Review: Shojin is fantastic. I highly recommend it. My family went for lunch today and was very pleased. The decor is very elegant chic yet comfortable, and the food varied, top quality, beautifully presented, and delicious. I had the lunch bento box which comprised of assorted 4 small dishes in addition to brown rice and soup ($10, even cheaper if you can get there between 11.30am-12.00pm M-F for the special $8 rate). My wife got a combo deal and chose avocado & mushroom rolls plus soba noodle soup ($10). Everything was delicious. BUT, the dessert we had, the raspberry pumpkin cheesecake, was superb... gorgeous in everyway ($4,75). Bravo to the chef, Kimiko, and the Shojin team for a wonderful dining experience. This is fine dining at budget prices. Shojin is what the westside (Santa Monica / West LA) needs!