The best restaurants in Los Angeles, from Downtown to Malibu

From classic steakhouses and seafood shacks to vegan sanctuaries, we've uncovered the best restaurants in Los Angeles

Photograph: Noe Montes
The Hungry Cat

While LA has been long-renown for its top ethnic eats from singe-your-mouth Thai curries to off-the-beaten-path tacos, constant restaurant openings and white-hot gastronomic destinations have catapulted the city into a culinary mecca where dining out is more exciting than ever. Whether you seek a food-as-art fine dining experience, a rare-steak fix or a vegan outing, take your pick of the best restaurants in Los Angeles.

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Best brunch restaurants

Your weekend morning guide to eating and drinking at the best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles.

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Best Thai restaurants

Discover spicy soups, complex curries and flavorful stir-fries at LA's best Thai restaurants.

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Best cheap eats

These cheap eats pack as much flavor as they do value.

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Best coffee shops

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Best vegetarian restaurants

LA's best vegetarian-friendly restaurants are as varied as the city's neighborhoods, from meatless Chinese in SGV to an Italian hotspot in Venice.

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Best dim sum

Whether you’re hankering for juicy siu mai or char siu bao, here's your guide to the best dim sum breakfast spots in LA.

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Best steakhouses

In a town of Big Deals making big deals, a classic never goes out of style at LA's best steakhouses.

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Best fine-dining restaurants

Leave your jeans at home and splurge in style at LA's best fine dining restaurants from a Santa Monica classic to a Downtown gem inside an architectural masterpiece.

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Best Italian restaurants

Get a taste of Old World at LA's best Italian restaurants that go beyond the usual pizzeria and red sauce joint.

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Best Japanese restaurants

From Little Tokyo to the South Bay, get your izakaya and shabu shabu on at LA's best Japanese restaurants.

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Best Mexican restaurants

From a Farmers Market Original taco stall to a destination Oaxacan eatery, LA's best Mexican restaurants satisfy your South of the Border cravings.

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Best seafood restaurants

Dive into LA's best seafood restaurants from a two-star Michelin fine dining destination to a Santa Monica seafood market.

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Best romantic restaurants

Get charmed and seduced with fireplaces, al fresco patios, ocean views and splurgeworthy meals at the best romantic restaurants in Los Angeles.

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Best vegan restaurants

Whether you're craving soul food or creative sushi rolls, LA's best vegan restaurants are aplenty with tasty fare that even meat eaters will want to chow down.

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Best new restaurants

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