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Los Angeles restaurant reviews

From fine dining to food trucks, our restaurant reviews dish on the latest restaurants in L.A. trying to make their mark

Wood grilled pead & barnett pork chop with fig and brown butter
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman Wood grilled pead & barnett pork chop with fig and brown butter maple jus at Hatchet Hall
By Erin Kuschner |
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In a city where restaurants are as varied as its neighborhoods, there's never a shortage of places to dine in Los Angeles. From rustic, seasonal cooking on Abbot Kinney to special occasion dinners at luxe hotels, check out our L.A. restaurant reviews to discover the city's newest and best places to eat.

 

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Restaurants, American creative

Auburn

icon-location-pin Hollywood

Eric Bost's unusual tasting menu is making a stand for fine dining.

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Restaurants, Contemporary Asian

Nightshade

icon-location-pin Downtown Arts District

Mei Lin's given the Arts District—and all of L.A.—a strong contender for the best new restaurant of 2019.

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Restaurants, Global

Pikoh

icon-location-pin West LA

Ricardo Zarate's latest is an international jaunt, bringing the Westside his deft ability to blend culture and tradition.

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Restaurants, Latin American

DAMA

icon-location-pin Downtown Fashion District

Let Antonia Lofaso take you on a whirlwind tapas tour.

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Restaurants, Japanese

Inn Ann

icon-location-pin Hollywood

Sushi legend Mori Onodera is back and cooking one of the best Japanese tasting menus in L.A.

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Ms Chi Cafe in Culver City by Top Chef contestant Shirley Chung
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Restaurants, Chinese

Ms. Chi Café

icon-location-pin Culver City

'Top Chef' alum Shirley Chung proves Instagram-bait like hedgehog bao and cheeseburger dumplings are more than eye candy.

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Restaurants, Soul and southern American

Alta Adams

icon-location-pin West Adams

Alta's soul food lights up West Adams—but could become a destination for people across the city.

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Restaurants, American creative

Simone

icon-location-pin Downtown Arts District

Simone could be the thoughtful restaurant of L.A.'s future—if it can nail the basics.

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Restaurants, Thai

Night + Market Sahm

icon-location-pin Venice

Night + Market's Venice outpost is bold and a lot of fun—no matter how quickly you're in and out of the restaurant.

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Restaurants, Spanish

Otoño

icon-location-pin Highland Park

This Highland Park restaurant is a needed taste of Spain, albeit an inconsistent one.

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Restaurants, Thai

Joy on York

icon-location-pin Highland Park

Pine & Crane's sibling spot proves much more than an imitation of the original.

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Restaurants, Filipino

Ma'am Sir

icon-location-pin Silver Lake

RiceBar's bold Filipino flavor—and culinary magic—continues in Charles Olalia's full-service take on the classics.

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Restaurants, French

Petit Trois Valley

icon-location-pin Sherman Oaks

Ludo Lefebvre's acclaimed French bistro hits the Valley, but feels far from revolutionary.

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Bavel

icon-location-pin Downtown Arts District

Lean into the babel at Bavel, the Arts District's buzzing Middle Eastern gem.

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Dialogue

icon-location-pin Santa Monica

Dave Beran's tasting menu is worth the price tag and the palava.

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Restaurants, Contemporary Asian

Majordōmo

icon-location-pin Chinatown

The shared plates are the showstoppers, but there's so much more to David Chang's first L.A. restaurant.

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Nancy Silverton and Matt Molina's Triple Beam Pizza in Highland Park
Photograph: Stephanie Breijo
Restaurants, Pizza

Triple Beam Pizza

icon-location-pin Highland Park

You pay by the ounce for this pizza, but you're going to want to consume pounds of it.

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Photograph: Courtesy Little Ruby/Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Cafés

Little Ruby

icon-location-pin Santa Monica

I, for one, welcome our new Aussie overlords. 

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Tahina with eggplant at Jaffa
Photograph: Jesse Hsu
Restaurants, Israeli

Jaffa

icon-location-pin West Third Street

Israeli cuisine is making waves, but Jaffa keeps its flavors at bay.

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Restaurants, Italian

Felix Trattoria

icon-location-pin Venice

Last year, Evan Funke's temple to handmade pasta set the pace for L.A.'s new restaurants. This year, it's still in a league of its own.

