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Eater’s recommended restaurants in the City of Angels

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Creamed spinach, leeks, eggs, fontina, and fried artichoke from Pizzeria Mozza
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Los Angeles is the most amazing place to eat in America, thanks to an incredible variety of international cuisines and some of the most talented chefs in the world. LA’s great seasonal produce and access to ingredients makes it an ideal place for restaurants to thrive — but how do you know which ones to go to? Here to help is the Eater 38, a collection of elite restaurants that aims to answer the question, "Can you recommend a place?"

Eater will continue to update restaurants every three months, adding in eligible places that have been open for at least six months. And do check out the Eater LA heatmap for a rundown of the hottest places to eat in the city right now.

Added July 2018: Park’s BBQ, Animal, Tsubaki, Kura, Pizzeria Mozza

Removed July 2018: Cassia, Matsuhisa, Jun Won, Jon & Vinny’s, Chi Spacca

Restaurants are located in geographic order, from west to east.

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Chef Miles Thompson is steering a pretty big boat these days with Michael’s in Santa Monica. The long-standing restaurant has been in the hit-making business for decades, helping to launch the career of countless well-known chefs, but it’s all now in the hands of the eager wunderkind who navigates between classic menu items like foie gras and all-new interpretations like hamachi collar with fish-sauce caramel. Add in the gorgeous leafy patio, the always eclectic crowd, and the fun-loving Michael McCarty himself working the room, and it’s smooth sailing at one of LA’s most iconic restaurants. —Farley Elliott

Michael’s, Santa Monica
Wonho Frank Lee

Phillip Frankland and Margarita Lee have taken their tasting menu restaurant to the next level thanks to a retooled dining experience (like the cocktails and amuse bouches at a secret new bar) and a sharper, more polished set of dishes. This Encino restaurant is now the premier dining destination in the Valley, with a slew of creative and flavorful dishes that excite and delight diners with every course. Reservations required.

Scratch Bar
Jakob Layman

This iconic Venice restaurant has undergone a complete makeover, offering a wide-ranging menu to anticipate the neighborhood’s every dining need, from breakfast through dinner service. Jason Neroni's produce-driven, pasta-centric menu is sure to please most people, while the multifaceted building allows for everything from a casual bite at the bar to a more composed sit-down experience on the patio.

The Rose, Venice
Wonho Frank Lee

Is there a better daytime restaurant than Gjusta in the city of Los Angeles? Despite the paucity of seating, the food coming out of the massive kitchen and ovens is impressive from beginning to end, starting with the pastries, breads, and sweets. The smoked fish is some of the best in town, while the breakfast offers everything from pork sausage and eggs to flatbread pizzas. For lunch, try a prime rib, porchetta, or banh mi sandwich, which comes loaded with house-made pate.

Gjusta, Venice

Evan Funke returns to Los Angeles with one of the city’s most celebrated new restaurants, a temple of pasta and Italian cuisine in Venice in the iconic former Joe’s space along Abbot Kinney. Start with the superb focaccia, served in a plush round at the start of the meal. Then venture into one of the fresh salads prepared as lovingly as the pastas. But the main draws are the handmade pastas: rigatoni all’amatriciana, tonnarelli cacio e pepe, and pappardelle bolognese.

Felix, Venice
Wonho Frank Lee

LA’s pizza game has been very strong lately, and this newer entrant in Brentwood takes the artform to new heights thanks to its detailed approach to Neapolitan pizza. But unlike many other pizza specialists, Pizzana isn’t afraid to play around with the medium, incorporating new techniques and flavor combinations that reflect the diversity of LA. And the best part? The elevated pizza dishes mean that every bite has a slightly crispy crust without any of that standard sogginess.

The Messicana pizza with chorizo, cilantro sauce, and pickled chiles from Pizzana
Wonho Frank Lee

Niki Nakayama’s phenomenal California-Japanese kaiseki might possibly be the most impressive restaurant to visit in Los Angeles. If the Michelin Guide were still rating in LA, n/naka would be a strong contender for three stars. The hidden-in-plain-sight building in Palms hosts one of the warmest, loveliest dining rooms, with fantastic wine pairings and pristine seafood prepared with a master’s touch. Reservations required, often weeks in advance.

