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New Beverly Hills Restaurant Looks Like a Sci-Fi Spaceship Commissary

Joss Bites is not messing around with its decor choices

Joss Bites
Inside Joss Bites
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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.

Check out Beverly Hills’ newest dining option: Joss Bites, a very futuristic space station that’s doing everything from pork jia jiang mein to meat skewers, steamed buns with duck confit, and dumplings.

As the image above shows, the plan with Joss Bites is to make the entire dining experience feel a little like dining on the forward deck of the Starship Enterprise. The communal tables feature glowing astrological maps, there’s dramatic lighting everywhere, and nearly the every corner of the restaurant has been laid over with sheetmetal.

The menu, however interesting, does not quite follow the same format. One might expect a Vespertine or Destroyer-level experience here, but instead the menu is rather straightforward as far as pan-Asian small bites shops go, with room for seafood, duck, chicken, noodles, soups, and beyond. The full menu can be found here.

Joss Bites
Shrimp wontons
Joss Bites

As Toddrickallen first pointed out back in May, Joss Bites is an obvious offshoot to sister restaurant Joss Cuisine (also on S. Santa Monica Boulevard), which is itself a newer take on the now-shuttered Joss. The original Joss was for decades a Beverly Hills Chinese food staple, but ultimately the place closed as the focus shifted to these new endeavors. Joss Bites is open now, keeping hours from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Joss Bites. 9921 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA.