Orris

★★★★★
  • 2006 Sawtelle Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90025

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  • 310-268-2212

About Orris

Hours
Tuesday To Thursday From 06:00 PM To 09:30 PM Friday From 06:00 PM To 10:00 PM Sunday From 05:30 PM To 09:00 PM Saturday From 05:30 PM To 10:30 PM

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I am picky and have traveled the world tasting the arts of various great chefs. Shiro, the master chef owner of this world class small plates restaurant is probably the most creative but rigorous chef of all.

This is light, healthy haute

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I am picky and have traveled the world tasting the arts of various great chefs. Shiro, the master chef owner of this world class small plates restaurant is probably the most creative but rigorous chef of all.

This is light, healthy haute

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Orris is a delightful small restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. The atmosphere is pleasant, but the food is delicious. We shared 5 dishes, served tapas style. All of them were very good. The seared tuna was our favorite dish. It was a lovely way to spend the evening.

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Orris is a delightful small restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. The atmosphere is pleasant, but the food is delicious. We shared 5 dishes, served tapas style. All of them were very good. The seared tuna was our favorite dish. It was a lovely way to spend the evening.

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Orris blends among the stretch of restaurants and shops on Sawtelle, so it doesn't particularly stand out when you drive by. Being on Sawtelle, the atmosphere is pretty low key and quiet (even though Jonathan Gold called the atmosphere "fancy" I don't really agree), so I was pleasantly surprised with all the delicious food that welcomed me inside.

Orris specializes in "little dishes" representing "world cuisine" created by Shiro of South Pasadena. Each dish has a recommended wine pairing, though we did not try any this time around.

First up was the Smoked Salmon Croquette. Very good, though I would have liked a bit more salmon.

Followed by the lobster spring roll. Also good (but I prefer my lobster grilled and drizzled with lemon and a bit of garlic butter.)

Next was sliced beet topped with Etorki cheese. This was excellent! The combination was perfect and it was my first time having this outstanding cheese. Loved it!

Also, tomato burrata. Yum. We had to order another one of these.

We also had dungeness crab and cucumber salad. The ingredients used were very good, although a different sauce may be better.

Next was the lamb loin carpaccio and the ahi sashimi with onion relish. Both were excellent dishes! The lamb carpaccio was topped with Spanish Manchego cheese which made a perfect combination.

After all this excellent dishes though, the final was indisputably the highlight of my meal ...

Seared Foie Gras with Eggplant, w/ Sweet Soy Wasabi Sauce.
Oh my god ... just thinking back about it now >_<
I can still remember the taste on my tongue, the texture ... OMG! The eggplant and the foie gras made an unexpectedly excellent combination, and the sauce! This was definitely one of the best foie gras dishes I've had!

I could not find this on the menu on their website, it might have been a special ... oh no ... the thought of not being able to eat it ever again!! I'm getting depressed ... I will look back on this photo and sigh when I'm old ...

Photos and details: http://gourmetpigs.blogspot.com/2007/10/orris-going-big-on-little-dishes.html

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★★★★★

Orris blends among the stretch of restaurants and shops on Sawtelle, so it doesn't particularly stand out when you drive by. Being on Sawtelle, the atmosphere is pretty low key and quiet (even though Jonathan Gold called the atmosphere "fancy" I don't really agree), so I was pleasantly surprised with all the delicious food that welcomed me inside.

Orris specializes in "little dishes" representing "world cuisine" created by Shiro of South Pasadena. Each dish has a recommended wine pairing, though we did not try any this time around.

First up was the Smoked Salmon Croquette. Very good, though I would have liked a bit more salmon.

Followed by the lobster spring roll. Also good (but I prefer my lobster grilled and drizzled with lemon and a bit of garlic butter.)

Next was sliced beet topped with Etorki cheese. This was excellent! The combination was perfect and it was my first time having this outstanding cheese. Loved it!

Also, tomato burrata. Yum. We had to order another one of these.

We also had dungeness crab and cucumber salad. The ingredients used were very good, although a different sauce may be better.

Next was the lamb loin carpaccio and the ahi sashimi with onion relish. Both were excellent dishes! The lamb carpaccio was topped with Spanish Manchego cheese which made a perfect combination.

