Los Angeles Restaurants
806 E. 3rd St. #100, Little Tokyo
Dig into yellowtail sashimi, shisito peppers, spicy albacore crispy rice in an industrial space. If the wait time is up there, grab one of their takeout handroll kits.
980 N. Broadway, Chinatown
This natural wine bar, operated by the folks from Psychic Wines, is electric. The wine list is eclectic, the patrons even more so, and the dishes are simple but colorful and elegant. Every now and then, they turn the space into a nightclub for the evening—you can find details on their Instagram.
208 E. 8th St., Downtown
Sonoratown is sensational. The meats here are charred over a mesquite grill instead of a flat-top. The carne asada is made with beef short rib instead of the traditional skirt steak. They have another location in Miracle Mile, if you happen to be coming from the Westside.
712 S. Santa Fe Ave., Arts District
Yangban serves up creative interpretations of traditional Korean dishes, made with Californian ingredients. The whole operation is a marvel: It’s one part restaurant, one part deli counter, and one part minimart, which sells everything from pantry staples to incense and streetwear by LA-based Asian-American designers. The twice-fried Yangban wings are insane; we order them with kimchi and pickled veggies.
De La Nonna
710 E. 4th Pl., Arts District
De La Nonna is a great spot for group dinners. The focaccia-style pizzas are small; order a couple for the table. It’s a high-energy spot—if you’re feeling it, you might keep the party going at the Let’s Go! next door.
Angry Egret Dinette
970 N. Broadway, Chinatown
Chef Wes Avila’s Angry Egret Dinette started as a pop-up in 2020; it was initally set to run for only three months. Now, it’s a James Beard award nominee in a permanent brick-and-mortar on Broadway where you can feast on a whole roast fish and tostadas for dinner Fridays and Saturdays—and loop back in the morning for exceptional breakfast burritos.
goop Kitchen Beverly Hills
345 N. Maple Dr. Ste. 100, Beverly Hills
You asked for healthy takeout; we delivered. Our take on takeout is a menu of hearty bowls, vibrant salads, delicious handhelds, pizza, pasta, rotisserie, and more—all gluten-free and often finished with goop Certified Clean sauces, dressings, and marinades.
La Dolce Vita
9785 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills
At glam and dimly-lit La Dolce Vita, you’re looking at a menu of Italian-American classics: dry martinis, strip steaks, and spaghetti bathed in red sauce and parmesan-dusted meatballs. It’s all impressively good without reinventing the wheel, and the service is excellent.
4880 Fountain Ave., East Hollywood
This place is all about its platters of oysters, crudo, and peel-and eat prawns. Go for one of those, plus an order of white anchovies and Bub & Grandma’s bread. Ask your server about pairings from their curated wine list.
Clark Street Diner
6145 Franklin Ave., Hollywood
When Clark Street took over the former 101 Coffee Shop space, locals crossed their fingers that not too much has changed. And Clark Street Diner honors the building’s roots: They serve standard diner fare, just with better bread.