N:Naka Culver City Los Angeles

N/Naka

N/Naka was a great restaurant long before it was featured on Chef’s Table. However, ever since it graced the screens of Netflix, getting a t...
Shibumi Downtown Los Angeles

Shibumi

It’s not hard to find a great sushi spot in Los Angeles, but finding a restaurant that specializes in Kappo cuisine is another matter altoge...
Belle Vie Brentwood West Los Angeles

Belle Vie

It is difficult to find a decent French restaurant in Los Angeles, except for the tourist traps. Belle Vie is a UFO on Wilshire Blvd, where ...
Leo's Tacos Truck Los Angeles

Leo’s Tacos Truck

Leo’s Tacos Truck is a place where fine dining chefs, college students, and perhaps even their parents end up after a long night out. The li...
Felix Trattoria Venice Los Angeles

Felix Trattoria

With the exception of the six-week wait to get a table, Felix has everything of an Italian trattoria. A green wallpaper completes the warm d...
MTN Venice Los Angeles

MTN

Nine years ago, Gjelina could have been MTN. When Fran Camaj had secured the space on Abbot Kinney, the chef and co-founder Travis Lett sugg...
Dialogue Santa Monica Los Angeles

Dialogue

The 3rd Street Promenade is not where we expected Dave Beran, the James Beard Award winning chef from Alinea and Next, to open his highly an...
Mh Zh Silverlake Los Angeles

Mh Zh

Mh Zh stands for mah zeh, Hebrew for ‘what is that?’, but it could easily be a play on words on mezze, Middle-Eastern tapas. Order as many s...
Vespertine Culver City Los Angeles

Vespertine

You just might have heard of Vespertine, from online media and friends who loved it or hated it. It’s “a gastronomical experiment seeking to...
Pizzana Brentwood Los Angeles

Pizzana

Most reviews of Pizzana start by saying that it’s the savory venture of Candace and Charles Nelson, the Sprinkles Cupcakes founders, team up...
Cassia Santa Monica Los Angeles

Cassia

Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan are no strangers when it comes to making outstanding restaurants (Rustic Canyon, Milo & Olive, Huckleberry) and...
Hayden Culver City Los Angeles

Hayden

What happens when you team up a James Beard semi-finalist and a wine genius? Meet Hayden. Located inside Platform, this too-cool-to-be-true ...
Broken Spanish Downtown Los Angeles

Broken Spanish

Downtown LA hasn’t always been a dining hotspot, but thriving places like Bestia, Shibumi, Otium and recently Broken Spanish, are rapidly ma...
Papilles Hollywood Los Angeles

Papilles

“Under the radar”, “hidden gem”, “underrated”... Papilles is certainly not the pretentious and overpriced French restaurant you typically fi...
Georgie Beverly Hills Los Angeles

Georgie

Have you ever heard of Cali-French cuisine? Wilfrid Hocquet, a South of France chef trained in Michelin-starred brigades (Alain Ducasse, Dan...
Cosa Buona Echo Park Los Angeles

Cosa Buona

LA isn’t lacking in high-end pizza (Pizzeria Mozza, Sotto, Pizzana...), but Cosa Buona is the casual red sauce joint we desperately needed. ...
Sapp Coffee Shop East Hollywood Los Angeles

Sapp Coffee Shop

Sapp Coffee Shop should be called Sapp Noodle Shop. You want to come here for their jade noodles: green vermicelli with crab, duck and caram...
Maple Block Meat Co Culver City Los Angeles

Maple Block Meat Co.

Los Angeles has never been known for its barbecues. But that was before Maple Block and its brisket. Daniel Vaughn, the BBQ editor at Texas ...
Matsumoto West Hollywood Los Angeles

Matsumoto

Matsumoto is the kind of secret you’ll never want to share. The atmosphere is soft, warmer than other sushi restaurants. The service is atte...
We Have Noodles Silverlake Los Angeles

We Have Noodles

It may say ‘We Have Noodles’ on the front door, but don’t sleep on the appetizers. These chicken and truffle dumplings in brodo probably fel...
Rossoblu Downtown Los Angeles

