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1

Pace

2100 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
5
This unsuspecting (read: hidden below a small supermarket in Laurel Canyon) restaurant offers some ... read more
fantastic Italian food in a very cozy, relaxed atmosphere. I tried a plate of linguini with prosciutto and peas in a white wine cream sauce and it was heaven. They have a really nice wine selection, and the art work (and people watching - Pace definitely has a good-looking crowd) is enough to keep you entertained while waiting for your food.
2

Rockwell Table and Stage

1714 N. Vermont, Los Angeles, CA
4.5
I was smiling the whole night. It was much more than what I thought it would be! The performers are ... read more
talented and they did a great job with all the famous scenes from Tarantino's movie.
3

Nobu Malibu

22706 East Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
5
Nobu Malibu is fantastic and although the Nobu menu will be familiar to fans of the Nobu chain, this ... read more
branch is unique and feels very distinctly Malibu. The sushi can't be beat and this spot is less of a scene than you might imagine.
4

Café Gratitude

639 North Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
5
One of my favorite vegan restaurants in the world- I come here 3 times a month and never get tired ... read more
of their fare. Cleverly concocted recipes utilize only the freshest ingredients and their tonics and smoothies are fantastic as well. I recommend "I am brave" for an immunity boost and "I am irresistible" for dessert
5

Bestia

2121 East 7th Place, Los Angeles, California
4.5
Oh my goodness, oh my goodness. This place has major hype for a reason. It is THAT good. Service is ... read more
excellent, the place itself is a beaut and THE FOOD!!!! I'm sure you can't go wrong with anything on the entire menu, but I highly recommend the following: pan-seared octopus and calamari (the octopus is so tender, they melt in your mouth!), the chef's cured meats platter (that's one of the things their known for), bone marrow with gnocchetti (best preparation of bone marrow I've ever had), riccotta dumpling with house made sausage (my favorite dish of the night, even though it's really hard to choose) and suckling pig (meat falls off the bone!). As for dessert, the blood orange sorbet with the pine nut brown sugar meringue really stood out!
6

Blue Plate Oysterette

1355 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
5
This is it- seafood, oysters, decor, and wine. Just an earlier FYI there are no reservations to be ... read more
made or had; except for you can hold a table if you call an hour beforehand. Moving on, as I have said, I adored the decor. I wanted to just sit there as if I was in Nantucket and had crab legs to peal and wine to drink endlessly, as the sun was setting on the Horizon of the Ocean. So was not the case though, I did not order Crab- nor did I even see crab on there menu; however there selection of food is FABU! Superior MUSSELS! ONE OF THE BEST! It was almost like a saffron cilantro in white wine sauce, #YUM... Also, the Truffle Mac n' Cheese w/ Lobster that is delicious but oh so heavy (so share).... I can say more, but need I? Just go
7

Bludso's BBQ

811 S Long Beach Blvd, Compton, CA 90221
5
I haven't had fall off the bone smokey BBQ goodness since my foodie BBQ road trip from the Carolinas ... read more
down to Texas. And my taste buds thank you for bringing me right back to the south Mr. Bludso!
8

Sanuki No Sato Restaurant

18206 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90248
4.5
Excellent choice for nihon no tabemono (japanese food)! Great japanese attentive service, good ... read more
decor, and great food! On the corner of 182nd and Western in Gardena in a strip mall. We shared several dishes: started with agedashi tofu (deep fried tofu) cooked perfectly with crispy outside and soft inside; the katsu dish (pork cutlet) which was also fried perfectly and served with a tonkatsu with chinese mustard dipping sauce; kal bi ribs, which were served japanese style with a teriyaki sauce; and assorted tempura which was delicious; and a special mushroom miso soup which hit the spot, and steamed rice and tea. Oishikatta! 80% of the partrons are Japanese or Sansei. The staff is like in Japan: polite, fast, attentive and fluent, wearing two piece kimonos. Ahh, I felt like I was in Japan! Total for all above and a large Asahi beer was under $50. They have booths, tables, and 2 tatami rooms without footwells. Matta ikitain desu yo!
9

