XO on Beverly

An Asian-Influenced Restaurant and Market Under Michael Hung

Where You Can Grab Fried Chicken on the Patio or a Sandwich for the Road

By Hadley Tomicki ·
None 10 Photos XO on Beverly

Adobo-rubbed pork belly porchetta.

Adobo-rubbed pork belly porchetta.

We're having trouble thinking about much else, really.

And we think you'll find yourself in a similarly pleasing predicament after meeting XO on Beverly, an Asian-influenced market-meets-restaurant helmed by Faith & Flower vet Michael Hung, now open in West Hollywood.

You'll find a few points of interest between the glass walls, concrete floors, visible beams and glowing, umbrella-ish finials spread over the back wall. Interesting points like... 

The market. This is where you'll pick up a little sake and beer, some house-fermented habanero plum sauce, a green curry chicken salad wrap and some sweet stuff before your Hollywood Bowl show. Correction: a lot of sake and beer.

The outdoor patio. That would be a perfect place to amass for brunch of duck leg steam buns, lemon ricotta pancakes, something called chicken pho-tza ball soup and fried chicken thighs. Not that there's a bad place to eat fried chicken.

The dining room. It looks rather elegant. And feels pretty private. Plus, there's a bar full of California wine and beer, plus cocktails made with soju and sake. 

Also, the dinner menu has a quarter-pound burger with kochujang mayo, banana leaf-steamed Alaskan cod and that adobo-rubbed pork belly porchetta.

Yes, still thinking about that.

Hadley Tomicki

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.


XO on Beverly
7475 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90036


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