February 15, 2005 5

Beacon (Culver City)

By in 13: Culver City

DSC02326.jpgDSC02328.jpgBack to No.1 Best of 2004 (according to LAmag) for lunch, giving it another evaluation. It is fully packed, all the customers are yuppies in their 30s-40s that correlate with pretentious-ness and overpricey vibe inside. Yaki Udon $8.50 soooo plain~ but strangely addictive as I couldn’t stop eating it. The udon are very fresh. But still…it’s just plebeians’s yaki noodle with cabbages. Albacore BLT Sandwich $8.5 with Wasabi mayonaise sauce. Nice, not big wow. The wasabi get quite strong at times (teary eyes).

DSC02330.jpgOnce again I’m disappointed by Beacon, just I was about to protest “overrated!!!” They’re redeemed by the exceptionally wonderful dessert! Green Tea and White Chocolate Cheesecake $6.5 SO GOOD! XD But still, the mango brulee we had last time was more unique and unforgettable. I’ll probably only come back here for dessert in future, they’re so pricey anyway.

Beacon (310) 838-7500
Asian Fusion
3280 Helms Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

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5 Responses to “Beacon (Culver City)”

  1. seat says:

    Oh just surfing your film section for recommendations cos am planning to go to Tsutaya on the weekend to rent stuff. Too bad all the 2004/2005 stuff are still not available for rental~~~

    Hmm…maybe it is just the choice you made are too simple food? I mean how shockingly good can they make yaki udon? It is just simple food intrinsically. ^^;;; Maybe you should order something more exotic – or no exotic choices in the lunch menu? Maybe dinner menu is a totally different scenario. The dessert certainly looks good – simple but nice decoration included.

  2. Freda says:

    Yeah I could have order their entree for lunch too, but they’re a bit too luxurious and too much food for everyday work lunch ^^;; ($15+) Though they don’t seem that exotic either, it’s somethin like “Steak in wasabi mayonnaise sauce”, or fish. Well I’ll reserve judgement until I give the entree a chance. Really the overrated-ness is still…like there was this couple (white) next to us, as they sat down, they eagerly said to the waiters (who’s handing them the menu) at once, “we know what we want! Yaki-Udon!!!” as if it’s their favorite dish that will come back for again and again ^^;;;;;;

  3. Joan says:

    Oh I need to finish writing reviews of some films I’ve seen recently that you might be interested too. If I don’t get to, you can checked out these two spanish films: “Tesis” (Thesis) and “Abre los ojos” (open your eyes, aka the origianl version of Tom Cruise’s Vanilla Sky I hope you haven’t spoiled by this Hollywood downgrade version yet). Both are great captivating entertaining thrillers/mystery.

  4. Freda says:

    I forgot if you watched “Talk to Her” (by Pedro Almod

  5. seat says:

    I guess we are used to Japanese food so Yaki udon is nothing special to us, maybe it is a super exotic delicacy for white people. Yeah if the entree price is no cheaper during lunch time then definitely should try it at night. But then again, I always feel that a good restaurant should have the sincerity to do its best to impress its customers even during lunch time at a cheaper price, otherwise just don’t open for lunch lor. Reviews, rating etc are just not very trust-worthy. Like a restaurant could start off very good, and many good reviews/high ratings follow, but as the crowd flocks there and the quality would eventually drop…seems like maintaining the quality after getting famous is a difficult thing to do….

    Oh I got a list of the want-to-watch movies that are enough for now. Sure, will try the Spanish ones too.