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Classic L.A. Traditional, no-nonsense sushi in a dirty, old strip mall. Have palate cleared and wallet padded. Conduct sake sessions with manners and humility or face the Shogun's executioner. Stuf... read more
Pronounced sup-pul-chit, this is probably the first Korean BBQ you'll have in LA without insider knowledge. Delectable cook-at-your-table Archie to rival Woo Lae Oak's stuffy Reggie. Dip the pi... read more
"Homestyle is a mentally strong technique depending mostly on arm and finger strength," salty shrimp, braised fish, and pork belly included. This delicious and hearty homestyle Korean chow would m... read more
Stalwart Sino-seafood joint 10 years older than Dakota Fanning. While certainly as sweet, it stays up much later. Fish plates reign with locals and foodies too lazy to go to San Gabriel for their C... read more
Long bar packs in happy eaters for sushi lunch and dinner. Hectic slurpings of great albacore, salmon, uni, unagi, arfle, skeeter, dobie, and other words that we totally just made up. Take advantag... read more
Wins noir signage points alone on the Windward circle. Nonsensical Japanese greeting awaits entrants at this interminably crowded restaurant of Venetian scenesters, thick for happy hour. Outdoor ad... read more
The "cheap" sushi place on Sawtelle. Fresh, thick cuts hide in a bare bones corner shop beneath imperial Japanese front. Unpretentious presentation, low prices are set right by good sushi. Big chan... read more
We think the sign maker was actually told to write flying fish by a very Lost in Translation employee. Local one-off Red Robster claims to be L.A.'s first sushi bar to "do it" on a conveyor belt—wh... read more
Subtly pumped-up Chinois. Big with Hollywood and hip-hop royalty. Waiter, is that a Suge Knight in my soup? We get a buzz just steppin' in the room, tipsy on squab, intoxicated on green prawns, the... read more
Authentic and remarkable sushi/teriyaki experience inside laidback thatched bamboo hut. Must-eat, deep-fried soft-shell crab and soybeans. When the chefs prepare hand rolls and cut rolls, their fla... read more
Tired of Sawtelle's serious take on sushi? Let's go nuts! You're so F'ing hot. Let's call a hooker and get some coke and just... ooops, channeling Pat O'Brien again. Factory-made sushi with gimmick... read more
One-of-a-kind despite resembling Harold & Kumar's promised land. Insane amounts of meat—thinly sliced, quickly grilled, sweetly glazed. Pork and beef melt in your mouth, then linger on your tongue ... read more
Forgive us, we have so many styles! Mouth-watering Mandarin den of low-key, efficient skill, not a cross-cultural prime time soap about a rich Chinese-Texan family in the oil business. You're just ... read more
South Asian hut does not look like a fish out of water in Topanga Beach—all banana leaves and dried palm fronds. Malibu gone tropical, over very good and oft unique Thai plates. Refreshing munchie ... read more
Curvy Korean BBQ of wood and steel. Simple digs bring neighborhood residents and sharply starched worker bees together over short ribs and paper-thin cuts of chicken, beef, and pork. Simple, ample,... read more
Western invasion of the chillest spots in hard-drinkin' Japan. Izakaya, half-bar, half-Ronin shelter. Delectable grilled robatayaki and cold beer. Our friends from the sea cut into ribbons of sushi... read more
This is where the youngsters get their soup on round the clock. Simmering pots of salty broth swimming with fat noodles, chicken, pork and fresh sliced veggies await the Ho Do Ri-ter. Some spicy so... read more
Unpredictable, cheap and packed country-style Chinese cooking. Salt n' pepper shrimp, plus Ma Po tofu topped with $1 salad, get highest marks in our little black (or should we say red?) book. Just ... read more
Miss your grocery store in Japan? Come and shop like you're back in Yokohama, with all the canned iced coffee, beer, crazy candy, daily-cut sushi, frozen foods, soju, and cooking ingredients you ne... 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...