Kismet

4648 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Feliz, California 90027
323-409-0404
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Anne Fishbein Lemony chicken and pine nut pies

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  • Daily, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Chefs Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson (Madcapra) are trying to do a lot with the food at Kismet. In fact, it's almost as if they've set out to create a whole new kind of dining: part Middle Eastern, part Californian; food that works as well at 10 a.m. as it does at dinnertime; food that feels effortless but actually has a ton of effort put into every little detail, from the look of the plates to the vernacular on the menu (dishes are "salad-y," sauces are "pickley"). There is a separate daytime and dinner menu, though they have a lot of crossover. At any time, for instance, you can order lemony chicken and pine nut pies, made with shattery phyllo, or roasted radicchio with beets and tahini, an utterly gorgeous, jewel-toned dish that pushes the boundaries of how much bitterness is acceptable on one small plate. —Besha Rodell
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