Rossoblu

Rossoblu is an ode to the "cucina della nonna" of Emilia Romagna (the region of Bologna, renowned for its fresh pasta), and in particular St...
Guisados Echo Park Los Angeles

Guisados

Guisados is a family affair: Armando De La Torre Sr. takes orders, his son is in the kitchen, and her grandchildren at the tables. And their...
Angelini Osteria West Hollywood Los Angeles

Angelini Osteria

If we had to elect the best Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, it would have to be Angelini Osteria. For its oldie-but-goodie look that we l...
Plant Food Wine Venice

Plant Food + Wine

At Plant Food + Wine, trust us and order the kelp noodles. You may not be excited by the sound of kelp, but raw vegan cacio e pepe might con...
Ink West Hollywood Los Angeles

Ink.

Opened in 2011 with tremendous success, Michael Voltaggio’s (ex Top Chef) molecular restaurant is still packed every night. To avoid the c...
Petit Trois Hollywood Los Angeles

Petit Trois

"The cheapest ticket to France” could have been the slogan at Petit Trois. While its older brother Trois Mec is doing acrobatic somersaults ...
Taco Maria Costa Mesa Los Angeles

Taco Maria

What if the best restaurant in Los Angeles restaurant was not actually in Los Angeles? It’s not really our style to play favorites, but the ...
Sushi Park West Hollywood Los Angeles

Sushi Park

  Where? 8539 Sunset Blvd #20, West Hollywood, CA 90069 When? Monday-Friday 12-1:45PM and 6-9PM How? (310) 652-0523 ...

Sushi Gen

  Where? 422 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 When? Tuesday-Friday 11:15AM-2PM and 5:30-9:30PM, Saturday 5:30-9:30PM What? ...
Lodge Bread Co Culver City Los Angeles

Lodge Bread Co

"NO BAD VIBES!" says proudly (and loudly) the slate on Lodge Bread Co’s main wall. Only good vibrations for these Culver City Beach Boys who...
Afghani Kabob House Beverly Hills Los Angeles

Afghani Kabob House

Lost in the heart of Beverly Hills, Afghani Kabob House contrasts with the neighborhood: a quiet terrace, affordable prices, warm service an...
Feu Pho Studio City Los Angeles

Feu Pho Kitchen

Being lost in the Valley can happen to anyone — but when you’re lost AND looking for Vietnamese food, Feu Pho Kitchen is the only answer to ...
Ta-Eem Grill West Hollywood Los Angeles

Ta-Eem Grill

On any night but Saturdays, you can grab a seat and a bite at the lively Ta-Eem Grill. The cool kids and traditional families brush elbows a...
Tallula's Santa Monica Los Angeles

Tallula’s

  Where? 118 Entrada Dr, Santa Monica, CA 90402 When? Monday-Sunday 4-10:30PM What? tallulasrestaurant.com How? (310) 5...
Coni's Seafood Inglewood Los Angeles

Coni’ Seafood

  Where? 3544 W Imperial Hwy, Inglewood, CA 90303 When? Sunday-Thursday 10AM-8PM, Friday-Saturday 10AM-9PM What? Coni’ Sea...
Pa Ord East Hollywood Los Angeles

Pa Ord Noodle

Don’t be fooled: at Pa Ord, you want to order carefully because even their mild dishes are on the fiery side. Get the kuay tiew rua, i.e. bo...
Sticky Rice Downtown Los Angeles

Sticky Rice

Sticky Rice is the closest thing you’ll ever get to a Thai street-stall meal in Los Angeles. There are very few fie items on their menu at G...
PYT Downtown Los Angeles

P.Y.T.

