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Walter El Nagar Pops Up in Beverly Hills With New Round of Barbershop Ristorante Dinners

A return to form for the longtime chef.

Japanese Knife Imports, Beverly Hills
Japanese Knife Imports, Beverly Hills
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.

Local chef Walter El Nagar has returned to the streets with a new series of pop-up dinners to be held at Japanese Knife Imports in Beverly Hills. The popular one-off dinner destination has previously hosted evenings from the likes of Jesse Barber and others, and will now become El Nagar’s Barbershop Ristorante for a few evenings at the end of the month.

After departing from Santa Monica Yacht Club soon after opening, El Nagar is returning to his modern Italian sensibilities, working up playful dishes like octo-pasta (that’s pasta di gragnano with octopus and potatoes), alongside a sardine course, some opening snacks, and a dessert finisher. Check out the full menu here.

Reservations for each of the three nights — June 25, 27, and 28 — can be made now using the Reserve app. There are two seatings, a 6:30 p.m. and an 8 p.m., and each is $65 with a byob policy (no corkage fees).

Japanese Knife Imports

8642 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (310) 399-0300 Visit Website