05 Dec Warrior Los Angeles Opens on the Sunset Strip
If you are heading to the Sunset Strip for a concert at the Whisky A Go Go, you can now grab a bite to eat or order a drink before or after a show. Warrior has opened in the next door space which used to be the home of Pearl’s Rooftop space.
Based on its location, it is easy to quickly jump to conclusions about what kind of space Warrior is. Yes, it is a lounge/bar and yes, it will attract the scene-chasers. But, there is an open-air rooftop restaurant run by Top Chef Season 3 winner Chef Hung Huynh who has come to LA from New York to oversee the Warrior menu. And, the cocktail menu has been created by consultants Sweet & Chili, a specialist drinks agency.
Entering Warrior, you walk down a long hallway, with exposed brick on one side and funky Japanese-inspired wallpaper on the other side. On the left is the bar, a boldly decorated art deco lounge that should be named the Peacock room due to it’s bright blue colors and the peacock images. The bar is warm and inviting to sit back and enjoy a cocktail.
If you continue down the hallway, you will come to a set of stairs. Head up the stairs and just at the top is a large table for a private party. While the space will not be closed off to outside noise, it is quite stunning with a live green wall and the fresh air above.
Continuing past the stairs, you will pass another bar which leads to a lounge deck.
And up a few more steps, you will find the rooftop dining area.
The menu at Warrior is Asian-influenced and two standout dishes were the crispy cauliflower and roast chicken with yucca fries. Other dishes include Wagyu beef potstickers, drunken noodles, tempura avocado, sea bass lettuce wraps, tomato tofu salad, crack cucumber and filet mignon with black garlic sauce, yu choy and mushrooms.
Warrior Los Angeles
8909 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA