8440 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA | Directions 9006934.094471 -118.374342
MonFri 7am - 11:30am
Sat & Sun 8am - 11:30am
daily 11:30am - 5pm
SunThurs 6pm - 10pm
Fri & Sat 6pm - 11:30pm
Neighborhoods: Central LA, West Hollywood
Must eat: calamari salad & avocado fried rice!
try the lobster mashed potatoes! – OMG! you must try the lobster mashed potatoes. this alone is worth a visit. a couple things to know: 1) they are the best thing on the menu, hands down. 2) prices are very high and meant for sharing. 3) food is very "tasty," i.e. not gastronomic but more like strong flavors, which is not to say it's not good but just to say it's not authentic or anything. view is gorgeous. hotel is very boutiquey. servers are nice. the mojitos are great, but WAY too much ice. get a second glass for ice or you won't even be able to enjoy the drink before it melts.
Great view, and even better food – Hey, so like everyone else I just had to try Asia de Cuba. I heard all the reviews and raves on the view, the butterfish, and the lobster mash. Everyone was correct.
I had a Saturday night reservation at 9:30pm, my guest and I arrived a little early hoping to go over to Skybar for a drink before dinner .... well no such luck. The doorman at Skybar was RUDE, he is one of the rudest ppl I have come in contatc with in a very long time, he needs to be retrained!! Anyway, we went back over to Asia de Cuba only to have the Host tell us that we still needed to wait another 20 minutes, because we had requested the patio with a view. Okay so we went over to the bar and had a few drinks (mojitos are to die for), and before we knew it our table was ready.
Now for dinner: Our server was amazing, he recommended the Crab Croquettas, and ropa vieja of duck for our apps (he offered the Calamari salad, but too many ppl had allergies to items in the dish) the Char sui short ribs and butterfish as entrees, for our side we had the Plantain fried rice, and the Lobster mash. We were in heaven!!!! Food came out at decent intervals, not to quick and not to slow. Dessert was excellent, we had the Carrot cake and the Flan. I have tried Carrot cake and Flan from other places but they don't have anything on the Carrot cake and Flan at Asia de Cuba. Carrot cake was really moist, not too sweet, and the icing was perfect.
Asia de Cuba is 1 of my favorite places to eat. The staff there is amazing, from the ppl who make your reservation (Tica & Jessie), to the host (Bea, Danielle, Jason), the servers (Michael Banks, James, Larry) to the management (Stephanie, the funny french lady :) ).
The only donwn side to Asia de Cuba is, parking is way to expensive, and sometimes it takes a really long time to get seated, even if you have reservations. Oh yeah and that you can have guaranteed seating, I hate that, sometimes I just want to know where I'm sitting LOL
NEVER GO AGAIN!!!! – It was actually my 2nd time to this place! The previous experience was fine; nice environment, great food, good service. This time it was totally a blown off!!!
My party has a total of 17 people. I made a reservation about 3 - 4 days ago. Since it was my 2nd time there, I already knew that we were required to order from their party menu (13 people or up). However, after discussions with my friends, we decided to put ourselves into 2 tables so we get to order from their regular menu and hence to try more different plates. So I called and their attendent said it was ok to put us into 2 tables but we need to put these 2 tables under 2 names. It was not difficult at all, so I did. When we actually arrived, the difficult part was actually come. The resturant manager forced us to order from the party menu and purposely arranged us into 2 tables with an absolute different direction (the restaurant wasn't filled at all). At last we had no choice but to pick from the party menu. After we sitted, we ordered our drinks and water, they only gave us options of sparkling and distilled. It was $10/bottle for distilled water and that we actually wanted the regular iced water (they have but they didn't provide you the option until you asked)!!!! The food was fine but then when these waiters come to change your plates, they would push off your hand, spank your head, etc. just to get the plates???? Not even a fast food restaurant would do these to their customers indeed we are required to pay 20% guauity for this kind of service!!
Honestly, their food was great but with this kind of service and attitude, it wasn't worth a next time!!!!!!
Worth a Try – The patio seats are beautiful, absolutely excellent ambien. Food is decent like the Crab Croquettes, the Roasted Lamb Chops. The rolls are average so I would not recommend that. Also, the portions are pretty big so be prepared to eat on a empty stomach or you could just share the entrees with your party. Overall this is a good place for delicious food and nice ambien. As for service, I think it is really average, staffs are not particularly friendly, but at least they aren't rude as other hip restaurants
totally not worth it – the food's boring and below average, the staff was way too into themselves than care about serving you nor were they informed about the menu, the drinks were nothing to brag about, and overall the place soley depends on the fact that they're in the mondrian on the strip. the salad nicoise was below mediocre at best, and the butter-fish was a poor substitute or excuse for not being able to serve (for whatever reason) chilean seabass. the wine selection disappointed & the cocktails were not delectable by any means. the food was so boring & bad that we decided to get drunk to compensate but even their drinks weren't really good or crisp tasting or refreshing. it's so not worth it for what it is.
