1) West Third Street: Mango Six, the Seoul-based chain of desserts, coffee, juice and more opened softly early last week, doling out a slew of Asian-style drinks and light dishes. The cafe seems to offer a little bit of everything, which could end up being a nice casual spot for the neighborhood.
2) Sawtelle: Kula Revolving Sushi, the ever-growing chain of kaiten-sushi, soft-opened just in time for Labor Day weekend on August 30. Priced at $2 per plate, the eatery featured revolving plates of raw fish, as well as specialties like grilled salmon collar. Looks like the beer & wine license hasn't quite come through yet, but should in coming weeks.
3) La Brea: I Love Sweetea, which has been in development for over a year, finally soft opened over the weekend on the ever-busy stretch of La Brea. To go along with Asian bubble tea and other sweet teas, they'll be serving Asian-inspired finger foods like calamari, fried tofu, and buffalo wings.
4) West LA: Boba Bear, the popular Koreatown hookah lounge and boba shop, opened a slick new location in a rather difficult-to-spot storefront near the corner of Olympic and Bundy. Open late into the night and serving things like boba (naturally), and snacks like potstickers and crepes, this should save local students a trip to K-town.