SOURCE: Trader Vic's at L.A. LIVE

Trader Vic's at L.A. LIVE

June 03, 2009 14:07 ET

Trader Vic's at L.A. LIVE Now Open for Lunch

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 3, 2009) - Trader Vic's at L.A. LIVE is now open for lunch, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The lunch menu includes appetizers, starter salads and soups like the Bongo Bongo Soup made with fresh oysters and spinach glazed with cream; unique entrée salads, like the Hawaiian Ahi Poke, which is tuna in soy chili marinade with avocado cream and taro chips. For a new twist on the old sandwich, Trader Vic's offers many options, including the Cho Cho Burger, which is 8-oz. of all natural beef, with teriyaki glazed cucumber salad on a sesame seed bun; the Prawn Club Sandwich, which is grilled prawns and pancetta on toasted brioche. To see the full menu, visit

Trader Vic's at L.A. LIVE has been bustling since its opening on May 2. "The large number of people the Staples Center, Nokia Theatre, and the LA Convention Center attract to the downtown area are underserved by the limited amount of restaurants in the area," explains John Valencia, senior partner of The Valencia Group, the restaurant management group that owns and operates the restaurant. "We have responded quickly to the demand and have extended our menu to include great Polynesian-inspired lunch favorites."

The menu at Trader Vic's at L.A. LIVE reflects the best of many cuisines: from the world-famous Chinese wood-fired ovens, where meat fish and fowl are slowly roasted to perfection in the true 'roti' tradition -- without ever being exposed to an open flame, to delicious wok dishes, Polynesian and American classics. Special "quick item" menu options are available for people who are in a hurry.

The décor reflects elements of the traditional tiki bar: beautiful carved wood, tiki masks, tribal décor, lots of plants, and comfortable booths and tables, as well as patio seating. The glass-enclosed Chinese oven sits centered in the back of the restaurant, so patrons can watch the master chefs at work. For private parties and meetings, Trader Vic's at L.A. LIVE has a private room that can seat up to 80 people, with special menus and services available for events.

Operating hours:

--  Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight;
--  Friday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.;
--  Saturday 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.;
--  Sunday 4 p.m. to midnight.

Live entertainment is featured Friday and Saturday, and drink specials are available from 4 to 6 p.m. daily during "Tiki Time." Throughout 2009, the restaurant will host events and offer specials to honor the 75th anniversary of Trader Vic's founding in 1934.

Trader Vic's at L.A. LIVE is located at 800 W. Olympic Blvd., between Francisco Blvd. and Figueroa Street. Reservations can be made directly by calling the restaurant or through For more information about The Valencia Group or Trader Vic's at L.A. LIVE, visit or call 213-785-3330.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Lisa Elia
    Phone: 310-479-0216
    Fax: 888-548-5950
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