Geisha House

Monday night Kelly and I decided to beat the week before spring break blues with a trip to Geisha House in Hollywood. We’ve both wanted to go for a while and their entrees are 1/2 price on Mondays! You might remember Geisha House as a bit of a celeb hot spot in like 2008. As an avid reader of US Weekly for most of my life, I can’t say I wasn’t a little curious.

The location is in Hollywood and the exterior is very LA with street art on the side of the building. We had a short wait at the bar for a table. The bar itself was pretty cool.

The bar was tall and, again, very LA. There were also plenty of loungey type places to sit while you wait. Luckily, probably because it was Monday night, we didn’t have to wait long before we were seated. The dining room was smaller than I expected but it was two stories!

Kelly and I decided immediately that the last week before spring break demanded cocktails. I ordered a Geisha’s Kiss which had sake, champagne and lychee fruit.

Tasty! I love me some sake.

Kelly and I consulted with other people and our waiter before ordering entrees. We split everything and all the entrees were half off. We went a little bit wild.

Our first dish was by far my favorite.

Two words: Lobster. Tempera. Do I even need to describe this?  Generous serving of crispy lobster. Is that good? My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

We also ordered beef robata yaki.

It came with three sauces: chili, teriyaki, and curry-ish sauce. The meat was a very nice filet (!) with asparagus and a teriyaki glaze on the meat. The meat was tender and delicious.

Then we turned our attention to the rolls. We all know that I am a sushi fiend so I was excited about this part of the meal.

Confession: I started eating before I had a chance to take a picture. Also, it was blurry. Regardless, this is the Sunset Roll which had crispy shrimp, spicy crab & tuna, cucumber, topped with torched lobster, avocado, and diced red onion. This was my favorite of the two rolls that we ordered. It was good however, it wasn’t Akira level.

Finally, we ordered the Red Samurai Roll which had spicy tuna & cucumber topped with avocado, tuna, grape tomatoes, serrano peppers, & vinaigrette.

Much more photogenic! This roll was also pretty tasty. Kelly liked the Sunset roll better but this one was also tasty. I liked the tomato and the pepper, it made it a little bit different.

Overall, we really liked Geisha House. I probably wouldn’t go on full price days though. I liked the sushi but full price each roll is almost $20. They were good but I’m not sure they were that good. The one thing I will say is that the bathroom was totally sketch. It was downstairs and kind of barren. Who checks bathrooms to see how nice they are? This girl. I would definitely recommend it on a Monday night or for the bar, because the specialty cocktails were pretty good.

In other news: After tomorrow my stress level will be somewhat reduced. Thank. God. After tomorrow I will be on spring break (during which I will be writing a paper). My non academic to do list has been over flowing this week. Luckily I ran into my hair stylist in Coffee Bean Monday am and he immediately offered to fit me in an hour later. You don’t need to know what my hair looked like before. Suffice to say, it wasn’t pretty. But less than an hour later, it was pretty again!

Hopefully the next time you see me I’ll be on break!


7 thoughts on “Geisha House

  1. I seriously need to get a haircut and this reminds me of that. It’s been almost a year. I am horrible! My best friends are both hairstylists too. No excuse!

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