great food, great service, favorite more dishes, super friendly wait staff, really awesome little restaurant, reasonable prices, loved everything
Love it!. I tried Orris on Sat and loved it!!! We ordered the seared ahi tuna sashimi (one of the best in town, thick cut and the sause was great), marinated black cod on basil mashed potato (great fusion!), berkshire pork medallion (the creamy sauce begged for bread to dip in but the bread is not provided unless asked for), the crisp veal sweetbread sauteed with shimeji/shitake mushroom was awesome. I was thinking of the ravioli but decided to save it for next time which will be real soon :-). This is serious eating for a reasonable price, imho. The staff was really friendly also.
Affordable Fine Dining. The great thing about Orris is that you can actually afford the food! Each small plate is about $8 (the most expensive around $14) and per person, two plates will make a fine meal. Four of us went to dinner last night and we ordered 6 plates and were very well fed. This is NOT your typical American, huge servings place, so you will leave sated with wonderful flavors in your mouth, not feeling overstuffed and wanting a nap. If you add wine to the dinner it will bring the price up a bit, but the wine has been perfectly paired with the plates and is worth the upgrade. The service is excellent. Everyone was very friendly, the food arrived quickly and hot, and when we couldn't stay for desert the waiter brought us each a complimentary glass of muscat dessert wine. Orris is a true gem!
Don't go for the sushi.... Because it's not a sushi restaurant, contrary to what it looks like. This place has excellent tapas and a great wine selection. I wouldn't recommend this place if you're famished but a great place to wine and dine. We had a bit of a wait so I might try reservations next time. I will also try the AHI TARTARE. We actually ended up ordering 3 of them, plus several other plates. As long as you know that tapas is another way to say "small plates", you'll enjoy it immensely.
Culinary wizard behind Pasadena's Shiro restaurant interprets internationally inspired small plates.. Chef Hideo Yamashiro's Westside eatery is more casual than his flagship, Shiro: The open kitchen is a flash of stainless steel, and the tiny, green-tinted dining room is accented by understated jazz. Patrons linger over globally and locally influenced tapas served in sharable portions. The selection includes albacore lettuce cups, curry infused shrimp tempura and the chef's signature shrimp mousse-stuffed ravioli in shiitake mushroom sauce. Desserts include seasonal ice creams and sorbets.
Everything is yummy there. Orris never lets me down. All their tapas are worth trying. The ravioli dumplings, lettus cups, crab cakes, and scallops are amazing..
Amazing, unique dishes!. I've never been dissapointed with anything I've ordered here. From their seafood to their meats, soups and desserts - it's all the kind of food that makes you pause the dinner conversation for a moment so you can just enjoy the flavor. Enjoy!
So Impressed!. My boyfriend and I had dinner here on Sunday night and it was the best meal I have had in a while - for so many reasons. They have a great menu - it was hard to narrow it down, but we decided on the filet mignon, the albacore lettuce cups, the shrimp mousse ravioli, and the seafood spring roll. I LOVED everything! The service was impeccable - the dishes came in the exact order that we ordered them, and they came out one after another without missing a beat. I hate going to tapas restaurants where they bring everything out at once and you're trying to eat everything before the food gets cold, so this was refreshing. For the food being as good as it was, the restaurant is not uppety or stuffy - the staff was so nice and the atmosphere is casual but chic. Perfect for a date!
Good deal for high quality meal. This restaurant is a beacon in the row of Sawtelle eating establishments. All the dishes are served tapas style, with small portions that are more the size of appetizers. Therefore, feel free to order several dishes in order to satisfy one's appetite. Each dish is exquisitely made with unique and flavorful ingredients. I have eaten at this restaurant multiple times and have never been disappointed. The cold seafood crab salad and filet mignon are especially good. The restaurant has daily specials which have always been excellent. This is a fine culinary experience on par with that of Nobu Malibu, at half the price.
Orris does a fine job presenting itself through the decor and their choice of hardware. The menu is described delectably and the service is rather exceptional. The dishes always have great presentation and the aroma of the restaurant is simply amazing. However, that's about the extent of the restaurant and the impression it made on me. The food is somewhat expensive and the portions aren't very big (if you're with a party of 5 like I was). Maybe I was just really hungry, but it wasn't as fulfilling as I thought it would be. The food tastes good but not for the price. You could find some of the same dishes if not better dishes at other restaurants that I'VE been to for a fraction of the cost. However, the restaurant gets it right when it comes to fusion cuisine. The smells, the flavors, the use of different herbs and spices really comes together in this restaurant. I would go to Orris every now and then :)
Seating Time: 9/10
Inexpensive and Very Interesting French-Japanese Fusion Served Tapas-Style. Enjoyed a lovely late-night dinner here. We ordered nine different tapas for our party of three, which was more than plenty foods to satisfy our hungry appetites. Several dishes were outstanding including the shrimp ravioli and the ahi tuna tatar. The service was excellent and we were pleasantly surprised on how inexpensive the meal was. The total tab including two glasses and wine and a large Orion Lager came to less than $100 -- what a steal for such tasty fare in a place like Los Angeles. I will definitely recommend it for individuals who enjoy interesting cuisine. If you are among those who expect to load up on Cheesecake Factory-size portions, this place is probably not for you.
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