Leveling up Washington Square , Nalu Vida had their grand opening on Tuesday, June 18.  It was an epic event with a packed house of friendly faces, good vibes, great food, cold drinks, and a fantastic time had by all.  and Venice Paparazzi was on the scene to document it all.  We even brought one of our world famous photo booths and rolled out the red carpet.

Stay tuned for photos!

Owners Justin Urich and Christian Warren. Photo courtesy of Nalu Vida

From Nalu Vida:

Taste the Wave: Nalu Vida’s Tropical Cuisine and Local Brews Hit Venice Beach

Venice, CA – June 5, 2024 – Get ready to embark on a culinary journey like no other as Nalu Vida invites you to their Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting June 18th @6pm. Nestled at 1 Washington Blvd at the Venice Pier, Nalu Vida promises to be a culinary oasis that celebrates the vibrant flavors of Central America and Hawaii, all while paying homage to Venice’s unique spirit.

Owners Christian Warren and Justin Urich, deeply rooted in the Venice community, are excited to introduce Nalu Vida to locals and visitors alike. With the owners’ culinary expertise and unique eye for design, Nalu Vida brings a comfortable and familiar vibe, combined with unique flavors that challenge the status quo.

“At Nalu Vida, we’re passionate about creating dishes that not only tantalize the taste buds, but also evoke the essence of tropical surf spots we’ve called a second home,” explains Christian Warren. “From our Kimchi Furikake Poke Cones to our Tostadas De La Tierra, each dish is a celebration of bold flavors with fresh ingredients sourced locally and sustainably.”

But the culinary delights at Nalu Vida extend beyond the food menu. Guests can also indulge in an array of handcrafted cocktails that capture the spirit of Venice Beach. From the refreshing Nalu Margarita to the exotic Makai, each cocktail is expertly crafted to complement the vibrant atmosphere of the restaurant.

And let’s not forget about the beers! As proud partners of Venice’s own Venice Duck Brewery, Nalu Vida offers an impressive selection of locally brewed beers that showcase the creativity and craftsmanship of Venice’s brewing scene. From the Venice Duck Agave Blonde to the Dogtown Duck IPA, beer enthusiasts will find something to satisfy their thirst for quality brews.

But Nalu Vida isn’t just a place to eat and drink; it’s a community hub where locals and visitors can come together to enjoy great food, music, and art. With regular beach cleanups, free yoga sessions, and initiatives like “Surfing Dreaming” to support underprivileged children, Nalu Vida is committed to giving back to the Venice community and preserving its vibrant culture.

“We want Nalu Vida to be more than just a restaurant; we want it to be a gathering place for the community,” said Justin Urich. “Whether you’re here for a delicious meal, a refreshing cocktail, or just to soak in the warm, lively atmosphere, you’re always welcome at Nalu Vida.”

Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of Nalu Vida and experience the flavors, sounds, and spirit of Venice Beach like never before. For updates and announcements, visit NaluVida.com

About Nalu Vida: Nalu Vida is a new restaurant and bar celebrating their Grand Opening on June 18th @6pm in the heart of Venice Beach. Owned by Christian Warren and Justin Urich, Nalu Vida is dedicated to providing a vibrant culinary experience with influences from the Hawaiian Islands and Central America. With its eclectic menu, handcrafted cocktails, locally brewed beers, and commitment to community engagement, Nalu Vida invites patrons to experience the essence of Venice Beach’s vibrant lifestyle.

Hours of operation:

Monday-Thursday 11am-12am

Friday 11am-2am

Saturday 9am-2am

Sunday 9am 11pm

Kitchen open until 11pm nightly 

Happy Hour: 

Monday 3pm-6pm

Tuesday all day from morning to close

Wednesday-Friday 3pm-6pm


 Video taken at their soft opening!

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Join us on June 18th!

Head to naluvida.com to view menu and to sign up for their newsletter to receive an invitation to their grand opening party!

New kid on the block on Washington Square!

Located at 1 Washington Blvd, we are the newest addition to the Washington Square, joining other nightlife staples The Venice Whaler, Hinano Cafe, Baja Cantina. . . Nalu Vida isn’t just a bar—it’s a destination.


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