Shop and Eat in Style at West Hollywood’s Sunset Plaza
Leave your car where it is, and explore these shops, cafes, restaurants, and spas on foot
Shop alongside your favorite celebs, fashionistas, swanky business travelers, and locals on the Sunset Strip. If you’re visiting West Hollywood, this is definitely an experience you won’t want to miss.
The Sunset Strip is known for its rock ‘n’ roll nightlife scene, but this legendary street also has some of L.A.’s best shopping, dining, fitness options, and spa treatments. Take a stroll, grab a bite, and treat yourself to an amazing day.
Your destination: 8700 Sunset Boulevard. Sunset Plaza offers a wide assortment of designer boutiques, cafes, beauty care destinations, and much more.
Where to Eat at Sunset Plaza
People-watch to your heart’s content while biting into a diverse offering of scrumptious food and drink.
The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker
This sun-drenched, cheerful patio restaurant is a must-try, especially for a leisurely Sunday brunch (hibiscus mimosa, anyone?). Fresh and flavorful, the menu highlights seasonal, local ingredients. BBCM is open daily for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m.
8653 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069
With its buzzing outdoor patio and famous Chinese Chicken Salad and Dim Sum, Chin Chin is a local favorite.
8618 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069
Le Petit Four
This charming spot, with its famous sunflower yellow awning, is a local landmark with “Cali-French” offerings. The menu ranges from Baguette with Warm Free-Range Roast Duck to Niçoise Ahi Tuna Steak Salad. For brunch treat yourself to the French Toast on Fresh Homemade Brioche Bread (brunch served Saturday and Sunday).
8654 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood 90069
Dining at Sushiya means you have a front-row seat for people- watching and soaking up the atmosphere of the Strip, especially at night. Both lively and laid-back, the varied menu includes killer wings, salads, soups, sandwiches, tacos, and beef tenderloin plus sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, and tempura.
8650 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Give in to temptation and indulge in a mighty (one-third of a pound) Angus beef burger on a buttered and toasted bun from a custom recipe—you won’t be disappointed. Wahlburgers also serves salads, sandwiches, chili, and more. Sauces and dressings are made in-house and local ingredients rule. Keep an eye out for the restaurant’s celebrity fans, including Post Malone, Justin Bieber, and chef Paul Wahlberg’s brothers—Donnie and Mark.
8615 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Craving Mexican that’s satisfying yet healthful? Head right over to Tocaya Organica. Choose from salads, tacos, bowls, and burritos, all grounded in traditional Mexican recipes and made with locally sourced organic fare. The meat and fish are fresh (never frozen) and free of hormones, steroids, and antibiotics. On Tuesdays, tacos are 2 for 1 and margaritas are $2 off.
8720 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Shop the Strip
Make time for a little retail therapy while you’re here.
Lorenzo is a fashionista’s nirvana. In this sleek space, you’ll find clothes from the likes of Vera Wang and Vivienne Westwood as well as Christian Dada (who has designed pieces for Lady Gaga), Claire Barrow, Fear Of God, Phoebe English, and Vika Gazinskaya, just to name a few. There are two stores on Sunset, one for women and one for men.
8660 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Zadig & Voltaire
Want to add a little French edge to your relaxed style? Zadig & Voltaire has you covered, literally. Founder Thierry Gillier is inspired by thinkers and artists from 18th-century writer Voltaire to more recent iconoclasts including Patti Smith, Marianne Faithfull, and Jane Birkin. Artistic Director Cécilia Bönström is a proponent of less is more. Jackets, tees, scarves, sweaters, and sneakers abound.
8640 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Ready to pamper your body and beautify your skin? Here’s where to go.
Beauty addicts will find cosmetics, skin-care products, and in-store spa treatments, including facials, massage, waxing, and makeup services at Bluemercury. Whether you want to hydrate your skin from head to toe, slather on a mask, or find a gorgeous new lip gloss, you’ll have choices galore.
8604 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Ole Henriksen Face/Body of Denmark
There is no shortage of ways to pamper yourself at Ole Henriksen Spa, tucked away in Sunset Plaza’s lower level. Services include specialty massages, salt and sugar scrubs, indulgent spa and bathing rituals, light therapy, nail care, and more. There are also several product collections (creams, cleansers, gels, serums, scrubs, etc.) in case you’re keen to implement a new skin-care regime.
8622 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Star sightings are part of life in West Hollywood, but you might be more likely to see A-listers pumping iron than partying till the wee hours. (Well, maybe that depends on the celeb.) AuraYoga offers a variety of classes, including flow-based yoga, light weight training, and hot fusion.
8608 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Crank the heat and make it happen! Hot Pilates has different classes to suit your fitness goals and your mood. Pilates Booty is “a high-energy hour dedicated to defining a beautiful backside.” Other options include Sculpt, Soul, Barre or Yoga-Pilates fusion.
8604 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Updated from the original article written by Jacqueline Fitzgerald