LA Confidential: Lukshon

In the upcoming issue of LA Confidential, I've got quite a few restaurant articles, including this one on one of the city's most buzzed-about new dining spots, Lukshon.

It's a slick new Asian eatery from Sang Yoon, the man behind the perennially popular Father's Office mini-chain of upscale burger joints in Santa Monica and Culver City.

Now he's getting back to his roots and cooking up a tantalizing menu of updated Asian classics accompanied by an intriguing wine list by sommelier Eduardo Porto Carreiro.

I had a fantastic time at dinner there--though the bill can get racked up pretty quickly--and here's the quick write-up I did for the magazine's dining section cover page. You read it online at the link I've included, or see the text below.



Sang Yoon has been feeding Westside hipsters burgers and sweet potato fries at Father’s Office for years, but now he’s opened Lukshon, an upscale, minimalistically slick Asian eatery in the Helms Bakery District, where devotees devour dishes including chicken pops spiced with Sichuan salt and garlic, and tongue-tingling dan dan noodles with Kurobuta pork, sesame, mustard greens, peppercorns and peanuts. We’d begin our meal with the creamy foie gras ganache with carob, cinnamon, puffed rice and tamarind gastrique. Actually, we’d start with a sip from the intriguing (and heavily Central European) wine list Eduardo Porto Carreiro manages, or the Fujian Cure cocktail with Isle of Skye Scotch whisky, lemon, galangal and lapsang souchong black tea—preferably on the front patio. 3239 Helms Ave., Culver City