Famous New York City Spots in West Hollywood
If you want to take a bite of the big apple, it’s easy to do so right here on the streets of West Hollywood. Many popular businesses from New York have opened their doors in our city – from food to fitness and fashion. Here are some of the best east coast transplants you can now find out west.
Serious connoisseurs will love Sushi Ginza Onodera—a 2-star Michelin omakase restaurant import. While it’s not cheap, this is one of the town’s top Japanese raw fish experiences and the ‘trust me’ menu changes daily with bounty flow in from Tokyo, so it’s always a pleasant surprise.
If you’re more interested in the nightlife aspect of being part of the scene, but still want good quality sushi with a view of the city, Catch LA is the place for you. And, you never know which celebrity from Cindy Crawford to Kylie Jenner will take the elevator up to the top-floor venue for truffle sashimi and a sake cocktail.
For a serious cocktail program by a Manhattan institution, Employees Only is your local late-night drinking den with an inspired food menu to boot. Created specifically for L.A. is the Westside cocktail made with Charbay Meyer Lemon Vodka, lemon juice, mint and soda.
After dinner and drinks, spill the green tea at Cha Cha Matcha. A uniquely designed caffeinated fueled pit-stop on Robertson looks more like a Miami coffee shop with pink and green palm tree motifs but the drinks are also serious and healthy. The cafe’s high-quality matcha is sourced from Uji, Japan providing a smooth flavor with a strong buzz that is a fun alternative to coffee.
Only in L.A. would a popstar be a founding member of a boxing and fitness gym. Adam Levine was instrumental in bringing the N.Y. Dogpound movement out to WeHo. This exclusive by appointment only gym has a back-room basketball court and a gritty feel but the results are sleek and sexy. And, this branch features a visual art program curated by Vito Schnabel and a retail storefront.
Ready to Rumble? If you want to focus strikingly on boxing, this Chelsea-Flatiron phenomenon can help you go 10-rounds in the ring with a 45-minute strength and conditioning class. And, you know it’s legit if Equinox has bought into this group fitness company started by former Barry’s Bootcamp trainer Noah Neiman. Rumble fans on both coasts include Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, David Beckham, and Kevin Hart.
Primp and Pamper
Located in the iconic Sunset Tower Hotel, The Spa by Joanna Vargas is a hidden hub for advanced skin-care treatments. Here you will find LED light beds, radio frequency and microcurrent machines along with a relaxed and soothing environment for traditional facials and body treatments. You can get the full-body microdermabrasion, followed by the golden-glow sunless tan to complete your West Coast transformation.
Shop Til’ You Drop
No matter if you’re in New York or Los Angeles, we all love a bargain, especially when top labels are involved. The Real Real is an authenticated luxury designer retail boutique that is a couture collector’s dream. Spread out over several spaces on Melrose, the brick-and-mortar store was previously online only on this coast. Now you can try-on, buy or sell your slightly worn Gucci loafers or Valentino gown with ease.
For the hottest in streetwear brands, including kicks from New Balance and Yeezy, head to Kith at Fred Segal. Located below the actual store, with a sweets shop serving soft-swirl ice-cream with childhood favorite cereal toppings, you’ll feel like an insider who just stumbled upon a secret underground spot, and you would be right.