Check out the 5 top spots in Riverside's Magnolia Center neighborhood

Check out the 5 top spots in Riverside's Magnolia Center neighborhood
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By Hoodline - Published on August 07, 2019.

Visiting Magnolia Center, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Riverside neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Japanese and Mexican restaurant to a hair salon.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Magnolia Center, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. The Wax Lounge

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Topping the list is day spa, skin care and waxing spot The Wax Lounge. Located at 6338 Brockton Ave., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 332 reviews on Yelp.

The services that the Wax Lounge offers include skin chemical resurfacing treatments, undercarriage treatments for men and women, wax hair removal, hair removal, teeth whitening, spray tan and much more. 

2. Nothing Bundt Cakes

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Next up is bakery Nothing Bundt Cakes, which offers desserts, cupcakes and more, situated at 3639 Riverside Plaza Drive, Suite 502 With 4.5 stars out of 136 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

At Nothing Bundt Cakes, look for cakes that come in various sizes, 10 different flavors and more than 40 designs to cater to any need or party. Try flavors like birthday cake with sprinkles, chocolate chocolate chip or blueberry.

View the flavors here.

3. Sushingon

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Cocktail bar, Mexican and Japanese spot Sushingon is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 6060 Magnolia Ave., four stars out of 254 reviews.

On the menu, expect both traditional and specialty sushi rolls filled with everything from avocado and crab, to shrimp, eel and bacon. In addition, anticipate tacos, burritos and quesadillas; and wash it all down with Mexican and Japanese beer. 

4. The Habit Burger Grill

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The Habit Burger Grill, a spot to score burgers, salads and sandwiches, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 183 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3555 Riverside Plaza Drive, Suite 100 to see for yourself.

Menu standouts at The Habit Burger Grill include the Teriyaki Charburger (grilled pineapple, teriyaki sauce, lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions, a pickle and mayo on a toasted bun), the Santa Barbara Char (double char with cheese and avocado on grilled sourdough) and the tri-tip steak sandwich (with lettuce, tomato, mayo and a choice of barbecue or teriyaki sauce).

Then pair your burger or sandwich with a milkshake or malt.  

5. Karen Allen Salon & Spa

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Finally, there's Karen Allen Salon & Spa, a local favorite with four stars out of 106 reviews. Stop by 3639 Riverside Plaza Drive, Suite 521 to hit up the hair salon and day spa next time you're in the neighborhood.

Stop in for a haircut and style, hair enhancement treatments or coloring; or opt for a facial, exfoliation peel and boy hair removal. The salon also offers full makeup application, including for bridal parties.

For a full list of services, click here. 

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