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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Doma Kitchen

3562 N. Sepulveda Blvd. (Rosecrans Ave.) Send to Phone
310-647-3157
A charming bistro in Manhattan Beach offering Eastern European comfort food.

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Open Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Doma Kitchen, Manhattan Beach, CA

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Doma Kitchen Restaurant Review

: The owners of Doma Kitchen in Manhattan Beach have done an admirable job taking the space from a former quick-service chain restaurant to this charming bistro with comfortable banquettes, two high-top communal tables, original art and even a small terrace for outdoor dining. The food is described as "globally inspired cuisine with an emphasis on European and Central Asian techniques," but might be better understood as Eastern European cuisine. Expect comfort food with influences from countries such as Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Siberia and Lithuania. Sharing boards (cheese, charcuterie, tartines, etc.) are great for a few people to sample over a beer or glass of wine. (There is a small wine list and selection of global and local beers.) Among the specialties are dumplings, featured in a soup with Siberian-style chicken dumplings, as well as Lithuanian-style potato dumplings topped with caramelized onions and shiitake mushrooms. Orecchiette with beautifully light chicken meatballs are Italian in style but the flavors draw from winter vegetables rather than basil and oregano. We would have appreciated a hunk of bread to soak up every drop of broth in the Boardwalk Shellfish Kettle with mussels, clams, fresh noodles, tomatoes, onions, garlic and house spices. Chicken Kiev is crisp and golden on the outside, with herb butter, sautéed vegetables and pearl couscous on the side. A small selection of sandwiches is served at lunch. We weren't wild about the chocolate cake in a jar, but we hear that the eight-layer Russian "honey cake" is the dessert to get. However, you'll need to get there early to try it since only one per day is made and it disappears quickly.
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