After all this excellent dishes though, the final was indisputably the highlight of my meal ...

Seared Foie Gras with Eggplant, w/ Sweet Soy Wasabi Sauce.
Oh my god ... just thinking back about it now >_<
I can still remember the taste on my tongue, the texture ... OMG! The eggplant and the foie gras made an unexpectedly excellent combination, and the sauce! This was definitely one of the best foie gras dishes I've had!

I could not find this on the menu on their website, it might have been a special ... oh no ... the thought of not being able to eat it ever again!! I'm getting depressed ... I will look back on this photo and sigh when I'm old ...

Photos and details: http://gourmetpigs.blogspot.com/2007/10/orris-going-big-on-little-dishes.html

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Wow! Each time I come here, I enjoy it even more. Went over the weekend, and had to share what a fabulous meal we had: delicious goat cheese bites, perfectly fried anchovies, and sensational mushrooms & pork. Best of all, the entire

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Wow! Each time I come here, I enjoy it even more. Went over the weekend, and had to share what a fabulous meal we had: delicious goat cheese bites, perfectly fried anchovies, and sensational mushrooms & pork. Best of all, the entire

Pros: Fabulous food -- especially fish, good (reasonably priced) wine list, great value

Cons: Tables are a bit tight, inside gets noisy

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Orris is The best fine dining experience one could enjoy. The food, service and atmosphere is absolutely superb. From the time you enter the restaurant, until you leave hours later, you are delighted in selections of fine food and french

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Orris is The best fine dining experience one could enjoy. The food, service and atmosphere is absolutely superb. From the time you enter the restaurant, until you leave hours later, you are delighted in selections of fine food and french

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Orris is a funky Japanese french tapa kind of a place. They have wonderful service and really tasty food. I love almost everything here. There are always a couple of specials worth hearing. The vibe is hip and friendly. I loved the

3
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Orris is a funky Japanese french tapa kind of a place. They have wonderful service and really tasty food. I love almost everything here. There are always a couple of specials worth hearing. The vibe is hip and friendly. I loved the

Pros: Delicious Food

Cons: Servings on the smaller side

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Orris is a Japanese small plates place located on a stretch of Sawtelle inhabited by Japanese businesses. It?s a small, cozy space where the focus is on the open and busy kitchen. Service is efficient and quick. The food was served

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Orris is a Japanese small plates place located on a stretch of Sawtelle inhabited by Japanese businesses. It?s a small, cozy space where the focus is on the open and busy kitchen. Service is efficient and quick. The food was served

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Orris could be my new favorite restaurant in LA-- the food was fabulous, and the services was equally as good. You really can't go wrong with anything you order here, they also have a great wine list with reasonable prices. Parking is a

3
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Orris could be my new favorite restaurant in LA-- the food was fabulous, and the services was equally as good. You really can't go wrong with anything you order here, they also have a great wine list with reasonable prices. Parking is a

Pros: Food, Wine & Service

Cons: Parking

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I was initially turned off by the idea of fusing French and Japanese cuisine, as well as the strange strip-mallish location; however, words fail to describe the culinary delights offered at Orris. The place is small, the staff is lean,

3
★★★★★

I was initially turned off by the idea of fusing French and Japanese cuisine, as well as the strange strip-mallish location; however, words fail to describe the culinary delights offered at Orris. The place is small, the staff is lean,

Pros: Some delicious standbys share the menu with several creative standouts

Cons: Unimpressive decor, but with flavors like that, it really doesn't matter!

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I took my friend here for her birthday and, though we were hungry, we ordered three plates. Though the plates were small, each plate was delicious, as well as presented beautifully. The service was great, and the waitors were very

3
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I took my friend here for her birthday and, though we were hungry, we ordered three plates. Though the plates were small, each plate was delicious, as well as presented beautifully. The service was great, and the waitors were very

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This is an excellent restaurant and a great value. It is high end gourmet French Japanese creatively and expertly excecuted. The ambiance looks like a former sushi bar, which this restaurant is not. The service is friendly and

3
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This is an excellent restaurant and a great value. It is high end gourmet French Japanese creatively and expertly excecuted. The ambiance looks like a former sushi bar, which this restaurant is not. The service is friendly and

Pros: great value, awesome food

Cons: very small and they don't take reservations

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I read the reviews and knew to expect fairly small size portions. Everything we ordered was delicious. The combination of flavors was fun. It was not as expensive as I thought, two of us ate until we were somewhat full for around $80.

