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Clubby Japanese Robata Closes in Santa Monica After Less Than a Year

Plus a breakfast sandwich pop-up, and beer and sports in West Hollywood

LDH Kitchen the Robata
The Robata
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.

Gone for good

It looks like an unceremonious shutter for LDH Kitchen in Santa Monica. The robata-ish restaurant opened only last summer, but tended to focus more on big lights and a bright show inside than a straightforward menu of Japanese staples. Now Toddrickallen says the place is all boarded up, and that Yelp has the restaurant listed as closed for good.

Sandwich alert

Check out this awesome breakfast sandwich pop-up happening at Eagle Rock’s Found Coffee tomorrow. The daytime event starts at 8 a.m. and runs to 11 a.m. only, with both vegan and meat options available.

Free party

There’s a free viewing party for the remaining episodes of Game of Thrones happening at Hotel Figueroa. The Sunday night throw-downs start at 5:30 p.m., and include food and drinks for purchase throughout the evening.

Congrats to Tavern

Standard-bearing Los Angeles restaurant Tavern is turning ten this year, and to celebrate Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne are doing a $68 multi-course menu on Tuesday, May 7. The evening affair also comes with a live jazz band and new cocktails to try.

Drinks on the corner

There’s a new spot for cocktails and sports in West Hollywood, as Rocco’s has opened a bold new corner location right at 8900 Santa Monica Boulevard. The sprawling 5,000 square foot restaurant spans across 200 indoor and outdoor seats, and one of the investors in this location is none other than former ‘NSync member Lance Bass. Expect hours from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. most days, and 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Seafood and more

Slay Steak and Fish House is set to open in Manhattan Beach on May 6. The seaside spot for chops and fish takes over for the former Darren’s at 1141 Manhattan Avenue, with a menu from namesake chef David Slay (Park Ave. Steaks & Chops, Il Garage).

Bring on the eggs

West Hollywood option Conservatory is opening for brunch this weekend, with a menu that works from crudites and simple smoked salmon and avocado toast to $10 bumps of straight caviar and a $19 double cheeseburger. The opening menu is below, with hours starting Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday service will commence on May 25.