Pacific Rim Restaurants

10 8 Typhoon

Address: 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Typhoon
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Typhoon located at the Santa Monica Airport is not just another Asian Fusion restaurant. Serving over 70 dishes from the Pacific Rim, and with one of Los Angeles’ finest selection of Asian beer, guests at Typhoon are not left for choice. The restaurant is famous for serving dishes with scorpions, ants, water bugs, silk worm larvae, and crickets, but just as popular is the Deep-fried Whole Catfish, Chinese Crispy Duck, and Mongolian Lamb. A wall of windows faces the Santa Monica Airport’s runway, so patrons can watch as airplanes depart and arrive, a sight especially breathtaking at night. For a ...

10 8 Shanghai Red's

Address: 13813 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Shanghai Red's
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Gaze out over the waters of Marina Del Rey, and nestle in for a rousing seafood-inspired dining experience at Shanghai Red’s. The restaurant’s Polynesian, Victorian, and contemporary architectural elements complement the similarly diverse and refined menu, and the welcoming lounge and cocktail patios invite guests to linger a while and truly savor the reprieve. Weekends are reserved for an award-winning champagne brunch that boasts both traditional brunch items and a selection of ethnic specialties; nightly delights include dishes like the Spicy Ratatouille Pasta, the Blackened Swordfish Steak, and the Sizzling Top Sirloin.

10 8 Pearl Dragon

Address: 15229 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90272
Pearl Dragon
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For sharp and flavorful Asian dishes that render a taste of the east, Pearl Dragon can offer something special for everyone. The sleek, dramatic decor and chic bar scene draw a stylish crowd to this industry hangout, which offers the only full bar in Pacific Palisades. The Pearl Dragon's elegant yet laid back atmosphere, with potted bamboo and gleaming wood tables, is well suited for crowds coming for the lobster specialty dishes, sushi and Pan-Asian entrees. This elegant and modern décor enhances the fine dining atmosphere, and when paired with Pearl Dragon’s entrees and appetizers, a little taste of the ...

10 8 Jaan

Address: 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Jaan
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Known for its culinary craftsmanship and inventive Californian-Asian combinations, Jaan offers a harmony of several unique cuisines, revolving around the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients. The main dining room is luxurious, yet simple and serene, with a domed ceiling, white-gold embellishments and Cambodian silk draped chairs. Both menu and decor change seasonally, while the continually expanding wine list, the understated elegance, and the hint of the exotic remain comfortingly constant.