3
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I read the reviews and knew to expect fairly small size portions. Everything we ordered was delicious. The combination of flavors was fun. It was not as expensive as I thought, two of us ate until we were somewhat full for around $80.

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I tried Orris on Sat and loved it!!! We ordered the seared ahi tuna sashimi (one of the best in town, thick cut and the sause was great), marinated black cod on basil mashed potato (great fusion!), berkshire pork medallion (the creamy

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I tried Orris on Sat and loved it!!! We ordered the seared ahi tuna sashimi (one of the best in town, thick cut and the sause was great), marinated black cod on basil mashed potato (great fusion!), berkshire pork medallion (the creamy

Pros: great food,friendly service, good pace

Cons: no reservation

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The great thing about Orris is that you can actually afford the food! Each small plate is about $8 (the most expensive around $14) and per person, two plates will make a fine meal. Four of us went to dinner last night and we ordered 6

3
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The great thing about Orris is that you can actually afford the food! Each small plate is about $8 (the most expensive around $14) and per person, two plates will make a fine meal. Four of us went to dinner last night and we ordered 6

Pros: Wonderful Food, Open Kitchen, Friendly Staff, Parking

Cons: It's popular so make a reservation unless it's an "off" night (like a Tuesday)

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Because it's not a sushi restaurant, contrary to what it looks like. This place has excellent tapas and a great wine selection. I wouldn't recommend this place if you're famished but a great place to wine and dine. We had a bit of a

3
★★★★★

Because it's not a sushi restaurant, contrary to what it looks like. This place has excellent tapas and a great wine selection. I wouldn't recommend this place if you're famished but a great place to wine and dine. We had a bit of a

Pros: Parking in the rear

Cons: Long wait, make a reservation and Noisy

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Orris never lets me down. All their tapas are worth trying. The ravioli dumplings, lettus cups, crab cakes, and scallops are amazing..

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Orris never lets me down. All their tapas are worth trying. The ravioli dumplings, lettus cups, crab cakes, and scallops are amazing..

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I've never been dissapointed with anything I've ordered here. From their seafood to their meats, soups and desserts - it's all the kind of food that makes you pause the dinner conversation for a moment so you can just enjoy the flavor.

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I've never been dissapointed with anything I've ordered here. From their seafood to their meats, soups and desserts - it's all the kind of food that makes you pause the dinner conversation for a moment so you can just enjoy the flavor.

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My boyfriend and I had dinner here on Sunday night and it was the best meal I have had in a while - for so many reasons. They have a great menu - it was hard to narrow it down, but we decided on the filet mignon, the albacore lettuce cups,

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My boyfriend and I had dinner here on Sunday night and it was the best meal I have had in a while - for so many reasons. They have a great menu - it was hard to narrow it down, but we decided on the filet mignon, the albacore lettuce cups,

Pros: Food, Staff, Prices

Cons: Outside tables were really casual

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This restaurant is a beacon in the row of Sawtelle eating establishments. All the dishes are served tapas style, with small portions that are more the size of appetizers. Therefore, feel free to order several dishes in order to satisfy

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This restaurant is a beacon in the row of Sawtelle eating establishments. All the dishes are served tapas style, with small portions that are more the size of appetizers. Therefore, feel free to order several dishes in order to satisfy

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Orris does a fine job presenting itself through the decor and their choice of hardware. The menu is described delectably and the service is rather exceptional. The dishes always have great presentation and the aroma of the restaurant is

3
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Orris does a fine job presenting itself through the decor and their choice of hardware. The menu is described delectably and the service is rather exceptional. The dishes always have great presentation and the aroma of the restaurant is

Pros: Great Ambiance, Good Service, Good Food

Cons: Parking, Price, Parking..... Parking..

