Bento Man, ShopHouse, & More Now Open

New & Notable Restaurants: Week of October 18


Downtown: Japanese snack shack Bento Man has just brought everyone’s favorite angry onigiri mascot downtown, with a second location now open in Little Tokyo. The menu features the typical J-street food fare: teriyaki, curry, ramen, and the like. » 228 E. 1st St., Downtown.

Santa Monica: Fans of Chipotle co-CEO Steve Ellis’ build-your-own rice bowl concept can now get their Sriracha fix beachside, at ShopHouse’s second L.A. location at the Third Street Promenade. In classic Chipotle-style, guests pick from a range of carbs, proteins, veggies, sauces, and garnishes, including brown rice, grilled chicken satay, and green papaya slaw. » 1401 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica.

West Hollywood: There’s a new Asian-Australian café in the neighborhood: The Bossy Wife & Co. This homey, handmade pillow-festooned eatery comes to us from Australia native Marianne Rumantir and serves up everything from traditional Australian “brekkies” to grilled oxtail soup. Wind down your culinary world tour with a green crème brûlée or black sesame panna cotta. » 8719 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.

Downtown: Grand Central Market continues to unveil new vendors. New this week is Pressed Brothers Juicery (not to be confused with Pressed Juicery) from co-owners J.D. and David Jones. Find them on a cart near the market’s broadway entrance. Juices are $6-$8; twitter followers get 10% off their order.  » 317 S. Broadway, Downtown.

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