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Chef Ryan Carson

Alum of Playground, Napa Rose, Prive
(10566 reviews)

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This Los Angeles native has been cooking professionally for 20 years, including stints at Michelin-starred restaurants in San Francisco.

Ryan helmed his first kitchen as executive chef at Ambrosia and was later promoted to corporate chef at AnQi / House of An. Ryan’s next move would focus his creativity as chef de cuisine at Playground / 2.0 and then continue through with involvement in pop-up ventures, including his own Los Angeles-inspired Privē and the national underground pop-up restaurant group, Dinner Lab as the West Coast regional chef.

Total Reviews:
10566 reviews
Average Rating:
4.4 out of 5 stars
5 stars
5961
4 stars
3292
3 stars
929
2 stars
225
1 star
159
This was awesome! The steak was delicious and perfectly cooked, and the beans were amazing and had a really unique flavor. I also liked the slaw a lot and wish there had been more of it.
5  Stars
By Elizabeth Down
Mixed experiences with Munchery, but that Gumbo is fantastic, best dish in the menu
5  Stars
By Francisco Abreu
Love❗️
5  Stars
By Marris Ambrose
I eat veggie chili a lot & this is one of the really good ones. Thick, hearty, delicious!
5  Stars
By Beth McCrea
My favorite dish
5  Stars
By Sharmini Pardo
Excellent. Would like the option for brown rice.
5  Stars
By Mary Berat
One of the best meals we have tried from Munchery!!
5  Stars
By Michele Pakula
Needs hot sauce and Parmesan otherwise okay.
3  Stars
By Daniel Goetz
The beans didn't tAste right. Won't get this again.
3  Stars
By Jaclyn Rothchild
Pork is way too fatty.
2  Stars
By Jason Gordon
I am generally thrilled with Munchery meals, but this one was barely edible. I could not chew the bok choy, plus it tasted like cardboard. The salmon tasted off, and I did not enjoy the topping. I microwaved it, like I do most meals.
2  Stars
By Susan Lanham
Had good flavor, but the meat was quite chewy. Beans and slaw were excellent.
4  Stars
By Pamela Hobart
Barely any real meat! So fatty and small portion that if I trim myself it's a small spattering of edible meat
3  Stars
By Andrew Poncher
chicken incredibly tender; generous portions; vegetables unexciting
2  Stars
By Blossom Chu
Great dish but WAY too salty!
3  Stars
By Sabrina Carrozza
Exceptional flavorful dish with tender, well seasoned meat. Loved it! Great combination between the Chile Verde and cotija-lime crema. Only order 1 the first time and my family fought over it. Hope to see this on the menu again.
5  Stars
By Deanna Butts
Small portion
3  Stars
By Seth Brecher
Wish there was a little more broccoli and a little less rice
5  Stars
By Sarah Lynch
Bacon was a bit spicy.
4  Stars
By Marlene Filewich
A little bit too salty
4  Stars
By Alan Barr
Too salty
3  Stars
By Anna Silva
First time truly lucky...going two for two! Focaccia, above, superb!
5  Stars
By Leslie Blake
Kind of bland
2  Stars
By Drew Stuart
Was it as good as the first time i had it.
3  Stars
By Alesa Nelson
Uninspired.
3  Stars
By Alice Brickner
The beef was too chewy.
3  Stars
By Christy Hollenbeck
One of my favorites!
5  Stars
By Jennifer Greene
Why so high calorie? It was tasty, but didn't overwhelm me. There are better salmon dishes on Munchery.
3  Stars
By Andrea Fuller
Beef was very fatty
2  Stars
By Cheryl Werbeloff
The meat was covered in fat and tasted cheap.
1  Stars
By Jake Nussbaun
This was incredibly delicious! Highly recommend.
5  Stars
By Jeff Monachino
Too spicy. Beans were boring. Slaw had no taste.
3  Stars
By Jaime Larson
Very very tough
1  Stars
By Juliana Holterhaus
Extremely salty.
2  Stars
By Mark Paragas
Raw
1  Stars
By Daniella Porzecanski
Pork was undercooked (red)
2  Stars
By M B.
Too spicy
3  Stars
By Veken Gueyikian
best dish on munchery- huge portion
5  Stars
By Dana Luppino
Shrimp were undercooked
1  Stars
By Julie Merz
This is did not love. I'm such a fan of all of the Munchery meals and this one did not do it for me. The chicken was all dark meat and my pieces were very fatty. I didn't enjoy it at all. Maybe include in the notes that it uses dark meat too? Thanks
1  Stars
By Stephanie Asymkos
Chicken was bland and too much purple cabbage
3  Stars
By Traci Levy
Too salty
3  Stars
By Romina Wahab
The cole slaw needs some work. Not sure what is going on there.i think it's the the spices that may not work or the avocado.
4  Stars
By Greg Soviak
The meat was good but I didn't like the beans and cole slaw.
3  Stars
By Judy Kunreuther
Bok Choy was undercooked.
3  Stars
By Jessica Dillman
Pretty tasty - but you may not like it if you don't like a lot of spice & salt.
4  Stars
By Shannon Stewart
Was a bit on the salty side
2  Stars
By R S.
Oh boy oh boy I don't have the words this dish had me at arrival enough said I will definitely order this again and again and again you should too.advice heat the beans for a longer time than on package
5  Stars
By Lucky King
Only one piece of broccoli in meal
3  Stars
By Sara Sullivan
Even though I added water and simmer the food, it was way too salty:(
2  Stars
By Christie Kim