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Is Hollywood Really Getting a Dim Sum Restaurant?

Could be.

Farley Elliott
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.

It would certainly seem, at least based on the signage that’s currently up, that Hollywood (or, well, sort-of-almost-East Hollywood) is in line for its very own dim sum house.


That’s the word on the corner of Bronson and Sunset right now, where signage has just been revealed for a spot to be tentatively called IXLB, with a not-so-subtle subhed reading "DIMSUM EATS". So, maybe? And if so, does the XLB in the name stand for xiao long bao, the famed soup dumpling?

Right now, there are more questions than answers. The place itself is papered over still, and there’s no trace of an IXLB online so far. An ABC license check comes up empty for that address, too.

If true, it would certainly be an odd location for a dim sum restaurant, tucked as it is into a nowhere’s-ville location right by Hoy-Ka and that big ol’ Arby’s. Plus, the restaurant seems awful small for what usually passes as a dim sum house, so it’s unlikely they’d be able to push out the kind of wide variety usually associated with the meal.

At the moment, though, it’s all just one big question mark.

IXLB Dimsum
5900 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA