Interested in exploring the freshest new spots downtown? From a smoothie spot to a ramen restaurant, read on to see the newest spots to open for business in this Los Angeles neighborhood.
Robeks Fresh Juices & Smoothies
419 W. Pico Blvd.
Robeks Fresh Juices & Smoothies is a spot to score juice, smoothies and more.
This new business serves up healthy drinks and food, with items ranging from smoothies to fresh-squeezed juices to açai bowls. On the menu, look for the Queen of All Greens smoothie, with fresh kale, fresh spinach, pineapple, banana and apples, or the Cool Cucumber juice, with cucumber, apple and lemon ginger.
Robeks Fresh Juices & Smoothies currently holds five stars out of six reviews on Yelp, indicating good reviews.
Yelper Nvard O., who reviewed Robeks Fresh Juices & Smoothies on April 28, wrote, “There are so many great juices on the menu. The place is so clean and the staff is amazing.”
Yelper Mary K. added, “I’ve been to many Robeks juice stores before, but never one like this! Aside from how yummy my strawberry/banana smoothie was, the place itself was so beautifully made.”
Robeks Fresh Juices & Smoothies is open from 6 a.m.–8 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m.–8 p.m. on weekends.
801 S. Olive St., Suite B
Tocaya is a Mexican spot.
This new business provides modern Mexican cuisine. On the menu, expect to see items like the black bean and quinoa bowl; the Baja taco with shaved cabbage, sweet chipotle sauce, cilantro and vegan chipotle crema with a choice of protein; and the gluten-free burrito with Spanish cauliflower rice, black beans, peppers, jalapeño cabbage and vegan chipotle crema in a coconut and cassava flour tortilla.
Tocaya’s current Yelp rating of 3.5 stars out of 56 reviews indicates the newcomer is finding its way, but it’s still early days.
Yelper Melanie G., who reviewed Tocaya on April 25, wrote, “Wonderful healthy Mexican restaurant with plenty of options for carnivores, vegetarians, vegans and pescetarians! They really can accommodate most dietary restrictions. The guacamole is an absolute must — order to share as an appetizer with their plantain chips.”
Yelper Vivian L. added, “The tacos were definitely good — small portions but quality ingredients nevertheless…I would definitely recommend the guacamole. It’s very fresh and they top it off with pomegranate seeds for an added twist. You can choose between regular tortilla or plantain chips. The agua frescas are also made with natural sugars so it is not too sugary tasting.”
Tocaya is open from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. daily.
615 S. Spring St.
Silverlake Ramen is a spot to score ramen and more; this is the ramen spot’s fourth location.
Silverlake Ramen offers up ramen, rice bowls and appetizers, with menu items ranging from tonkotsu to spicy shoyu. Ramen diners may also choose pork, chicken or tofu to add to their dish, and the rice bowls include chicken karaage, spicy tuna and pork.
Silverlake Ramen’s current rating of 4.5 stars out of 52 reviews on Yelp indicates positive attention from users.
Yelper Travis H., who reviewed Silverlake Ramen on April 13, wrote, “Silverlake Ramen is really great! The staff is very friendly and this menu is very accommodating. It’s great if you’re feeling ‘noodle-y’ and the rice bowls are bomb. The food tastes awesome and they’re open late.”
Sean H. noted, “One of the best ramen experience ever! The staff is nice and courteous and the food is amazing. The Blaze is my favorite!”
Silverlake Ramen DTLA is open from 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.–2 a.m. on Friday, noon–2 a.m. on Saturday and noon–10 p.m. on Sunday.