The completely remodeled US Bank Tower building in Downtown has just added a new restaurant tenant: LiOrient Asian Bar & Restaurant.
Back in 2015, a restaurant group called M2K took control over a space that previously belonged to McCormick & Schmick’s inside the US Bank Tower. They sat on it for years, hoping to eventually drop in a restaurant with a Cantonese look and feel under the name Monkee, but over time those dreams faded away. So now there’s LiOrient (by way of an unaffiliated group), an even more casual and drinks-focused restaurant doing lunch and happy hour, with dinner coming soon.
LiOrient’s daytime menu reads like a catch-all of Chinese options, from scallion pancakes and eggrolls to noodles, dumplings, fried rice, and mains like black pepper filet mignon. There’s a section dedicated to various duck preparations as well, including a $46 whole Peking Duck, traditionally served thin with crispy skin and pancakes for wrapping it all up. There’s a full bar available for happy hour, too.
LiOrient lands on the 4th floor of the US Bank Tower, and is now keeping hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with a transition to happy hour from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinner is slated to be added down the line.
LiOrient Asian Bar & Restaurant
633 W. 5th St., Ste. #400
Los Angeles, CA
Correction: A previous version of this story said that M2K restaurant group was behind LiOrient, but they are no longer representing the property.