Jonah's Kitchen and Bar (Santa Monica)

In the cursed Cadet/LDH Robata space comes Jonah’s Kitchen. An internet search didn’t turn up much, but there is an IG page:

Anyone know anything about the chef?

That space will always stick with me. I don’t think anybody realizes what a MASSIVE flop LDH Kitchen was. They spent sooooo much money on that place and it was downright awful.

Probably not the best name for a cursed space given the third dictionary (Webster’s) definition:


(ˈdʒoʊ nə)


1. a Minor Prophet who, for his impiety, was thrown overboard from his ship and swallowed by a
large fish, remaining in its belly for three days before being cast up onto the shore unharmed.

2. a book of the Bible bearing his name.

3. a person or thing regarded as bringing bad luck.


According to this blog, Jonah Johnson is a locally known private chef and his resto will feature “Latin Soul Food.”

I also found an LAT article from 2013 talking about Jonah Johnson at GOAL restaurant near the Beverly Center and the numerous celebrities he personally cooked for.

Peeked in over the weekend and it looked close to done. The website now says Winter 2021 though, which feels like a super long time for a place to pay rent for a space without making money on it

EDIT: just saw this blurb on the instagram: “An LDH Kitchen group restaurant.”

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Oh, dear…

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