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Kismet Goes For All-Day Middle Eastern Glory in Los Feliz Soon

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The beautiful newcomer hopes to arrive by early next year

Kismet, Los Feliz
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.

There’s a lot to look forward to with Kismet, the forthcoming Los Feliz project from young stars Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson. The duo is also behind the popular Madcapra at Grand Central Market in Downtown, and will be expanding on the family-style Middle Eastern theme with their upcoming all-day eatery on Hollywood Boulevard.

Things have been progressing along since the first announcement for the restaurant back in April, when it was learned that Kramer and Hymanson would be partnering up with none other than Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo to make Kismet happen. Since then it’s been full steam ahead, and the team even recently got around to installing some finishing neon for the sign over the front door.

That said, Kismet isn’t planning to open in 2016. Things are still taking shape inside the former Mother Dough space, and the pair hasn’t dialed in an exact opening date just yet. They have been on a hiring tear though, bringing in Eric Murdoch (Cliff’s Edge) as the acting general manager and hiring Roni Ginach (also of Cliff’s Edge) to oversee all the lovely wine they plan on selling.

Another notable hire is Meadow Ramsey, who spent years and years making pastries at Sqirl, and was previously connected to Campanile and Gramercy Tavern.

When all is said and done the group will preside over a lovely 45-seat restaurant designed by Jeff Guga, who also did Jon & Vinny’s on Fairfax. Similar to type, Kismet will offer a ton of wood elements, along with a simple leaf system that allows stationary tables to connect to one another when big groups drop in.

Hours for Kismet will run 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with three square meals and a two-hour “snack time” window rounding out the late lunch/early dinner hours.

4648 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA