photo credit: Brant Cox
It feels like 90% of LA restaurants have sashimi on their menu, but we'll never forget Si! Mon’s curried hamachi version. It’s meaty and sweet with a distinct hit of warming spices, and just one of the very good dishes at this Panamanian seafood spot in Venice. Baked oysters bubble with shallot butter, kanpachi steams in banana leaves, and a half tequila-half mezcal margarita made us realize we’ve been drinking horrible margaritas lately. The restaurant is still in soft-open mode (only one of the dining areas is open, staff members are shadowing each other). But there’s no reason to wait if your focus is the food.