Los Angeles Restaurant Review: Nikita

on October 31, 2013


Here is my Los Angeles Restaurant Review for Nikita (22716 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu CA).

What is there to say about Nikita? Nobu Malibu’s beautiful next-door neighbor. It has an equally entrancing view that will have you giggling in delight and make you feel all sexy and rich and powerful. It’s neo-Med menu and gorgeous interior and exterior will have you drooling, this place is built to impress and does it mightily. And its service is attentive, warm and convivial from the valets to the front of house to the wait staff.

But all you really care about is how does it all taste…?

Which is a good news/bad news proposition.

Because I sample off the menu and there are always hits and misses which can of course be expected. But at the tariffs charged you may leave feeling a little underwhelmed. Given this is Larry Ellison’s place named after his girlfriend high prices are perhaps expected. Here’s the tally…

Insalata di mare with shrimp, lobster, seared scallops, broccoli, fava beans, salmoriglio vinaigrette starts the night off. It’s all fine and good but it’s not transcendent and you want it to be.

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