This week in L.A. eating places: n/naka crew opens izakaya n/soto, Greekman’s goes everlasting

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The home homeowners of Palms’ kaiseki trip spot n/naka have opened a model new Japanese restaurant in West Adams. Serving grilled meat and vegetable skewers; hand rolls; house-made tofu; uni-topped oysters; karaage; and starters paying homage to carrot-and-fennel tartare, chef-partners Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida-Nakayama envision n/soto as a type of California-inspired, seasonal izakaya. The model new restaurant started previewing its idea final yr with themed bentos in collaboration with the Japanese American Cultural & Group Center, and a wide range of these bento objects could be found at n/soto as a la carte objects. The bar program, led by Jason Lee, focuses on sake, wine, cider, beer and low- and no-ABV cocktails, whereas the kitchen is helmed by govt chef Yoji Tajima (beforehand of Yojisan Sushi). N/soto supplies indoor and patio seating, and is open Wednesday to Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m.

4566 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 879-9455,

New izakaya n/soto supplies an indoor consuming room, a once more patio, and an eight-seat bar.

(Wonho Frank Lee/n/soto)

HKC Dim Sum

A casual new dim sum spot is now open in Koreatown’s Metropolis Center on sixth purchasing middle, serving handmade xiao prolonged bao, barbecue pork buns, pan-fried turnip truffles and completely different classics on the third flooring. HKC Dim Sum moreover supplies stir-fried entrees paying homage to pork chops, salt-and-pepper full shrimp and beef chow fulfilling, along with wine, beer and cocktails such as a result of the lychee martini. HKC Dim Sum is open Tuesday to Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday from 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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3500 W. sixth St., Suite #301, Los Angeles, (213) 739-9205,

Button Mash x Tacos 1986

Echo Park’s beloved arcade, restaurant and bar is once more in a model new format. Citing the pandemic, Button Mash paused its service indefinitely in October 2020 after celebrating its fifth anniversary. It these days reopened in collaboration with Tijuana-style taco operation Tacos 1986, which is taking over the meals program with the native chain’s signature menu of trompo-cooked adobada, mushroom tacos and further. Button Mash is open Tuesday to Thursday from 5 p.m. to midnight, Friday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight.

1391 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 250-9903,

Lamb chops with tzatziki and salted cucumbers at Greekman's.

Lamb chops with tzatziki and salted cucumbers at Greekman’s.

(Bill Addison / Los Angeles Cases)

Greekman’s goes eternal

Greekman’s, the pandemic-era pivot of Freedman’s, was meant to be non everlasting as Echo Park’s Jewish-inspired restaurant tried to local weather indoor-dining shutdowns. Its Greek menu and new patio proved so commonplace that proprietor Jonah Freedman — who had been hoping to open a Greek restaurant in the end — has decided to make Greekman’s eternal throughout the sort out and search a model new location for Freedman’s elsewhere. New dishes and new hours will accompany the change, and a celebration on Might 1 in celebration will attribute gyros, a martini cart and further from noon to 4 p.m. Greekman’s is open Thursday to Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m.; rely on the launch of daytime weekend service in the end.

2619 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 500-0916,

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Crossroads Calabasas

Chef Tal Ronnen’s lauded plant-based restaurant, Crossroads Kitchen, is increasing to Las Vegas this spring — and a few months later, it’s rising as soon as extra. In fall the West Hollywood restaurant is able to open one different outpost, this time contained in the Commons at Calabasas procuring center, serving Ronnen’s signature dishes paying homage to latest tagliatelle pasta with vegan bolognese. The model new space will present a patio along with a private consuming room.

4776 Commons Means, Suite B1, Calabasas,

An exterior photo of the forthcoming Calabasas Crossroads Kitchen.

The third Crossroads location ensures a couple of of the West Hollywood classics — along with a private consuming room.

(Crossroads Kitchen)

Uncle Paulie’s Studio Metropolis

The third outpost of Italian American sandwich retailer Uncle Paulie’s is true right here: The Studio Metropolis location is now open with restricted hours, selling the native chain’s signature deli sandwiches, salads and spreads, with an even bigger patio and greater parking zone. Uncle Paulie’s is open every day from 10 a.m. until the meals sells out; seek for extended hours of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the end.

3990 Vantage Ave., Studio Metropolis, (818) 821-3313,