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Boba Needed

Adsvino Jul 12, 2008 04:12 PM

Anyone know of a good Boba shop in WLA. We live near Olympic & Robertson.

Thx. We love the stuff.

  1. cant talk...eating Aug 2, 2008 07:39 PM

    Just noticed a boba cafe (possibly w/ this name) while exiting National off the 405 north, which would be just w. of Sepulveda (on National). Same strip mall as a very boastful burger place and (defunct?) taco shop. It may have been here a while but for some reason I just noticed it.

    Anyone been?

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    1. re: cant talk...eating
      trishyb Aug 2, 2008 09:22 PM

      i think its called boba loca or something like that. it's a korean owned boba shop. it's pretty good boba and has good prices. they have ice cream and frozen yogurt, too. i like that they make their boba fruit smoothies with real fruit and juice and will leave out the flavored syrups if you ask. they also have bing-su, the korean shaved ice dessert, but i haven't tried it.

    2. J.L. Jul 13, 2008 12:36 PM

      Go to Sawtelle.

      Volcano & Lollicup both have good boba (Volcano is a bit better).

      If distance is no problem, then Ten Ren Tea in Chinatown or San Gabriel is the gold standard.

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        Chandavkl Jul 13, 2008 08:36 AM

        Perhaps the best boba in town is at Volcano Tea Shop on Sawtelle, and there are a number of other places on Sawtelle. Also in Westwood Village, too. Is this too far west?

        1. Servorg Jul 12, 2008 04:24 PM

          If you want a boba specialty shop I think there are a couple which are also on S Beverly close to Urth, but I am blanking on their names (maybe someone else will chime in).

          Urth Caffe
          267 S Beverly Dr (between Charleville Blvd & Gregory Way)
          Beverly Hills 90212

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          1. re: Servorg
            cant talk...eating Jul 12, 2008 04:44 PM

            Boba @ Urth? (Maybe I'm misreading this)

            I live around the corner - there's a Pinkberry that sort of resembles a boba place, but nothing else comes to mind. Closest ones I know of are in the tea/coffee shops in K-town which are east on Olympic around Western, so sort of a haul.

            1. re: cant talk...eating
              Servorg Jul 12, 2008 04:58 PM

              From their menu: (prices may be slightly out of date)

              Ice Teasers Boba Drinks

              On Ice $3.75/ Blended $4.75your Choice Of Organic Black Tea Or Organic Green Tea With One Of The Following Flavors: Coconut, Silent Island Mango Jasmine Or Vanilla.
              Organic Green Tea
              Organic Black Tea
              Organic Earl Grey
              Organic Moroccan Mint
              Divine Spice Chai
              Thai Ice Teaser

              1. re: Servorg
                Adsvino Jul 13, 2008 07:53 AM

                Boba at Urth not good, need a Boba chain or Korean owned place. There is actually one in BH triangle on Camden next to my Lawyers office.

                1. re: Adsvino
                  Servorg Jul 13, 2008 07:55 AM

                  Thanks for the feedback.

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