Vivian Ku has fond memories of enjoying homemade noodles at her grandfather’s house during her childhood. After fleeing with nothing from China to Taiwan due to the civil war, he began making and selling noodles to support his family. He stressed to Vivian the importance of using quality ingredients and not cutting corners — these lessons later became the foundation of her own restaurant, Pine & Crane, when she opened its doors in 2014. Today, Vivian features a black-and-white photograph of her grandfather making noodles in 1965 on the wall, paying homage to his hard work and to her heritage. 

Pine & Crane serves traditional Taiwanese staples prepared with simple, fresh ingredients designed to comfort and nourish customers. Wash down your noodles with a few sips of premium loose-leaf tea sourced from Taiwan or a beverage from their curated tap list.

Not near Silverlake? No worries, Pine & Crane opened a second location in Downtown LA in 2022!

Business Owner
Vivian Ku and Moonlynn Tsai

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