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The successful Cheesecake Factory formula—enormous menu, enormous portions, enormous calorie counts—has been adapted to fit an amalgam of Asian cuisines at the company’s new Century City venture. An open-air courtyard decked out in gold and bamboo greets diners who get shuffled via walkie-talkie-armed hosts through the Vegas-meets-Kyoto dining room. The menu is what you might expect from the company known for putting a Cuban sandwich and pasta bolognese on the same menu: whole fried Thai sea bass, chili-glazed ribs, shrimp with red curry, chicken samosas. The large selection seems to baffle the servers, but for newbies to Eastern flavors—or folks who like them watered down—this place more than satisfies. » Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City (310-552-9988 or rocksugarpanasiankitchen.com). L-D daily. Full bar. Pan-Asian   $$-$$$