The Open Door, Monterey Park

Seating is limited and the wait is rewarded with good service and an innovative menu. Happy hour is a very good deal but you'll have to fight the crowd. Decorated well so that you forget you are in a strip plaza. Sliders using Hawaiian bread rolls are pictured. The fresh potato salad paired with sizzling potato chips are comfort food. Sashimi ranges from the usual to the chef's take on the fusion scene. Opened by two friends who came out of one of the South Bay Japanese eateries. You'll be hard pressed to find anything else like this in San Gabriel Valley.

The Open Door
122 S Atlantic Blvd
Monterey Park
(626) 282-9829