David LeFevre's enduring Manhattan Beach restaurant remains packed every night of the week thanks to its crowd-pleasing menu of market-driven fare with a chef's touch. The dark environs make for an ideal date spot just steps from the ocean, while crave-worthy fare like the cheddar bacon biscuits, green curry mussels, and braised lamb belly convince diners to become regulars after just one bite.

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176 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 385-0880
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Wolfgang Puck's Beverly Hills flagship still has a compelling tasting menu that stands up to the city's best. Throw in a star-powered crowd with world-class service, and there's a truly iconic LA restaurant that will appeal to high-end diners and people-watchers alike. Don't be surprised if Wolfgang himself is working the dining room and giving tours to the kitchen.

Spago, Beverly Hills
Elizabeth Daniels

shirts Green People Fit Cotton Casual Regular Sang Yoon put together one of the most impressive (and most unsung) dining rooms in the city. Yoon continues to tinker with the Asian-inspired menu, pulling off old favorites and testing new ones without any remorse. All the flavors will seem familiar, but come presented in a fresh, more thoughtful way. If LA had its own version of New York’s rollicking Momofuku Ssam Bar, this might be it.

Lukshon, Culver City

Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne’s enduring West Third Street classic has one of the most pleasant patio spaces in town, making for a quality lunch with pristine produce and great execution. Dinner’s even more expansive, with Goin's trademark touch on rustic American cuisine coupled with suave service. Nearly everyone has a plate of the Spanish fried chicken on their table, though anything from the wood oven would be a solid dish to order. A.O.C. is one of LA’s modern icons, and everyone should dine here at least once a year.

This West Hollywood restaurant continues to be a scene every night of the week, but lurking between the glitz is a really good restaurant helmed by Louis Tikaram, who manages the Thai and Southeast Asian menu. While the rooftop is a fun spot for cocktails and small bites, the main dining room boasts superb Asian food that pleases a crowd.

Wonho Frank Lee
8162 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 656-6347
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LA’s a big sushi town, and everyone’s always looking for the best bang for the buck: high quality for a reasonable price. There are tons of competitors for this space out there, from Hamasaku to Sugarfish to Sasabune, but perhaps no one does it better than this hidden West Hollywood restaurant (not to be confused with a chainlet of revolving sushi spots) from chef Daniel Son, who prepares an ambitious omakase priced around $100. Think sea bream and snapper followed by sustainable blue fin tuna, fresh uni, and more.

Two kinds of uni at Kura Sushi, West Hollywood
Matthew Kang

After ten years, one of LA’s most iconic restaurants continues to pursue greatness along Fairfax Avenue. One could argue that Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo helped launch LA’s standing from a national and even international food city. It started with these meat-centric small plates and inventive comfort food preparations that still hold up after a decade.

Chicken liver toast at Animal
Matthew Kang

When Walter and Margarita Manzke took over the iconic Campanile space, they knew the stakes were high. And who in LA would have thought they would’ve succeeded this much, offering a swell breakfast-to-dinner menu with a French point of view? Throw in some pockets of new American and even Asian influences and the bill of fare will likely appeal to everyone. The desserts, breads, and pastries by Margarita are as good as one can expect, while the charcuterie board is sure to stun anyone.

Elizabeth Daniels

Nancy Silverton’s enduring pizzeria opened ten years ago, heralding a new kind of elevated but casual restaurant in LA. And the salads, pizzas, and desserts are still extraordinary, a credit to the James Beard award winner and years of consistency. Order the tricolore or chopped salad to start, follow up with a wood-fired pizza, and finish with the caramel coppetta dessert.

Pizzeria Mozza
Elizabeth Daniels

Ludo Lefebvre perfected this facsimile of a Parisian bistro right next to his first effort, Trois Mec. Serving near-ideal renditions of classics (with some leeway here and there), Petit Trois has already become the most talked-about French restaurant in the city. Try the omelet, steak frites, escargot — pretty much everything on the tight menu is worth ordering.

Joshua Lurie

Ludo Lefebvre paired up with chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo to create a culinary version of Led Zeppelin — a supergroup of uber-talented culinary minds that produces one of the best tasting menus in town. Purchase tickets in advance on their website and watch Lefebvre create some of the most creative, expressive cuisine in Los Angeles. And at under a $100 per person for the tasting menu, it's fairly reasonable too.

