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About Permanently Closed - 2117
This restaurant is permanently closed. I believe that the responsibility of a chef goes beyond simply having 100% confidence in the food that is served. To me, the quality of ingredients is just as important as how the dishes look, smell, and taste. This principle has led to my insistence on using organic vegetables and natural meat. I combine fine ingredients with French-Italian methods to create my own style of cooking, with emphasis on great taste and healthy nutrition. Enjoy small plates, wine, freshly cooked al dente pastas, fresh seafood, and natural meat entrées. -- Chef Hideyo
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Fusion / Eclectic, Organic
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
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
2117 - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
We will miss 2117 when the chef retires. We have been eating at 2117 through these last 20 something years, and the two restaurants before this one. The service is always friendly and there are many choices, especially if you want a light meal. Lately we have been eating their special "Sawtellini" pasta which is freshly made and nicely chewy with many choices of toppings, especially Asian choices. Always a good experience.
No No No Don't do it.
Empty when we entered at 8:30. Stopped here after a nearby early movie. A few more people came in.
Asian-Italian fusion is a description but confusion is more like it.
Jalepeno pasta (homemade spaghetinni) was blah.
Crab cake tasted like it had been frozen.
Hamachi sashimi is edible but boring.
Spicy tuna tartar was blah and boring.
Nothing fusion, more boring and confusion.
We got the feeling even the staff was bored and lacked personality like the menu and food. (and mediocre service with a slow restaurant)
What a fabulous surprise. This Asian fusion restaurant is a true neighborhood gem. The crab cake was full of crabmeat, not like some that are mostly breading, but this one was dense with crab meat yet light and perfectly crisy. The Ahi tuna salad was delightful topped with a tangy, earthy delicious dressing. Their home made pasta with mushrooms is a must.
My brother recommended this restaurant and I can see why he did. The food and service were every bit as good as places that are far more expensive. The menu has some unique items and not one dish was disappointing. Because the place is quiet enough, you can actually have a real and meaningful conversation. The servers actually took care to see that we were satisfied with our choices. I am looking forward to going back again and plan to do so soon. This place is the real deal!
Tried for lunch on a Saturday. Dealing with parking on Sawtelle is a disaster among the sea of people going to the vast array of Japanese restaurants. Read prior reviews, selected, very disappointed. Should have walked when saw only décor was silly chalked or painted sayings covering one wall regarding " pasta ". A tuna tartare appetizer was fresh and tasty. Had their Sawtelleni pasta with truffle salt/bacon. Sawtellini is just a mildly thicker pasta. Fresh. Sauce fair, pepper and bacon/cream hide any truffle note. Average portion. OVERPRICED for what you get. Service pleasant but minimalist. Other party had thin spaghetti with duck - probably. Hard to tell distinctive flavoring. Overall just not anything special at all; essentially, if you want handmade pasta, find your best Italian place. After all, you don't go to Rome for sushi, do you?
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at 2117. The location is in a shopping strip mall, so you have to keep your eyes open to find it. I had a terrific salad, the cherry tomato salad, that was a perfect blend of ingredients for me! My friend has the "sawtellini" - a thick version of spaghetti with a great sauce and scallops. The waitress was perfect - not too much, not too little. I will be going there again!
This restaurant takes such care in preparing tasty and refined dishes. We enjoyed everything down to clean plate -- from the fresh vegan soup to the several salads with fresh beets or crab, to the fish or pasta, or entrees. The wagyu meatloaf is the best meatloaf ive ever had - moist and flavorful wirhout being heavy. Pasta with unique ingredients is perfectly prepared AL dente. All at reasonable prices.
Homemade pasta w wagyu rage was good and scallops had really great ingredient if not slightly more soupy than I'd refer. Lunch crowd was very small but I know the dinner crowd could get busy. The owner loves wine based on the wine list. Apparently it's been there for 20 years with the same owner and chef - whose techniques have been copied over the years. Will be back again to get some inspiration. If decor is changed, this place would get twice the crowd.
