That Restaurant Cray !!! Where to Eat in Los Angeles !!!
I’m going going, back back, to Cali Cali… seems to be my theme song as of late. Over the last two years, Los Angeles has become my second home. I’ve had a list of restaurants to hit up that just keeps growing and I’ve barely scratched the surface. I get emails nearly every week asking where to eat in LA, so I finally decided it was time to make a list of some of my favorite restaurants in LA/South Bay. Again, this is a list of places I’ve eaten at in alphabetical order, and those I haven’t eaten at are on the list because of some LEGIT co-signs from people I trust. If you have any suggestions, feel free to shoot us an email at [email protected] !!!
After’s (Multiple Locations)
After’s is known for their delicious “Milky Buns,” an ice cream sandwich made with a doughnut-like sweet bun. What’s CRAY about After’s Milky Bun is they use a secret method to heat up the ice cream sandwich so that the sweet bun becomes nice and hot without compromising the cold, creamy ice cream. The flavor selection is wild, including jasmine milk tea, churro, cookie butter, acai blueberry, and more.
Animal, it’s exactly what it sounds like; a place where carnivores gather. Everything is centered around meat, a whole lot of rustic, hearty, meaty, dishes made from all types and parts of animals — ribs, legs, wings, belly, tail, head, tongue, ears, liver, marrow, brains, essentially any part of the animal. You have to try the chicken liver toast, marrow bone, beef tendon chips, pig ears, crispy pig head, and the tres leches!
435 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036, United States
p: (323) 782-9225
Baroo (East Hollywood)
One of the most memorable meals I had in LA in November was at Baroo, serving Korean-inspired food in a modern way. Don’t let the appearance of the minimal cafe-style restaurant fool you, chef and owner Chef Kwang Uh is a veteran in the kitchen and has worked for Daniel in NYC, Nobu Bahamas, and Noma in Copenhagen. I wanted to try everything, but the Sweet Corn Cappuccino and the Ragu with homemade pasta were my favorites.
5706 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90038
p: +1 (323) 929-9288
Bestia (Arts District)
Bestia is one of LA’s hottest multi-regional Italian restaurants conceived by husband and wife duo Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis. The couple’s cooking style is a “from scratch” approach, focusing on rustic Italian family-style dishes such as charcuterie, pizza, pasta, and hearty grilled or slow roasted proteins. You have to try the smoked chicken liver pate, roasted marrow bone, burrata pizza, and any of their pastas or pizzas! Don’t forget to make a reservation!
2121 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021, USA
p: +1 (213) 514-5724
Blue Bottle (Multiple Locations)
Hailing from Oakland, California, Blue Bottle Coffee Company has made it’s way to LA, and they’re slowly taking over. They now have about a dozen shops scattered throughout the city with more to come.
Blue Star Donuts (Venice & Manhattan Beach)
Blue Star’s philosophy is quality over quantity, made from a classic brioche recipe originating from the south of France. Blue Star’s donuts are made from scratch every day. The dough itself takes nearly 18 hours to make using a sustainable bread flour, cage-free eggs, whole hormone-free milk and European-style butter. The donuts are fried in rice oil and are finished with either glazes or fillings made fresh throughout the day. The spicy Marion berry jam stuffed peanut butter powdered donut is one of my favorites.
451 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Suite D-118, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
p: +1 (310) 545-2187
1142 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90291
p: +1 (310) 450-5630
Bottega Louie (DTLA)
Bottega Louie is an LA institution, located in the heart of DTLA. The space is gorgeous, split up into a restaurant and patisserie/market. The restaurant serves Italian classics such as salads, pasta, and pizzas, whereas the patisserie offers eye-catching macarons, chocolates, tarts, cakes, and more.
700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
p: +1 (213) 802-1470
Brodard is one of our go-to Vietnamese restaurants located in Orange County. Brodard actually started out as a French bakery over 20 years ago and expanded into a full-out restaurant. The menu is extremely comprehensive, filled with pages on pages of authentic Vietnamese dishes. They have the usual suspects including a page full of different rolls, bánh xèo, salads, noodles, and rice. Brodard’s key items including their bomb spring rolls, pho, sizzling crepes, and crab soup udon (bánh canh cua tôm).
Mall of Fortune, 9892 Westminster Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92844, United States
p: +1 714-530-1744
Broken Spanish (DTLA)
Broken Spanish is a modern Mexican restaurant that focuses on the evolution of its chef, Ray Garcia. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ray Garcia brings together fresh local ingredients with bold Latin flavors. The menu is broken up into small botanas (appetizers), tortillas, tamales, entradas, family-style sharing platos principales, and desserts. You have to order the queso fundido, any of the tamales, chochoyotes (masa dumplings), camote (sweet potato with pig tail), oxtail quesadilla, and carne asada. Make sure you save room for the dessert – the profiterol with fig leaf ice cream, Vadouvan Azelia Ganache, Stoneground Chocolate Sauce, and Xoconostle jam, is the jam.
1050 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA
p: +1 213-749-1460
BS Taqueria (DTLA)
BS Taqueria is Broken Spanish’s younger sibling serving dope modern Mexican food in a more casual setting. The approach at B.S. is “authentically inauthentic,” giving classics a twist such as tacos with lardo and clams. Don’t leave without ordering the churros and tres leches cake! Trust me.
514 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014, United States
p: +1 213-622-3744
Chosun Galbee (Mid-Wilshire/Hancock Park)
Chosun Galbee is one of the most popular Korean BBQ joints in LA, albeit, not my favorite. It’s tasty, but it’s also where all the non-Korean people go and it’s pretty pricey compared to some of the neighboring BBQ joints.
3330 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019, USA
p: +1 (323) 734-3330
Cliff’s Edge (Silver Lake)
Cliff’s Edge is a rustic Italian restaurant highlighting fresh local produce. The menu is split up into small bite-sized starters, cured meats, fresh vegetables & small sharing plates, and large format pasta, grains, and meat dishes. The food is simple, minimal, and delicious. Try the octopus and the chicken liver mousse.
626 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, United States
p: +1 323-666-6116
East Borough (Costa Mesa)
East Borough is a modern Vietnamese restaurant in Los Angeles that serves Vietnamese classics with a modern twist. The menu consists of spring rolls, vermicelli noodles, bánh mì sandwiches, bánh xèo, rice dishes and salads. The bánh mì is delicious, transformed into a pho baguettes stuffed with beef brisket and served with a side car of pho broth to dip the sandwich into.2937 Bristol St D102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA
p: +1 (714) 641-5010
EMC Seafood (Koreatown)
I’ve only been to the Koreatown location, but EMC Seafood has multiple locations in California. EMC is a good spot for grabbing drinks and happy hour oysters! The uni pasta is pretty tasty as well.
3500 W 6th St #101, Los Angeles, CA 90020, USA
p: +1 (213) 351-9988
Egglslut is where all the egg egg-dicted junkies go to get their fix. Located in Downtown LA inside the Grand Central Market and open from 8am to 4pm serving breakfast and lunch. From fried, scrambled, boiled and coddled, the menu is dedicated to all eggs everything focusing on next level comfort food. Make sure you get a taste of the “Slut,” the coddled egg on top of a smooth potato purée, poached in a glass jar and served with toasty crostini.
Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
El Taurino (Korea Town)
El Taurino is where the after party is at. I don’t think I’ve ever been here sober. This place is bumpin’, cheap, and tasty AF.
1104 S Hoover St
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Felix is an Italian restaurant located in the heart of Venice on Abbot Kinney. The menu consists of Italian classics – antipasti, pizza, pasta from different regions of Italy, family-style meat dishes, and sides. I’ve only been to Felix once, and I wasn’t blown away or anything. I would like to go again and try some different pastas. We ordered two pastas from the “Le Paste Delle Isole” section aka Italy’s coastal regions, which resulted in two fairly similar dishes. I’m willing to give Felix a second chance though.
1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, USA
p: +1 424-387-8622
Fishing With Dynamite (Manhattan Beach)
Fishing With Dynamite (FWD) is my favorite restaurant in Manhattan Beach. FWD is a seafood-centric restaurant that has also made a name for itself recognized as the “best oyster bar” in Los Angeles. Don’t be shy and go HAM on the freshly-shuck oysters and Peruvian scallops. The clam chowder, key lime pie, and pretzel and chocolate bread pudding are to die for.
