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EMC Raw Bar & Seafood

3500 W. 6th St. (S. Mariposa Ave.) Send to Phone
213-351-9988
Eastside seafood and raw bar offers quality Cal-Asian fare at moderate prices in a chic setting.
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EMC Raw Bar & Seafood Restaurant Review

: As trendy goes, the sleek, glass-walled EMC hits L.A.’s seafood/raw bar zeitgeist full-on, and easily holds its own among the best of them. It’s not a Korean joint --- though it’s nestled like a pearl in K-town’s City Center mall --- but run by the folks behind the upscale Le Ka. A hopping crowd mixes up gastronauts and evening club-goers. The daily happy hour (4 p.m.-7 p.m.) features raw oysters a buck a pop --- fresh, sweet and briny, they’re a bargain. With eight varieties from Kumamotos to Naked Cowboys, as well as clams on the half shell, fresh uni and live Santa Barbara prawns, one could be perfectly content with a raw dinner. But that would mean missing out on the lobster roll, presented on toasted brioche with tarragon butter. Crab cakes with fennel salad are light as a cloud. Uni pasta is nicely turned out but rather uninspired. Aromatic mussels arrive steaming in white wine, lemon grass and fresh thyme, and don’t miss the crispy soft shell crab. Yuzu cheesecake makes a tangy, pleasing end. Cocktails rival those of any high-end mixology bar in town, while a short, boutique wine list offers well-suited choices for seafood.

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