The dining scene at L.A. Live is growing, thanks to the arrival of Triple 8, a Chinese restaurant from the owners of Wokcano and EMC Seafood.

The eatery officially opened May 21 and is now serving from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., according to Kerry Moy, who is a partner in the project with M2K Group cohort Michael Kwan.

Located in the former Trader Vic’s space, Triple 8 offers dishes in the style of Hong Kong and other regions of China, with a couple of pan-Asian favorites (like Korean-style short ribs) thrown in for effect.

Highlights include crisp-skinned Peking duck, xiao long bao (soup dumplings), Hunan-style lamb and Wagyu beef wok-tossed with garlic and onion. There’s also a selection of dim sum-style dumplings for those who want an elevated take on familiar Chinatown classics like shu mai.

The M2K Group, meanwhile, is currently working on the buildout of Monkee Cantonese Restaurant & Bar, another Chinese eatery that is filling the former McCormick & Schmick’s space on Bunker Hill. The renovation for Monkee is budgeted at $4.5 million, according to Moy.

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