1148 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, United States
p: +1 310-893-6299
G&B Coffee / Go Get Em Tiger (Multiple Locations)
More legit coffee shops in LA! The almond macadamia latte and housemade chai are on point. If you’re at the G&B shop in Grand Central Market, the cheddar cornmeal waffle is breakfast perfection. The food at Go Get Em Tiger is tasty as well.
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This is the place to go in Venice for Italian food. Celebrities including Beyoncé and Jay Z have been spotted enjoying Gjelina’s pastas and pizzas.
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, USA
p: +1 310-450-1429
Gjusta is Gjelina’s sister bakery x deli x cafe. I love the set up at Gjusta, they have so many delicious things to choose from including seasonal pressed juices, freshly baked bread, fire-oven pizzas, smoked/cured/pickled meats, mouth-watering pastries, endless sandwich options, and more.
320 Sunset Ave, Venice, CA 90291, USA
p: +1 (310) 314-0320
Grand Central Market (DTLA)
Grand Central Market is DTLA’s food haven. I stayed in DTLA one summer and I literally went to Grand Central Market for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert here. There’s awesome coffee at G&B, breakfast galore at Eggslut, bangin’ bagels at Wexler’s Deli, tasty Thai at Sticky Rice, pizza at Olio GCM, infinite flavors of ice cream at McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream.
317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
p: +1 (213) 624-2378
Guisados (Multiple Locations)
Guisados is a Los Angeles-based taco purveyor, slanging their tacos on handmade corn tortillas that are made in-house. The usual protein choices are available, from your flank steaks and chicken to chorizo and shredded pork. Make sure you get a Stumptown Coffee-infused Horchata.
Ham Ji Park (Koreatown)
Three words – KOREAN PORK RIBS.
407 W 6th St #101, Los Angeles, CA 90020, USA
p: +1 (213) 365-8773
Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea (Multiple Locations)
Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea is essentially the temple of coffee in Los Angeles. Intelligentsia oversees every single step of the process from bean to cup.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream (Los Feliz)
Jeni’s ice cream is bomb. Last time I was in LA, I spent $30 USD on Postmates to have the Sweet Potato with Torched Marshmallows and Pumpkin 5-Spiced delivered to my Airbnb. Worth it.
1954 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
p: + 1 (323) 928-2668
Jitlada (Little Armenia)
Jitlada is one of the most popular Thai restaurants in Los Angeles. It has been around since the ’70s, changing hands a couple times, without compromising the food. The restaurant serves traditional Thai favorites such as saté, tom yum, pad thai, and more. They also have some recipes that were passed down through generations such as the crisp catfish salad.
5233 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
p: +1 (323) 667-9809
Jon & Vinny’s (Fairfax)
This is one of my favorite pizza and pasta joints in LA. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the menu consists of American-Italian favorites such as bruschetta, salads, antipasto, pizza, pasta, polenta, meat, and dessert. The cacio e pepe was my favorite, made with bucatini and the “L.A. Woman” pizza made with the perfect amount of tomato sauce, topped with large pieces of creamy burrata and fresh basil leaves.
412 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, United States
p: +1 323-334-3369
Kagaya (Arts District)
KaGaYa is an unassuming Japanese restaurant focused on high-quality Japanese beef in a shabu shabu format. Choose from the best cuts of beef and seafood. We were instantly drawn to the Premium Wagyu Beef set which came with Grade A5 Japanese Wagyu Beef, Australian King Crab legs, freshly shucked oysters, and clams.
418 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States
p: +1 213-617-1016
Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong
Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong is actually a South Korean-based chain with outlets in LA, New Jersey, New York, and China. Like all the best Korean BBQ spot joints, this spot is not stingy on the banchan, the quality of their meats are on point, and the grill top has little canals built in for freshly beaten eggs and grated cheese with corn! Make sure you order the “lunchbox,” metal containers filled with Korean short-grained rice, kimchi, mini anchovies, fish cake, fried egg, seaweed, and black beans.
