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WP24 by Wolfgang Puck

900 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
WP24 by Wolfgang Puck

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  • Lounge opens at 5 p.m. daily; Mon. - Fri., 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Sat - Sun., 5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • $$$$
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
When you sit down at the table, gazing out at the Griffith Observatory glowing in the distance, WP24 really does seem like a Chinese restaurant on a different level: tiny, crunchy triangles of the best shrimp toast you have ever had; baked dumplings stuffed with fish; and steamed buns stuffed with bits of seared foie gras. Klaus Puck, Wolfgang's brother, may have come over to suggest an Austrian red, whose high acids and soft tannins are perfect with this slightly sweet food. You may have had slippery rice noodles rolled around braised Kobe-style ox cheeks, overcooked but pleasant cubes of roast suckling pig with a quince puree, or a delicious hot and sour soup enriched with toasted almonds, winter squash (sweet corn during the summer) and shreds of king crab. Are those fireworks erupting out of Dodger Stadium? They just may be. Suddenly the mandatory $80 three-course, prix-fixe menu seems almost reasonable.

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