Situated along the iconic culinary corridor of Melrose Avenue and La Cienega Blvd in West Hollywood, E.P. is a modern multi-level Asian eating house showcasing contemporary Southeast Asian cuisine by 29-year-old Executive Chef Louis Tikaram—Australia’s 2014 Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year. L.P. is the large format rooftop deck set for al fresco dining late into the night. Tikaram’s culinary direction is an amalgamation of his Fijian-Chinese heritage, native Australian roots, and extensive travels across Southeast Asia. His menu blends these flavors with Southern California’s world-renowned produce to showcase healthy, seasonal ingredients with smoky flavors from a wood-fired grill, high heat wok stir-frys, and basket steaming.
Chef Tikaram’s whole menu is designed for sharing to balance the complex flavors of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy. The menu intermixes ingredients and techniques that Chef Tikaram has experienced firsthand throughout his travels -such as fresh turmeric & galangal, exotic spices, roasted rice, hand squeezed Coconut Milk, wood grilling & Wok tossing. The second-level 3,400 square-foot dining room also features an open kitchen equipped with a custom wood grill and green onyx chef’s table and copper chef’s counter. We suggest trying the Wood- Grilled Fijian Tuna with green mango and roasted coconut or the Crispy Skin Chicken with black vinegar, chili and lemon.
As one of the largest format rooftop decks in LA with breathtaking views of the Hollywood Hills. L.P. offers Asian night food with small plate selections: Soft Shell Crab Bun, crisp fried soft shell crab with coriander, pickled carrot & daikon, chili jam mayo AND L.P. Nachos, chicken simmered in coconut cream with cassava crackers, lemongrass and chili AND Sweet & Sour Wingdings, sticky chicken wings tossed in mint, coriander, and roasted rice, just to name a few.
The beverage program at L.P. spearheaded by Beverage Director Alex Straus serves specialty cocktails with an occasional Asian twist created with the finest premium spirits and locally sourced ingredients. The bar team incorporates exotic spices into handcrafted cocktails to pair with the dynamic menus of Chef Tikaram. You may find Boba Tea Cocktails or the drink you ordered served in a copper pineapple cup!
Luxe Tip: Frankie’s is the private bar and event space situated within the L.P. rooftop. The secluded setting is defined by a bespoke beverage program and daybed lounge seating for intimate gatherings and celebrations.
Images by: Cory Critser
Address: 603 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 856-9955
Facebook: EP Los Angeles