we live right down the street and have plenty of choices for lunch/dinner. i'd been to blue marlin a couple times before and wasn't really that impressed - sawtelle kitchen is nearby, too, and the obvious choice. but since that's closed for remodeling, we thought we'd give blue marlin another chance and i'm glad we did! \r
salad and miso soup are standard, but always good. i had the seven spice salmon over brown rice and it was amazing! the salmon was crispy on the outside but moist on the inside and i could definitely taste all seven spices. my bf had the chicken katsu, which was good as well, esp the sauce. our friend had hamburger curry - the curry here is much better than curry house and hurry curry (also nearby). pretty satisfying meal, all in all.
Pros: choice of brown rice, good price, high quality
Cons: a little slow with the check, service could've been a bit more attentive