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Terra Cotta Stuns Koreatown With One Seriously Gorgeous Dining Room

This restaurant just might change the way you think about the neighborhood

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.

Take a peek inside at Terra Cotta, Koreatown’s newest dining gem. The drop-dead gorgeous space is nearly ready for its Wilshire Boulevard debut in the Pellissier Building adjoining the Wiltern, and promises to change the way you think about dining out before a show.

First, the space. Sean Knibb of Knibb Design brought the tall, deep room to life with lots of light touches across tile, marble, and wood, while maintaining a return to elegance thanks to hand-finished glass chandeliers and a few well-placed, impossibly tall booths.

You’ll find a wraparound bar and communal table that’s perfect for grabbing a post-show drink, plus a mix of four-tops spread over the open dining room. A few low booths run along the glassy street side of the space, while several shockingly tall options frame the dining area at the far end. Add in a small run of counter that looks directly into the kitchen — plus some extra hidden-away details throughout the cavernous space — and you’ve got all the makings of a stone-cold stunner.

Terra Cotta is the work of the Sixth Avenue restaurant team, which has been shaping the Koreatown landscape with restaurant names like Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong and Quarters for years. Now they’ve got chef Danny Ye of NYC’s Nobu on board doing a broad international menu that leans Asian but isn’t restricted, while beverage director Michael Nemčik works the full bar.

Terra Cotta opens softly on November 21, though their official coming out party won’t happen until sometime in December. Expect evening hours from 5 p.m. on and, eventually, late nights that keep rolling until 2 a.m., with lunch and more coming down the line.

Terra Cotta
3760 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

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