The picture above is the Calamari soba salad ($18), which is fried calamari on top of cold soba and organic greens with soy mustard dressing. It’s not traditional soba but it’s a great starter.
Next up is the ceviche ($18), which is described in their menu as an Ecuadorian style ceviche with shrimp, scallop and white fish.
More “salad” with the cucumber sunomono salad with octopus ($18) which seemed to be marinated to a darker than usual color. It seemed to be easier to chew but there didn’t seem to be as much flavor as you would expect considering the discoloration.
One more cold dish was their Vietnamese style fresh spring roll with shrimp and vegetables ($13). I’m not sure ordering Vietnamese food at a Japanese restaurant was the smartest thing to do but it was pretty good.
Lastly, for something hot, I got the grilled house smoked salmon with organic greens and miso vinaigrette dressing ($20) which was cooked perfectly.
All in all, the dishes were delicious but a little pricey. However, I would recommend them instead of ordering the very pricy sushi here. If you want good sushi, there are other better places nearby.
As an added bonus, while Olympic Collection is under construction, parking is completely free.
11301 Olympic Blvd #102
West Los Angeles, CA 90064