Where? 400 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 When? Monday 11:30AM-2:30PM, Tuesday-Friday 11:30AM-2:30PM and 5:30-10PM, Saturday 10AM-3...
Kazunori Santa Monica Los Angeles

KazuNori

  Where? 120 Broadway #104, Santa Monica, CA 90401 When? Monday-Saturday 11:30AM-11PM, Sunday 12-10PM What? kazunorisushi....
Lasa Downtown Chinatown Los Angeles

Lasa

  Where? 727 N Broadway #120, Los Angeles, CA 90012 When? Tuesday-Sunday 11AM-3PM and 6-10PM What? lasa-la.com How? (21...
Blossom Downtown Los Angeles

Blossom

You’ll like Blossom for its food, but you’ll love it for its owner, Duc Pham. Duc is a Swiss knife at Blossom, bouncing from chef, bartender...
Botanica Silverlake Los Angeles

Botanica

If it’s your first time at Botanica, avoid the weekend brunch and pretend you’re a regular: go for a weekday breakfast or an ‘apéro’. Sit on...
Jinpachi West Hollywood Los Angeles

Jinpachi

  Where? 8711 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 When? Tuesday-Friday 12-2:30PM and 6-10:30PM, Monday and Saturday 6...
Marvin West Hollywood Los Angeles

Marvin

Where? 8114 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 When? Tuesday-Sunday 6-11PM What? chezmarvin.com How? (323) 655-5553 or Resy ...

The Exchange Restaurant

  Where? 416 W. 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014 When? Monday-Sunday 7-11AM, 11:30-3PM and 5:30-11PM What? freehandhotels.com...
Otium Downtown Los Angeles

Otium

    Where? 222 S Hope, Los Angeles, CA 90012 When? Tuesday-Friday 11:30AM-10PM, Saturday-Sunday 11AM-10PM What? ot...
Lalibela Little Ethiopia Los Angeles

Lalibela

Lalibela is a tiny haven in Little Ethiopia: a charming outdoor terrace, an entire family managing the front and back of house, and a lack o...
Parks BBQ Koreatown Los Angeles

Parks BBQ

  Where? 955 S Vermont Ave G, Los Angeles, CA 90006 When? Monday-Sunday 11AM-11PM What? parksbbq.com How? No reservatio...
Al-Noor Lawndale LAX Los Angeles

Al-Noor

  Where? 15112 S Inglewood Ave, Lawndale, CA 90260 When? Tuesday-Sunday 11AM-9:30PM What? alnoor-restaurant.net How? No...
Chi Spacca Hollywood Los Angeles

Chi Spacca

  Where? 6610 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038 When? Monday-Sunday 6-10PM What? chispacca.com How? (323) 297-1133 or ...
Shunji Santa Monica Los Angeles

Shunji

  Where? 12244 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064 When? Tuesday-Friday 12-2PM and 6-10PM, Saturday-Sunday 6-10PM How? (310...
Trois Mec Hollywood Los Angeles

Trois Mec

"This is the story of a guy ..." said Coluche, but here they are three. One is called Ludo Lefebvre, trained by Passard, Meneau, Gagnaire, b...
Guelaguetza Koreatown Los Angeles

Guelaguetza

Very fun fact: the URL of Guelaguetza’s website is "i love mole dot com ". Before even setting foot in this Mexican temple of Koreatown, we’...
71above Downtown Los Angeles

71above

It would be understandable to fear that a restaurant with stunning views might be a tourist trap (R.I.P. Yamashiro). 71above, the highest re...
Pho Cafe Silverlake Los Angeles

Pho Cafe

Pho Cafe isn’t your typical Vietnamese restaurant you’d find in Little Saigon, Orange County. It has a Silverlake vibe to it, you might even...
Luv2Eat Thai Bistro Hollywood Los Angeles

Luv2Eat Thai Bistro

If you allow yourself to be discouraged by the ridiculous name, or by its strip-mall location (between a 7-Eleven, a Subway, and a Pizza Hut...
Bestia Downtown Los Angeles

Bestia

Slow and steady may win the race, but at Bestia you must run fast to snap a table. More like trying to book three months in advance for a ta...
Nong La West Hollywood Los Angeles

Nong La

Can’t get enough of these buns! Rice vermicelli served with cucumber, carrots, daikon, bean sprouts, cilantro and peanuts — sprinkled with s...
Ruen Pair East Hollywood Los Angeles

Ruen Pair

Two words: Morning Glory. It’s the first dish you should order at Ruen Pair, right when you sit down, before even opening the menu. If you’r...
Badmaash Downtown Los Angeles

Badmaash

Badmaash is nothing like your typical Indian restaurant — quite the opposite. Bollywood films projected on its walls, an gigantic Andy Warho...