Kazunori (Multiple Locations)
Kazunori is a handroll bar in downtown conceived by the Sugarfish family. The menu consists of all hand rolls everything – cucumber, bay scallop, salmon, shrimp, blue crab, yamaimo, snapper, toro, yellowtail, and lobster.
Kismet is a new all-day restaurant in Silverlake that serves reimagined Middle Eastern food using local produce. I went for brunch and my favorites were the lemony chicken & pine nut pies, freekeh polenta with lamb, and the shakshuka. Make sure you order some flaky bread as well to mop up all the lovely sauces.
4648 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
p: +1 (323) 409-0404
LASA is a Filipino-inspired, California-influenced restaurant in Chinatown. Founded by brothers Chad and Chase Valencia, they pride themselves on serving a modern interpretation of Filipino food. LASA’s menu consists of familiar flavors, but reinvented, such as adobo peanuts, flat-iron tartare or beef kilawin, deconstructed lumpia sariwa, and more.
727 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012
p: +1 (213) 443-6163
This Korean spot has the BEST barbecue chicken rice. The server starts by throwing some marinated chicken, ddeokbokki, and vegetables onto the grill. They then add a mound of steamed rice and CHEESE! It’s so good!
1008 S St Andrews Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90019, USA
p: +1 (323) 795-0014
Mashti Malones (La Brea)
Specializing in Persian ice cream, Mashti’s flavor selection is CRAY consisting of exotic ice creams and sorbets. Choose from Rosewater, Ginger Rosewater, Orange Blossom, Lavender, Turkish Coffee and Rosewater Saffron with Pistachios. Opt for the “Mashti” instead of an ice cream cone, meaning the ice cream will be sandwiched between two thin crispy wafers creating an ice cream sandwich. Alternatively, order the “Malone” which is essentially the ice cream flavor of your choice with a deep-fried pastry, similar to funnel cake drizzled with caramelized sugar.
1525 N La Brea Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028, USA
p: +1 (323) 874 -0144
Ngu Binh (Westminster)
Ngu Binh is a Northern Vietnamese restaurant in Orange County. The menu consists of authentic Huế favorites including a jackfruit salad called mít xúc bánh tráng, bánh bèo or rice cakes, glutinous rice dumplings or bánh ít ram and more.
14092 Magnolia St, Westminster, CA 92683, United States
p: +1 (714) 903-6000
n/naka needs no introduction. Niki Nakayama’s n/naka was highlighted in Season 1 of Chef’s Table and has earned global recognition. I’ve actually never been, but everytime I go to LA, I try to book a table.
3455 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034, USA
p: +1 (310) 836-6252
MB Post (Manhattan Beach)
Located in the midst of Manhattan Beach, M.B. Post has been recognized as one of the best restaurants in South Bay. Chef and Co-owner David LeFevre focuses on bringing soulful comfort food to his artisan menu of small plates made for sharing along with unique cocktails and wines.
142 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, United States
p: (310) 545-5405
Marugame Monzo (Little Tokyo)
If you’re looking for a good udon spot, check out Marugame Monzo. Try to sit at the counter so you can see the udon master roll out the dough and meticulously cut strands of thick chewy noodles.
329 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
p: +1 (213) 346-9762
Mh Zh (Silver Lake)
Mh Zh is another one of my new favorites in LA. Mh Zh is an Isreali restaurant serving the best hummus, labneh, roasted cabbage, lamb ragu, bone-in rib eye, and more. Make sure you go early and put your name on the list!
3536 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
Musha (Torrance & Santa Monica)
Musha is a casual izakaya serving small, sharing Japanese-inspired dishes. They do the basics including beef tataki, takoyaki, croquettes, onigiri, and more. They also have fun things like shrimp fajitas, lobster rolls, baguette gratin, and my personal favorite, Musha’s cheese risotto where the rice is finished in a huge wheel of Parmesan cheese.
1725 W Carson St # B, Torrance, CA 90501, USA
p: +1 (310) 787-7344
424 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
p: +1 (310) 576-6330
Okrumong (Torrance & Koreatown)
Okrumong has the best Korean shaved ice! Choose from Injeolmi (soy powder), matcha, red bean, or black sesame.
