Destini Cafe

Wow, looks like it is possible to get decent Korean food on the Westside after all. Far from K-town, in chilly Playa del Rey, I enjoyed a nice bowl of bibimbap.

My friend Laura got the vegetarian option while I got the beef.

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The veggies tasted fairly fresh and the meat was decent. Although for me, the fun of eating bibimbap is when it’s served in a stone pot so the egg is sizzling and you get a nice surprise on the bottom in the form of golden brown, crispy rice. Also…this dish doesn’t come with banchan. You squirt the hot sauce from a plastic bottle.

The ambience of this place is peaceful. There’s a giant statue of Buddha against the wall and the air smells of ocean. The servers are attentive and friendly. I recommend trying one of their loose leaf teas. W shared a pot of Puerh which was excellent and kept at just the right temperature.

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The owners of Destini are Korean and committed to serving healthy food. Their menu features various Asian dishes. I’ve never seen a restaurant that serves Korean, Chinese, Singaporean, AND Thai food.  Will have to go back and try a different cuisine!

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Destini Cafe

423 Culver Blvd
Playa Del Rey, CA90293

 

 

 

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