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Citra Grill Fired Up on Busy Corner

Fresh grilled entrees served at Olympic Boulevard restaurant that opened this week.

The owner of a new restaurant on a busy intersection in the south downtown will bring to bear his experience — his experience as an electrical and computer science engineer.

Citra Grill, which opened Monday, is the first restaurant for Ramin Behtash. It is at 1550 Olympic Blvd. at the corner of Locust Street — a block from Broadway Plaza, across the street from the Century 14 Downtown theaters.

So far, the traffic in the restaurant for lunch and dinner "matches the demographic we're targeting," said Behtash: "sophisticated customers who appreciate quality stuff but aren't afraid to pay for it."

Customers order food at the counter and get a number for their table. The food  is freshly prepared and brought to their table. You can customize side orders of vegetables and fresh soups with your grilled chicken, halibut, salmon, shrimp or filet mignon. See the menu attached to this article.

Don't forget to finish with some truffles.

Takeout food is available.

Anthem August 01, 2012 at 10:26 PM
i just went tio Citra for lunch. The staff was nice, but not very knowledgeable about the menu. You can't get separate skewers and the prices are a bit ridiculous - even for Walnut Creek. I was excited about this place, because of the healthy meat selections and because it reminded me of Askew Grill in SF. Nothing like it. Not enough food or flavor for the price.
Mike August 02, 2012 at 03:20 PM
We also enjoyed lunch at Citra yesterday. Even if they can't lower prices, I'll still return for the halibut. Among the best I've had. Amazing they can produce that on a skewer. Excellent service.
Triple Canopy August 03, 2012 at 05:29 AM
$14 for skewered chicken??? Mr. Behtash needs to review his prices... There are better values to be had elsewhere like at Kacha Thai Bistro... their lunch menu is AWESOME.

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