DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - South Park continues to be one of Downtown’s most appetizing neighborhood thanks to the long awaited opening of the Hygge Danish bakery on the ground floor of the Luma building on 11th and Hope Streets and Katsuya Japanese restaurant at L.A. Live

The long-awaited Hygge, which means to be cozy or comfortable, opened its doors June 30. The 2,000-square-foot bakery offers Danish pastries which owner and Denmark native Rasmus Lee said “it’s a little hard to explain.”

“The majority of (items) have some sort of almond paste inside. It’s flaky, it’s light, and not too sweet,” he said. “It feels good, it smells good.” The bakery is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Pastries run about $3 to $5 for a freshly baked loaf of bread. They will also offer traditional Danish sandwiches.

Master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi brought his culinary talents to L.A. Live this week with the Monday night opening of the restaurant. The chef partnered with designer Phillippe Starck on the 7,000-square-foot open-floor restaurant which offers a menu featuring signature dishes like sesame tuna cones and spicy albacore sashimi.

Katsuya also features two private rooms, a private lounge, an outdoor dining patio and a 33 foot-long bar serving specialty cocktails such as the Burning Mandarin, Katsuya Fresh and Honey Basil Sling. The restaurant has three other locations in Brentwood, Hollywood and Glendale.

Katsuya at L.A. Live is open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4 p.m. to midnight Friday through Saturday.

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