Monday, July 21, 2008

News in the hood

As Atwater Village Newbie pointed out recently, the renaming of Asia Los Feliz as Asia Bistro didn't long...it's now Kuma Sushi with new management. Asia wasn't that bad, but it was way overpriced and a little foofy for the neighborhood, and never really found its audience.
Coming to Sunset Blvd. next to the former Johnnie's Bar, which will be renamed Stinkers, is Local from chef Jason Michaud, formerly of Three Drunken Goats in Montrose. It looks pretty nice and almost ready to roll inside, but there's not a lot of parking along that stretch. Here's more from Zagat.

And it looks like Desert Rose on Hillhurst is also ready to go, but the phone number and email aren't working. I don't want to pass judgement before a place opens, but this concept also seems a little out of place for the neighborhood.

5 comments:

Fashion Fleur said...

hey great blog!

Michael said...

Asia sucked. Overpriced rubber sushi and foo-foo Cal Asian Cuisine served by pretentious waitresses, Good Bye, farewell. I hope Kuma Suishi will be an improvement. If not, then, tell them to get over to Suishi Nishya to learn how real suishi is made.

solson said...

I live in walking distance from Local and can't wait for it to open!

Anonymous said...

i cant comprehend how anyone could have issues with the sushi or the service at asia. the original asia sushi chefs have taken over and renamed it 'kuma' and the sushi is tastier and more inventive than ever. there is also a full traditional sushi menu for purists. we go at least once a week. love that place and love the servers. and everyone we have ever brought there has raved about it.

Anonymous said...

I think you sucked Michael. You attack this business as if you are a shallow person. You are so bitter. You think you know how to make good sushi and run this business. by the way, you don't even know how to spell sushi. It's sad for someone like you to judge others.So long too sucker.