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Enjoyed a lovely late-night dinner here. We ordered nine different tapas for our party of three, which was more than plenty foods to satisfy our hungry appetites. Several dishes were outstanding including the shrimp ravioli and the ahi

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Enjoyed a lovely late-night dinner here. We ordered nine different tapas for our party of three, which was more than plenty foods to satisfy our hungry appetites. Several dishes were outstanding including the shrimp ravioli and the ahi

Pros: Cuisine, value, great service

Cons: Ambience

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Impressed with the flavorful dishes. What a variety and great presentation. Loved the arugala salad, lamb chops, filet mignon, and the snapper. Would definitely go back. Great service too!

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Impressed with the flavorful dishes. What a variety and great presentation. Loved the arugala salad, lamb chops, filet mignon, and the snapper. Would definitely go back. Great service too!

Pros: Great service, flavor

Cons: Not enough outdoor seating.

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Orris' small plates do not dissapoint, unlike many other small plate rest. in Los Angeles. The combination of French/Japanese is a delight to the palate. Try the filet in roqufort butter sauce or the shrimp dumplings in saffron sauce.

3
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Orris' small plates do not dissapoint, unlike many other small plate rest. in Los Angeles. The combination of French/Japanese is a delight to the palate. Try the filet in roqufort butter sauce or the shrimp dumplings in saffron sauce.

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I am almost reluctant to share my thought about this little gem of a restaurant. The food is always interesting, the service delightful, and the bill reasonable. The orange roughy tempura with a tomato tarragon sauce is incredible as is

3
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I am almost reluctant to share my thought about this little gem of a restaurant. The food is always interesting, the service delightful, and the bill reasonable. The orange roughy tempura with a tomato tarragon sauce is incredible as is

Pros: Fabulous food., Nice wine list., Great service

Cons: Not very comfortable

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I love eating "tapas" style. It allows you to try a little bit of everything without filling up on one big entree. Chef Shiro's dishes are creative, and so different from any other place not only on Sawtelle, but in town. And for the

3
★★★★★

I love eating "tapas" style. It allows you to try a little bit of everything without filling up on one big entree. Chef Shiro's dishes are creative, and so different from any other place not only on Sawtelle, but in town. And for the

Pros: creative dishes

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Terrific food (especially crab salad in Avocado and Black Bass), at prices below what I would expect for food of this quality. Our server was friendly and knowledgable.

For two people we had two beers a carafe of premium sake and about

3
★★★★★

Terrific food (especially crab salad in Avocado and Black Bass), at prices below what I would expect for food of this quality. Our server was friendly and knowledgable.

For two people we had two beers a carafe of premium sake and about

Pros: Outstanding food, Friendly service

Cons: Small dining room, Limited wine list, No hard alcohol

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My b/friend and I visited this restaurant during a weeknight. Our bill came out to $115. We had 3 glasses of wine and probably ordered 6 dishes. Portions are really small, food was a 7 out of 10. I wouldn't go back anytime soon but I

3
★★★★★

My b/friend and I visited this restaurant during a weeknight. Our bill came out to $115. We had 3 glasses of wine and probably ordered 6 dishes. Portions are really small, food was a 7 out of 10. I wouldn't go back anytime soon but I

Pros: good reisling wine, shrimp ravioli

Cons: overpriced, quality

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Great food-- try the grilled romaine hearts, yum! -- but beware... the tapas-style portions are a bit small, so while the food is great, you'll definitely want to order more dishes... and that can add up. Even so, I rate this place very

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★★★★★

Great food-- try the grilled romaine hearts, yum! -- but beware... the tapas-style portions are a bit small, so while the food is great, you'll definitely want to order more dishes... and that can add up. Even so, I rate this place very

Pros: Great food, Good staff, Nice ambience

Cons: Small portions, Can get pricey

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Me and my girlfriend stopped by on Sat. night and had three dishes. The tapas place was cozy/cramped with a patio, we sat inside. The braised duck was okay, I didn't think it was anything special. I think the duck would taste better hot.

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Me and my girlfriend stopped by on Sat. night and had three dishes. The tapas place was cozy/cramped with a patio, we sat inside. The braised duck was okay, I didn't think it was anything special. I think the duck would taste better hot.

