Our Santa Monica location was originally opened under other ownership in 1953 as an upscale-casual bar with next-level beer selections. Chef Sang Yoon loved the bar, and asked to purchase the location for years until the owner relented in 1999.
Chef wanted to give this incredible neighborhood bar longevity by restoring the signage, the interior, and adding some delicious food to the menu in its tiny kitchen. This is the kitchen where the original “Office Burger” was born, establishing worldwide recognition. Today, its small and intimate indoor-only setting gives the bar a nostalgic and welcoming feel.