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The best restaurants in Los Angeles

Classic steakhouses, vegan eateries, seafood shacks—we've uncovered the best restaurants in Los Angeles

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Mushroom risotto at Elf Cafe

There may not be a more exciting place to eat right now than Los Angeles. While we've built our gastronomic reputation on incredible food trucks and off-the-beaten-path tacos, chefs are now flocking to our fair city to take some serious risks, turning LA into a true culinary mecca. Whether you seek a fine dining experience, a rare-steak fix or a vegan outing, take your pick of the best restaurants in Los Angeles.

Guide to LA's best restaurants

Indian
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Indian

From Artesia to West Hollywood, here's where to find the best samosas, curries and tandoori in LA. 

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Seafood
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Seafood

Dive into LA's best seafood restaurants.

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Sushi
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Sushi

LA has the best sushi in the country, hands down.

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Tacos
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Tacos

Take a tour of the best tacos in the city.  

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Chinese
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Chinese

LA has good Chinese options no matter the neighborhood.

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Sandwiches
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Sandwiches

Check out the best sandwich shops and sandwiches in town. 

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BBQ
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BBQ

From Compton to South Pasadena, here are our picks for LA's best BBQ.

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Diners
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Diners

Nothing genuinely channels the past like LA’s finest retro diners.

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Mexican
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Mexican

LA's best Mexican restaurants satisfy your South of the Border cravings.

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Brunch
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Brunch

Your weekend morning guide to eating and drinking at LA's best brunch spots.

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Vegetarian
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Vegetarian

LA's best vegetarian-friendly restaurants include meatless Chinese food in the SGV to an Italian hotspot in Venice.

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Dim sum
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Dim sum

Here's your guide to the best dim sum breakfast spots in LA.

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Outdoor dining
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Outdoor dining

Here are the best restaurants to feel the sun on your shoulders as you dig in.

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Cheap eats
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Cheap eats

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

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Pizza
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Pizza

From solid slice to artisan pies, here are the best pizza places in the city. 

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Vegan
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Vegan

Whether you're craving soul food or sushi rolls, check out LA's best vegan restaurants.

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Coffee shops
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Coffee shops

We sipped our way through town to find the best coffee shops in LA.

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Pho
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Pho

Grab your chopsticks and dig in.

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Steakhouses
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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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Fine dining
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Fine dining

Leave your jeans at home and splurge in style at LA's best fine-dining restaurants.

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Italian
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Italian

LA's best Italian restaurants go beyond the usual pizzeria and red sauce joint.

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Thai
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Thai

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

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Japanese
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Japanese

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

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Romantic
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Romantic

Get charmed and seduced with fireplaces, al fresco patios, and splurgeworthy meals at the best romantic restaurants in LA.

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