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Sherman Oaks Mediterranean Standout Mizlala Grows to West Adams

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Another new name for the red-hot district south of the freeway

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A bowl of hummus with herbs, paprika, and parsley.
Joshua Lurie
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.

Signage is up now for a new location of Mizlala, the popular Sherman Oaks sit-down Mediterranean spot. Instead of sticking to the Valley, this next outlet is going to be in white-hot West Adams.

Mizlala came onto the scene in 2016 after taking the place of longtime local haunt Simon’s Cafe along Sepulveda Boulevard. The unassuming space situated next to the 405 quickly caught on, with Eater contributor Josh Lurie saying the restaurant offered an “interesting confluence of dishes presented with unusual flair in a prime location with premium value.” Now chef/owner Danny Elmaleh is set to expand the name with a more casual corner offshoot at West Adams and Burnside, essentially across the street from Delicious Pizza and the new-ish Alta Adams.

Asked about the incoming restaurant, reps for the restaurant say it won’t have the same sit-down vibe as the Sherman Oaks originator. Instead expect more of a grab-and-go vibe, likely with a reduced and reformatted menu to boot, though still keeping with the Mediterranean flavors that helped make Elmaleh so well-known while at Cleo. As for an opening, expect something in the spring of next year, as the signage shows.

Mizlala West Adams. 5400 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.