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The Independence
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Ranked #46 of 699 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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!
Reviewed October 22, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. The service was exceptional and we would definitely make a return visit. Love the variety of dishes and all that we tried were very good.

Thank Christina F
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Stopped in for a late dinner after walking around the Promenade. We wanted Chinese food, which this more or less is, but it's really more Asian. By that I mean there are Korean and Vietnamese style dishes, among others, in addition to more traditional Chinese fare (although it isn't a large menu). My wife and I shared veggie egg rolls, ginger fried rice, which contained sirloin steak and shrimp, and Crispy Orange Chicken. It came to $30 and was the perfect amount of food for two people.

There was a pretty good crowd at 9 o'clock on a Sunday night, although we didn't have to wait. Service was excellent and the decor very nice. We would definitely eat there again.

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Thank Bill S
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

A busy restaurant can be a sign of good food or cheap prices, well this restaurant ticks both those boxes, the food was of a good standard, the service was good and the prices very reasonable and if the locals are eating there - enough said!!!

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Thank Timbeaumont
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Looked good from the outside, I found the inside to be stiff and wooden. Seats were uncomfortable and tables crammed together. Food was good. I found the service rushed and could not relax here the cocktails are not very nice. This restaurant is okay if you want a quick bite to eat

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Thank mg130683
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Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Good food nice place nice waitress and cheap. What else are you lookin for?

Cibo molto buono. Bella atmosfera. Economico. Cameriere gentili e cordiali.Consigliato

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Thank FeP77
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