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The Kitchen @ Westwood Quickly Flips Former Nik Nik Grill Space

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Open as of this week.

The Kitchen @ Westwood
The Kitchen @ Westwood
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.

Quietly enough, it looks as though Westwood’s Nik Nik Grill has decided to flip concepts. The 18 month old restaurant always had a soft spot for the healthier side of things, pushing an all-over-the-place menu of pizzas, Mexican food, and more; alas, the final Nik Nik days now seem to have come and gone.

In its place now sits The Kitchen @ Westwood (at symbol and all), a similarly-toned daytime operation situated under a glossy new green signboard. Open only as of this week, The Kitchen skews slightly more Mediterranean, with falafel plates and pita sandwiches, plus oddball options like döner kebab pizzas.

It’s a fast flip for the space, with Nik Nik at least appearing to still be up and running as of August 1, at least. But with The Kitchen @ Westwood, the team is now hoping to play into the Middle Eastern flavors more prominent in the area, while keeping costs low for that all-important UCLA student market.

The Kitchen keeps daily hours from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and is closed Sundays.

The Kitchen @ Westwood
1510 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA