Los Angeles

13 May 2014

We arrived from Las Vegas and checked into the Beverly Hilton for a three-night stay. 

 

On the first night we went out for a stroll and stumbled upon a little unassuming restaurant, Sushi Kirala (EDIT: seems to have closed). The spicy yellowtail roll was superb, the assorted sashimi dinner set was fresh and well prepared. The beef sukiyaki was very tasty as well. We finished our meal with their signature fried ice-cream:

The next morning we were met by our guide for a private tour of LA. He was very knowledgable and candid with his views and opinions. An architect by training, he was retrenched from the firm he was working for.

 

We set off from our hotel at 9AM, doing the usual spots tourists do when they come to LA I suppose:

Excellent burger and sweet potato fries at Twenty Five Degrees for lunch:

Visit to the Getty Museum:

Venice Beach:

Santa Monica:

The following day we were on our own.

 

First stop was Farmers Market where we had our lunch followed by some shopping:

Beverly Hills:

We stopped at 208 Rodeo Drive after shopping. We were greeted by a friendly guy (half Mexican but I can't remember his name) who enticed us with the menu offerings. Declined to go in and looked elsewhere before returning to the restaurant and was offered a great table outside facing the Beverly Wilshire hotel. We had the Tomahawk steak and the braised ribs, both were very good. Made good use of the free wifi which was lighting fast and spent some time people watching before leaving. 

 

With that, our West Coast experience which started 10 days ago in San Francisco had ended.

 

NEXT: New York City

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