Wednesday, March 31, 2010

sushi at the open door japanese izakaya

salmon roll

I'm going through some serious LA food withdrawals and these photos are not helping. Right before I left I finally got to try this little place in the valley called The Open Door in Monterey Park. We tried to go here the last time I was down but the place was so crowded that the wait would have been an hour! This time around we got here right when it opened and easily got a seat. 5-7 also happens to be their happy hour!! I wish I could describe how delicious everything was but all I can really do is show these photos and leave it to your imaginations. The highlights were definitely the salmon sashimi with a garlic citrus soy sauce and the, wait for it, TRUFFLE BUTTER edamame!

If you're in the area, go to The Open Door for dinner! Even with a carafe of peach Chu-Hi it only came out to around $16 per person plus tip and tax. It's definitely not your traditional sushi place but worth a try if you're curious. The people there are extremely nice and the chef is super friendly!

happy hour

adorable

salmon sashimi with garlic citrus soy

truffle butter edamame

chicken karaage

rolls

50 comments:

Raven said...

omg so beautiful!
it looks delicious

Mani said...

OMG you just made me even more hungry... it looks so nice... :9

Anonymous said...

You should check out On the Bridge in Japantown SF for those "hi" drinks!! They also serve westernize japanese food! Your pics are great, as usual! :)

sharon g. said...

oh my god it looks so good

Ringo, have a banana! said...

CHU HI!!! Aaaagh, I'm desperate to find a place that serves the stuff in NYC, I got totally hooked in Japan!

YUKO said...

There is drool dribbling out of my mouth. Damnit.

Morellocherry said...

oooh, i love sushi. They never sell stuff like that in the UK . pshaw!

xiang yun said...

Looks absolutely yummy! P/s, loving your new hair =]

kelly ann said...

i've been hearing such amazing things about this place lately - i'm in the L.A. area all the time, i can't wait to try it!

bravegrrl said...

looks soooooooooooo good!

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LUU H. said...

hungry...the pics make me drool ._.

lau-ra said...

my life is about sushi! how can you post this pictures at dinner time? (i'm in australia). now i have to have some... :)

FlashFash said...

Makes me wanting to have a sushi!

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girlontheave said...

your food shots are amazing!

becca said...

now i'm hungry.

gennie said...

this all looks so yum - i should try to check it out when i'm in LA in 2 weeks!

Jenny Cindy said...

That looks unbelievably good - yum!

RaceforProsperity said...

that looks scrumptious!

Unravelled Threads said...

yummm :)

Katy said...

That looks amazing, and sushi is not easy to photograph! You're making me hungry and it's only 9:45...

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FASHION SNAG said...

It looks delicious! I Love sushi. xo

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Zoe_Flood said...

eeeek LA does have the best sushi, I cant imagine living away from here :}

pink horrorshow said...

mm, all of it looks delicious. The menu is so cute!

Caitlin said...

MMmm! Delicious! My BF says he hates sushi, so I never get to go!

Anonymous said...

uuuh, on the first picture you can see someone wearing the colours of my homeland=)
<3

becka said...

looks delicious!

Lulu said...

these are beautiful! that menu is fantastic! =]

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Diana Q said...

Those photos do look very nice. I had to wait almost an hour and a half once so it's jaded my perspective of the place. But the food was yummy!

Anonymous said...

why is it so cheap??? yay for you! :)

Maggie ☮ said...

thhaat looks absolutely scrumptious.

Hanna said...

These food pictures are pure perfection. I would love to eat everything.

Fashion Intel said...

Now that's my kind of menu! Look forward to going.

diamondsinchampagne said...

Spending all that time in Japan still hasn't made me sick of their beautiful cusine. These photos are making my mouth water, how delicious!

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folkstories said...

Ha that menu is so cute!
Those snow peas veggies look so delicious!

J.
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brunchatthebeach said...

ughhhhhhhhhhhh sushi. i want it NOWWWW.

talk about cravings.

-Jane @ Brunch at the Beach

(i just realized i sound like a savage. oops)

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High School Freaks said...

Yummm, your blog is so quirky, love it! :)

Karoline said...

Looks yummi!

lauren lanza osias said...

it's pictures like this, that make me second guess the whole vegan thing ;)

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lumikha said...

mmm sushi and edamame....nom nom!

Electro Geisha said...

I love your food posts soooo much :) and FYI your new hair - no words! stunning, wonderful... I would so like to trade my head for yours :D

have a nice weekend :)

denise said...

yummmmmmmmmmmm i could honestly live on sushi for the rest of my life

R.C. said...

WOW... I am suddenly extremely hungry... your pictures are equally beautiful AND appetizing!!!

A La Mode said...

That looks so insanely yummy!
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