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West Third Street’s Months-Old Skewer Spot Inko Nito Is Already a Goner

Sunday is the final night of service, though the Arts District location remains

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Inko Nito West Third Street
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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.

It’s been a truncated six-month run for Inko Nito on West Third Street. The upscale Japanese (mostly) skewer spot will shutter as of Sunday night, though the original Arts District location remains.

Inko Nito expanded onto busy West Third Street and into the also-short-lived Bianconi space just last summer, with hopes of adding something more to one of LA’s most dense restaurant rows. The Zuma group behind Inko Nito operates properties from London and Las Vegas to Miami, Dubai and Hong Kong, but struggled to capture an audience amidst competition from places like Slab barbecue, the Original Farmers Market, and everything happening at the Beverly Center.

So now Sunday night is the final evening of service. Reps for the restaurant send along the following note:

Today we sadly made the decision to close our West Third location at the end of this week, allowing our team to focus our attention on providing the best experience we can at our original sister location in the Arts District. We’re thrilled to have been a part of the Beverly Grove neighborhood, although ultimately it is not the right location for us. We would love our INKO family and friends from the community to come see us before our final dinner service on Sunday, February 17! Our Arts District location in DTLA remains open, welcoming old and new guests to experience the action on the robata and we’re excited to share a few new things we’re working on in Downtown soon.

Inko Nito. 8338 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA.