Tantalum Marina Pacifica Mall Tantalum
Marina Pacifica Mall
6272 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. (E. Second St.)
Long Beach, CA 90803
Cuisine: Asian / Fusion
Tantalizing marina views overshadow a competent but scattershot fusion menu.
Openings: Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.


Tantalum, Long Beach, CA

Tantalum Restaurant Review:

Watching kayaks and boats pass by from our wicker perches, surrounded by tropical décor, we can almost forget we're dining in the Marina Pacifica Mall. Sit at the bar for the best views of the marina, and order from a list of handcrafted and barrel-aged cocktails. The kitchen prepares a sprawling Asian-fusion menu. Certain options are overly familiar and overpriced, but there are winners. At dinner, start with chicken satay or truffled mac ‘n’ cheese, which also makes a good side dish paired with wasabi-crusted filet. Other options include udon noodles with sweet chilies and tender cuts of filet mignon, duck two-ways and plum hoisin chicken. For dessert, the “Brass Monkey” is a Chunky Monkey crème brûlée with caramelized bananas. The global wine list is moderately priced, but most diners seem to opt for exotic mixed drinks.

Chef Gabriel Kreuther

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