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Inside Hollywood's Slick New Dumpling Takeout

A timely takeaway shop for the growing neighborhood.

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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.

You might have noticed by now a none-too-subtle dumpling mural on the side of a building at Sunset and Bronson in Hollywood. It’s a calling card of sorts for the inbound IXLB Dimsum Eats, a new takeaway dim sum operation with plans to feed the neighborhood, launching March 10.

First spotted in September of last year, IXLB — the XLB, at least, is short for the iconic xiao long bao style of Chinese soup dumpling — has been slowly working its way to arrival in the Hollywood area. That’s good news for the myriad studios, apartment complexes, and student housing facilities arranged nearby; after all, that stretch of near-East Hollywood has been forlorn with options for a while now, so soup dumplings can only help. The full menu is below.

What’s more, IXLB is aiming for a large swath of dim sum favorites, and each priced competitively at $3.95 apiece. There will be a variety of steamed buns, spring rolls, scallion pancakes, and baked options, plus rice dishes and desserts. Again, this is takeout stuff, but the lack of real seating and a hyper quick service model are precisely what’s helping to keep costs so low. Expect IXLB Dimsum Eats to launch next week at Sunset and Bronson, and keep daily hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. thereafter.

IXLB Dimsum Eats
5900 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

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