Out with the old, in with the new. That seems to be the case with the new Oystars, a humorously-named seafood spot in Little Tokyo. Previously, the restaurant occupying the same address was a short-lived version of Orange County's Urban Seoul.
For their part, Oystars is doing a rather eclectic blend of pure American and Cajun seafood options, with by-the-pound pricing for lobster, crawfish, shrimp, and more. But look closely and you'll also find seafood pastas, a full raw bar for those namesake oysters, plus poke, lunch special rice bowls, and evening beer, wine, and soju.
It's a wild mix that will hopefully fit well into the tall, dark party space. The dining room is usually colorful and noisy in the best way — or at least it was when Urban Seoul first opened back in November of last year, before going down for some construction a while back and never returning. Hours for Oystars run 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
136 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA