Mister O’s offers “modern Angeleno cuisine”
Prolific restaurateur Michael Cardenas (Sushi Roku, Lazy Ox) is behind Mister O’s in Studio City. Chef Mario Alberto (Lazy Ox, Ysabel) creates bright, “modern Angeleno cuisine” with light dishes like avocado with salt cod and lemon balm or fried turmeric bread with tiger figs, olives, farmer’s cheese and honey; mains run from sea bass with chanterelles and corn to lamb loin with sunchokes and côte de boeuf. The bar program from Rafael Jonathan Barba (The Restaurant at Meadowood) is sophisticated, and the wine and beer lists are compelling.
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And just like that, Studio City has surprising new dinner destination on its hands. This is Mister O’s, born of the former Take a Bao space on Ventura Boulevard, and with a backbone that’s been years in the making.
Mister O’s comes to life by way of serial restaurateur Michael Cardenas (Innovative Dining Group, The Robata), who spent years opening up important local projects like Downtown’s seminal Lazy Ox Canteen with Josef Centeno.
Mister O’s Is One of L.A.’s Most Promising New Restaurants
Mister O’s, which prolific restaurateur Michael Cardenas is opening in L.A.’s Studio City neighborhood Tuesday evening, is a thoroughly modern, built-for-2018 destination. But it’s also a restaurant with some important DNA that dates back almost a decade.
Lazy Ox Canteen, the seminal restaurant that Cardenas and chef Josef Centeno opened in 2009, was a pioneer in many ways. The Little Tokyo spot was one of the first restaurants that put downtown L.A. on the map as a dining destination.