Los Angeles is known for its diverse and innovative food scene, with everything from upscale fine dining to casual street food. And every few months brings a new season along with a new set of menus, culinary trends, and tables to dine at. To help you navigate the newcomers and enduring foodie destinations, here are the best restaurants in Los Angeles to dine at right now, based on their cuisine, atmosphere, and overall dining experience:
Mírate is a contemporary Mexican restaurant that emphasizes locally sourced ingredients and traditional techniques. The menu changes frequently, but standout dishes have included Tostadas Especiales featuring crab esquites and the Cochinita Pibil pork sandwich with plantains, quesillo, and yucca fries. The restaurant’s bright and colorful decor adds to the lively atmosphere.
Location: 1712 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
2. Providence, Hollywood
Providence, Hollywood: This Michelin-starred seafood restaurant offers a tasting menu that showcases the best of sustainable and seasonal seafood, with inventive and flavorful dishes that are sure to impress.
Location: 5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
3. Bar Chelou, Silver Lake
This cozy wine bar in the Silver Lake neighborhood that features a curated selection of natural wines and small plates. The menu changes regularly, but guests can expect to find dishes such as grilled octopus, beet salad, and cheese plates. The ambiance is laid-back and intimate, making it a great spot for a date or catching up with friends.
Location: 2500 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90039
4. n/naka, Palms
This sister restaurant to n/naka offers an intimate and immersive dining experience, with a tasting menu that showcases the best of Japanese cuisine.
Location: 3455 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034
5. Majordomo, Chinatown
This modern Korean-inspired spot is one of the best restaurants in L.A. that offers bold and flavorful dishes that are sure to impress. With its hip and trendy vibe, Majordomo is a must-visit for anyone looking for a fun and memorable dining experience.
Location: 1725 Naud St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
6. Orsa & Winston, Downtown LA
Orsa & Winston is a Michelin-starred restaurant by Chef-Owner Josef Centeno, featuring nightly-changing tasting menus, the restaurant incorporates sensibilities of both Italian and Japanese cuisines.
Location: 122 W 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
8. Casa Madera, West Hollywood
Casa Madera is a serving up delicious coastal Mexican cuisine with a unique touch of Mediterranean influence. Their specialties include Torre de Mariscos: (with two seafood tower options) and Duck Carnitas Tacos. The restaurant’s upscale yet warm and welcoming atmosphere makes it a favorite among locals.
Location: 8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
9. Yang’s Kitchen, Alhambra
Yang’s Kitchen has become an instant hotspot, serving sustainably sourced produce in a clean, minimalist setting where colorful, delicious dishes take the stage.
Location: 112 W Main St. Alhambra, CA 91801
10. 715 Sushi
715 Sushi is a contemporary Japanese restaurant located in downtown LA. Their extensive menu offers a variety of sushi rolls, sashimi, and small plates. Popular dishes include the yellowtail jalapeño roll and the spicy tuna crispy rice. The restaurant’s sleek and modern decor makes this upscale dining experience truly memorable.
Location: 715 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017.
11. Monarch, Arcadia
Opening Ceremony and Chifa’s Humberto Leon has opened a second restaurant in Arcadia that serves up Cantonese and Taiwanese cuisine with creative flair. The lush interiors are bold, and blue and feature the butterly insignia throughout the detailing. It’s like stepping into a culinary fantasy where playful taste reigns. You can dine on anything from black pepper lobster to slippery egg crab fried fun and you will not be disappointed—or bored.
Location: 1212 South Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91007
These are just a handful of those spots, but this list will continue to evolve so be sure to check back in every month.