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Bryant Ng's Cassia Quietly Debuted in Santa Monica Over the Weekend

Walk-ins welcome.

Cassia, Santa Monica
Cassia, Santa Monica
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

After lots of waiting in the dark, then lots more white-hot anticipation, Santa Monica’s Cassia quietly opened its doors over the weekend. Instagram has been flooded with friends and family meals for the past couple of weeks, but none other than Toddrickallen hit the scene over the weekend to show off the interior and talk about the soft public opening.

Of course, there are lots of reasons you should be excited to get out to Santa Monica to experience this new project from magnificent chef Bryant Ng and his wife Kim Ng, alongside serial Westside restaurateurs Zoe Nathan and Josh Loeb. The beautiful new bistro space, with a variety of different seating options and a sampling of outdoor patio tables, is one. The "Asian meets French" menu, full of Southeast Asian flavors pulled directly from the former Spice Table playbook, is another.

One of the most anticipated openings of the year, Cassia is (for now) accepting walk-ins only, but Toddrickallen says they’ll begin allowing reservations via OpenTable on June 21. Hours on the website for Cassia indicate that they’re closed on Mondays, but will keep late night hours most of the week (5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday, with an extension to midnight on Friday and Saturday nights).

1314 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA