Brief stop in Santa Monica for lunch. Can't say that the wait for an iced tea at Philz' Coffee was worth it, but Kappo Osen's "chirashi" was at least memorable. It was more like a sashimi platter atop a hefty salad than any sort of chirashi I would have recognized, and the slices of fish were huge.
Tasty? Yes. Elegant? Not sure. Classic? Definitely not. Worth the trouble? I guess if you're already in the area?