Pros: Service, Lots of Wines, Good Menu Selection

Cons: Parking charges Sat., Overrated

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I took my husband to lunch for his birthday at Orris after reading favorable reviews of their dinners. It was a most disappointing lunch for both us. The choices were extememly limited. The sandwiches were not palatable. Please do

3
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I took my husband to lunch for his birthday at Orris after reading favorable reviews of their dinners. It was a most disappointing lunch for both us. The choices were extememly limited. The sandwiches were not palatable. Please do

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A couple of the reviews on Citysearch I read before going to dinner here said Orris was overpriced. I didn't find that to be the case at all. The tapas was creative, tasty, and reasonably priced. The pacing with which the dishes were

3
★★★★★

A couple of the reviews on Citysearch I read before going to dinner here said Orris was overpriced. I didn't find that to be the case at all. The tapas was creative, tasty, and reasonably priced. The pacing with which the dishes were

Pros: tasty food, well-timed

Cons: kind of cramped

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I run into people all over that can't stop talking about this restaurant. Shiro is a brave chef with a wide open kitchen. We get there early, love sitting a the counter and watching the handmade action. I arrive craving the mousse ravioli

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I run into people all over that can't stop talking about this restaurant. Shiro is a brave chef with a wide open kitchen. We get there early, love sitting a the counter and watching the handmade action. I arrive craving the mousse ravioli

Pros: Good Parking, Outdoor Dinning Patio, Beautiful

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This place is a joke. Orris is pretty expensive and the tapas were the worst we've ever had! Also, we trusted their wine suggestion. That was a big mistake. Save your money and go somewhere else.

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This place is a joke. Orris is pretty expensive and the tapas were the worst we've ever had! Also, we trusted their wine suggestion. That was a big mistake. Save your money and go somewhere else.

Cons: Food Quality, Price, Wine

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This is the best place ever! Where else can you try different dishes at this level of QUALITY! I hear that the Chief will not serve a dish unless it's to his standards. The staff cares about their food and their client's experience.

3
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This is the best place ever! Where else can you try different dishes at this level of QUALITY! I hear that the Chief will not serve a dish unless it's to his standards. The staff cares about their food and their client's experience.

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Orris brings together what is so great about all of the diverse cuisines that LA is known for. The smoked sea bass is a favorite!

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Orris brings together what is so great about all of the diverse cuisines that LA is known for. The smoked sea bass is a favorite!

Pros: Small plates, So much to try

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This little restaurant is really awesome - the highlight is by far the amazing food. Sevice is very good and extremely friendly. The layout of the restaurant is not really great - it seems like they could have more tables (and you

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This little restaurant is really awesome - the highlight is by far the amazing food. Sevice is very good and extremely friendly. The layout of the restaurant is not really great - it seems like they could have more tables (and you

Pros: imaginative menu

Cons: small restaurant, long waits, "cozy seating"

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Oh My God!!!!! That food was so great!!!! Yes, it is a bit spendy ($50/person), but worth every penny. It is served tapas-style, so you could eat less and spend less, but once you have started, you won't be able to stop until your belly

3
★★★★★

Oh My God!!!!! That food was so great!!!! Yes, it is a bit spendy ($50/person), but worth every penny. It is served tapas-style, so you could eat less and spend less, but once you have started, you won't be able to stop until your belly

Pros: absolutely delicious, super friendly

Cons: A little noisy, No reservations

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This place has got to be my new favorite spot to dine when I'm in the mood for fine dining, without the crazy wait and without all the pretentiousness. The staff is top notch and you can tell by the looks on the customers faces that they

3
★★★★★

This place has got to be my new favorite spot to dine when I'm in the mood for fine dining, without the crazy wait and without all the pretentiousness. The staff is top notch and you can tell by the looks on the customers faces that they

Pros: Attentive staff, Good valet parking

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Because Orris is the bomb.
The plates are carefully prepared for both a beautiful presentation and a pleasurable eating experience.
I had to go until I had found my favorite dish. I've now tried the entire menu a couple times over, and

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★★★★★

Because Orris is the bomb.
The plates are carefully prepared for both a beautiful presentation and a pleasurable eating experience.
I had to go until I had found my favorite dish. I've now tried the entire menu a couple times over, and

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Hideo Yamashiro of South Pasadena's Shiro takes root on the Westside, going beyond Japanese cuisine to embrace a contemporary global palate. As you pass by or walk in Orris, you would not expect the food to be what it is. The focus is on…

 

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