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Sunny Spot
Caribbean Restaurant$$
Today 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
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822 W Washington Blvd Venice, CA 90292
822 West Washington BoulevardUSCalifornia90292
(310) 448-8884sunnyspotvenice.com
$$Caribbean Restaurant, American Restaurant
Caribbean Restaurant
American Restaurant
Cocktail Bar
Brunch Restaurant
Today 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 9:30 am – 11:00 pmSunday 9:30 am – 11:00 pm
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Sunny Spot is a place that is stretching to find a flavor that doesn't exist yet.

We are a restaurant just blocks from the sands of the Pacific finding ourselves on a road through the Caribbean islands.

You can't really say that we are one thing or that we are authentically one island.

But what you can find out is that we are filled with fruits and spices, music and love. 

I call it a cookshop. A place where we can experiment with tropical ingredients like papaya, plantain, mango, ackee, spiny lobster, passionfruit, yellow rice, oxtail, and vinegars in the city of Los Angeles. 

A place where imagination takes precedent over authenticity.
Chopped and mixed. Not exactly the West Indies, but the West Coast Indies, all with a deep bow to the cultures from which these foods came.....  

              Roy Choi

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Colorful, funky, modern Caribbean joint from Roy Choi, crafting inventive cocktails & jerk wings.- Google
"Instead we got the banana french toast which were great!"
"Could get a little spendy if you arrive after happy hour but not too crazy."
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Stella Plato
3 months ago
A great spot for brunch. They have a big outdoor patio that fills up quick on the weekends. But they do take reservations. Bottomless drinks are a little on the pricey side at $17/per person but you can switch between mimosas, bloody marys and rum punch. The staff is good at keeping the table full of drinks and I didn't feel rushed at all even after we finished our food they delivered another round. I choose the Hangover Plate which was delicious. Our server also sold us on dessert for the table, we choose the banana one - it was just ok. Easy street parking just outside, they also have paid valet.
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Philip Walls
10 months ago
Great bottomless bloodies. Savory, spicy, and just perfectly balanced flavor. Vegetarian omelet and the plantains were also very good. Sunny outdoor seating, as the name implies.
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Katie Marie
9 months ago
Drinks are bottomless and strong - not watered down. The food is phenomenal and unique. It was busy but the entire staff was still attentive, friendly and informative. Definitely a great place to go!!
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Eden Jeffries
11 months ago
First things first, this is not a typical caribbean restaurant. It's more so inspired by Caribbean flavors and popular dishes but with a californian cuisine fusion. This place has such a great design with an inside area that is continuous with the patio (so there is one wall that is not enclosed. It's reminiscent of a beachside bar and grill with a chic twist. The cheeseburger is delicious. The fresh brioche bun, tomato jam and herb mayo make this simple burger that much better. The jerk fries are THE BEST. It's a combination of fresh cut regular and sweet potato fries tossed in jerk seasoning with fresh chopped chives. They are a little pricey for fries but you do get a pretty good amount with more soul than those anywhere else so it's well worth it. I've ordered the oxtail pasta which I wasn't a fan of. I do love oxtails that are stewed but this combination just wasn't flavorful enough for me and I felt the ingredients didn't complement each other well. I came here for brunch with my sister because we wanted to try the shrimp grits. Our mother makes famous shrimp grits--anyone that has had them raves and says they can't stop thinking about them afterwards. This is both a blessing and a curse because every time we decide to try them at restaurants to compare, it doesn't live up to the taste of hers. That being said, we were not a fan of these grits and sent them back. The sauce is pretty spicy but the overall flavor isn't rich or bold enough and the grits are bland. Instead we got the banana french toast which were great! It comes with a rum creme that adds some pizazz to the maple syrup taste. It's almost like bananas foster with brioche french toast. They have two happy hours which is awesome: one from 5-7 and a late night 10-12, EVERYDAY.
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Natalie Kusonruksa
7 months ago
I'm not a huge fan of other Roy Choi's establishments to begin with so I'm not surprised that I didn't find Sunny Spot to be spectacular either. I would recommend this place for drinks but not the food. You pretty much seat yourself here. You get a choice of either the bar area tables or the patio outside. The ambiance is actually really nice inside. It would be the perfect place for date except for the fact that it's extremely loud inside. I enjoyed their cocktails. I had the rum punch and it was tasty but not too sweet. They also have a little bit of a wine selection. I tried a glass of the malbec and it was disappointing. The food was the most confusing. We had the mofongo and heirloom tomato salad for appetizers. The heirloom tomato salad was quite good. It has a spicy kick and the goat cheese was delicious. The mofongo, however, was almost soupy. I didn't enjoy the texture or the flavor. My cuban torta was also disappointing. It was definitely not one of the best cuban sandwich I've ever had. It's served with a flavorless sour slaw and yucca fries. The yucca came with this dipping sauce that I quite liked. Unfortunately the dipping sauce was the best part of the dish. The service was pretty good. Our waitress was extremely friendly. They have valet parking for $3.
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Stephanie Han
10 months ago
A friend and I met up here on a warm Sunday evening and was able to enjoy their happy hour and patio, which is probably the best way to experience this place. I love the decor here--kitschy-cute as most other reviews have mentioned, but not obnoxiously so. We ended up sharing a bunch of different plates (salmon ceviche, spicy chicken wings, tostones) over some $5 Stella drafts and it was a really lovely time. We enjoyed all the dishes we got and the service was great. Could get a little spendy if you arrive after happy hour but not too crazy. Also, I did valet parking for expendiency's sake but there does appear to be some street parking to be had. Would love to come back sometime this summer.
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Samantha Berg
6 months ago
The food and ambiance were better than the service. I came for brunch with a couple of friends and we had a hard time getting drinks, getting our order in, etc. but once we did, the food was great and the place was super cute. I had the diablo shrimp and grits, which could have been spicier, but was otherwise good, and who doesn't like plantains!
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Sydney Munteanu
a year ago
Fun, lively ambience for catching up with friends. This is a great spot for happy hour - which goes ALL night Mon thru Thurs - or for brunch with bottomless mimosas and eggs and fried plantains. The menu can be hit or miss, but stick with the fries, jerk chicken, shrimp and anything with plantains and you'll be happy. Taking a tune from its Caribbean roots, service is slowwwwwww.