UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — A slice of birthday cake on top of a milkshake covered in colorful sprinkles, s'more sundaes and more over-the-top desserts are coming to Los Angeles.

Get ready for your sweet tooth to explode.  

What You Need To Know

  • The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood's CityWalk in early 2023

  • The 19th century-themed restaurant replaces the Hard Rock Cafe, which closed in January 2020

  • This will be Universal's third Toothsome Chocolate Emporium in the world. The Orlando location opened in 2016 and another opened earlier this year in Beijing, China

  • The full-serve restaurant is known for its dessert bar with decadent and over-the-top desserts

The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, a popular restaurant at Universal Orlando, will open a third location at Universal CityWalk, replacing the former Hard Rock Cafe that once anchored Universal Studios Hollywood's restaurant and retail row. Hard Rock closed in January 2020.

Universal Studios Hollywood officials did not give a specific date — only that the restaurant will open sometime early next year. The restaurant is currently under construction.

Some of the dessert offerings at the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium in Orlando (Photo courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort)

Universal opened the first Toothsome Chocolate Emporium at Universal Orlando Resort in 2016 and a second location in Beijing, China, earlier this year. 

The two-level 19th century steampunk-themed restaurant with a separate gift shop offers brunch, steak, pasta and other savory entrees. 

But it's mostly known for its dessert bar and sweet, over-the-top desserts from ice cream sundaes to decadent milkshakes topped with a slice of key lime pie, a red velvet cupcake or chocolate-covered bacon. 

Confetti milkshake from the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium in Orlando (Spectrum News/Joseph Pimentel)

In preparation for the Los Angeles opening of the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium, Universal plans to fill 250 jobs. 

The company said they are looking to hire restaurant managers and sous chefs, servers, hosts, cooks, bartenders and more.