Jun 2022

Here’s Looking At You – Los Angeles (Koreatown)

Here's Looking At You - January 2022

Sidling up to the bar at Here’s Looking At You in late January night felt like something out of a pre-pandemic dream. Chefs Jonathan Whitener and Thessa Diadem were cranking in the kitchen, while owner-slash-hostess Lien Ta was charming diners in the front of house; the dining room was packed with revelers and bursting with energy.

Here’s Looking At You was finally back after an unplanned slumber, and it didn’t miss a single beat. My girlfriend Thien and I practically ordered the entire menu, and each dish was as creative and delightful as ever.

Here's Looking At You - January 2022

Kumamoto oysters, hibiscus, ginger, cassava, wasabi ($18).

Here's Looking At You - January 2022

Especially memorable was the uni panna cotta ($17) — a cool, savory, and oceanic pudding prettied with ikura, dill, and wild rice. It was so good that we honestly should have ordered two. Next time… 

Here's Looking At You - January 2022

Steak tartare, red chile, scallions, tamari, yolk, turnip ($23).

Here's Looking At You - January 2022

Burrata, yuzu kosho, shungiku, pumpkin seed, Bub & Grandma’s bread ($13).

Here's Looking At You - January 2022

Tomato, bagna cauda, lap xuong, creme friache, herbs ($17).

Here's Looking At You - January 2022

Frog’s legs, salsa negra, scallions, lime, and salt and pepper ($22).

Here's Looking At You - January 2022

Sprouted broccoli, ginger, h.o.p., seeds, nuts ($15).

Here's Looking At You - January 2022

Heritage pork belly, nam jim, Key lime, pineapple, herbs, shallots ($31).

Here's Looking At You - January 2022

Pastry chef Thessa Diadem makes some of the most creative and highly-coveted desserts in town. Her warm mochi ($13) filled with roasted chestnut paste with muscovado caramel and coconut cream is an instant classic. The entire creation is topped with halvah for a sweet and nutty crunch.

Here's Looking At You - January 2022

Chocolate mousse, Thai coffee, candied orange, feuilletine ($13).

Here's Looking At You - January 2022

Frozen pear soda espuma, fermented honey, avocado leaf, sorrel ($13).

TLC

God, it’s good to be back.

Here’s Looking at You
3901 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Phone: 213-568-3573

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