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Nobu- Malibu, California

Nobu Malibu - Food Fashionista

Nobu Malibu is located on the picturesque Pacific Coast Highway and offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. On a warm Southern California day (which is quite often), it’s ideal for a relaxing day of lounging on the patio with a table spread of chef Nobu’s signature drinks and dishes. They also offer breakfast on Friday through Sunday.

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Glasses of Louis Roederer, Brut Champagne

Nobu Malibu - Food Fashionista new style sashimi

Nobu’s famous New Style Sashimi. See the recipe and make at home here:


Lobster Shiitake Salad with Spicy Lemon Dressing – a must-order dish.

Nobu Malibu - Food Fashionista Mika Takeuchi

Being fed lobster isn’t a bad way to spend an afternoon. Just remember to bring sun glasses and wear sunblock if you plan on sitting on the patio. Although breezy, it can get toasty out there.


Ocean view from the patio


Nobu Malibu

Address: 22706 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
Phone: (310) 317-9140

Cochon 555 – Porkiest of Pork Fests is coming to a city near you

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Hello, California pork lovers! COCHON 555 US TOUR will be in Los Angeles on March 29 and San Francisco on April 12.

“I’m excited about all the new partners in 2015 who support family farming, independent business and heritage breed pigs. Each event aims to lessen the burden on the small farmers to hold surplus inventory and streamline the sales process. This year we continue to expand with a guest chef and winemaker dinner series over the course of each weekend, a revamped welcome reception, and a flavorful lineup of experiences that support a more natural, sustainable food system,”- Brady Lowe, Cochon 555 founder 

Take a look at the participating chefs plus all other details including nationwide tour dates at: COCHON 555.

See Stars at the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

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Chef Pierre Gagnaire

Soak up the California sun, sip on libations from top liquor brands, and savor cuisine from several of the most-lauded chefs around at the upcoming Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival. The four-day affair takes place from August 21 through 24 and will host events from downtown to Beverly Hills.


For those seeking a meal you won’t soon forget, the Dining with the Michelin Stars dinner featuring legendary chef Pierre Gagnaire along with chefs David Kinch (Manresa), Michael Cimarusti (Providence), Stephanie Prida (Manresa) and Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn) is one that I’m quite sure you won’t regret attending.


Los Angeles itself offers a diverse range of dining options and LAFW’s annual gastronomic affair will once again be sure to offer something enticing for everyone. If you haven’t secured tickets yet, get on it. They are going quick. See the full schedule HERE


Privy’s L.A. Dining Guide featuring Mika’s Top 5

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Trans-pacific focused social network, just launched their local Los Angeles dining guide with food-centric cosmpolitan cities New York, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Beijing, Seoul, Taipei and Tokyo to soon follow. The "top five" guide is a list of must-visit dining spots which helps visitors and locals discover the best L.A. has to offer. It has a particular focus on authentic Asian cuisines such as Korean Barbeque, Shanghainese, Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup, Dim Sum, Japanese Sushi, Hotpot and Vietnamese Pho. The Privy 5 Guide also showcases top-picks from a group of 50 local Los Angeles Asian-American celebrities, entrepreneurs, socialites, community leaders and artists. 

Some familiar faces featured in the member "top five" list include Kelly Hu ("X2", "The Scorpion King"), Lisa Ling ("The View", "Oprah"), John Cho ("Harold and Kumar", "Star Trek"), Justin Chon "Twilight"), Liza Lapira ("Fast and the Furious", "21"), Russell Wong ("Romeo Must Die", "The Mummy 3"), Archie Kao ("CSI"), Aaron Yoo ("21", "Disturbia") and Robin Shou ("Mortal Kombat").

I was also asked to contribute my top five to Privy's guide which was slightly difficult to narrow down for this vast, dynamic city. It would've been much easier to come up with a top fifty list, but despite the title of a "top five", my Privy 5 is best described as a slimmed down, eclectic group of eateries that all differ in price point, ethnicity, and ambiance but will fit a varying mood, taste and budget.

See Food Fashionista / Mika Takeuchi's L.A. Privy Top Five HERE

See Privy's Los Angeles City Guide HERE

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