Local business spotlight: URSpace Café

Newly opened restaurant UR Space serves an Asian  fusion cuisine in a chill, artsy atmosphere

Written by PROMISE LI, Managing Editor/ Published January 20, 2014

Newly opened UR Space on Las Tunas Boulevard offers a new, refreshing dine-out in Temple City.

The family-owned restaurant, owned by Art Institute sister graduates Charlene Lin and Rosanna Chen started the business early October as soft opening, and officially opened last December.

UR Space serves an Asian Fusion cuisine, combining predominantly Western dishes with an oriental spin, with items such as Japanese styled hamburger patty, macaroons, Salmon Benedict.

The restaurant has a unique and modern style and design, with a white, minimalistic overtone with   precisely placed artistic decor, and an open-air corridor in the middle section of the restaurant.

Operating Manager Michael Shih, Le Cordon Bleu graduate and resident of Arcadia for over 20 years, discusses about his experiences at UR Space.

“The family poured all their effort into this,” said Shih. “They wanted to provide a good dining environment for the town and they’ve spent two years exploring the different types of cuisines in the area and doing research to try to create a upscale dining experience for the town.”

“We are still experimenting and working on perfecting our menus, service, and quality control. We constantly ask our customers their thoughts, and no doubt, we’ve gotten extremely positive responses. Most of them said the restaurant reminded them of the diners in places such as Old Town Pasadena and Santa Monica,” he added.

He also said that they chose to open UR Space in Temple City because it was “more quiet, and less overflowing and crowded like the other surrounding towns.”

UR Space Café is located at 9619 Las Tunas Drive, Temple City, CA 91780.

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