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Lien Ta

Tastemaker

Before opening Here's Looking At You, Lien Ta worked side-by-side with Jonathan Whitener at Animal, where they dug one another's talent and badassery so much they joined forces to chase Lien's childhood dream of owning a restaurant. Fast forward a year and they're killing it in K-Town, serving up “fine-ish non-Korean dining with a good wine list and fun cocktails.” “There is also so much history here involving Old Hollywood— the second-ever Oscars was held in this neighborhood. It’s just timeless — from the art deco architecture to the food and the people,” says Lien.