Trois Mec
Wonho Frank Lee

Since it opened just a few years ago, Luv2eat has ascended into the heights of LA's Thai restaurant scene with wonderfully prepared plates of Southern and sometimes Northern specialties. The Phuket-style crab curry should be on every table, along with the khao soi. Kua gling, a Southern Thai spicy dry meat curry, is fantastic, along with the fried sour Thai sausage, served with crunchy vegetables. Just remember, anything “medium” spicy or above will likely blow the lights out for most people, so order mild if insane spice is an issue.

Gwen’s menu has meandered from a tasting menu to a more approachable a la carte bill of fare, and it’s done wonders for the overall usability of celebrity chef Curtis Stone’s grand Hollywood restaurant. Though meat and seasonal roasted vegetables are still the stars of the show, carefully prepared seafood now plays a solid supporting role. With magnificent ambience and impeccable service, Gwen stands as one of LA’s grand dining experiences.

Gwen, Hollywood
Wonho Frank Lee
4163 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 737-5050
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There are a bevy of excellent Oaxacan restaurants in Los Angeles thanks to influx of settlers from the 1990s, and Gish Bac might be the best of the bunch thanks to the work of chef and owner Maria Ramos. This Mid-City classic serves a bit of everything from Oaxaca, including a great tlayuda and delicious torta, but the star of the show is the goat barbacoa enchilada, slow cooked for five hours in guajillo chiles. Truly one of LA”s best regional Mexican restaurants.

Torta from Gish Bac
Matthew Kang

This tiny restaurant in East Hollywood is preparing some of the most inventive, and affordable, cooking in Los Angeles through the efforts of Kwang Uh, who worked at Noma. Based off of his Korean heritage and his interest in fermentation, the seven-item menu earned the place a James Beard semifinalist nod, a massive recognition for such a humble outfit. To taste the future of Los Angeles food, come here. Just be patient, as the operation was never meant to handle a high volume of diners.

Wonho Frank Lee

Former Animal chef Jonathan Whitener has opened a bustling restaurant in the heart of Koreatown with some of the most creative and delicious cuisine in Los Angeles. There’s no easy way to categorize these plates, but perhaps the best way would be to describe them as an elemental, but unexpected presentation of global flavors.

This is the Korean barbecue to end all arguments, with the highest quality meat and banchan one can find in Los Angeles, which is one of the world’s epicenters for Korean cuisine. Order some wagyu beef and prime American short ribs and eat with the restaurant’s pristine kimchi and fresh lettuce wraps.

Thinly sliced short rib at Park’s BBQ
Matthew Kang

Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson opened this sleek modern Middle Eastern restaurant in early 2017 with a commitment to refined, restrained technique and top-quality farmers market produce. The result is one of the most popular new restaurants in the city. The morning Turkish-ish breakfast is a solid daytime pick, while the mezzes and small plates rule the roost for dinner service.

Wonho Frank Lee

Jessica Koslow realized that the Eastside was bereft of a great everyday breakfast and lunch spot, and Sqirl was the answer everyone was waiting for. Tucked away on a sleepy stretch of Virgil, this seasonal kitchen produces surprising cuisine that balances flavor with superb ingredients. Consider the rice bowl, topped with ricotta and fermented hot sauce, or the incredible ricotta toast topped with its signature jam. Just be ready to wait in line.

Yes, the No. 19 pastrami sandwich is an amazing sandwich, but the pure pastrami on house-based rye is simplicity at its best. There's a reason why people make pilgrimages to try this place’s pastrami and even corned beef: there is no better version anywhere in town, and perhaps even in the country. Pro tip: Try the No. 54, a blend of both the pastrami and corned beef in one sandwich. And don't skip the rest of the classic Jewish deli menu — it's all very well executed in one of the best daytime dining rooms in town.

Langer’s #19 sandwich
Wonho Frank Lee

Kris Yenbamroong built this place from the ground up, and while his original spot in West Hollywood still goes strong, this second rendition in Silver Lake seems to reflect the young chef's ethos a tiny bit more. With a cadre of excellent Thai dishes — pork toro, Bangkok mall pasta, and larb — in a fun, convivial atmosphere (crack open a tall boy of Miller Lite to start a meal), Night + Market Song is the place to be any night of the week on the Eastside.

