Fast-casual Taiwanese-style food finally opens in Highland Park

HIGHLAND PARK – Pine & Crane’s Vivian Ku has opened a second Taiwanese style restaurant, Eater LA reports – as was promised about a year and a half ago.

The new location on York Boulevard is the former site of Ba restaurant, which served French classics for four years before announcing they were moving on to other projects, and were turning over the space to Ku.  The restaurant opened more than a year later than had initially been expected.

Ku’s new restaurant is called Joy – a Taiwanese “fast-casual” eatery that will be serving some of the same dishes as Pine & Crane in the Silver Lake Triangle.

That seems to depart from Ku’s earlier plan to be “completely different from Pine & Crane” – as does the scale of the restaurant, which eventually grew to include space from the former cafe-bakery next door.

But the menu includes many new items, and Ku did come through on the plan to keep the average tab to about $10.

Joy is at 5100 York Blvd. in Highland Park.

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  1. go back and stay in the San Gabriel Valley this area reserved for non gentrified original residents.

  2. I’m loving the new upscale Highland Park!

  3. Shame. York used to be for the gente. Now it’s all colonizer food.

  4. Tried it the other day and it was delicious! Welcome to the neighborhood. SO HAPPY to have you here. Now, let’s get more places like this up and down Fig and York please. We are desperate for new places to eat around here.

  5. Herberth Alvarez

    I will never spend my money in these f restaurants no matter how good they look. Highland Park was better off before the gentrification.

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