ROC Kitchen

Restaurants , Dinner West LA
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Three Cup Chicken at ROC Kitchen
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Scallion pancake at ROC Kitchen
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
ROC Kitchen
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
ROC Kitchen
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Xio Long Bao (pork) at ROC Kitchen
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Shanghai rice cakes at ROC Kitchen

In the wake of DTLA's short-lived Rama, chef Perry Cheung, once the chef de cuisine at Bay Area institution the Slanted Door, introduces LA's Westside to the diverse offerings of the Republic of China (ROC). Sit in the industrial-chic space as the kitchen steams signature xiao long bao—choose juicy pork ($7) or fresh Dungeness crab ($9.25)—and fires up the wok—try Three Cup Chicken with fresh chiles, Thai basil and roasted garlic. Other menu items include Chinese staples: Shanghai rice cakes are tossed with chicken, Napa cabbage and spinach ($10), while scallion pancakes are paired with a bright ginger-soy dipping sauce ($4).

Venue name: ROC Kitchen
Address: 2049 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles

Opening hours: Daily 5:30-10pm
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Erin Kuschner

A lot of people come to ROC for their xiao long bao, and while I don't find it as good as Din Tai Fung's version, the shrimp and pork option is certainly a treat. Service is friendly and fast, and I've generally enjoyed most dishes I've tried here. It is on the pricy side, though, and portion sizes are a little off.