Elizabeth Daniels

Ray Garcia’s homage to the food of his upbringing finds its best expression just steps from Downtown’s LA Live. With creative takes on Mexican-American cuisine, plus a killer evening ambience, Broken Spanish is the grown-up restaurant this area desperately needed. Order the chicharron and some of the wonderful blue corn tortillas.

Wonho Frank Lee

David Schlosser worked at some of Japan’s finest restaurants before venturing on his own at a dark, sleek space in Downtown Los Angeles. His commitment to Japanese cuisine has resulted in a slightly different presentation: kappo-style. It’s more relaxed than the formal kaiseki, but upgraded over a neighborhood izakaya. Expect pristine seafood and carefully prepared dishes that represent the best of LA’s approach to Japanese food.

Shibumi, Downtown LA
Wonho Frank Lee

This massive Persian dining hall features some of the best kabobs in the city. With an expansive indoor-outdoor space, servers weave through tables carrying platters of grilled meats, white rice, and mezze to large parties and families. Start with an eggplant dish called kashk o’bademjan and then order a parade of shish, koobideh, and barg kabob for a satisfying celebration meal.

Raffi’s Place, Glendale
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Steve Samson, whose Southern Italian accomplishments at Sotto continue to excel in West LA, has debuted this incredible ode to Northern Italian cuisine, especially from the region of Bologna and Emilia-Romagna. The modern dining room is one of the most attractive spaces in the city, while the wood-roasted meats and pastas would please anyone. Try the tortellini in brodo.

Rossoblu, Downtown LA
Wonho Frank Lee

Regarded as one of LA’s most impressive taco restaurants, this tiny Downtown LA spot prepares an authentic Sonoran-style tacos and quesadillas with grilled meats and flour tortillas. Don’t forget to order the chivichanga, a burrito with cheese and shredded chicken or machaca beef. It’s all ready affordable too, though parking can be tough in this part of Downtown.

Taco from Sonoratown
Farley Elliott

Don’t be fooled by the diminutive size of Echo Park’s Tsubaki. The modern Japanese restaurant carries a small footprint but is big on flavor, with dishes like sake-marinated foie gras terrine and rich yakitori skewers. Don’t sleep on the robust sake list or the pre-Dodger game deals from this Sunset Boulevard star situated just down the hill from Chavez Ravine, either. —Farley Elliott

Tsubaki, Echo Park
Wonho Frank Lee
801-, 899 E 10th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(323) 309-1622

This wonderful seafood truck in East LA is one of the most reliable street-food experiences in town, with deep-fried shrimp tacos topped with a fresh salsa that might be one of the best bang-for-your-buck dishes in LA. The epic (and spicy) Poseidon, a massive tostada of chopped octopus, is something worth sharing if you're adventurous. Only open during the day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Johnny Ray Zone and Amanda Chapman might have the busiest single restaurant in Los Angeles, with a line that snakes around Far East Plaza in Chinatown every day it’s open, and nearly every hour it’s open. What's everyone waiting for? Nashville-style hot chicken, made to perfection. Everybody should order at least one item as spicy as they can handle, and try the fried chicken sandwich too. It's truly a marvel of fried chicken in Los Angeles.

Seasonal, meat-driven rustic Italian in an industrial space in the heart of the Arts District: Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis knew something about finding the most unexpected spot and offering the area an ideal restaurant. Who knew it was going to be one of the most talked-about and constantly booked restaurants in the city despite having a nearly hidden location? The pizzas, pastas, appetizers, and mains all shine, with cocktails and wine as impressive as any restaurant's in town.

Bestia, Arts District
Sierra Prescott

This sprawling Monterey Park dim sum palace stands out for its consistency and quality, where diners can order shu mai, har gow, and other classics from a menu. Dishes come out as they’re prepared instead of being served from carts, though servers do roam around with trays of ready-to-eat snacks. The congee is especially good here, as are the taro dumplings. Weekday waits aren’t too bad but weekends can mean hour long queues for some of LA’s best dim sum.

