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9646 S. Santa Monica Blvd. (Bedford Ave.) Send to Phone
310-205-8990 | Menu
Hot spot with a secret kitchen to boot.
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Dining room at Crustacean, Beverly Hills, CA

Crustacean Restaurant Review

: With a show-stopping koi-filled stream that undulates through the bar and into the two-level dining room decorated in Southeast Asian antiques, this is a modern interpretation of a Vietnamese club-restaurant during the French-Colonial period. The bar is one of the hot spots in Beverly Hills, packed with a glamorous mix of young --- and some who are just miraculously young looking --- customers sipping flavored martinis. Despite its hip clientele, owners Helene An and family try to make everyone feel welcome and the service is friendly and accommodating. Begin with salmon tartare, rice-paper shrimp rolls, and steamed dumplings, then zero in on the entrées devised from secret family recipes. These specialties, prepared in a separate kitchen strictly off limits to non-family, include Dungeness crab roasted in pepper-garlic sauce or simmered in saké, Chardonnay and Cognac; giant grilled tiger prawns lounging on garlic noodles that have a hint of sweetness and are positively addictive; or whole Maine lobster with angel hair pasta.

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