Orsa & Winston

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$50 and over
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Japanese
Orsa & Winston is the third downtown restaurant from Chef-Owner Josef Centeno, of Bäco Mercat, Bar Amá & P.Y.T.. Featuring nightly-changing tasting menus and a new SNACKS menu, the restaurant incorporates sensibilities of both Italian and Japanese cuisines in an intimate 32-seat dining room and open kitchen. Due to the small size of our restaurant, reservations are highly recommended.

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4.6
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4.6
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SH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the bowls for brunch! They are healthy and delicious!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service3ambience1

Pounding music felt through the floor and table. It’s on top of a nightclub!!! . The sommelier was monotone and robotic in his delivery.
The food was delicious but there was not very much of it. I left hungry., I asked for bread to sop up the sauce that was served on the pasta. I was given 2 slices of bread and charged 2 dollars. Lol.
I will not be returning to Orza

J
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is incredible and I eat out a lot. I can’t recommend this restaurant highly enough. It was great sitting at the chefs table (bar).

D
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

For small, beautiful, and delicious plates, I highly recommend the tasting menu. Every course was artistically crafted with distinctive flavors and textures. They were also great about accommodating dietary restrictions! Recommended giving it a try. Nice spot for a light dinner.

JL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Omakase lunch set followed by wonderful souffle pancake. Will return to try a la carte next time.

c
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

enjoyed it so much last summer that we returned this year

JF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

While I have dined at O&W before, the two experiences couldn’t have been more stark and opposite. The experience with the conventional menu was met with exquisite food, impeccable service and pristine presentation. It certainly left us feeling that the whole experience was worthy of a Michelin type of recognition . The Cambodian pop up menu and overall experience was at best, sloppy, the food seemed to have come from a shopping center food court, it was mediocre in flavor and it felt as though the kitchen was feeding a buffet line. The first item (crudo in coconut cream) was excellent. The rest, including the absolutely awful dessert choices were a culinary disappointment. The servers were unengaged and aloof throughout the night. Couldn’t help to think that the bartender next door at sister restaurant Amá took his job more seriously and that the simple quesadilla we had while we waited for the table far exceeded anything we had at Orsa & Winston.

LL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Service was also very good as the wait staff was attentive in refilling our drinks and bring our food in a timely manner.

NG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great ambiance and environment. Loved watching the staff work together so well. The bad was the value we spent nearly $500 for two of us and really didnt feel like we got the value for that much money. The wine pours were really small for the wine pairing and the plates of food were pretty small as well.

SA
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orsa and Winston is our go-to Special Place. Service is always warm and knowledgable. Roman is the best sommelier in this galactic sector. The staff pull off excellence while being down-to-earth. Not so common these days.

Thank you again!

TV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was very good. The restaurant design was nice. Service was good. We were low maintenance so didn’t need a lot, so really the waiters just took the order and brought the food. One of the Japanese trays was served backwards as each of ours was facing different directions Will be back to try other things!

DH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place! The service was impeccable and the food was fantastic.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience with Japanese Italian fusion. Amazing service and staff

F
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service- everyone was happy!

SM
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been a while since we have had an "OMG" experience at a restaurant, but this was definitely one. Everything in our five-course meal was prepared to perfection. The Kanpachi Crudo was fresh and delicate. The Sunchoke Soup with Chestnuts was rich and satisfying, inducing bowl licking tendencies. The Satsuki Rice Porridge with Scallops was silky and balanced. The Flank Steak was an excellent grade, perfectly seared and deliciously seasoned. Dessert was also fantastic...a Chocolate Cremoso with hazelnuts. Oh, we added a sixth course....black truffles with hand-torn pasta...amazing. We can't wait to come back and will be adding this place to our orbit.

RS
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants i have eaten at in LA. I had the pork belly bowl. Everything in the bowl was incredible, from the carrots, brussel sprouts, egg and meat. Each bite was to die for.

d
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This was our first visit; we don't live in CA but visit LA often and are familiar with many of its restaurants. O extremely small portions, even for a tasting menu (for example, less than a tsp of grits on the 4th course, a sliver of broccoli), and we realized later that the luxury elements of the porridge dish that were highlighted in the 101 review were missing (we had no uni cream or smoked trout roe.) We feel the gentleman who discussed the menu with us at the inception of our meal misrepresented that the RW menu would be the same; we weren't looking to save money, we wanted the full experience that led Mr. Addison to rate this restaurant (with the other Centeno venues) #7 in LA. Our meal at Baco the following evening was great, and we would definitely return there, but we felt duped by O&W.

m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Food amazing, Service sucks

K
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prefect execution of food, preparation, taste, presentation, and service was just incredible.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for first time for DineLA. Exceeded expectations on every level and was by far best DineLA experience this Winter. Food was gorgeous and complex without being fussy. Staff were friendly and we never felt rushed. A great dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came for dine la and was very pleased with the experience. Every bite I took was delicious, carefully prepared, and balanced. Also, everyone was so warm and welcoming.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good. We would come back again.

LM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was attentive. The food was tantalizing and delicious. This was our second time here and we will definitely be back again.

l
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I went there last week and found the O&W Grain Bowl Salad with Hamashi was so good and decided to repeat today. Unfortunately, it is not good as the one I had last week. See the two photos for comparison.

By the way, the waitress was very friendly. That is a Michelin one-star restaurant style.

ZI
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant for both food and wine! Oh, also for environment

FF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

This review and rating is just for DineLA. I felt that the food taste didn’t live up to the 1 Star standard. Wasn’t impressed...

l
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant is simple and clean with an open kitchen. The menu price is a little high. It does not have a WiFi access. The salad is very fresh and tasty.

LO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. I went with my partner for a relaxing date night and we got just that and it was our first time here. Everyone there is so nice and attentive. The food though blew my mind. The wine pairing was the best wine pairing experience I’ve had in a long time. This place was worth every penny. I definitely want to come back, the food was amazing.

G
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The set menu itself is pretty good for the value, but overall not so amazing or necessarily a steal of a bargain. But it is interesting and pretty well executed for certain dishes. The truffle hand cut pasta was a little disappointing, not aromatic with the truffles and falls a bit flat on flavor. Wines were interesting with some great choices. Service was attentive and caring. But I’ll be honest, it wasn’t as good as I thought going into this dinner.

a
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, creative mix of flavors. Every bite is tasty. We had brunch: Japanese breakfast, hand pulled pasta, and persimmon salad. Soufflé pancake and tapioca pudding for dessert. Savory dishes were all excellent. Dessert was decent. If you want the flavors of a two-star+ experience in a more casual ambiance without the usual stuffiness, this place is for you.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s really good. Each course brings diverse favor.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our anniversary on a weeknight. The restaurant was pretty quiet that night, but the service and food was absolutely unbeatable. We’ll definitely return soon!

I
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely. The room is quiet, the food was superb! Service is perfect.

N
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were not told that new year's dinner was $150 per person. It was good as always, but wish we were told of the price hike for the evening. Also the the seat was uncomfortable...

D
San Francisco
29 reviews