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“Amazing happy hour!”
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The Independence
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Ranked #58 of 689 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: 2nd Street
Transit: The MTA 4 line stops 1 block away from Buddha"s Belly at Santa Monica and Second Street. The Santa Monica Big Blue Bus lines 1 and 7 stop right by Buddha's Belly at Broadway and Second Street.
Description: The Independence is a modern American restaurant with a seasonal menu made from and inspired by fresh California ingredients. We offer one of the best Happy Hours in town. Come for the quality, stay for the warm service! We look forward to serving you. Cheers!
Perth
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Amazing happy hour!”
Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Ate here last night late night in a Saturday and they had a happy hour from 10 - 12 including food and cocktails. Amazing value for money we thought. 6pcs sushi for $4. Very happy however the cocktails were a littke to be desired.

  • Visited September 2013
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Duluth, Minnesota
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“Very tasty; nice atmosphere!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

While not the best restaurant I've been to, it was quite good, with a pleasant atmosphere and very polite wait staff. There were numerous menu items that I was intrigued by, and my selection did not disappoint! I would definitely return to again if in the area.

  • Visited March 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Meh”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

I went to the one on sunset and pretty sure santa monica is the same --it is just an asian food place were the portions are smaller and americanized. Its good if you want to take a date to it, I really liked the drink they recommended (non alcoholic)! In the end I would stick to my panda express :)

Visited May 2013
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
“Great variety!”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Went here for dinner as a family of four. They were running an extended happy hour so our drinks and starters were all about half price or better, our waitress was attentive and the food was delicious.

  • Visited August 2013
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Go for Lunch Specials”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is a fine place for lunch, conveniently close to a parking structure on 2nd Street. Order the lunch special at $10, which includes miso soup or green salad and a main course. I had the pad thai (rice noodles with chicken, shrimp, tofu, and egg), which the chef was happy to make vegetarian and gluten-free. Everything was very fresh, crisp, and tasty. Service was friendly and accommodating. I would go back to eat lunch again.

  • Visited August 2013
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