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WeHo’s Cherished Kura Sushi Closes Nov 26 After 18 Years

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West Hollywood’s Cherished Kura Sushi Closes on November 26

WEST HOLLYWOOD (Eater Los Angeles) — Kura Fine Japanese Cuisine’s last day of operations will be on November 26 after 18 years of business in West Hollywood.

Owned by father-and-son duo Sonny and Daniel Son, the longtime sushi restaurant evolved over the years from a mostly roll-focused spot to a serious omakase destination, garnering a video feature on Eater’s acclaimed Omakase show earlier this year.

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As most of you have heard, there is a massive redevelopment project to demolish our building and @kuraweho with it. Our last service will be Nov 26th, so please come and celebrate the last chapter of Kura with us. It’s been a helluva run to have been in business for over 18 years. Our family is forever grateful for your patronage and love. The hardest part of this last page in our chapter is saying goodbye to those we have made true genuine bonds with. Let’s make the last moments together a joyful one and please stay tuned for updates on a relocation 😊 Thank you @eater for featuring us on the Eater Omakase Series! Lots of 💕 sent to you all!! Also, a very special shoutout to @handonenine and @annieson_ for sacrificing so much over the years for the family business. Without you guys behind the scenes, none of this would even be possible and there would never be a @kuraweho 💯 Furthermore, we will be serving the Ganjang Gejang Nigiri until we close as part of our omakase 😊 Also, we highly recommend making reservations via Kura's telephone. 🗣We are open for DINNER ONLY, Mon-Thurs: 5:30pm-10:30pm and Fri-Sat: 5:30pm-11pm. See you soon friends 🥺 Link in bio if you’d like to see some behind the scenes footage at @kuraweho #familyrestaurant #eateromakase #omakase #ganjanggejang #kuraweho

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Daniel Son announced the last day on Instagram, stating that the Korean-inspired ganjang gejang , or marinated crab, nigiri highlighted in the video will be on the omakase menu until the restaurant closes in a few weeks.

Kura and all the other businesses in the sprawling Sunset Boulevard strip mall will close as the structures […]

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WeHo Restaurants Showcase Specialties for DineL.A. Week-Thru Jan 31

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood has some of the best dining options in Southern California.

The twice-annual dineL.A. event is an excellent opportunity to discover many of the City’s delicious and diverse culinary options by enjoying selected menu items from 23 participating restaurants at special prix fixe prices.

dineL.A. begins Friday, January 17 and runs through Friday, January 31. Diners who are keen to discover new culinary delights or enjoy restaurants they already love will have plenty of West Hollywood options to choose from, including:

  • Aburiya Raku, 521 N. La Cienega Boulevard
  • Ardor, 9040 W. Sunset Boulevard
  • BOA Steakhouse Sunset, 9200 W. Sunset Boulevard
  • Cecconi’s, 8764 Melrose Avenue
  • Connie and Ted’s, 8171 Santa Monica Boulevard
  • Conservatory, 8289 Santa Monica Boulevard
  • E.P. & L.P., 603 N. La Cienega Boulevard
  • Employees Only, 7953 Santa Monica Boulevard
  • Fresh on Sunset, 8768 W. Sunset Boulevard
  • Gracias Madre, 8905 Melrose Avenue
  • Granville West Hollywood, 8701 Beverly Boulevard
  • Hugo’s West Hollywood, 8401 Santa Monica Boulevard
  • Katana, 8439 W. Sunset Boulevard
  • La Bohème, 8400 Santa Monica Boulevard
  • Lucques, 8474 Melrose Avenue
  • Pacifique, 631 N. La Cienega Boulevard
  • Petrossian Paris Restaurant & Boutique, 321 N. Robertson Boulevard
  • ROKU, 9201 W. Sunset Boulevard
  • Taste on Melrose, 8454 Melrose Avenue
  • Tesse, 8500 W. Sunset Boulevard, Suite B
  • Tortilla Republic Weho, 616 N. Robertson Boulevard
  • Tower Bar, 8358 W. Sunset Boulevard
  • WeHo Bistro, 1040 N. La Cienega Boulevard

Participating restaurants will offer specially priced prix fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner; no tickets or passes are required. Prices and meal periods will vary by restaurant and exclude beverages, tax, and gratuity.

A complete list of participating restaurants and their dineL.A. menus are viewable online at discoverlosangeles.com/dineLA.

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New Paradis Ice Cream Shop Opening in West Hollywood Jan 25

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WEST HOLLYWOOD (Patch) — A new ice cream shop is opening in West Hollywood. Paradis Ice Cream will open January 25 at 7901 Santa Monica Boulevard.

Paradis, which won L.A. Daily News’ “Readers Best” award in 2019, is originally from Denmark. They first opened a location in California in 2009 in Montrose. The West Hollywood shop will be the twelfth store in Southern California.

“Our delicious ice cream is made fresh by our talented ice cream chefs in our main commissary in San Fernando and sent out to our locations in the morning by our early-rising couriers,” the Paradis press release said.

“At Paradis there is something for every taste: traditional ice cream made from locally-sourced […]

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New Classic Comfort Menu Comes to WeHo Shake Shack

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — Starting today, Tuesday, January 7thShake Shack is launching its limited edition Classic Comfort Menu which will include a trio of shakes – Cookie Butter, Malted Milk Chocolate and Frozen Hot Chocolate – as well as an old favorite, The ShackMeister Burger.

Instead of hibernating this winter, Shake Shack wants to bring people together and celebrate good, delicious and wholesome food, which is why they created the Classic Comfort Menu.

The award winning ShackMeister Burger, which was originally created in 2014 for South Beach Food and Wine Festival, is a spin-off of Shake Shack’s take on onion rings.

A classic Shackburger topped with shallots marinated in ShackMeister Ale and fried until crispy, The ShackMeister is the perfect combo of bitter and sweet. Pro tip! Looking for more shallots? You can add them to either your fries or dog at any Shack — including West Hollywood!

Classic Comfort Menu

  • Trio of Shakes
    • Available from January 7th – March 16th
    • Cookie Butter: vanilla frozen custard and cookie butter mixed and topped with whipped cream and speculoos cookie crumbles 
    • Malted Milk Chocolate: chocolate frozen custard and Ghirardelli sweet cocoa powder mixed and topped with whipped cream, cocoa powder and miniature marshmallows 
    • Frozen Hot Chocolate: vanilla and chocolate frozen custard malted and topped with whipped cream and crushed milk chocolate 
  • ShackMeister Burger
    • Available from January 7th – March 31st
    • Beer-marinated crispy shallots and ShackSauce on a 100% Angus beef cheeseburger – no added hormones or antibiotics, ever
    • Pro Tip: Not in the mood for a burger? Add Crispy shallots to you dog or fries
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