This gallery in the Culver City Art District never fails to have amazingly unique artwork. The artwork is also very strange. A lot of it is illustration or painting and although they show a great variety of artists, they all have a tendency to be whimsical and somewhat dark (usually). I don't particularly like this type of artwork, but for some reason I have to stop in and look.
I love contemporary art and this gallery is pretty nice. I don't visit it all too often, but every now and then I'll stop by. It's in the Culver City Art District, toward the end of a row of galleries. They offer a lot of local art and California art (so if you like that, this is the place to be!).
The ambience is great and the service is so good! Not to mention how amazing the food is. I went with my family so I got to try a little of everything and it was delicious (their desserts are also unique and authentic Italian). The price is also great as the portions are large.
This Nijiya is one of the smaller Japanese markets in the area and it's tucked away in Rolling Hills Plaza. It's convenient for the kids who attend the Japanese cram school next door! They have a pretty good selection, but they don't always have everything.
Book Value is a cute Japanese bookstore in Rolling Hills Plaza. It's kind of small so their selection is pretty limited, and the prices are high since new Japanese books/magazines tend to be. They have a small section of cute stationery from Japan as well.
This store has a large selection of things not only for teachers, but for students. Anything you can imagine a teacher would need, they probably have it. They even have some textbooks that local schools are using!
Asahi is a typical photography studio, very good for the general portrait. My family usually goes here when we need special occasion Japanese photos (shichigosan or seijinshiki). They always are helpful with these Japanese special occasions and even offer a selection of kimonos and have help to put everything on and can get a makeup and hair stylist to finish everything off properly.
Cupid's is conveniently placed by AMC 20. They have hot dogs and some other food, but their selection isn't all that great and it's just okay. They also have ice cream (they changed it to gelato for a while, but I don't know if it's still like that) and it's pretty good.
This restaurant used to be pretty good, but they changed management. It's just okay now. The selection is so-so and the food tastes alright, but someone I went with had a tummy ache after (I think the just weren't used to Indian food, though, but you never know!).
Cute store! It has tons of yukata, tabi, and other traditional Japanese items and fabric. The quality is always good. They sometimes have a $1 or $3 yukata bin!