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Natalee Thai

 Relax in a modern polished retreat  savoring a cool and exotic drink, while enjoying the unique and exquisite flavors of Thailand at Natalee Thai.             Get ready to enjoy authentic Thai cuisine ...


L’Ami Restaurant

 Move over comfort food- L’Ami Restaurant in Santa Monica (on the border ...

Caffe Italia

    The secret is out, and Caffe Italia, a treasure of a ...


 Evoking a romantic and warm inviting  ambiance that’s both at once trendy and ...

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Royal Thai Cuisine

Although I had heard so many wonderful things about Royal Thai Cuisine in Newport Beach, I was  delighted to have the opportunity to feast on their unique and exquisite flavors of Thailand. For over forty years Sumeth (Sammy) Tila and his lovely wife Chau have served authentic Thai cuisine created and presented with traditional dishes [...]

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Costero California Bar + Bistro

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Togo’s Sandwiches

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