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Delicious Spree LA to Z: Geisha House

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LAist is going on a delicious spree from A to Z. This week, in honor of the Golden Globes, we give you G, and in particular, star-studded Geisha House in Hollywood.

Celebrities got Geisha House's back, so yes, we know all about the star power, the ooh-la-la-ness of it all, but does anyone ever actually eat there? It appears that none of the waif-y eye candy, both male and female, do, so LAist went to actually eat. Yes, we actually ate there. The food, not just the olive in our martinis.

At the same time, Geisha House is both hard to find and hard to miss. With so many bright blinking lights along Hollywood Boulevard, another set of blinking lights does’t stand out much. Geisha House has no sign, and instead, identifies itself with a pink neon wall. The $8 valet and the entrance, too, are on the side street, Cherokee, so without knowing in advance what to look for, we drove by it. Twice. How annoying.

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You’d never guess how enormous the space is from the oustside. The entire place is like a chaotic little piece of Tokyo under one roof. The entrance leads down a narrow hallway with a low ceiling that opens up into a long alley of a bar that connects the dining rooms. on one end there is a small dining room with a few tables and booths, as well as the sushi bar. The other end of the bar spills out into the main dining room.