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Chef Ryan Carson

Alum of Playground, Napa Rose, Prive
(21530 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 Pri-ve and the national underground pop up restaurant group, Dinner Lab as the west coast regional chef.

Total Reviews:
21530 reviews
Average Rating:
4.4 out of 5 stars
5 stars
12642
4 stars
6070
3 stars
1955
2 stars
533
1 star
330
these were great, simply, straight forward and tasty!
5  Stars
By Chris Urakami
Needed more soup and spicyness should be optional/on the side.
5  Stars
By M G.
This is 2nd time for this dish. For something so seemingly "simple," this is a delicious dish with great flavor. Also, given what looks like a rather skimpy portion, it is actually quite satisfying and doesn't leave you hungry.
5  Stars
By Vivian Sobchack
I'm kind of picky with regards to mashed potatoes. I was left licking the bowl! These were amazingly delicious mashed potatoes. Kuddos to the chef!
5  Stars
By Lisa Grantham
How are these mashed potatoes so freaking good?
5  Stars
By Shari Lipscomb
Pretty much the only time I spent $5 on cooked Edamame and thought it was worth it. The furikake and sriracha-sesame oil make these soybeans taste like crack.
5  Stars
By Karen Wu
Crisper lettuce choice..I think dressing too heavy for arugala
3  Stars
By Kevin Kelly
Too spicy
3  Stars
By Joe Kingsley
I thought it was good, but my kid said she didn't like it. Not sure why.
3  Stars
By Shannon Putman
The salmon was really good. Unfortunately, the asparagus was over cooked and tough and the rice was really dried out.
3  Stars
By Kelly Clark
Apple pieces and greens did not look fresh
2  Stars
By Asha Patel
Too gingery
3  Stars
By Samantha Hollibone
Oh so good I'll definitely order this again.
5  Stars
By Eric Amey
Was skeptical about trying this one but so glad that I did, was pleasantly surprise. Very tasty
5  Stars
By Erin Toler
Love the flavor and the portion size. Tastes homemade and great quality.
5  Stars
By Nancy Boone
Didn't love the sour taste in the curry
3  Stars
By Motoko Shinohara
Fruit seemed old
3  Stars
By Amy Meenan
Everything was seasoned well. Loved this dish.
5  Stars
By Danita Forbes
Inst.are easy; print is tiny for old eyes; packaging is hard on old hands. The Ramen? Excellent! Perfect flavors; chile means hot and spicy. Will order again but as a retiree not sure I can continue. Maybe a senior discount on membership.
5  Stars
By Donna Zinser
Salt bomb
3  Stars
By Karin Dubiel
A little spicy, but delicious!
5  Stars
By Lawanna Broussard
Has just the kind of spice that I like. Very delicious.
5  Stars
By Danita Forbes
Way too spicy.
3  Stars
By Cari Thiel
Dish is truly horrible.
1  Stars
By Bronwyn Pollock
I loved this dish a lot more when the chicken was not all one piece. It's too hard to eat.
4  Stars
By Meghan Tar
Not as good as last time I ordered.
3  Stars
By Charlene Lopez
It was so salty making it inedible. Totally missed the mark with this one.
1  Stars
By Cindy Chen-Smith
Simple .... delicious.... well crafted
5  Stars
By Ali Firoozi
Too many spices in beef
3  Stars
By Paul Song
Freshness
3  Stars
By Angela Mattioli
I didn't mix the sauce in when I first reheated, but it was still good when I heated it only slightly after. So tasty and definitely ordering again.
5  Stars
By Jennifer Newell
Really tasty
5  Stars
By Victor Sierra
Not enough vegetables.
3  Stars
By Kathy Phippard
Not as good as last time (way too many nuts, not the same flavor) but still reasonably good
4  Stars
By Heather Bernstein
The salmon was too fishy this time, not sure why, couldn't eat it!!
3  Stars
By Simone Danon
Plenty to eat... everything was just perfect.
5  Stars
By Eric Amey
INCREDIBLE. They sounded good but I wasn't expecting something this delicious! Highly, highly recommended; moving forward, I'll certainly be ordering these whenever I can.
5  Stars
By Michael Cobo
Delicious! I have a complaint about the sauce container. Extremely hard to open. I struggled for probably five minutes and used tools. My hands were raw. A good seal is nice, but this was ridiculous!
5  Stars
By Sharon Novak
This was good-ish. I don't understand the squash; it just didn't mesh with the rest. The nuts were a creative addition and added a nice crunch. The alfredo completely separated in the microwave and made the whole dish super greasy.
3  Stars
By Tracy Fehr
Tasted good but didnt wow me. Bigger portion would have been nice.
4  Stars
By Nancy Boone
As delicious and unique as all the other reviews suggest. I savored each bite.
5  Stars
By Karen Wu
Good portion, delicious and flavorful.
5  Stars
By Justin Chen
the sauce was pretty greasy
3  Stars
By Emily Van Norden
Why isn't this everywhere? The best ever. Why are people just giving me kosher salt when I could have been eating something like this all along?
5  Stars
By J C.
Great taste, but the apples were a little soggy.
4  Stars
By B C
Too salty
3  Stars
By Motoko Shinohara
Not as flavorful as expected.
3  Stars
By M G.
Butternut squash did not work well with other ingredients
2  Stars
By Ken Snavely
A little more sauce for the portion size would have been better, especially for kids. And no guidance on best way to heat the sauce to keep noodles and veggies hot. I ended up having to use the microwave, which I do not love. .
4  Stars
By Carly Isbell
We order 2 dishes last night. both them were tasty but the portion in the one my girlfriend had was small which she can only make 2 out of the 3 tacos
3  Stars
By Adam Lander