Itching to hit up the freshest new spots downtown? From a nail school salon to an ice cream spot, read on for a list of the newest hotspots to debut in this area of Los Angeles.
Neihule Nail School
305 E. Eighth St.
Neihule Nail School is a cosmetology school and nail technician spot.
On the nail services menu, expect to see items like manicures and pedicures, acrylics and nail art. The salon also offers hair coloring, cuts and styling, as well as body waxing, eyelash services and skincare.
Neihule Nail School currently holds 4.5 stars out of nine reviews on Yelp, indicating good reviews.
Yelper Coco Zsa Zsa Z., who reviewed Neihule Nail School on May 10, wrote, “I absolutely adore this salon. Everyone was so friendly and the service is amazing. I saw LinLin and she was awesome. The space is gorgeous, too.”
Jenny T. noted, “Love it here. Always feel welcome and can relax with a nice glass of champagne, pinot grigio or chardonnay. There are comfy chairs and all the girls pay close attention to detail. Erika, Lena and Dana are wonderful and care about every client.”
Neihule Nail School is open from 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m. on Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.– p.m. on Wednesday-Friday and 9 a.m.–7 p.m. on Saturday. (It’s closed on Monday and Sunday.)
939 S. Broadway
Zinqué is a French spot.
Zinqué specializes in French cuisine. From croissants to steak frites to Niçoise salad, this spot serves up an array of Parisian cuisine. Located next to the Ace Hotel theater, this is the restaurant’s third location.
Yelp users are excited about Zinqué, which currently holds five stars out of six reviews on the site.
Yelper Emily W., who reviewed Zinqué on May 11, wrote, “Love the new downtown location. The restaurant was beautifully appointed and we had great service. [The food] all came from the kitchen perfect.”
Chris M. noted, “The place really adds to the vibe of the growing Broadway street. The actual food, while maybe slightly overpriced, is great. It has a nice vibe and ambience and even has an outdoor section for the wine bar. The wine selection is great as well, pulling primarily from France but having a wide variety of different wines.”
Zinqué is open from 6:30 a.m.–11 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Sunday, 6:30 a.m.–11 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and 7 a.m.–2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Uji Time Dessert
333 S. Alameda St., Suite 103
Uji Time Dessert is a spot to score ice cream.
This new business has Japanese fusion-style desserts. On the menu, look for ice cream flavors such as tofu, sesame and matcha in taiyaki cones, which are Japanese fish-shaped cakes. It also offers a variety of mochi ice cream flavors.
With a four-star rating out of 17 reviews on Yelp, Uji Time Dessert has been getting positive attention.
Yelper Miho M., who reviewed Uji Time Dessert on April 12, wrote, “I definitely recommend the black sesame and matcha — the flavors are a perfect balance between ice cream sweetness and the bitterness of matcha and sesame.”
Joycelyn C. noted, “Black sesame, tofu and matcha are amongst their regular flavors and they have a rotating special. The taiyaki was nice and crisped to perfection. Two toppings were also included and they had interesting options like matcha powder, pocky sticks and choco sticks.”
Uji Time Dessert is open from 1 p.m.–10 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and 1 p.m.–11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.