As the year comes to a close, here are the top 10 dining stories for Century City-Westwood in 2022, sorted chronologically.
Ghost Kitchen Opens in Westwood Supermarket
January 12, 2022 – Ghost Kitchen Opens in Westwood Supermarket. Full article here.
One of LA’s Oldest Thai Restaurants Reopens on Sawtelle
March 9, 2022 – Tuk Tuk Thai has reopened in its new Sawtelle location as reported by Eater Los Angeles. The new location for this westside fave is at the space formerly occupied by Cafe Dahab right next to Cinefile Video and just around the corner from the Nuart Theatre on the northern edge of Sawtelle Japantown. After 23 years on Pico Boulevard, Tuk Tuk has moved with chef Amanda Kuntee and sister/partner Katy Noochlaor, who also run Same Same Thai Restaurant in Silver Lake. Full article here.
A Westwood Restaurant Serves 94,500 Individual Meals to Local Seniors During the Pandemic. But They Aren’t Stopping There
May 4, 2022 – A “welcome” sign in Greek letters arches over the entrance of Delphi Greek in Westwood unspeakably counting the many who have entered and dined in the restaurant over the last 35 years. Full article here.
Hurry Curry Reopens in Santa Monica
May 11, 2022 – Westside favorite Hurry Curry has opened officially in Santa Monica at 2901 Ocean Park Blvd Ste. 125. After losing their lease at their former space in Sawtelle Japantown, they closed in February of 2021, and after a year of waiting and the announcement that the restaurant would be open in their new Ocean Park storefront in March, Hurry Curry has finally opened their doors at the new location on May 3. Full article here.
Alice Water’s and David Tanis’ LULU Now Open for Dinner Hours in Westwood
June 15, 2022 – Alice Waters’s and David Tanis’ LULU at the Hammer Museum has finally launched dinner service after opening last fall. Chef Dan Tanis, formerly one of the head chefs at Waters’ Chez Panisse in Berkeley, heads up the sustainable kitchen at LULU. The lunch service at the restaurant remains unchanged and runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday each week. Bar service is available Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Full article here.
Westwood Favorite Fat Sal’s Opens in Venice
August 11, 2022 – Fat Sal’s Deli is officially open in Venice and things are going well for the new business. Full article here.
Longtime Sawtelle Sushi Restaurant Closes Permanently
September 7, 2022 – On August 28, Sawtelle’s venerable Kiriko Sushi closed its doors for good after 23 years of service. Full article here.
Fast Casual Indian Eatery Tulsi Opens New Location in Westwood
September 22, 2022 – Tulsi Indian Eatery, the upscale yet casual Indian eatery has opened its newest location in Westwood at 10916 Lindbrook Drive. Full article here.
Biden Eats Lunch at Westwood Taco Shop
October 19, 2022 – During a short stop in Southern California last week, President Joe Biden stopped at a local taco shop in Westwood. Full article here.
Famous NYC Restaurant Opening Century City Location
December 22, 2022 – Chef Dani Garcia is bringing Casa Dani, a famous New York City restaurant staple, to the Westfield Century City Mall next year as reported by What Now Los Angeles. The Westfield Mall is located at 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard and the food court area is on the third floor of the mall, near the AMC Century 14 theatres. Casa Dani will replace the now-closed Rocksugar. Full article here.