More news on that mysterious dim sum spot slated to drop into Hollywood soon. Despite being rather tiny — and not exactly in the thick of things — it seems that IXLB Dimsum Eats has big ambitions, including a hopeful late October arrival.
The plan, it seems, is to focus on takeaway orders, with some 25 prepared options available at any given time. That includes everything from chili oil wontons to scallion pancakes and beef rolls, plus the usual steam buns and xiao long bao and har gow that are so prominent in any true dim sum experience. It’s an aggressive track to take, especially when combined with the restaurant’s proposed price point: a flat $3.95 per menu item.
To keep overhead costs low, the plan for now is to utilize ordering tablets a la Tatsu Ramen, and to only make a few tables available inside. For the most part, this is a pick-up only joint, which — if successful — could bring something very unique and awesome to an otherwise unremarkable stretch of Sunset Boulevard. And, as some commenters have said, construction is underway on the future home of Netflix nearby, which would certainly increase the foot traffic to the area when combined with all those Emerson College students.
Management says their chef has the goods to make it happen too, with over 30 years of pure dim sum experience. Let’s hope they’re right — the city could always use more dim sum.
IXLB Dimsum Eats
5900 Sunset Blvd.