Restaurant 2117
Restaurant 2117

Restaurant 2117

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.restaurant2117.com/
  • Phone: 3104771617
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday:11:45AM - 2:30PM
    Saturday: 12:00PM - 2:30PM
    Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:45PM - 10:00PM
    Saturday: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
    Sunday: 5:30PM - 9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Hideyo Mitsuno
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Olympic
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Valet
A word from Restaurant 2117
Using organic vegetables and natural meat is the result of focusing on the taste and quality of food that Chef Hideyo wants to cook and serve with 100% confidence and responsibility as a chef. He uses French-Italian methods to create his own style of cooking, with emphasis on great taste and safe nutrition. Enjoy small plates, wine, freshly cooked al dente pastas, fresh sea food, and natural meat entrées.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Restaurant 2117 reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (19)neighborhood gem (16)great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (5)special occasion (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)good for groups (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Nice find
    SAMSVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    food was outstanding and the restaurant was quiet --- parking is a bit of a mess and the restaurant was uncomfortably warm -- but the food was great
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great to come back.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Came here the other night after a 4 year hiatus and wasn't disappointed. The 5 of us ordered a bunch of dishes and shared what was a wonderful meal. The spaghetti with duck was fabulous as was the yellow fin carpaccio. Look forward to coming back sooner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is better than the parking
    twoputt
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Although the food was very good and the staff very nice--parking is a nightmare. Theoretically they have valet parking. Guess what? At 6:30 they were already full and turning cars away! For that reason alone we may not return. Too much of a hassle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional
    Favorite
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Fine service,elgantly flavorful food,resonable quiet for conversation. Pleased to highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    abujjVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The fish dishes were great! So was the wine. A little pricy but worth it
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    athenaVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Way to pricey for what they offer. Nothing was really wrong but then nothing that was really right. Un memorable !
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine dining in a Mini-Mall
    SMJ2013
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This mini-mall on Sawtelle has a fun selection of inexpensive Asian restaurants. I was happy to try 2117 during Dine LA week. Although we ended up not choosing anything from the DineLA menu, my husband and I both had the pepper crusted salmon and it was delicious. It was served with a delicate assortment of vegetables. He also ordered the broccoli soup which was equally delicate and tasty. The portions here are on the slim side, so if you are hungry do order an appetizer or two to share. The atmosphere is pleasant and hidden from the active scene outside. I definitely want to return to try other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A delicious discovery
    ShyOne
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We came here for DineLA. The food was delicious and portions were just right. Everything was tasty. Just wish parking wasn't so challenging and they have fountain soda (for the free refills :o) ).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Hidden Gem i n Hollywood for before or after the Pantages! Wide selection of small plates! Jeff the server was helpful and knowledgeable. Will refer to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Westside Gem!
    Foodie27
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Buried in a busy strip, it's a small, quiet oasis Have been going here for over 15 years. The menu has something for everyone with an appealing Asian-fusion menu. In addition they have a nice selection of wines and pleasant Japanese staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was EXCELLENT...
    TDavis9060
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The calamari was the BEST I've ever had. Flavorful, lightly battered and fried. Delicious! The soft shell crab and spicy crispy tuna were amazing. The other diners had the crab salad and the sashimi both of which were excellent. Three of us got the soft shall crab and the 4th person got the Chilean sea bass which was light flaky and extremely flavorful. We all enjoyed the food and experience. It's in a little shopping center with other restaurants but they do have free valet. Go! You won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So So
    Vita
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We thought the food was good, but pricey for what was on offer. We bought the house wine and it was substandard. Most guests were seated on the outdoor patio, which was nice, but the smell of car exhaust from the valet parking lot just beyond the dining area was hugely off putting.
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  • Simply Superb
    Coriander
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Had not been to 2117 for several years. Remembered how delighted my mother was with the preparation of oysters, her particular favorite. Our recent visit was with another couple. We all chose from the prix fix entree selections. It was absolutely delectable. The service was great - well paced and unobtrusive. It is an unassuming location and has a quiet decor, but the food speaks for itself and is VERY reasonable. Kudos to 2117. May they live long and prosper. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Excellent restaurant. Want to go back and try everything on their menu. Great attentive staff!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dadiva1VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The soft shell crab is outstanding! I want to return and work my way through the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative and delicious.
    MeatLover
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    They deserve a lot of points for creativity. Best soft shell crab and sea bass. Great starters such as calamari and crab cakes. Blend of ingredients has a fusion aspect to it that actually works and leaves you wanting more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 108 reviews are from the Restaurant 2117 reviews archive.
  • Amazing Shoft-shell crab!
    krottner
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I was dying for soft-shell crab. The best I ever had! The tuna tartar and the crab cakes were amazing. This is my new favorite restaurant. I will be going back a few more times before soft-shell crabs are out of season. They said they would have until Aug. Service was excellent! I would pass on the desserts..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real find
    dadiva1VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Somehow I'd missed going to 2117, but I'll be sure to return. The menu is so intriguing that my friend and I can't wait to return and eat our way through it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I have been going to this restaurant for several years & we noticed that the food was definitely not up to par. I had a steak salad and the dressing was so sharp it was hard to swallow. we were 5 people and we all felt the food had slipped. So sorry...nice people.
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  • Delicious and so fresh
    Harps36VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    They have th most unique dishes here with fantastic sauces and taste. It is also very reasonable. Great service and just fantastic!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We always eat well at 2117.
    EatsVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We always eat well at 2117. They never disappoint .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden treasure
    foodieyahoodie
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    This little gem is flying under the radar. Lost in a sea of ramen shops. Underrated on Zagat and Yelp. Fabulous food and lovely staff. Run, don't walk...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    philVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    A nice restaurant. Very pleasant service. Will go back for sure!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great even without a name
    itsabramo
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We are repeat "eaters" at 2117 - our favorite non-named restaurant. It has very little ambiance, but the food is terrific. The menu is small, but very consistent in quality. Our favorite is meat loaf, but such meat loaf made with Wagyu beef. I'm really not sure what it is or its connection/comparison with Kobe beef, but it is FABULOUS. In short, 2117 is a small place having a big way with food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet, great food
    melmorVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    When we and friends visited on an ideal Friday night, the restaurant was uncrowded and quiet. Food was great and service attentive. The restaurant is in a busy strip mall, surrounded by other mostly Japanese-style restaurants. The ambiance is modest; they have a small patio in front that was also uncrowded.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back
    FiddleDeeDeeVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Restaurant 2117 was a hidden gem in a strip mall on this busy section of Sawtelle. Parking was by valet--thank goodness. Ambiance is not fancy! But the food was great. We had hamachi that was like butter, a "traditional" salad given an asian twist I would never have thought of, and the Shrimp entree was excellent, as was the sea bass. Service was unobtrusive and vigilant. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never knew this place existed
    SSSM
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Never knew this place existed and unfortunately I couldn't get the details to questions I asked answered by the waitress. Went for Dine LA; good menu, food was delicious, sea bass especially (with a pang of conscience -- is this the endangered sea bass?). Vegan butternut squash soup definitely tasted of the squash and not overpowering ingredients or spices. Dessert was also good. Service wasn't the world's best -- there weren't so many people in the place that more attention couldn't have been paid. I do appreciate having my water refilled without having to ask. I got the feeling the place was not new but that the staff was. Also a disconnect: is this a bistro or an asian specialty restaurant. Overall B++.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing find
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    I am often in the area and was mislead by the crepe sign in front. To find a place such as this is a boon. Food was amazing with simple flair and bold flavors. Wine list took me back to northern France. The servers were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. I had the PorkBelly my guest had the pasta I strongly recommend giving the opportunity for them to serve you. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food in a Quiet Atmosphere
    eatingout2day
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    When meeting friends who you want to actually see and hear this is a great place to go. The food never disappoints - it is creative and delicious, fresh and healthy. You can have both great food and wonderful relaxed conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Interesting food at a good price
    Joan
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I always have trouble deciding what I want to eat - An old favorite or something new - everything always looks so good and I am happy to report - it tastes good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We just love to go to 2117. We have been dining here since it opened. The food is refined and creative. There is something on the menu for everyone's tastes. Each item is prepared with quality ingredients and the presentation is awesome. All of this and you can chat, show up in jeans and have free valet parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Restaurant 2117 has stood the test of time. I went there several years ago, and it's still great. The Asian/fusion influenced menu is very creative but not too wild. My friend and I both chose the $40 Prix Fixe meal. We both enjoyed the sashimi appetizer. I chose the Duck and my friend the fish selection. Desserts were also very good, and Restaurant 2117 has a good wine list. Service is quiet and understated - but attentive. I can hardly wait to go back and try some of the pasta entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • xmas eve dinner
    mistermcduff
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Had a wonderful dinner with 3 friends. Food was excellent. Had a lovely prix fix meal with hamachi app, lobster tail and noodle main and pecan pie for $40. good value, nice wine list. Small charming place
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • I've been eating here for
    JoeM
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    I've been eating here for years. It always satisfies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Little Place on Sawtelle
    Luddite
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Five of us decided to try this on a "whim". Whimsey aside, it turned out to be an excellent, well-priced little place in the heart of Sawtelle's burgeoning restaurant row. Excellent food -- all the first courses won acclaim, and my meat loaf was surprisingly well done and one friend's pasta was delightful with a subtle oriental touch. The wine list is short and very well priced, but with well selected choices. We'll definitely return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good Eats
    AlexWolfe
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    The quality of the food isn't what it once was, but this is still a nice restaurant with a good date-ambiance. They still do a great soft shell crab, when it's in season, but the rest of the menu (and I feel I've tried a good portion of it) is just a little flat. Good, but not great.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting food - well prepared
    Joan
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    This is an Asian Fusion menu that I always want to go to more often so that I can try more things. I have always been pleased. Their soft shelled crab (when in season) is fab!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Empty for a reason
    mxpbuyVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    Lots of activity at all the other restaurants nearby, but we were only patrons during our entire meal. Now we know why. Nothing was bad. Ingredients seemed fresh and of decent quality. But it simply did not come together. Although a completely different cuisine, 2117 reminds me of dining in Croatia where the farm/sea to table foods are always fresh and of good quality but making them interesting is simply a skill not yet developed.
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  • Not good
    AllaccessVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Nice enough people but the food was very confused. Salmon had soy sauce and pesto with ratatouille. Weird. Wine list by the bottle is descent but by the glass is terrible.
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  • wow
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    This restaurant is a gem. It’s not flashy and rather low key. Yet it hides great food and surprising wine treasures; all wrapped up in a simple setting: table paper mat, plastic menu and such but, past the decor, the food is excellent and the dishes, French and Asian for the most part, are full of flavors. Most customers seem to be accustomed to the place and I can easily see why. I shall return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate