Agura West Hollywood Masks Agura West Hollywood


Daikon nimono, the second best example of all things “umami” (only ranked beneath a brilliant dashi tofu), squeeze a chunk of foie gras in between its fat soft cheeks.

Foie to Daikon Agura West Hollywood

Lil ice buddha statues overseeing the sashimi platter

Agura West Hollywood Buddha Sculpture

Yakisoba served on a super heated Japanese roof tile. Get out.

Agura West Hollywood Kawara Yakisoba

Then, to really fill the tummy, you have the curry marinaded lamb chops with raisin veggie cous cous, and for those who demand head cheese at the Japanese restaurant, there is the must hoolah hoo’d collagen terrine with asparagus puree, balsamic reduction and lemon sauce. They may lay claim on the skin beautifying properties of collagen all they want, this is just porky hocky business at it’s finest, and rarest, form.

Agura West Hollywood Curried Lamb Chops with Raisin Veggie Cous Cous Agura West Hollywood Collagen Terrine

Surprisingly, or unsurprisingly, Agura is also sporting a delicious new cocktail menu designed by Kiyoshi Sagawa. You normally wouldn’t catch me dead ordering a lychee anything, even when it’s free. But here, the lychee daiquiri was quickly molested by the teetotal dining companion despite my valiant guzzling efforts. There’s something about lychee flavors that really matched well to rum, and the splashes of lime with pom allowed this to circle the bases.

The full menu below:
Agura Cocktail Menu Agura Food Menu Agura Food Menu 2

Agura West Hollywood
Mid-City West
514 N. La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 289-1940

Agura in Los Angeles



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  • jenni h

    oh what a nice sneak peak. looking forward to tomorrow

  • they should make popsicle buddhas. not cool? okay.
    .-= sook´s last blog ..Mrazzle Dazzle =-.

  • Amazing! Would have not expected such a detailed ice carving, let alone a ice carved buddha at a restaurant. I’ve seen fish bowl next to sashimi (how ironic) with dry ice steaming, but no ice carving!

    That yakisoba doesn’t look like yakisoba. Looks more like beautiful stripes of color to me!

  • kat

    TONY!!! Holy Batman, where the eff have I been the last year or so? Oh wait, yes, funemployed and goofing off post 10-years of being at a newspaper. I LOVE YOUR BLOG. Wish I would have checked it sooner but yay, now I have so much good stuff to sift through …now that I’m an LA resident, gotta look to you for guidance on good eats.

  • Liz

    The presentation here is gobstoppingly beautiful. I wasn’t going to bring my DSLR tonight, but this just changed my mind.
    .-= Liz´s last blog ..Ludobites at Royal/T in December =-.

  • whoa, that ice buddha looks amazing. if only this place was a bit closer =p have to keep this place in mind next time i’m in the area
    .-= sawyer´s last blog ..gimme some soup =-.

  • I have no problem molesting lychees. Though I think I’d prefer molesting those lamb chops instead…
    .-= Diana´s last blog ..Marché Moderne: Simply mahvelous, darling! =-.

  • amy

    i missed out! oh wells.. next time.
    .-= amy´s last blog ..The Slanted Door =-.

  • Mini Buddha ice carving? More likely from a mold, methinks.
    .-= MaxMillion´s last blog ..Frosty the Snow Manilow – Troubies at the Falcon =-.

  • hi..great thx for the nice post. i will keep on watching you..tomorrow will be here again for your new posts.

  • Tom

    Great Site, this post is awesome. 😀 Go on like that..

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