Los Angeles Restaurants

Chaya

The original Chaya in Japan remains open after 385 years, and Chaya’s popularity endures in Los Angeles, too. The Japanese-accented French/Italian menus are accomplished and innovative. L (M–F), D (nightly).

Gjelina

Under the direction of talented young chef Travis Lett, hipster servers in T-shirts and newsboy caps deliver seasonal Cal-Med small plates and pizzas to chic Westsiders. It’s one of Venice’s…

Oakwood Marina Del Rey

Just five miles from LAX, easy access to the 405 and within walking distance of Venice Beach, Oakwood Marina Del Rey is also close to great shopping, art galleries and…

Sunny Spot

Food-truck pioneer Roy Choi interprets Carribbean cuisine with explosive flavors and global influences. Playful small plates include “What a Jerk” chicken wings and the “We Be Yammin’ ” sweet-potato tart. Try…

Superba Snack Bar

At this pastaria, house-made noodles are given the most attention, occasionally smoked and infused for maximum flavor. A short wine list includes only California labels, and a selection of beer-…

The Tasting Kitchen

Hipster foodies flock to this loud but lovely dining room for a daily changing menu of innovative yet unpretentious cuisine: small or large plates of cured meats, a dozen artisan…