2814 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505, USA
p: +1 (310) 517-9558
3801 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020, USA
p: +1 (213) 388-7300
Orsa & Winston (DTLA)
Orsa & Winston serves Japanese-inspired food with nuances of Italian. Offering a seasonal 6-course omakase, Orsa & Winston is full of surprises. The menu is highly curated and constantly evolving, highlighting the freshest produce and chef Josef Centeno’s obsessions.
90055, 122 W 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, United States
p: +1 213-687-0300
Park’s Barbecue (Koreatown)
Park’s is legit. The quality of the meat is on point and the banchan options are endless.
955 S Vermont Ave G, Los Angeles, CA 90006, USA
p: +1 (213) 380-1717
Pho 79 (Westminster)
Pho 79 is a cheap, no-thrills, cash only type of joint, which is exactly what I like. As soon as you pull up, you can smell that delicious broth from the parking lot. The pho and oxtail are tasty as pho’ck.
9941 Hazard Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92844, United States
p: +1 (714) 531-2490
Pine & Crane (Silver Lake)
Pine & Crane is a Taiwanese restaurant serving classics such as beef noodles, cold sesame noodles, potstickers, bubble tea, and more.
1521 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
p: +1 (323) 668-1128
Quarters is the Korean American version of KBBQ. The food is authentic Korean, but the decor is sort of loungey. It’s comfortable, consistent, but they don’t take reservations and the wait is a little too long.
3465 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020, USA
p: +1 (213) 365-8111
Salt & Straw (Multiple Locations)
Salt & Straw originally opened up shop in Portland and now has locations all over California. Salt & Straw has incredibly innovative recipes including Avocado & Strawberry Sherbet, Roasted Strawberry & Toasted White Chocolate, Honey Lavender, and more. Salt & Straw also does a great job of keeping people interested and giving customers an incentive to return by featuring limited edition flavors!
Pizzeria Mozza (Central LA)
Pizzeria Mozza is founded by culinary legends Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and bread boss, Nancy Silverton. The pizza at Pizzeria Mozza is perfection. The crust is flawless. The bread is also insanely delicious. Make sure you save room for dessert!
641 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
p: +1 (323) 297-0101
Scoops (Multiple Locations)
Scoops has been churning up some of the rillest ice cream in LA creating interesting and innovative ice cream flavors. Choose from Horchata, Blueberry Jasmine, Lavender Honey, Green Tea Maple, Thai Tea, Cashew Oreo, Cake N’ Batter, Bear Claw, Strawberry Balsamic, and MORE.
3400 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Sei Ko En (Torrance)
Sei-Ko-En is an affordable yakiniku restaurant in Torrance. Load up on the Super Prime Rib.
1730 Sepulveda Blvd #14, Torrance, CA 90501
p: (310) 534-5578
Son of a Gun (Beverly Grove)
Conceived by the same dudes that came up with Animal, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Son of a Gun is essentially the seafood sequel of its carnivorous sister restaurant. The restaurant takes a somewhat Southern-inspired approach along with utilizing fresh ingredients off the coast.
8370 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048, United States
p: (323) 782-9033
Night + Market Song (Silver Lake & West Hollywood)
If you’re looking for a tasty Thai meal, hit up Night + Market Song. The food is on point and packed with flavor.
3322 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
p: +1 (323) 665-5899
9043 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
p: +1 (310) 275-9724
Sprinkles (Multiple Locations)
Sprinkles is famous for being one of the first bakeries dedicated to cupcakes. Sprinkles prides themselves on using the finest ingredients including sweet cream butter, bittersweet Belgian chocolate, pure Madagascar Bourbon vanilla, and fresh fruits. Sprinkles has also branched out into ice cream, cookies, and a 24 hour ATM cupcake service! YES AN AUTOMATED CUPCAKE DISPENSARY !!!
Sqirl LA (Silver Lake)
This is the go-to hipster breakfast spot RN. Everything is amazing, especially the sorrel pesto rice and ricotta toast with housemade ricotta and season jams.
