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“Try the specials - salmon with basil green rice”
Review of The Independence

The Independence
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Ranked #56 of 688 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$50
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: 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!
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Try the specials - salmon with basil green rice”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Convenient location - this place was opposite the santa monica pier and really close to cocktail bars. Cocktails there were great try the lychee one around $11 each. Service was fast. Food is delicious. Ambience is nice try and get a seat in the booths. Would definately come back again before a night of drinking!

  • Visited March 2011
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Newbury Park, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good food, excellent service”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

A party of five on a busy Sunday evening, we had a great dinner at BB. One of our party has a severe food allergy and the server was exceptional at making sure her food was safe. Despite having an ambulance outside the window flashing its lights into our eyes, we had an excellent dinner and would highly recommend it for anyone looking for better food at an affordable price in Santa Monica.

  • Visited February 2012
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Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yummy food at a great price.”
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Had a late lunch at this restaurant after visiting the Santa Monica pier. The portions are huge, I had the Pad Thai noodles which were extremely tasty. Service was good and the food came out quickly. Loved the decor and the relaxed feel. Great value for money.

  • Visited December 2011
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Toronto, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Had a great meal at a reasonable price. Service was quick, and portions were substantial

Visited January 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Expected More..”
Reviewed 22 January 2012

Were really looking forward to this visit after some serious shopping on third street promenade (good location!). Based on urbanspoon reviews, we highly anticipated something new and creative. Perhaps it was the dishes ordered - did not enjoy the Ahi Tuna Burger as it was nothing special and a mix of odd flavors. Ginger Fried Rice was good, but simply too greasy. Not sure if I would return.

Visited December 2011
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