Fat Sal’s continues to expand their presence in their hometown of Los Angeles: They will soon bring their old-school deli fare to Studio City.
LA Digs recently spotted auspicious “Coming Soon” signage at the California Pavilion shopping center at 12265 Ventura Boulevard, by Laurelgrove Avenue. Upon closer inspection, it became clear that Fat Sal’s will soon join California Pavilion’s dining lineup, which already includes local staples like Burosu Ramen, Green Apple China Bistro, and California Pizza Kitchen. Fat Sal’s will take over the space that was formerly occupied by Jamba Juice.
For years, Fat Sal’s has redefined “California Cuisine” with their new and inventive takes on East Coast style deli fare. Their menu includes sandwiches like the Fat Sal with ribeye steak and mozzarella sticks, the Fat Buffalo with chicken fingers and buffalo hot sauce, and the Vegan Fat Falafel, plus they offer a wide selection of burgers, salads, and milkshakes.
Founded in Los Angeles by Sal Capek and Josh Stone in 2010, Fat Sal’s has pushed to redefine “California Casual Cuisine” while serving up new West Coast versions of old-school East Coast deli favorites.
In 2014, Fat Sal’s got their big break when they were featured on an episode of the hit Food Network TV show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives starring celebrity chef Guy Fieri. Since then, Fat Sal’s has expanded to 6 locations across LA, plus their first overseas restaurant in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Though Fat Sal’s began filling out paperwork with the City of Los Angeles to open this Studio City space last fall, they have not yet announced a specific opening date here. We will provide updates as more details become available.
If you can’t wait that long to give Fat Sal’s a try, you can check out their other San Fernando Valley location on Ventura Boulevard in Encino, their outpost on Highland Avenue in Hollywood, and their original restaurant on Gayley Avenue in Westwood. Or, if you’re looking for another option new to Studio City, consider Prince Street Pizza or keep your eyes peeled for Shake Shack’s opening.