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9919 Santa Monica Blvd. (Beverly Hills)
Beverly Hills, CA
(1) 310-277-3888 | www.josscuisine.com
HOURSMon.-Fri.: 11:30am-3:00pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm; Sat.-Sun.: 5:30pm-10:00pm
BEST FORLunch; dinner
RESERVATIONSRecommended; call to book
YEAR OPENEDRenovated in 2008
PRICE (DIM SUM; ENTRÉE)USD 11-15; USD 6-46
FAMOUS PLATESDim sum; Peking duck
DRINKS AND WINEExcellent selection of Chinese tea; beer; wine
# OF SEATS25-50
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?Yes
Formerly a sprawling Chinese joint on Sunset popular with the somewhat seedy starlet-and-agent set, in 2008 Joss moved to a refined Beverly Hills locale, pared down their space to 10 tables (spread across two floors–it’s intimate) and created an organic menu. Their new sleek look mixes Asian features like hand-carved wooden screens with modern minimalism. The revamped eats are fabulously fresh and creative, and service charmingly friendly: a lovely little zen retreat.
Chinese food aficionados, well-heeled Beverly Hills types, and a handful of cool kids.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Dress ranges from kids in jeans and flip-flops picking up takeaway to snazzed-up couples on dates, so pretty much anything goes.
GO HERE WITH
A date; friends; fans of Chinese food
WHY WE LIKE IT
We love the healthy, fresh menu–a nice change from gloopy takeaway fare. Also, the restricted number of tables makes for a lovely, intimate experience–a great spot for a tête-à-tête with your date du jour or a good friend. The USD 15 lunch special (three pieces dim sum, soup or salad, a la carte entrée) is a great deal.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
A bit more space would be nice–we don’t always want to be front-row spectators to the drama at the next table over.
GOOD TO KNOW
Definitely worth checking out is their Sunday evening Dim Sum Set Tea–a leisurely meal based around a varied mix of their creative and ultra fresh dim sum. (You’ll need to reserve in advance for this.) If you can’t score a table, they also have takeout available. The small space makes coming here with big groups or kids tricky.
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