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Brakeless Van Charges Into U-Zen's Front Door in West LA

Apparently it wasn't a drive thru sushi spot.

Van crash outside U-Zen Sushi on Santa Monica Blvd.
Van crash outside U-Zen Sushi on Santa Monica Blvd.
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.

The face of U-Zen Sushi along Santa Monica Blvd has been wiped off the map, or at least from the street corner, thanks to a raging van that crashed through the front door on March 28 in West LA.  Reddit user rabidkillercow posted an Imgur photo of a plain white van crashed into the front of the popular sushi spot, absolutely destroying a huge section of the restaurant. The user humorously dubbed the image: "Found a new sushi drive-through [sic] on the westside!"

Another Reddit user chimed in by saying that members of the rock band Witch seemingly took the blame for the crash, posting a photo on their Facebook page:

Witch Van Crash

What happens when you are late for practice AND speeding and Graham spots a KFC on an empty stomach? Through the fucking door!!

It's unclear if the two Witch band members were actually involved in the crash or if they just took a photo next to the collision. Either way, a few hours later, they were safely in Venice for band practice.

No word on when U-Zen Sushi will re-open.


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