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Best Restaurants in LA


kogi actionIf the U.N. had an office dedicated to world cuisine, the best restaurants in LA would hold permanent seats on the council. Where else in the world can you breakfast on moles de tamarindo in East L.A, lunch on Peruvian wood-fired rotisserie chicken in Koreatown, dine on steamed trout in vegetable plum soup in Thai Town, and nite-cap it off by asking the veteran bartenders at Musso and Frank's to make a dirty martini?


sushi chefWe've assembled a list of our metro-friendly best restaurants in LA, from that hole-in-the-wall that makes the best damn garlic oxtail stew you ever tasted, to California-Asian fusion prepared by sushi geniuses so talented, their taste buds are a national security secret.


We've supplemented our picks with recommendations from Pulitzer Prize winning food critic Jonathan Gold's best restaurants in LA. Follow his hardworking, fearless palate to find anything and everything that's authentically L.A. If the heart of a city is its people, the soul of a city is its food. Bon apetit! Buen provecho! Selamat makan! Tayo'y magsikain! An ngon nh! Es gezunterheyt!


Find Metro Rail Accessible Best Restaurants in LA:


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Musso and Frank
Drink where Raymond Chandler drank at the oldest restaurant in Hollywood


Square One

Breakfast and lunch, neighborly and hormone-free


Palms Thai

Authentic Thai food and the authentic Thai Elvis


Roscoe's Chicken

and Waffles

Hollywood soul food. Chicken and waffles, served separately or together


Langer's Delicatessen
They say it's the best pastrami in L.A.,"they" being know-it-all New Yorkers. We think so, too.


Original Pantry

American food, American portions in a joint that has never closed since 1924.


More Best Restaurants in LA...


Gold Line



Shabu Shabu (you cook it yourself) from Kobe Beef to halibut carpaccio.


Gourmet sausages (try the rattlesnake) and Belgian ales.


Europane Bakery
Caramel macaroons, plus maybe the best egg salad you've ever had.


Moles La Tia

Spicy Oaxacan mole sauces y mas.


Mike and Ann's
Relaxing indoor/outdoor California dining.


Homegirl Cafe

Tasty Latin food cooked and served by reformed gang members.


La Luna Negra

Spanish food, sangria and live flamenco.


Yang Chow
Traditional white table-cloth Chinese food, famous for their slippery shrimp.


More Best Restaurants in LA...


Purple Line



Spicy and addictive Korean fried chicken



Real deal Korean food, featuring bossam, flavorful meat-of-your-choice, wrapped in leafy vegetables


Parks BBQ

Sizzling, grill-your-own Korean barbecue


Pollo a la Brasa
The best rotisserie chicken in the world
(Across the street from Korean Discount Underwear, if you want to combine a little shopping with your meal


Taylor's Steakhouse

Red leather booths, honest steaks, iceberg lettuce salads and a bar that only time...





Expo Line



New American organic cuisine. At Akasha, you'll learn the names of the farmers who grow your organic salads and veggies....


Father's Office

The Flagship of LA's gastro-pub scene.




A visit to this classic bbq shack will make you feel like you are on a road trip to the deep South.



Chichen Itza

Yucatecan cusine - adventurous and supremely flavorful.


Need an idea for great places to see in LA area? See our travel guide L.A. Adventures, the guided that makes traveling in Los Angeles by rail fun and easy.








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