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The former Sai Sai Asian Cuisine restaurant in the base of the downtown Millennium Biltmore Hotel has revamped itself into this fun, casual noodle bar. Bright colors, free wifi, flat screen TVs, ... read more
As if you didn't have reason enough to want to swing by the L'Ermitage on any given night, now you've got several. Namely spaghetti carbonara with wagyu and soy mirin pork belly. Chef Joseph Elevad... read more
Pop away from the office for a quick lunch of soft, warm Asian buns stuffed with tasty ingredients like grilled pork loin or flavorful duck confit. Don't skip on small bites like tofu popcorn or ... read more
Location alone (next to El Prado, across from the Echo) would make this place hot. The food ain't hurtin'. Vietnamese, but beyond the usuals. The owner's favorites from her hometown, Hoi An, are al... read more
Breakfast and lunch on a big open patio, or inside if you've had enough Santa Monica sun. Snag to-go from the market if you've got places to be (beach or office). California-ish cuisine, but with a... read more
It makes sense that Downtown's much-anticipated Ritz-Carlton would turn to the Puckster for their anchor resto. Two '80s greats taste great together! Restaurant is on the 24th floor, the better for... read more
A formerly North African-themed bar now offers Korean BBQ...of Tokyo. Whatever. They're having fun with it. There's a bar with lots of bright lights and a robot serves as decoration. Towards the ba... read more
Chinese as high-end dining isn't really an L.A. thing. Perhaps Philippe Chow can change that. In the old Dolce space, so scenesters and expense accounts are essentially built-in. Right there next t... read more
Los Angeles has the best Thai food in the country, and it's cheap. This is different. Delicious is subjective, but refined isn't. Soi 7 is going the fancy route, with prices to match. Deconstructed... read more
Mongolian buffet? For those who know, it's a crazy-ass feeding frenzy. Average Chinese banquet hall vibe. But Angelenos don't know. Hence the decor here: dark wood, classy Asian add-ons. Still a bu... read more
Is rounding out L.A. Live with boozy goodness. Scorpion bowls for everyone! (Yes, that's the four-person mystery drink getting people fitshaced for generations.) Get ribs and pot stickers and littl... read more
You'd think vegan chefs would do their own thing, but the menu at this Venice cafe is all veganaise, soysage, and soyzzarella. It's American meets Asian in macrobiotic health fusion diaspora.... read more
Don't think of drinks on fire or torches at the door. Think subdued boite with small bites and Murano-ed walls. Well, the occasional drink from a coconut. It is called Luau. Food worth having. Cock... read more
Bao are delicious Chinese snacks and mainstays of dim sum. Here they get all wacky. Shaped like tacos, filled with whatever. Want one that tastes like chicken satay with peanut sauce? Done. Teriyak... read more
Once a hookah bar, now Asian plates. There's a change for you. Fabu decor, bistro tables, brick walls, huge paintings and crystal chandeliers. Greatest Asian hits underneath all that: kung pao, pad... read more
General Katsuya's Japanese innovation breaks through Brentwood's Italian front. Non-native cool countered by delicate sushi and open robatayaki bar. Good, fresh fish in wacky Western styles beside ... read more
This is a chain, to be sure, but still: points for style. Very sleek. Very shiny. Oh, and in the right neighborhood. The food is mostly grill-your-own. Go with a group. A group you love. With simil... read more
It was a Frederick's of Hollywood, and some of that vibe still remains. Lots of skinny chicks in very little clothing. Be sure to check out the original Art Deco decor, too. Four or so different ar... read more
Giggle over fried shrimp balls. Marvel at flaming volcano chicken. Thai place of little ambiance shows a wacky sense of fun, sans ping-pong balls. Young carnivores flip for Southeast Asian BBQ, mea... read more
Swanky London-bred Cantonese classes up the Hills of Beverly. Glamo...
How do you say "sexified, neck-craning hot spot" in Mandarin? Becau...
Chef Jeff Mahin's Hollywood pizza joint has some fan favorite pies ...
Meant to decisively invoke all the sensual allure of its namesake d...