720 N Virgil Ave #4, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA
p: +1 323-284-8147
Smorgasburg is an outdoor market in downtown LA, every Sunday. The market is filled with food trucks, restaurants, cafes, and more. Grab churros at Churro Boss, paratha tacos at Goa Taco, and Humm Dog at Noma Truck.
Address: 785 Bay St, Los Angeles, CA 90021, USA
p: +1 718-928-6603
Sugarfish (Multiple Locations)
Sugarfish is everyone’s favorite sushi spot in Los Angeles. There are locations everywhere, it’s always consistent, and it’s fairly affordable. You can’t go wrong with Sugarfish.
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Taco Dollar + Churro Goddess (Inglewood)
Taco Dollar is a no thrills, cheap, taco truck parked next to an empty parking lot in Inglewood. The best part of this whole experience was copping a bag of churros at Churro Goddess in the parking lot next to Taco Dollar. Chufrro Goddess sells four churros for a dollar! These churros were BOMB! Light and airy on the inside and crisp on the outside, dusted with the perfect ratio of cinnamon and sugar.
10909 Hawthorne Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90304, United States
p: +1 310-680-7511
Trois Famalia (Los Feliz)
3510 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
p: +1 323-725-7800
Run by executive chef and owner Takao Izumida, Takao is an unassuming 40-seat restaurant in Brentwood that focuses on “simply excellent” Japanese food. Despite Chef Izumida’s traditional training as a world-renowned master sushi chef, he has found a way to elevate his craft by bridging meticulous Japanese techniques with North American ingredients. You may also recognize Chef Izumida from Season 1 of Netflix series, Chef’s Table. Chef Izumida was a mentor to Niki Nakayama, chef and owner of n/naka.
11656 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049, United States
p: +1 310-207-8636
The Butcher’s Daughter (Multiple Locations)
If you’re looking for a good plant-based restaurant, check out The Butcher’s Daughter. Their menu isnt 100% vegetarian, but the majority of the dishes are vegan and gluten-free. Choose from fresh cold-pressed juices, elixir shots, fresh salads, gluten-free or dairy-free pizzas, sandwiches, and more. If you’re not about that life, The Butcher’s Daughter has burgers and regular pizzas as well.
Totoraku (Rancho Park)
Totoraku is one of those “not so secret” secret restaurants. It’s an invite only restaurant where you have to be tight with Chef Kaz to get a ressie. We ended up here through a good friend one evening and proceeded to indulge in the whole Totoraku yakiniku experience. The courses aren’t exclusively yakiniku, but it is of course the main event. You will still enjoy virtually every dish based on quality of ingredients and freshness alone.
10610 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064, United States
p: +1 (310) 838-9881
Wanderlust Creamery (Atwater Village, Tarzana, and Smorgasburg)
Wanderlust Creamery is one of my new favorite ice cream parlours in LA. Founded by Food Science graduate Adrienne Borlongana and attorney-turned-entrepreneur Jp Lopez, familiar, the recipes are inspired by childhood memories and the places the couple has traveled to or places they wish to travel to one day. Their ice cream is meticulously formulated to ensure a creamy texture that’s light on the palate, made with 100% organic milk from Straus Family Creamery. Choose from flavors like sticky rice + mango, ube malted crunch, lychee + nigori sake sorbet, or the limited-time That Food Cray !!! x Wanderlust Creamery Japanese fruit Neopolitan made with our brand colors! The yellow is made with white chocolate yuzu, the pink is strawberry sakura with chocolate covered strawberry beads, and the turquoise is Japanese musk melon! Get it while it lasts!
18511 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356, USA
3134 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA
Wurstkuche (Arts District)
Wurstküche is a restaurant that has earned their stripes as THE purveyor of exotic grilled sausages. As given away by its name, Wurstküche focuses on all sausage everything along with its partners in crime, double-fried fries and beer. My favorites are the Filipino Maharlika consisting of sweet pork giving it a longganisa sort of vibe and the Sun-Dried Tomato & Mozzarella made with smoked chicken and turkey.
625 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291, United States
p: +1 213-687-4444