Luna Grill set to open at University Center

Growing fast-casual favorite Luna Grill is known for its healthful Mediterranean cuisine

IRVINE, Calif. (December 2015) –  California-based Luna Grill, a fast-growing concept specializing in made-to-order Mediterranean dishes such as grilled chicken kabobs as well as beef, veggie, fish and lamb options, will open at University Center in 2016.

Customers can choose a grilled protein for a wrap, salad or signature plate, with sides that include falafel, hummus, spicy feta, fries or spinach pie. Meats are sourced from antibiotic- and hormone-free animals while genetically modified and artificial ingredients are avoided, with an effort to use locally and sustainably raised produce whenever possible.

“From farm-fresh salads and artisanal sandwiches to gourmet burgers, the restaurant options are diverse and plentiful at University Center,” said Easther Liu, chief marketing officer for Irvine Company Retail Properties. “We are excited to bring Luna Grill’s fresh concept—and delicious food—to the local and UC Irvine community.”

Luna Grill, which will open in the former Kochee Kabob space, is the latest culinary resident to arrive to University Center’s ever-expanding collection of notable new restaurant offerings, including Mendocino Farms, Eureka!, Slapfish, and Tender Greens.

“We want to thank Kochee Kabob for its many years at University Center,” Liu said. “We’re committed to offering an ever-evolving retail collection at University Center to provide our guests with an exceptional shopping and dining experience.”

Luna Grill currently has 21 locations throughout Southern California and Texas.

About Irvine Company Retail Properties
With three distinguished shopping centers including Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center and The Market Place, Irvine Company Retail Properties also includes 36 neighborhood and community centers with a diverse mix of stores and restaurants. Irvine Company Retail Properties has recently welcomed several exclusive retailers to its portfolio, including Sushi Roku, TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Mendocino Farms, Nespresso, Urban Decay, Nike Women’s, TravisMathew, Bonobos Guideshop, SoulCycle, Babette’s and more. For more information, please visit