Chef Royce Burke is landing in Chinatown soon with a new late night restaurant to be called Secret Lasagna. The shop’s aim is to feed the post-bar and show crowds around Downtown Los Angeles, with a menu that includes burgers, vegan tacos, a duck casserole, and of course that namesake lasagna.
Burke is no stranger to Chinatown, having worked for years everywhere from Chimney Coffee to the massively popular Bob’s Burgers pop-up at Unit 120 last year. Now he’s scaling out on his own with Secret Lasagna at Mandarin Plaza along Broadway, the same open-air mall that once housed Pok Pok and still has names like Coffee Hall Chinatown.
Burke says the opening will happen on July 19, with Secret Lasagna keeping hours from 5 p.m. to midnight for takeout, and until 3 a.m. for delivery exclusively through UberEats. There will be a couple of seats in the front for anyone who wants them, but mostly this is a grab and go setup where guests can get $8 single lasagna servings, or big full trays that feed a party for $28. The full menu is up at the restaurant’s website now.
970 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA