All good things don't have to come to end—sometimes they just need a change. Roy Choi has revamped his popular restaurant A-Frame in Culver City into a Hawaiian-centric eatery, now sporting poke and baby octopus and macaroni salad. Executive chef Johnny Yoo is crafting traditional island fare, including a phenomenal Loco Moco: Hambagu steak is piled on sticky rice and topped with curry gravy and a sunnyside up egg. Other standout dishes include the ribs—both the O.G. baby back ribs doused in a hoisin chili glaze, and the oh-so-tender dried Korean shortrib—as well as the Big John Chili Rice Cakes, which feature crispy rice cakes swimming in a bowl of beef chili, white cheddar and pineapple. The poke at A-Frame is outstanding (a sampler is available for $16), as is the housemade spam, which comes by the piece or a full plate. Cocktails, too, have a tropical flair, with names like Hibiscus Habit, Lei Me Down and Zombie Isle—umbrellas included, of course.
12565 Washington Blvd
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu, Sun 5-11pm; Fri-Sat 5pm-midnight. Lunch Sat-Sun noon-3pm|
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