Upstart Japanese casual spot Supertoro is on the expansion path once again. The company first came to life earlier this year as part of Santa Monica’s buzzy new SocialEats food hall at the Gallery, and has already inked a deal for a follow-up location in Hollywood. Next up: Echo Park.
The new Supertoro will continue in the same vein as the others, offering relatively inexpensive Japanese hand rolls and cut rolls, as well as other snacks and sides and bento boxes. Both Hollywood and Echo Park will also offer an expanded menu including ceviche, tataki, and desserts, and will continue to have options for craft beer and wine, including a weekday happy hour with 50% off drinks from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., which is already up and running at the Santa Monica location.
The upcoming Echo Park location is still a little ways off, but will land inside the renovated Brick Works buildings along Sunset Boulevard. which has been in planning since at least 2017. Stereoscope Coffee has already taken an adjacent space inside the development.
The upcoming K2 Restaurants-owned Supertoro will add its name to a slew of other new and upcoming restaurant projects in Echo Park. There’s the recently opened Adamae, Lowboy, and Bar Flores down the street, as well as the still-coming Clark Street Bread and the recently-opened Laveta coffee shop and restaurant nearby. And, just up the street, Ototo and Tsubaki already hold down a pretty strong corner on Japanese food.
Supertoro Echo Park. 1485 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park.