Events

Woon @ Kuarto Pop Up

woon_kuarto_flyerArtboard 1.jpeg

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be popping up at our favorite store and brand in Long Beach, Kuarto. We’ve partnered up on limited edition merch, including a custom shopping bag and chopsticks, available exclusively at Kuarto. Join us for noodles, baos and beers provided by Sapporo. One night only!

IMG_4034.JPG
IMG_1052.jpg

KUARTO was founded by brothers, Raul and Diego Diaz, both born in Guadalajara, Mexico. A modern take on the Spanish spelling, the word "kuarto" translates to room.

The shop opened in 2016 and is treated as a case study of their lives’ work, as both brothers are involved in various endeavors, such as, interior architecture, photo & video, graphic design, branding and creative direction.

The shop aims to help declutter the noise we’re surrounded by in today’s consumer landscape by curating well designed hard and soft goods. They believe great design makes the objects we interact with daily more enjoyable and their mission is to source, highlight and create those objects. 

Press

Life & Thyme • The House We Build Our Parents

Screen Shot 2019-08-23 at 2.41.00 PM.png

Special thanks to Life & Thyme and Melanie Loon for writing such an amazing piece on Woon and it’s story. There are too many pull quotes from Melanie that really hit home as a Chinese-American. Many of the details at Woon are intentional and personal, but we can only take that experience so far for our guests. My sister and I grew up on this food, these plates, my mom’s furniture, but it’s up to our visitors to interpret all that. From time to time there will be a guest that mentions how nostalgic Woon is to them (Melanie was one of them), and that’s when it resonates with me the most. It’s those moments that remind me why we built this place. It’s not for the reviews, Yelpers, Insta posts, it’s to tell our story and welcome as many guests as we can just like @mamafongmakes did at her home. It’s up to all our guests to interpret it from there.

Read the entire article on Life & Thyme.

Special thanks to Cody James for the photography.

Press

Interview with WestwoodWestwood

Screen Shot 2019-08-12 at 5.17.15 PM.png

Style and culture site, WestwoodWestwood, recently came to chat about Woon’s beginnings and how our closest friends and family built this restaurant. Click here for the full feature.

Events

Woon Wine Dinner featuring Say When Wines & Wonderwerk • August 21

winewoon.jpg

Purchase tickets here.

Woon presents our first ever Woon Wine Dinner featuring Say When Wines and Wonderwerk. This special evening will feature a Chinese Prix Fixe menu paired with wines from Say When and Wonderwerk, our neighbors and winemakers based in Los Angeles. The evening will start at 7:30 pm and feature dishes from Woon’s regular menu as well as special off-menu items. We will try our best to accommodate eating restrictions, but please note some courses will be served family-style and no substitutions will be possible. Seating is limited to 25. Ride share is highly encouraged, please drive responsibly!

~~~

IMG_7662.jpg

Say When is a small winery run by husband and wife team, Michel and Rachel DeAscentiis. The wines are made from hand-harvested grapes in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County. They work with small family farms, most sustainable, organic or biodynamic and craft the wines themselves, with the help of friends and family. From there, each wine is given a unique name to reflect the personality within the bottle.

Featured Wines:

2018 Weird Parties, Skin Contact Grenache Blanc   Skin Contact (aka Orange) Grenache Blanc from Sarloos & Son’s El Camino Real Vineyard in Los Olivos. Fun but different, just like a weird party. Salty, light lemon, wet limestone, and subtle funkiness.

2018 Weird Parties, Skin Contact Grenache Blanc
Skin Contact (aka Orange) Grenache Blanc from Sarloos & Son’s El Camino Real Vineyard in Los Olivos. Fun but different, just like a weird party. Salty, light lemon, wet limestone, and subtle funkiness.

2017 RASI, Pinot Noir   Pinot Noir from Rancho La Viña, aged 10 months in neutral French Oak barrels. The wine has an unmistakable aroma of wild blackberries. The warm, velvet black fruit is layered with both baking and savory spices.

2017 RASI, Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir from Rancho La Viña, aged 10 months in neutral French Oak barrels. The wine has an unmistakable aroma of wild blackberries. The warm, velvet black fruit is layered with both baking and savory spices.

~~~


Wonderwerk is Issamu Kamide and Andrew Lardy, two high school friends seeking new directions in fermentation. They live in LA and make wines from all over California. They produce and bottle with their own hands and feet at Stirm Wine Co. in Watsonville, CA alongside an inspiring collective of young, talented winemakers. Their labels are designed by their talented friends Anton Goddard and Lana Shahmoradian.

Featured Wines:

Discovino Donna Rosé, 50% Sangiovese 50% Syrah  Corsican-inspired rosé from Paso Robles, CA. A perfumed, melon and strawberry-inflected quencher landing somewhere between the beach and the discothequé.

Discovino Donna Rosé, 50% Sangiovese 50% Syrah
Corsican-inspired rosé from Paso Robles, CA. A perfumed, melon and strawberry-inflected quencher landing somewhere between the beach and the discothequé.

Above & Below 2018, 33% Carignan 33% Mataro 33% Zinfandel  Consumable California heritage. 120-140 year old vines grown in 40 feet of pure sand. We are honored to share this multigenerational story - As Above, So Below.

Above & Below 2018, 33% Carignan 33% Mataro 33% Zinfandel
Consumable California heritage. 120-140 year old vines grown in 40 feet of pure sand. We are honored to share this multigenerational story - As Above, So Below.

Events

Grand Opening Party • June 1 @ Woon

WOONGRANDOPENING.jpg

Join us for our Grand Opening Party!! This Saturday, June 1st, marks our (almost) 3 month birthday. We’ll be bringing it back to our old school days and serving only Beef Noodles, Veggie Noodles and Pork Belly Baos in to-go boxes and paper trays. The old cart will also be making an appearance on our patio. Drinks will be provided by Sapporo and Madre Mezcal. Sounds by Miles Michaud of Reverberation Radio and Allah-Las. The fun starts at 6pm and goes until we close at 11pm. We’ll be open for our regular menu and hours from 11am - 6pm. Hope to see everyone there!!

Saturday, June 1st
6pm - 11pm
2920 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Events

Sandwich Pop Up • May 5 @ Woon

woon-ty-williams_Page_1.jpg

On Cinco de Mayo, my sister Andrea, will be popping up at our Chinese restaurant making sandwiches that don’t have to do with Chinese or Mexican food.

On the menu will be her signature chicken pesto burrata on a baguette and veggie on focaccia.

Our regular menu will be available along with beer, wine and sake. We’ll have some records playing while you enjoy your meal in the sun 🌞See you then!

Noodle doodle by Ty Williams