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1147 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Michael’s, Santa Monica
Wonho Frank Lee

Chef Miles Thompson is steering a pretty big boat these days with Michael’s in Santa Monica. The long-standing restaurant has been in the hit-making business for decades, helping to launch the career of countless well-known chefs, but it’s all now in the hands of the eager wunderkind who navigates between classic menu items like foie gras and all-new interpretations like hamachi collar with fish-sauce caramel. Add in the gorgeous leafy patio, the always eclectic crowd, and the fun-loving Michael McCarty himself working the room, and it’s smooth sailing at one of LA’s most iconic restaurants. —Farley Elliott

1147 3rd St
Santa Monica, CA 90403
16101 Ventura Blvd #255, Encino, CA 91436
Scratch Bar
Jakob Layman

Phillip Frankland and Margarita Lee have taken their tasting menu restaurant to the next level thanks to a retooled dining experience (like the cocktails and amuse bouches at a secret new bar) and a sharper, more polished set of dishes. This Encino restaurant is now the premier dining destination in the Valley, with a slew of creative and flavorful dishes that excite and delight diners with every course. Reservations required.

16101 Ventura Blvd #255
Encino, CA 91436
220 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291
The Rose, Venice
Wonho Frank Lee
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This iconic Venice restaurant has undergone a complete makeover, offering a wide-ranging menu to anticipate the neighborhood’s every dining need, from breakfast through dinner service. Jason Neroni's produce-driven, pasta-centric menu is sure to please most people, while the multifaceted building allows for everything from a casual bite at the bar to a more composed sit-down experience on the patio.

220 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291
320 Sunset Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Gjusta, Venice

Is there a better daytime restaurant than Gjusta in the city of Los Angeles? Despite the paucity of seating, the food coming out of the massive kitchen and ovens is impressive from beginning to end, starting with the pastries, breads, and sweets. The smoked fish is some of the best in town, while the breakfast offers everything from pork sausage and eggs to flatbread pizzas. For lunch, try a prime rib, porchetta, or banh mi sandwich, which comes loaded with house-made pate.

320 Sunset Ave
Venice, CA 90291
1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Felix, Venice
Wonho Frank Lee

Evan Funke returns to Los Angeles with one of the city’s most celebrated new restaurants, a temple of pasta and Italian cuisine in Venice in the iconic former Joe’s space along Abbot Kinney. Start with the superb focaccia, served in a plush round at the start of the meal. Then venture into one of the fresh salads prepared as lovingly as the pastas. But the main draws are the handmade pastas: rigatoni all’amatriciana, tonnarelli cacio e pepe, and pappardelle bolognese.

11712 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
The Messicana pizza with chorizo, cilantro sauce, and pickled chiles from Pizzana
Wonho Frank Lee

LA’s pizza game has been very strong lately, and this newer entrant in Brentwood takes the artform to new heights thanks to its detailed approach to Neapolitan pizza. But unlike many other pizza specialists, Pizzana isn’t afraid to play around with the medium, incorporating new techniques and flavor combinations that reflect the diversity of LA. And the best part? The elevated pizza dishes mean that every bite has a slightly crispy crust without any of that standard sogginess.

11712 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
3455 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Niki Nakayama’s phenomenal California-Japanese kaiseki might possibly be the most impressive restaurant to visit in Los Angeles. If the Michelin Guide were still rating in LA, n/naka would be a strong contender for three stars. The hidden-in-plain-sight building in Palms hosts one of the warmest, loveliest dining rooms, with fantastic wine pairings and pristine seafood prepared with a master’s touch. Reservations required, often weeks in advance.

3455 Overland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034
1142 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
M.B. Post

David LeFevre's enduring Manhattan Beach restaurant remains packed every night of the week thanks to its crowd-pleasing menu of market-driven fare with a chef's touch. The dark environs make for an ideal date spot just steps from the ocean, while crave-worthy fare like the cheddar bacon biscuits, green curry mussels, and braised lamb belly convince diners to become regulars after just one bite.

1142 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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176 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Spago, Beverly Hills
Elizabeth Daniels

Wolfgang Puck's Beverly Hills flagship still has a compelling tasting menu that stands up to the city's best. Throw in a star-powered crowd with world-class service, and there's a truly iconic LA restaurant that will appeal to high-end diners and people-watchers alike. Don't be surprised if Wolfgang himself is working the dining room and giving tours to the kitchen.

