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For years, this place has attracted Hollywood's A-list crowd. Incorporating feng shui elements, the minimalist, earthen-hued interior has a calming ambience that is a welcome relief from the hectic La Cienega scene just outside the ornately carved gates. The chef's fusions of Japanese and Californian cuisine account for the repeat clientele. As is the case for trendy restaurants like this, the food is overpriced, but good—if you're not a purist and you like big, bold flavors. Tip: Request one of the horseshoe booths on the back patio amid Buddha statues and candlelight.