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The roast chicken for two at NoMad
Photograph: Jesse Hsu
Restaurants, French

The NoMad Mezzanine

icon-location-pin Downtown Financial District

The mezzanine restaurant at the NoMad Hotel is a slight triumph of style over substance—but man alive, what style.

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Photograph: Jesse Hsu
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Native

icon-location-pin Downtown Santa Monica

Nyesha Arrington’s hyper-seasonal shtick carves out a Santa Monica niche, and it’s worth the splurge.

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Best Girl

icon-location-pin Downtown Historic Core

The seafood's always aces at the Ace's new all-day bistro, but everything else could use some consistency.

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Photograph: Courtesy Tsubaki
Restaurants, Japanese

Tsubaki

icon-location-pin Echo Park

Echo Park's charming izakaya keeps an eye on sake and authenticity, if not the fryer.

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Restaurants, Japanese

MTN

icon-location-pin Venice

Find comfort and creativity in unique bowls of ramen and outstanding small plates.

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Restaurants, Steakhouse

La Boucherie on 71

icon-location-pin Downtown Financial District

La Boucherie on 71’s aspirations are as lofty as its stunning views of the city, but need more grounding.

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Restaurants, Thai

So Long, Hi

icon-location-pin Downtown Financial District

Step into Downtown L.A.’s affordable, approachable, laid-back Thai restaurant for fun and games (and a gem of a back patio).

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Restaurants, Contemporary Asian

Terra Cotta

icon-location-pin Koreatown
This Koreatown stunner is churning out incredible plates of seafood.
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Restaurants, Italian

AR Cucina

icon-location-pin Culver City

AR Cucina satisfies Culver City's love of Italian food with pasta and plenty of negronis.

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Plate of mixed tacos at Salazar
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Mexican

Salazar

icon-location-pin Frog Town

For a good time (and great tacos), Salazar is your spot.

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Sesame fries (Ozu Style) at Ozu East Kitchen
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Contemporary Asian

Ozu East Kitchen

icon-location-pin Atwater Village

Head to Atwater Village for rich ramen and decadent fries.

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Spartina
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Italian

Spartina

icon-location-pin Fairfax District

Take a break from shopping on Melrose with some decadent Italian fare.

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Eggplant at Amboy
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Filipino

Amboy

icon-location-pin Chinatown

Filipino food comes to Chinatown.

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Banana daiquiri at Otium
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, American

Otium

icon-location-pin Downtown

This isn't your average museum restaurant.

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Chocolate chip cookie & chocolate milk at Little Pine
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Vegan

Little Pine

icon-location-pin Silver Lake

Little Pine is free of animal products, but not free of problems.

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Key lime wedge at Sausal
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Mexican

Sausal

icon-location-pin El Segundo

Sausal is a looker, but the food has some catching up to do.

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Trois Familia
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Fusion

Trois Familia

icon-location-pin Silver Lake

Is it time for brunch yet?

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Delicata squash at LEONA
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, American creative

Leona

icon-location-pin Venice

Creative cuisine and a standout brunch is putting Leona on the map.

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Restaurants, South Asian

Cassia

icon-location-pin Santa Monica

Cassia's beautiful mashup of French and Vietnamese cuisine is making waves in Santa Monica.

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Restaurants, Barbecue

Maple Block Meat Co.

icon-location-pin Culver City

Hearty brisket and fall-off-the-bone ribs put Maple Block Meat Co. on LA's BBQ map.

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Baroo
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Korean

Baroo

icon-location-pin Hollywood

Baroo embodies the best of strip mall dining in LA.

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Kerala seafood curry with a side of basmati rice at Sambar
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Indian

Sambar

icon-location-pin Culver City

Where Mississippi meets India in the form of chicken wings.

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Curry fries at BierBeisl Imbiss
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Austrian

BierBeisl Imbiss

icon-location-pin Downtown Historic Core

Sausages reign supreme at this Austrian eatery Downtown.

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Broken Spanish
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Mexican

Broken Spanish

icon-location-pin South Park

The latest restaurant from Ray Garcia is heating up Downtown.

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Nutella bread pudding at Forma
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Italian

Forma

icon-location-pin Santa Monica

Do you like cheese? If so, you're going to love Forma.

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New England clam bake at Catch & Release
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Seafood