176 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Lukshon, Culver City

Sang Yoon put together one of the most impressive (and most unsung) dining rooms in the city. Yoon continues to tinker with the Asian-inspired menu, pulling off old favorites and testing new ones without any remorse. All the flavors will seem familiar, but come presented in a fresh, more thoughtful way. If LA had its own version of New York’s rollicking Momofuku Ssam Bar, this might be it.

3239 Helms Ave
Culver City, CA 90232
8700 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne’s enduring West Third Street classic has one of the most pleasant patio spaces in town, making for a quality lunch with pristine produce and great execution. Dinner’s even more expansive, with Goin's trademark touch on rustic American cuisine coupled with suave service. Nearly everyone has a plate of the Spanish fried chicken on their table, though anything from the wood oven would be a solid dish to order. A.O.C. is one of LA’s modern icons, and everyone should dine here at least once a year.

8700 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
603 La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Wonho Frank Lee

This West Hollywood restaurant continues to be a scene every night of the week, but lurking between the glitz is a really good restaurant helmed by Louis Tikaram, who manages the Thai and Southeast Asian menu. While the rooftop is a fun spot for cocktails and small bites, the main dining room boasts superb Asian food that pleases a crowd.

603 La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
8162 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Two kinds of uni at Kura Sushi, West Hollywood
Matthew Kang

LA’s a big sushi town, and everyone’s always looking for the best bang for the buck: high quality for a reasonable price. There are tons of competitors for this space out there, from Hamasaku to Sugarfish to Sasabune, but perhaps no one does it better than this hidden West Hollywood restaurant (not to be confused with a chainlet of revolving sushi spots) from chef Daniel Son, who prepares an ambitious omakase priced around $100. Think sea bream and snapper followed by sustainable blue fin tuna, fresh uni, and more.

8162 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Chicken liver toast at Animal
Matthew Kang

After ten years, one of LA’s most iconic restaurants continues to pursue greatness along Fairfax Avenue. One could argue that Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo helped launch LA’s standing from a national and even international food city. It started with these meat-centric small plates and inventive comfort food preparations that still hold up after a decade.

435 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
624 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Elizabeth Daniels

When Walter and Margarita Manzke took over the iconic Campanile space, they knew the stakes were high. And who in LA would have thought they would’ve succeeded this much, offering a swell breakfast-to-dinner menu with a French point of view? Throw in some pockets of new American and even Asian influences and the bill of fare will likely appeal to everyone. The desserts, breads, and pastries by Margarita are as good as one can expect, while the charcuterie board is sure to stun anyone.

624 South La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
641 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Pizzeria Mozza
Elizabeth Daniels

Nancy Silverton’s enduring pizzeria opened ten years ago, heralding a new kind of elevated but casual restaurant in LA. And the salads, pizzas, and desserts are still extraordinary, a credit to the James Beard award winner and years of consistency. Order the tricolore or chopped salad to start, follow up with a wood-fired pizza, and finish with the caramel coppetta dessert.

641 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
718 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Joshua Lurie

Ludo Lefebvre perfected this facsimile of a Parisian bistro right next to his first effort, Trois Mec. Serving near-ideal renditions of classics (with some leeway here and there), Petit Trois has already become the most talked-about French restaurant in the city. Try the omelet, steak frites, escargot — pretty much everything on the tight menu is worth ordering.

718 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
716 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Trois Mec
Wonho Frank Lee

Ludo Lefebvre paired up with chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo to create a culinary version of Led Zeppelin — a supergroup of uber-talented culinary minds that produces one of the best tasting menus in town. Purchase tickets in advance on their website and watch Lefebvre create some of the most creative, expressive cuisine in Los Angeles. And at under a $100 per person for the tasting menu, it's fairly reasonable too.

716 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
6660 Sunset Blvd P, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Since it opened just a few years ago, Luv2eat has ascended into the heights of LA's Thai restaurant scene with wonderfully prepared plates of Southern and sometimes Northern specialties. The Phuket-style crab curry should be on every table, along with the khao soi. Kua gling, a Southern Thai spicy dry meat curry, is fantastic, along with the fried sour Thai sausage, served with crunchy vegetables. Just remember, anything “medium” spicy or above will likely blow the lights out for most people, so order mild if insane spice is an issue.

6660 Sunset Blvd P
Los Angeles, CA 90028
6600 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Gwen, Hollywood
Wonho Frank Lee

Gwen’s menu has meandered from a tasting menu to a more approachable a la carte bill of fare, and it’s done wonders for the overall usability of celebrity chef Curtis Stone’s grand Hollywood restaurant. Though meat and seasonal roasted vegetables are still the stars of the show, carefully prepared seafood now plays a solid supporting role. With magnificent ambience and impeccable service, Gwen stands as one of LA’s grand dining experiences.

6600 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
4163 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
Torta from Gish Bac
Matthew Kang

There are a bevy of excellent Oaxacan restaurants in Los Angeles thanks to influx of settlers from the 1990s, and Gish Bac might be the best of the bunch thanks to the work of chef and owner Maria Ramos. This Mid-City classic serves a bit of everything from Oaxaca, including a great tlayuda and delicious torta, but the star of the show is the goat barbacoa enchilada, slow cooked for five hours in guajillo chiles. Truly one of LA”s best regional Mexican restaurants.

4163 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
5706 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Wonho Frank Lee

This tiny restaurant in East Hollywood is preparing some of the most inventive, and affordable, cooking in Los Angeles through the efforts of Kwang Uh, who worked at Noma. Based off of his Korean heritage and his interest in fermentation, the seven-item menu earned the place a James Beard semifinalist nod, a massive recognition for such a humble outfit. To taste the future of Los Angeles food, come here. Just be patient, as the operation was never meant to handle a high volume of diners.

5706 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
3901 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Former Animal chef Jonathan Whitener has opened a bustling restaurant in the heart of Koreatown with some of the most creative and delicious cuisine in Los Angeles. There’s no easy way to categorize these plates, but perhaps the best way would be to describe them as an elemental, but unexpected presentation of global flavors.

3901 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020
955 S Vermont Ave G, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Thinly sliced short rib at Park’s BBQ
Matthew Kang

This is the Korean barbecue to end all arguments, with the highest quality meat and banchan one can find in Los Angeles, which is one of the world’s epicenters for Korean cuisine. Order some wagyu beef and prime American short ribs and eat with the restaurant’s pristine kimchi and fresh lettuce wraps.

955 S Vermont Ave G
Los Angeles, CA 90006
4648 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Wonho Frank Lee

Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson opened this sleek modern Middle Eastern restaurant in early 2017 with a commitment to refined, restrained technique and top-quality farmers market produce. The result is one of the most popular new restaurants in the city. The morning Turkish-ish breakfast is a solid daytime pick, while the mezzes and small plates rule the roost for dinner service.

4648 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
720 N Virgil Ave #4, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Jessica Koslow realized that the Eastside was bereft of a great everyday breakfast and lunch spot, and Sqirl was the answer everyone was waiting for. Tucked away on a sleepy stretch of Virgil, this seasonal kitchen produces surprising cuisine that balances flavor with superb ingredients. Consider the rice bowl, topped with ricotta and fermented hot sauce, or the incredible ricotta toast topped with its signature jam. Just be ready to wait in line.

720 N Virgil Ave #4
Los Angeles, CA 90029
704 S Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Langer’s #19 sandwich
Wonho Frank Lee

Yes, the No. 19 pastrami sandwich is an amazing sandwich, but the pure pastrami on house-based rye is simplicity at its best. There's a reason why people make pilgrimages to try this place’s pastrami and even corned beef: there is no better version anywhere in town, and perhaps even in the country. Pro tip: Try the No. 54, a blend of both the pastrami and corned beef in one sandwich. And don't skip the rest of the classic Jewish deli menu — it's all very well executed in one of the best daytime dining rooms in town.

704 S Alvarado St
Los Angeles, CA 90057
3322 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Elizabeth Daniels

Kris Yenbamroong built this place from the ground up, and while his original spot in West Hollywood still goes strong, this second rendition in Silver Lake seems to reflect the young chef's ethos a tiny bit more. With a cadre of excellent Thai dishes — pork toro, Bangkok mall pasta, and larb — in a fun, convivial atmosphere (crack open a tall boy of Miller Lite to start a meal), Night + Market Song is the place to be any night of the week on the Eastside.

3322 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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1050 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Wonho Frank Lee

Ray Garcia’s homage to the food of his upbringing finds its best expression just steps from Downtown’s LA Live. With creative takes on Mexican-American cuisine, plus a killer evening ambience, Broken Spanish is the grown-up restaurant this area desperately needed. Order the chicharron and some of the wonderful blue corn tortillas.

