Robot chicken: popular television show or crispy chicken dish in a sweet, tangy sauce? At Kung Pao Bistro, it's the latter. The Chinese eatery packs a huge selection of meat, vegetarian, fried rice, and noodle options on its menu. While the chefs specialize in traditional Hunan, Sichuanm and Cantonese dishes, guests will also notice other Asian and American flavor influences in their meals, which are prepared using house-made organic chicken broth and high-quality soy and wheat meat substitutes when desired.
Lola’s bartenders are happy to whip together any one of their more than 50 different martinis, but they smile a bit bigger when they’re asked to make the concoction they invented: the apple martini. Their pride has caught the attention of various press outlets—including LA Weekly and Vogue— and spills over onto the menu, where martini-pairing suggestions accompany each plate of pasta, seafood, and signature mac ‘n’ cheese. Once encore chants finally subside, eaters can settle on the kitchen’s cocoa-centric desserts, such as flourless chocolate cake and chocolate bread pudding.
The French Quarter Restaurant has played host to an ample and eclectic variety of edibles during breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 35 years. Early eaters can peruse a morning menu of drinkable delights from bubbly mimosas ($6.95) to Apffels coffee ($2.50) before chowing on the layered flavors of the huevos rancheros ($10.50). The chicken-fried steak ($9.95) keeps an egg sidekick close by to fight off ravenous hunger and its arch-nemesis—beef-fried chicken. Bisect the day with bites from the extensive lunch menu, or skip straight to dinner for braised pot roast ($14.95) or four-cheese rainbow ravioli ($15.95). The French Quartet Restaurant also offers a bevy of drinks and desserts to sate arid palates and quiet spoiled sweet teeth.
The Indian Kitchen's extensive menu of authentic Indian fare transports palates to across the globe with delicious curry, creamy paneer, and juicy tandoori-roasted meat. Carefully selected spices infuse the air with rich aromas, nurturing bodies with ancient Ayurvedic seasoning techniques designed to balance the metabolism and cause temporary invisibility. Meals of savory lamb, chicken, and beef immerse tongues in meaty flavor, whereas ample vegetarian options pepper taste buds with a medley of tomatoes, mushrooms, beans, and greens. In addition to chowing down on an impressive array of mouthwatering entrees, guests supplement Indian feasts with warm flatbreads fresh from the clay oven, refreshing chutneys, and a lineup of Indian beers, chais, and yogurt-based lassi drinks.
The story of Manja begins in the Malay state of Penang. Malaysians themselves regard Penang as the Food Paradise of Malaysia. The best culinary experiences happen in the open-air stalls of Penang marketplaces like Gurney Drive, Lorong Selamat and many others. At Manja we have brought the taste of Penang to West Hollywood an