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“Nice restaurant, not authentic but great food ”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Independence

The Independence
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Ranked #54 of 676 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: 2nd Street
Transit: The MTA 4 line stops 1 block away from Buddha"s Belly at Santa Monica and Second Street. The Santa Monica Big Blue Bus lines 1 and 7 stop right by Buddha's Belly at Broadway and Second Street.
Description: The Independence is a modern American restaurant with a seasonal menu made from and inspired by fresh California ingredients. We offer one of the best Happy Hours in town. Come for the quality, stay for the warm service! We look forward to serving you. Cheers!
Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant, not authentic but great food ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

Cute restaurant, food was decent, the whole place was well decorated. I was expecting asian food but it turns out to be rather westernized. Ordered Thai Green Curry, not bad but had too much coconut milk in there to be actual asian recipe.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Tasty menu with lots of interesting choices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

A very nice dinner with a variety of interesting choices on the menu that range across many types of asian food. The spicy peanut noodles were the favorite of our group, with the Korean spicy noodle soup as a good one as well. Beware, the bowls of soup are HUGE so either be hungry or prepare to share. Service was very attentive. Good experience all around.

  • Visited April 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Délicieux !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Our best asian dinner of our trip. On our way to Santa Barbara , a quick stop at Santa Monica, we stopped here to have dinner. It was the best Pad Thai and Sushi since a long long time !! Really enjoyed it, to bad it's so far from here !!

  • Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

We had sushi, sweet potato chips and enormous bowls of noodles. Great value, delicious food, excellent service.

Visited February 2014
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Worth-the-wait Pad Thai”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Standard Pan-Asian cuisine in the middle of Santa Monica hubbub, not far from the pier. The service is one-speed, saaa-lo, but the menu offerings do not disappoint. A great people-watching spot, too.

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