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The Fifth Taste

June 21, 2016 By Diana

We did it! We finally made the big move in Santa Monica (and by big move we mean just around the corner). Our new location in Santa Monica is now open for business and we have a lot of exciting things to share with you. ChekcWhen you first walk up to the restaurant you will notice the fresh new patio. We can already picture countless happy hours spent eating some delicious burgers while enjoying the perfect Santa Monica weather. Walking through the front doors you will see our new modern interiors playing homage to our Japanese roots. Our two favorite pieces in the restaurant are the art wall mixing photos of the Santa Monica pier and Japanese elements and our neon umami lights up on the back wall, which creates the perfect photo backdrop. We love every detail in the restaurant from the hanging lanterns all the way to the design on the floor.

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Now on to the fun stuff, the new menu! The first thing you will notice when looking at the menu are the new starters. Japanese wings, gochujang and guava short rib sliders, and caramelized brussel sprouts are just a few of the new items we added to get every meal off to a great start. Another excited new addition is the Santa Monica exclusive burger, the Loco Moco. You can only order this burger at this location. The burger features a beef patty, rice patty ‘buns’, gravy, topped with a fried egg and chives. The flavors in this new burger are just too good the only way to describe it is mind blown! We’ve also added two new burgers to our line up of favorites, the Royale and the Crispy Diablo. These new additions are a must have if you are a fried chicken lover or if the truffle burger is you go to. The Royale is basically the truffle burger turned up a notch by adding braised short rib. The Crispy Diablo is a spicy fried chicken burger that will knock your socks off!

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We are very excited to share with you our new restaurant and new menu. Our team at Santa Monica can’t wait for you to visit! Be sure to take some photos from your visit and tag us on Instagram!