great as always and our server Ed was outstanding. Keep up the great work.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience was great,Our experience was great, our waiter was fantastic. The food was good but I must say some of the portions where a little to big. I had the lamb and it was very overwhelming. But over all the service was great. Would defiantly return and recommend.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousThird time there (once for lunch and twice for dinner) and it's been amazing every time. I strongly suggest any of their cheese plates with wine as they come with chutney, honey, nuts, and assorted bread-delicious!!!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM