Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine is Now Open on Sunset Plaza

bossa nova WeHo - Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

The new Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine is now open on Sunset Plaza. The beloved restaurant moved from its original home location on Robertson Boulevard at the end of March. By the first week of April, they were open for business on the Sunset Strip at 8630 Sunset Boulevard

General Manager Gregg Rogen, says the menu is the same, however the new location is offering a bit more.

“Same menu, same everything, but new GM, and new location,” he told WEHO TIMES. “We’re going to do a bakery. We will have a new bar. That’s different. We are creating something a little more upscale to serve our clientele. Everyone is super happy. They’re all ready for the bar to open. We’re just waiting for our liquor license.”

Bossa Nova WeHo – Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES
Bossa Nova WeHo – Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

Rogen says the clientele is slightly different as they serve new people that live in the neighborhood.

“We’re pretty busy every day,” he said. “The clientele is a little bit different, but not by too much. There are a lot of familiar faces and a lot of our neighbors are coming from up the hill. The parking situation here is amazing. Before, you used to drive around for 15 minutes to find parking, but now people can just park and eat.”

The first Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine restaurant opened in 1993 at 685 N Robertson Blvd., in West Hollywood. The community was extremely receptive and supportive, and it became an instant success.

In 1998, a second Bossa Nova location opened on Sunset Sunset Boulevard. They served the late-night Hollywood area by staying open until 3:30am every day.

In 2007, the success in Hollywood led to the a third Bossa Nova restaurant located in the Westside of Los Angeles. That location serves serves the Westwood, Cheviot Hills, Santa Monica, Culver City, and surrounding communities.

In 2018, a Bossa Nova South Bay opened following the success of the first three restaurants.

Bossa Nova WeHo – Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

The new Bossa Nova move on the Sunset Plaza puts two of the Brazilian restaurants on Sunset Boulevard.

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Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at
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