Denong Tea Bringing Premium Pu-erh To Century City

A large announcement on the second floor of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center, next door to the upcoming HaiDiLao Hot Pot, lets us know that this will be the future Westside home of China-based tea experts Denong Tea.  With one other US location in Pasadena and specializing in Pu-erh tea, a rare and special tea from Yunnan Province, Denong Tea considers themselves “guardians of the world’s best”.  Looks like they’re shooting for a January 2019 opening.

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HaiDiLao Hot Pot, Shuck House, And More Changes Century City…

Ever since the Westfield Century City Shopping Center’s glitzy and expensive makeover, restaurant news has been overshadowed by the big names (think Eataly).  But, as they always have, things change very suddenly in this mercurial food scene.  Here’s a what I observed recently…  On the second floor near Eataly, a new Sichuan charmer promising “flashy surroundings & theatrical servers“, HaiDiLao Hot Pot, is on the way.  Mezza Garden has closed up shop on the first floor.  And one of the last empty spaces in the food court will soon be home to Shuck House, a seafood and oyster bar that plans on opening in December.