423 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in Los Angeles.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
Biryani House is a very good Indian restaurant in Hawthorne where the chicken biryani is a must-order.
Come to Grand Bawarchi in Canoga Park for the biryani, stay for everything else.
Zhengyalov Hatz is an Armenian bakery in Glendale serving traditional, herb-filled flatbreads.
Brandoni Pepperoni is a West Hollywood pizza pop-up with fine-dining roots, and incredible pies to show for it.
DTLA pop-up Dough Daddy doesn’t make it easy to order their Detroit-style pies, but this pizza is worth the extra effort.
Amboy Quality Meats is an outstanding burger stand and butcher shop in Chinatown that secretly serves the best fries in Los Angeles.
An innovative taco pop-up in Silver Lake, Metztli is making some of the best quesadillas, tostadas, and tacos in LA.
Tacos Negros is a new spot run by the same people as My Two Cents, a tremendous Southern comfort food restaurant on Pico.
Valle is an Oaxacan spot in Venice turning out no-BS tacos lamb barbacoa tacos that are among the best in LA.
Ichijiku is a neighborhood sushi bar in Highland Park and a great spot for all levels of sushi eaters.
Blueys Kitchen in Santa Monica is an all-day cafe that's ideal for a quick, healthy meal (or just a pastry and coffee).
Kazan, the self-proclaimed “Pinnacle of Noodle,” is a tremendous soba spot in Beverly Hills, if you don’t mind paying Beverly Hills prices.
Pearl River Deli is an order-at-the-counter restaurant in Chinatown serving modern takes on Cantonese food.