Always a Wonderful Experience - Expensive but worth it - Sit outside by the pool for Romance – When you make your reservation request one of the tables by the pool. You can't get one of the "ultra hip" lounges with a small group but the best tables in the house are actually for 2-4 people. They are right on the edge of the pool overlooking the cityscape beyond. Extensive winelist and perfect service. I am a demanding client who makes requests ahead of time and they executed it all flawlessly. I discovered Asia through its NYC and SF incarnations and the LA version is my favorite some days. The entire menu is divine so I will not point you in any one direction, except to say the that butterfish is a must try. SkyBar is located in the
Mondrian though I don't think dinner guarantees entrance. I tend to skip Skybar anyway, even when I lived around the block for the "rougher" venues on the strip.
Expectations met. Comfortable, modern ambience is gift wrapping to the great food. – These are one of those dining experiences that have to be experienced and won't suffice into words.
Attended: Wednesday Night
Service was attentive and with a cordial smile. Appetizers and dishes came out promptly under 15 minutes. Portion, presentation and taste was perfect. Despite being reputed as one of the top high end dining experiences in LA, you pay the tab feeling a great sense of value.
overall a perfect night and dining experience, RUN dont walk ;o) – We went this weekend and had the BEST experience. Beatrice at the front, made us feel right at home the moment we walked in. The bar was crowded but we got serviced quickly. I do recommend the mango mojito. although my boyfriend had the mambo king and LOVED it! I was rather surprised at how friendly everyone was-I had always heard of Asia de Cuba and Skybar and had figured it would be a typical pretentious LA scene, but I have to say we were surprised at the excellant service- The scallops were incredible, we liked the buttterfish, LOVED the short ribs and will be back for the lobster mashed potatoes! Cudos to the chef! The only downside was waiting for valet parking, I believe we were competing with SKybar guests and it was a hastle....but worth it~
GREAT FOOD and even BETTER SERVICE – This is definately a place that everyone should try. I felt so welcomed when I entered the restaurant. Even though I did not have a reservation, they were able to easily accomodate me within 10 minutes.
While waiting, my guest and I went to the bar area and the bartenders and staff were extremely nice and friendly. They gave us plenty of recommendations for drinks. I would definately recommend the raspberry pina cocktail, it was amazing!
I tried the tasting menu and it was great way to get a sample of all the asian and latin inspired cuisine. The service and food was more than I expected. Fantastic food, great service, beautiful atmosphere and friendly people. I would highly commend this resataurant to others! A++++
Incredible Food and Atmosphere – I wanted to take my gf someplace nice and new (for us) for her bday, so we decided to go to Asia de Cuba. From beginning to end, it was an amazing evening (except for a 15-20 minute period in the middle where our waiter seemed to fall asleep and just forgot about us). Despite the mixed reviews, we didn't have to wait for our table, even though we showed up a few minutes late. The service was very good, considering how busy they were on a Friday evening, and the ambience is quite nice, but not stuffy. Most importantly, ALL of the food was incredible (the Calamari Salad, Duck, and Bread Pudding, to be specific). Everything is served in huge portions - 1 appetizer and 1 entree would have been more than enough for the 2 of us, but we gorged ourselves on a side dish and dessert as well. Only downside was the price (which is to be expected for a place like this) - though the restauarant should at least fully validate for parking. Having to pay $15 to park for 2 hours after spending almost $200 at dinner seems a little over-the-top.
A Perfect Experience – My dad was visiting from out of town and I wanted to take him somewhere special. I'd heard so many good things about Asia De Cuba that I decided to give it a try. We were greeted by a friendly hostess with a warm smile and immediately seated at a beautiful table outside overlooking the city. Wow, it was an amazing view!! Our server was very friendly and informative; he took good care of us and checked on us many times throughout the night. The food was terrific!! We had the Scallops, Butterfish, and Shortribs and it was all so delicious and tender. The butterfish melted in my mouth. And the coconut sticky rice and longbeans were also wonderful. We ended the night with the most incredible banana split called "The Bay of Pigs." I was hoping this restaurant would be a good choice for us and it exceeded my expectations. My Dad was so impressed with the food, service, and view that he wants to come back on his next visit. This is a big deal as my Dad is very particular. Overall, it was the perfect experience! I can't wait to bring my friends.
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