Heavy construction at the corner of West Adams and Cloverdale in West Adams is producing some interesting restaurant results. It seems that none other than San Gabriel Valley noodle shop Mian is taking up a big chunk of the ground floor space, with plans to bring lots of mouth-numbing Sichuan spice to South LA.
Eater has confirmed that Mian did indeed sign a lease for the property, which is still under construction. There’s no timetable for opening, but designs are being drawn up now as development on the overall property continues. The plan is to expand on what the restaurant already does well out in San Gabriel, while adding a few items to the menu and operating in a much bigger space.
For those unfamiliar, Mian is among the most sought-after noodle shops in the greater San Gabriel Valley. The restaurant comes by way of the founders of impressively busy Sichuan powerhouse Chengdu Taste, and focuses on spicy noodles and dumplings, mostly. Here’s what Jonathan Gold had to say for the LA Times in a review from back in 2016:
There is nothing quite like Mian. The flavors are bright and clean, informed as much by the tart funkiness of Sichuan pickles as by pure chile heat; the noodles (handmade, although not necessarily in-house) have an integrity and chew you might associate with good Italian pasta.
The new Mian lands across the street from Fais Do Do, the iconic West Adams event venue and club, and not far from Alta Adams or the planned future home of a second Mizlala from the San Fernando Valley. Got more news and comings and goings in West Adams? Hit the tip line, anonymity guaranteed.
Mian West Adams. 5263 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.