Hoyul Steven Choi Expands Restaurant Empire w/ Sweet Maple - Santa Monica

February 19, 2024

Esteemed California restaurateur Hoyul Steven Choi just extended his brunch empire further into California with Sweet Maple -- Santa Monica. Located a stone's throw from the Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Pier, Sweet Maple -- Santa Monica debuts an iconic San Francisco brunch spot to Southern California food enthusiasts for the first time. Situated at the corner of Olympic and Ocean in a spacious 4,000+ square feet locale, this eatery offers contemporary California cuisine infused with delectable flavors from the Korean kitchen.

Hoyul Steven Choi has curated an impressive collection of thriving restaurants across California (San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Mountain View, San Francisco International Airport, and now Los Angeles). With a focus on breakfast, brunch, and dinner menus influenced by classic American dishes with Asian culinary accents, Choi stands as a respected entrepreneur dedicated to serving California communities with delectable cuisine and exceptional dining experiences. Choi is notably credited with popularizing Millionaire's Bacon®, a dish lauded by prestigious media outlets such as Rachael Ray Show, Discovery Channel, Food Network, Business Insider, and Inc.

Sweet Maple -- Santa Monica presents an exciting new brunch destination to Los Angeles as the fourth Sweet Maple location in California, offering a tantalizing menu within a modern-designed restaurant ambiance. With both indoor and outdoor seating accommodating up to 170 guests, patrons can anticipate innovative twists on beloved favorites at Sweet Maple -- Santa Monica. 

The menu boasts enticing brunch selections including Millionaire's Bacon®, Soufflegg Skillets, Farm Fresh Egg Plates, Scrambles & Omelets, Benedicts, and standout lunch items like the Crab Sandwich (featuring Garlic Dungeness Crab) and the Jam Juicy Lucy Burger. Additionally, unique kitchen specials such as the Sizzling Stonepot and Tornado Galbi Omurice, along with Maple Plates, Salads, Sides, Equator Specialty Coffee, Mimosas & Spicy Friends (Award-Winning Bloody Mary's), Morning Cocktails (With Soju), Tea Forte Collection, Sparkling/White Wine, Red Wine, Sake, Craft Beer, and a Kid's Menu are available.

Homemade desserts, inspired by Korean, Japanese, and Thai influences, will be crafted by the beloved SF Bay Area U :Dessert Story, featuring pastries, side dishes, Barista's Favorites (such as Truffle Dirty Coffee, Ube Latte, Sesame Einspanner, etc.), and more.

Sweet Maple embraces Los Angeles with its welcoming motto: Happy Morning, Everyday, Everywhere.

1705 Ocean Avenue Suite #110, Santa Monica.

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