Drove by and saw that Tapioca Express opened (Santa Monica/Bundy in same plaza as Hollywood Video). Had the crispy chicken which is a yummy fast snack, and some peach jelly juice. Friend had sesame milk tea with boba. The boba was just the right consistency - chewy, not mushy.
They are having their official grand opening on Monday June 7th but are open for business now. They said they would be giving out some stuff on Monday and they will have mini boba =) They will also be serving some thai food.
It will be nice to have a boba place in Santa Monica.