Our Favorite Things in the Places We Love


In early 2017, Spiegelworld presented a second production of Absinthe at LA Live. Just around the corner from our Downtown Los Angeles accommodation we discovered a restaurant that blew our minds.  Located in a gritty district, the only external sign of a restaurant from the street was the light pouring through a lotus-shaped window in the wall. We went back many times. David Schlosser’s Shibumi has since been winning all the awards for its unique kappo-style approach to Japanese cuisine – quiet simplicity, perfect seasonal ingredients, a variety of small plates, intimate setting, beautiful pottery plates.  Sit at the bar and fall in love with the flavors and atmosphere.

Listen to Revolutionizing Japanese Cuisine in America With David Schlosser | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 19) from The Dave Chang Show in Podcasts.