Sawtelle opening?


#1

Benitora’s been closed for awhile, but the curtains are now closed, and there’s some “work material” (buckets and drop clothes and such) outside. Internet search didn’t reveal anything. Any intel about a new eatery opening there???


#2

Yu Bo is that you, bro?


#3

Don’t tase (oops I meant tease) me, bro.


#4

Yu mad, bro?


#5

NoMad, bro.


#6

Ya try to ask a serious question, and ya get in in return is… ::sigh:: :wink:


#7

From what I’ve been told it’ll be a pretty intimate affair (think N/Naka). What I garner from that is that it won’t need to be a prime location like Sawtelle with super high rents. But then again, nothing confirmed at this point.


#8

Walked by the location this AM. Construction is obviously ongoing onsite. The paperwork posted doesn’t reveal much, listing a shell LLC as operators.

Non sequitur: Mizu212 next door is closed until further notice - the handwritten signage indicates some sort of last second emergency.


#9

The LA Times said that Hip Hot’s chef is opening a restaurant on Sawtelle this fall named Mala Town. I’ve been trying to figure out where it’s going to be. Maybe that’s what’s going in the old Benitora spot?


#10

Good find. I imagine that’s probably it (I don’t think there’s another space that looks like it’s under renovation).

Some reviews of her SGV place here:

Not too promising, but I’ll be up for trying it on Sawtelle, if the price isn’t horrible.


#11

It sucked when we went but it was early days.