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West Hollywood’s Cherished Kura Sushi Closes on November 26

Plus Rossoblu pasta classes, WeHo’s best coffee shops, and a Tom Bergin’s revivial

Sushi from Kura Fine Japanese Cuisine
Uni and salmon roe sushi at Kura in West Hollywood
Matthew Kang
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Kura Fine Japanese Cuisine’s last day of operations will be on November 26 after 18 years of business in West Hollywood. Owned by father-and-son duo Sonny and Daniel Son, the longtime sushi restaurant evolved over the years from a mostly roll-focused spot to a serious omakase destination, garnering a video feature on Eater’s acclaimed Omakase show earlier this year. Daniel Son announced the last day on Instagram, stating that the Korean-inspired ganjang gejang, or marinated crab, nigiri highlighted in the video will be on the omakase menu until the restaurant closes in a few weeks.

Kura and all the other businesses in the sprawling Sunset Boulevard strip mall will close as the structures become demolished to make way for a big Frank Gehry-designed project. After Kura closes, Daniel Son will focus on his casual restaurant Katsu Sando, which should open before the end of the year in Chinatown. Make reservations now for the omakase counter as prime spots are already filling up.

In other news:

—Falafel King closes a few weeks ago in Westwood, but a new spot called Mr. Rice is going into the small space soon. Toddrickallen, who reported the switcheroo, isn’t quite sure if it’s related to a restaurant of the same name in Rowland Heights.

—The LA Times has a helpful guide on where to watch your favorite NFL teams play in LA.

—Wehoville has a helpful guide on the city’s best coffee shops and bars. Interestingly enough, Starbucks beats out Alfred Coffee.

—Looks like someone is trying to revive the Tom Bergin’s space after it was named an LA landmark. A new ABC license was filed in early October that indicates a transfer of ownership to Tom Bergins Operator, LLC. Stay tuned for more news.

—Sign up for one of Rossoblu’s upcoming pasta classes, a fairly serious $195, three-hour class that the Downtown restaurant’s sfoglino Francesco Allegro teaches in the next door event space. Learn to make dough by hand, roll out sheets, and cut pasta.

Kura Sushi

212 East 17th Street, , CA 92627 (949) 631-3200 Visit Website