So awesome. The restaurant is located on a slightly gritty stretch of Sunset in Silverlake, which creates a super dramatic effect when you walk into this oasis. The dining entrance is through the parking lot, framed by an oversize Indonesian-style door encrusted with spikes and other hardware dripping in blue-green patina. I mention this because you are truly stepping into another world, safe from the harsh industrial hipster-ism outside. The majority of the restaurants seats are on a tiered patio built around a magnificent tree (maybe a rubber tree?) with knotted and twisted limbs reaching well above the building's roof-line.
The tranquil effect of the space is matched by the relaxed attitude of the staff. Relaxed, not inattentive. The menu is small plates, which I argue is a trend that should die a quick death but the portions are generous for the style so you don't feel violated when sharing. Everything was cook properly and delivered quickly. The tastes are very much on-trend but not in the pandering way common with newer restaurants.
Lots of charcuterie options and interesting fish plates like crispy octopus and kung pao calamari but plenty of simple veggie and meat options so you really could anyone here, which I'm guessing is what they strive for.
I can not say enough great things about our experience eating there early on a Friday evening.
The boy or girl you bring here on your first date will certainly sleep with you immediately following.