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Maru Quietly Serving Lunch and Dinner Until Oct Reboot

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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

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Jason Park's Maru, which took over the rather grand space that was once Sasabune on Wilshire, is quietly serving diners who might wander in for lunch or dinner. The interior hasn't really been changed much, but according to staff, Maru is hoping to close for a month and then remodel in October. It's a bit unusual as to why they would open for a few months only to close again, but it might have to do with gaining a full liquor license, as Black Hogg did last year.
Park's modern French-Japanese restaurant moved from its lauded status in Valencia, where it was a popular fine dining destination that gained a solid four-star average on Yelp with over 200 reviews. Now firmly implanted at a prime West LA spot, the stakes are higher than ever. The restaurant's website hasn't been updated for a while, touting foie gras (now illegal in California), and a slew of French dishes like braised short ribs, scallops and risotto, and skirt steak with horseradish pasta. There's also a fairly extensive sushi menu, making the place feel a bit like Hamasaku. Park also recently opened Ramekin, a dessert shop in Los Feliz, and plans to host Matthew Biancaniello for an oyster pop-up on August 8. At the moment, hours are 12 to 2:30 p.m. for lunch and 6 to 11 p.m. for dinner.
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