The food has always been excellent and continues as such. The spagantini with seafood was right up there! The fish and the meat dishes was wonderful. This restuarant is condiered a miminalist with cement floor and bare walls - but one comes here to eat not look at the decore!
Emphasis on the European cuisine rather than the Japanese. I had the zucchini-wrapped sea bass. The only way I can describe it is a flavor perfect for summer: juicy, light. I recommend it for sea food fans or for those looks for a low-carb option.
My wife order the Tossed Crab Salad. It's a very simple salad, but the crab is delicious. If you're looking for something light, that's the way to go.
One of our friends order the half chicken. I had some and it very soft and flavorful. it came with vegetables that were not overcooked.
We've been to 2117 on many occasions, the latest being a going-away dinner for friends en route to Europe. Three of us decided on the Prix Fixe, a three-course meal at $46. The first course hamachi, was delicious. The zucchini-wrapped seabass entree was small, unaccompanied by side dishes, and totally bland. The dessert selected was the creme caramel, billed as containing XO brandy, was simply OK, no trace of brandy present. All in all a "good" meal but well short of what I would expect for that restaurant and that price. They could have done much better
I had searched out a neighborhood restaurant to try while on a short visit to LA. 2117 showed a prix fixe menu that included foie gras as an appetizer, and a beef dish that also had foie gras. I enjoy foie gras and looked forward to having a nice meal with this theme. When I was presented with the menu, the foie gras appetizer was not included in the prix fixe, nor was the main course with foie gras. The foie gras appetizer was, however, shown among the a la carte options and was priced identically with one of the other prix fixe appetizers; so I asked if I could substitute for the prix fixe appetizer options, indicating that I was even willing to pay extra if necessary. The server was flustered; a manager came over, and would hear nothing of it. No way to figure out such a substitution. I decided just to order the a la carte appetizer, along with a beef dish -- instead of the prix fixe. The foie gras appetizer was tasty enough, although the piece of foie was very small, thinly cut, and not such high quality. The beef of the main course was middling at best; it reminded me of beef in business class on an airplane.
So, all in all: mediocre food, inflexible management, and online misrepresentation. Disappointing.
Food was quite excellent, and interesting. Lovely pasta and seafood dishes, nice wines. Interesting flavors, all with Japanese and European influences. Upscale food in a fairly prosaic and casual setting in a Sawtelle strip mall. Went with friends who are foodies and a little hard of hearing…and they loved it The place is small enough that you can talk, service is attentive, and food very high quality and creative. Seems to be family-run with love. This had been recommended by a friend and we have now recommended it to others! We will go back.
Unfortunately, I didn't have the best experience here. Ambiance-wise, I was expecting something a bit fancier (due to pricing), but it looked like casual ramen place when we walked in - on top of that, it was pretty much EMPTY. We were one of two tables in the entire place. The food was just average (the lamb meatball being the best thing we had), and everything else was just okay. The service wasn't the greatest - they weren't mean or anything, they were just slow and for such a slow night, it was slightly odd. Also, in the duck egg roll appetizer, we found a bone piece. We told the waitress and she said "sorry" but no compensation was made at the time. We had to bring it up again at the end of the meal when we got the check and they only took off the cost of the dish after taxes (I mean, the $1-2 extra dollars isn't a big deal, but is proper math THAT difficult?). I will not be returning.
Ambience is average, but the food is great. Service was attentive and felt like they really wanted to share their "secret" with us. Truth is everyone should know about this place!! Since in a shopping center parking can be a challenge and valet works hard to accommodate. Neighborhood can be a traffic nightmare, but what do you expect from a happening neighborhood?
Very good every time. Parking is a mess in the "Little Osaka" area of Sawtelle, but it isn't their fault. Get over it. Worth the hassle. It's not your traditional Japanese food. Fusion in the best sense. A place where you can eat and talk at a reasonable level in an area that isn't known for catering to the over 30 crowd.
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