A new restaurant named Hana Kitchen has opened at 6558 Pardall Road in Isla Vista, the former home of Fat Mo’s Burgers & Car Wash, Flaming Grill, Fresh Start, and Isla Vista Bakery Cafe. I am told that the menu is “eclectic Asian, half vegan” (mostly Chinese and Japanese) and that the full menu won’t be available until the grand opening around January 1st. Starting the first of the year their main offering will be a chicken bowl. Currently Hana offers a limited menu of vegan tacos for $2.75 each, including teriyaki mango, spicy sweet & sour, and jalapeno wasabi. The Restaurant Gal and I tried the first two and they were excellent. The texture resembled chicken. Hours are Monday -Sunday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. For more information call 845-4054.