This is a great find. Crazy mixture of California and Japan and it works amazingly well. Very cool atmosphere, excellent food and service. Jeremy our waiter could not have been any better!
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We arrived early for our 8:30pm reservation. There were many people waiting for their 8:30pm tables as well. We waited past 9pm but the manager came over and brought all of us champagne. We were seated shortly after with plenty of apologies. The restaurant is...More
Dinner at Hinoki and the Bird is an interesting fusion of American and Japanese-style cuisine. There is a very wide selection of food, from bison to salmon in a very interesting menu. We had a selection of several dishes, like crispy chicken, hanami toast, miso...More
It's fine. Maybe even a little better than fine. But for the prices they charge, "good" isn't really good enough. The valet area is also fairly confusing and the valets are dicks about it. At least they were when I was there.
Saw this after a Facebook viral video on the lobster ramen, whilst it was tasty it was a very very small portion for the price you pay. All the food here that I tried was unfortunately very small portions and at very high prices. It's...More
Hinoki & The Bird Century City, CA My wife and I hosted a well-traveled friend from HKG for dinner on a school night. The place is a bit hard to find unless one uses the valet. Poor signage, the obscured valet station and a well...More
There’s a trend to make wine bars, bars and restaurants exclusively difficult to find. Hanoki is a case in point. It’s hidden on a small street off the beaten track, but we found it on the first try. It’s a large restaurant and quite popular...More
This is a very interesting restaurant. Cool location. Behind a luxury hotel in Century City, down the hill behind and under the hotel you will find this restaurant. Indoor outdoor environment. Very cool setting. Super great wine tasting there.
This was our 10th or so time to Hinoki & the Bird and it was beyond disappointing. From the bland tasting cod and brussel sprouts to the signature cod, the food was completely ordinary. On top of that, no one wiped the table down after...More