MTN

1305 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
424-465-3313
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Anne Fishbein Grilled Channel Island ika

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  • Tue.-Sat., 6 p.m.-mid.
MTN, pronounced “mountain,” is the fourth restaurant from Travis Lett, the chef who brought us Gjelina, Gjelina To Go and Gjusta. If I told you that Lett and co. are making almost everything in-house, that would be technically correct but it would undersell the effort. It’s one thing to make your own bread. It’s another thing entirely to attempt a broad Japanese menu and start from scratch, making everything from red miso to ramen noodles to shio koji. The choice to make things rather than use tried and true Japanese products is about more than an ego-driven DIY ethos; it’s about making food that is true to its place, even as it channels Japanese flavors, taking lessons from Japan and overlaying that knowledge on the here and now.

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