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Restaurants, Hawaiian Venice
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Roy Choi at his new Hawaiian-themed A-Frame
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman Roy Choi at A-Frame

Time Out says

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.



Address: 12565 Washington Blvd
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 5-11pm; Fri-Sat 5pm-midnight. Lunch Sat-Sun noon-3pm
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4 out of 5 stars

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3.7 / 5

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This place is so cute!  Cozy outdoor patio with a fire pit that is dog friendly.  It gets super crowded on the weekends, so be prepared for a long wait.    The food was great, but the menu is limited if you don’t eat red meat.  My hubby had the beer can chicken and he really enjoyed it.  We enjoyed brunch with bottomless mimosas and made friends with the couple sitting at our communal table.  Service was good and prices were fair.


I’m from Hawai’i so I tend to like Pacific Rim food but this place was not worth it at all. The concept of eating in an A-frame structure is cool, but that’s pretty much it. The rest of the time inside you feel like you are in a log cabin or cafeteria.

The food is WAY TOO OVERPRICED. They don’t give big portions on anything and I appreciate the chef trying to be creative, but when it came with a party of 5 of us, we all ordered something different and none of us a) had enough to eat b) didn’t care for what we ate c) paid a lot and didn’t even drink that much. The fish I had was okay, but doesn’t come with a side salad or starch. It’s just the fish. I ordered some kind of pumpkin on the side which was actually better than the fish.

The one thing semi decent was the dessert. We had malasadas and lemon crème dip that it came with. But you can get that to go.