CHUNJU HAN IL KWAN

3450 West 6th Street #106, Los Angeles, California
5
This is the best place to have Korean stew in Los Angeles. If you're craving Korean food but don't ... read more
want BBQ, this is a great place to come. They have some cooked Korean BBQ options too but I have never tried it. Personally I come here for their budae jjigae aka military soup. The ingredients include spam, sausages, kimchi, meatballs, instant noodle, and other vegetables all mixed in this yummy spicy broth. The portion is huge. I shared the soup with a friend and we only finished about half of it. I heard their other stews are also very good. One of my Korean friends said that their jungol or seafood stew is one of the best out there. They serve their dishes with purple rice and about 12 kinds of banchan or side dishes. The side dishes are really good. Their servers are very nice and the food comes out fast.
10

The Rose Cafe & Market

220 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291
4.5
Oh Rose Cafe, how I yearn for thee. Divine desserts are my go to...dark chocolate raspberry cake is ... read more
what you should get.
11

Hinoki & the Bird

10 West Century Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90067
4.5
This place is heaven. I want to eat there daily. In fact, since I live only a couple of miles away, ... read more
that may wind up happening - at least, until I get through the entire menu. I went with a group of girlfriends for Friday lunch. It was not at all crowded and service was attentive. There is a gorgeous patio with seating, but we chose to sit inside. Decor is industrial, sleek, with wood and steel and dark grey stone, and the de rigeur open kitchen. We split the beef tartare w quail egg, pumpkin toast, spicy crab toast, kale salad, papaya salad w chicken, and a wagyu beef sandwich from the daily specials. The beef tartare was incredible and velvety once the egg was mixed in. The pumpkin toast was the perfect mix of flavours (sweet pumpkin with cheese for savoury) and textures (toasted bread and pumpkin seeds). The spicy crab toast was good also, with a light sweet and spicy chili sauce. The kale salad was absolutely delicious - they mixed in fresh and crispy kale and the dressing had zing. I think the papaya salad was my least favourite dish, but even that was good - it was just the least good out of a set of outstanding dishes. For dessert, we had the miso mochi rice cream balls. Sooo good. Light, perfect, melt in your mouth, and the miso added a salted caramel-esque touch. Like I said, heaven.
12

21 Bistro

120 E Lime Ave, Monrovia, California
5
Charming little (and I mean tiny) restaurant with awesome French food. The menu is not extensive but ... read more
they nail what they have. The steak is juicy and tasty, the duck confit is perfectly cooked. Desserts are spectacular as well.
13

Shin-Sen-Gumi

8450 Valley Boulevard #103, Rosemead, CA
4
I have finally found my to go ramen place! I came here for lunch between 11-2 and they have amazing ... read more
deals under $8. I ordered set C which came with a bowl of ramen and a bowl of fried rice. I usually dislike most ramen places because the broth is too thick and salty. However, the broth has a perfect mix of onions, ginger, and oil, throw in some pepper and it's amazing. Additionally, they let you customize your ramen by choosing the firmness of your ramen, oiliness of your broth, and additional condiments. As for the fried rice, it's crispy and tasty. For $8, it was a lot of food and I left really full. I've been to numerous ramen places, I've even been to other shin sen gumi's but this one is by far my favorite. Man, I love the SGV and I need to move here!
14

Paiche

13470 Maxella Ave, Los Angeles, California
5
I indulged and enjoyed mini-plates of fishy Japanese origin (maybe?) with Latin American names ... read more
(definitely?). You'll like the taste of this place, I guarantee you that.
15

Guisados Tacos

2100 East Cesar E Chavez Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
4.5
Just love love the tacos here. They make everything fresh and the homemade corn tortillas is where ... read more
this place makes its super poison. Just got to come here and eat up everything on the menu. Make sure to try their sampler plate that has so many random tacos to choose from which all of them are good. Their drinks are amazing as well! Get any of their drinks especially the horchata. MMmmm delicious!!