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Chinatown Ramps Up the Late Night Eats With Newcomer Called Secret Lasagna

Chef Royce Burke is doing burgers, lasagna, and more

The burger at Secret Lasagna
Royce Burke
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.

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.

Secret Lasagna
970 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA