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930 Hilgard Ave. (Manning Ave.) Send to Phone
310-443-8211 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
The ambience and the scene are everything, yet the kitchen can be praised for turning out a serious cuisine.
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  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 3 reviews
Dining room at NINETHIRTY, Los Angeles, CA

NINETHIRTY Restaurant Review

: When Koi first opened in 2002, it made a splash by attracting celebrities, young, beautiful people and wannabes to a scene while still serving quality cuisine. NINETHIRTY (named for its address) is trying to emulate that success, and, in some ways, has even more to offer. It’s U.C.L.A.-adjacent, situated in a hip W hotel, where lines form outside to gain entry into Rande Gerber’s Whiskey Blue lounge. Weather permitting, a lot of the dishes are offered outside by the pool in a delightful California cool and casual space. Inside, handcrafted screens composed of woven rattan and coconut shells frame the generous space evocative of a chic Tahitian residence. Expect some menu changes with the arrival of chef Dakota Weiss. The kitchen may offer ‘small’ dishes such as roasted cauliflower bisque and Chinese grilled short ribs while ‘large’ plates might include chile-roasted eggplant crêpes or steak frites. There’s a solid wine list, and enthusiastic service. End your meal with a dessert such as a stout sticky toffee pudding with milk chocolate stout ice cream and toffee sauce, or lemon basil ricotta beignets with black pepper chocolate dip and balsamic strawberry dip.

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