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Coming Soon: Savor DTLA Bringing Modern Korean with Pan Asian Influence to Downtown LA

Savor DTLA, serving modern Korean cuisine, will be opening soon near 7th and Grand across from Bottega Louie

Savor DTLA, serving modern Korean cuisine, will be opening soon near 7th and Grand across from Bottega Louie

Restaurant Row along 7th Street between Figueroa and Olive serves up a wide range of cuisine. We’ve got Italian at Bottega Louie, French bistro at Coco Laurent, sushi at SugarFish, Peruvian at Mochica, and Mexican at Mas Malo, and now Savor DTLA will be added to the growing list along 7th Street, which will focus on modern Korean cuisine with a touch of Vietnamese and Japanese accents in certain dishes.

According to Mia Cho, who collaborated with Savor DTLA owner Linda Shin, the new eatery will focus on Korean with a “creative cross-cultural menu” with “occasional accents from other Asian countries like Vietnam and Japan.” Menu items will include such Korean favorites like bibimbap in sizzling stone pot, kimchi fried rice, braised Korean short ribs sliders, sweet and salty fried anchovies with toasted nuts, and other dishes like Vietnamese pho.

In addition, the drink menu will include draft beers from local breweries, sake and soju cocktails, and a traditional Korean fermented rice wine called Makgeolli that apparently has a naturally carbonated flavor with probiotic properties. The beer and wine license is currently in the application process.

Located directly next door to another soon-to-open sushi spot called “Q Sushi,” Savor DTLA replaces a former “Sushi Express” grab-and-go. The restaurant space at approximately 2,000 square feet will have a trendy design with “dark blue ceilings, glowing droplets of light with glittering stream-like bar tops, all inspired by the natural beauty of California, such as a flowing creek under the starry night.” Sounds dreamy.

Currently, we’re looking at a possible opening in November 2013.

Savor DTLA is slated to open in October 2013 on the ground floor of the historic Collections building

Savor DTLA is slated to open in October 2013 on the ground floor of the historic Collections building

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