Hot Dining Venues in LA
Shuhari Matcha Cafe (1522 Abbot Kinney Boulevard)
July 7 was the opening date for Shuhari Matcha Cafe on Abbot Kinney. The name "shuhari" means achieving mastery in the tea ceremonies. This Japanese green tea cafe opened by Green Tea World USA is a small daytime-only venue serving more than 40 varieties of teas right in the center of Venice. The beverages offered range from traditional senchas to more contemporary drinks like matcha lattes and sparkling matchas. In addition to offering a variety of drinks the cafe also serves some snacks, such as Japanese sweets, black sesame ice cream sundaes, rice balls, matcha, ginger, and more.
The Italian Ice Shoppe (19942 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills)
Want to cool down in a hot summer day? One man out in Woodland Hills whose name is Darryl Scherr is ready to help. According to Ventura Blvd. Magazine he runs The Italian Ice Shoppe in a strip mall in Woodland Hills. The place offers twenty-four flavors of ice made in-house with a variety of real fruits, such as lemon, cherry, cantaloupe, papaya and more. Those who prefer non-fruit flavors can choose from Ghirardelli chocolate, sweet tea and root beer. They also sell six flavors of gelato and a variety of candy.
Outside the customers are greeted by a logo done in green, white and red colors that match the colors of the Italian flag. Inside the shop is decorated with the similar colors, featuring orange walls and tables with orange, yellow and green chairs.
Bernadette's (361 S. Broadway)
The new craft beer bar Bernadette's in downtown is about to open soon. Even though it is still being constructed, it won't take long to get it ready to welcome its first customers. The bar is expected to open sometime in July and first it will work only from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. nightly serving wine and beer.
Ozu East Kitchen (3224 Glendale Blvd.)
Atwater Village's Ozu East Kitchen is a chic urban enclave where visitors can savor fried tofu, plates of musubi and bowls of ramen. The place has been awarded for Best Restaurant Design 2016 by an American Institute of Architects LA. The dining area of Ozu East Kitchen is white, accentuated by dark wood and yellow décor elements. Seating with backless blocks that serve as benches and stools for the tables inside create a casual environment. The mod ramen and snack spot designed by the architect Aaron Neubert was the winner in a national competition and got both the jury and people's choice awards.
If you haven't been in to Unit 120 to try Filipino barbecue the LASA team is so good at July 4th weekend is a great opportunity to do it. Be sure to make a reservation, but instead of being offered their usual rotating menu you’ll be served set plates of ribs and chicken. Seatings are from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. nightly.
Care for a cup of aroma coffee? If you live in Santa Monica you can get some nitro coffee right on the street! Warbler Coffee Roasting is planning to start selling their sweet and creamy drink in a flavorful and refreshing cup that retains the original bright coffee flavors. So this summer look out on the sidewalks for a coffee bar on wheels.
Go By Kiyokawa
For a truly one-of-a-kind sushi experience make sure you visit Go By Kiyokawa in Beverly Hills. Run by Satoshi Kiyokawa, a great master of sushi with over 20 years of experience, this restaurant has already gained love and loyalty of many city dwellers and become a staple in the LA’s Japanese cuisine.