1050 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
815 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Shibumi, Downtown LA
Wonho Frank Lee

David Schlosser worked at some of Japan’s finest restaurants before venturing on his own at a dark, sleek space in Downtown Los Angeles. His commitment to Japanese cuisine has resulted in a slightly different presentation: kappo-style. It’s more relaxed than the formal kaiseki, but upgraded over a neighborhood izakaya. Expect pristine seafood and carefully prepared dishes that represent the best of LA’s approach to Japanese food.

815 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
211 E Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205
Raffi’s Place, Glendale
Raffi’s Place [Official photo]

This massive Persian dining hall features some of the best kabobs in the city. With an expansive indoor-outdoor space, servers weave through tables carrying platters of grilled meats, white rice, and mezze to large parties and families. Start with an eggplant dish called kashk o’bademjan and then order a parade of shish, koobideh, and barg kabob for a satisfying celebration meal.

211 E Broadway
Glendale, CA 91205
1124 San Julian St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Rossoblu, Downtown LA
Wonho Frank Lee

Steve Samson, whose Southern Italian accomplishments at Sotto continue to excel in West LA, has debuted this incredible ode to Northern Italian cuisine, especially from the region of Bologna and Emilia-Romagna. The modern dining room is one of the most attractive spaces in the city, while the wood-roasted meats and pastas would please anyone. Try the tortellini in brodo.

1124 San Julian St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
208 E 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Taco from Sonoratown
Farley Elliott

Regarded as one of LA’s most impressive taco restaurants, this tiny Downtown LA spot prepares an authentic Sonoran-style tacos and quesadillas with grilled meats and flour tortillas. Don’t forget to order the chivichanga, a burrito with cheese and shredded chicken or machaca beef. It’s all ready affordable too, though parking can be tough in this part of Downtown.

208 E 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
1356 Allison Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Tsubaki, Echo Park
Wonho Frank Lee

Don’t be fooled by the diminutive size of Echo Park’s Tsubaki. The modern Japanese restaurant carries a small footprint but is big on flavor, with dishes like sake-marinated foie gras terrine and rich yakitori skewers. Don’t sleep on the robust sake list or the pre-Dodger game deals from this Sunset Boulevard star situated just down the hill from Chavez Ravine, either. —Farley Elliott

1356 Allison Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026
801-, 899 E 10th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Yelp

This wonderful seafood truck in East LA is one of the most reliable street-food experiences in town, with deep-fried shrimp tacos topped with a fresh salsa that might be one of the best bang-for-your-buck dishes in LA. The epic (and spicy) Poseidon, a massive tostada of chopped octopus, is something worth sharing if you're adventurous. Only open during the day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

801-, 899 E 10th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
727 N Broadway #128, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Johnny Ray Zone and Amanda Chapman might have the busiest single restaurant in Los Angeles, with a line that snakes around Far East Plaza in Chinatown every day it’s open, and nearly every hour it’s open. What's everyone waiting for? Nashville-style hot chicken, made to perfection. Everybody should order at least one item as spicy as they can handle, and try the fried chicken sandwich too. It's truly a marvel of fried chicken in Los Angeles.

727 N Broadway #128
Los Angeles, CA 90012
2121 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Bestia, Arts District
Sierra Prescott

Seasonal, meat-driven rustic Italian in an industrial space in the heart of the Arts District: Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis knew something about finding the most unexpected spot and offering the area an ideal restaurant. Who knew it was going to be one of the most talked-about and constantly booked restaurants in the city despite having a nearly hidden location? The pizzas, pastas, appetizers, and mains all shine, with cocktails and wine as impressive as any restaurant's in town.

2121 E 7th Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90021
700 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754
Shu mai at Elite

This sprawling Monterey Park dim sum palace stands out for its consistency and quality, where diners can order shu mai, har gow, and other classics from a menu. Dishes come out as they’re prepared instead of being served from carts, though servers do roam around with trays of ready-to-eat snacks. The congee is especially good here, as are the taro dumplings. Weekday waits aren’t too bad but weekends can mean hour long queues for some of LA’s best dim sum.

700 S Atlantic Blvd
Monterey Park, CA 91754

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