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9.0

Found Oyster

Kat Hong
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8.9

Everson Royce Bar

Brant Cox
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8.6

Cobras & Matadors

Brant Cox
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8.6

Jones Hollywood

Brant Cox
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8.6
Brant Cox

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7.6

LA Review

Seabutter

Seabutter is a modern, subway-tiled sushi bar that offers fresh nigiri, dressed up sashimi, and affordable omakase.

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8.3

LA Review

Fishing With Dynamite

Fishing With Dynamite is one of LA’s best restaurants for consistently great seafood.

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7.3

LA Review

Black Market Liquor Bar

Black Market Liquor is a bar/restaurant in Studio City with good cocktails, a big craft beer list, and solid small plates.

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LA Review

Dono

Dono is a Spanish tapas restaurant in Santa Monica.

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8.6

LA Review

Cobras & Matadors

Cobras & Matadors is an excellent BYOB Spanish tapas restaurant in Beverly Grove.

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8.3

LA Review

Ceviche Project

Ceviche Project is an excellent Eastside date night spot, with inventive and interesting takes on raw fish.

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8.2

LA Review

Sushi Nikkei

Sushi Nikkei is a neighborhood sushi spot with a exciting scene in North Long Beach.

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LA Review

The Blind Barber

The Blind Barber in Culver City is a speakeasy behind a working barber shop.

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7.7

LA Review

Tokki

Tokki, a Korean small plates restaurant in Koreatown, is trendy, with all the weird baggage that comes with that term—but still genuinely fun.

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8.0

LA Review

Heritage

Heritage is a cozy tasting menu spot in Long Beach that you should consider for your next big night out.

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6.2

LA Review

Bacetti

Bacetti is an uneven Italian restaurant in Echo Park connected to one of our favorite wine bars.

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8.3

LA Review

Ryla

Ryla is a dark, cool restaurant in Hermosa Beach that serves great Japanese-Taiwanese dishes.

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7.3

LA Review

Gra

Grá is a cozy spot in Historic Filipinotown that’s serving sourdough pizzas.

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8.1

LA Review

Sushi Fumi

Sushi Fumi is one of our favorite sushi spots in LA, where any type of sushi eater will leave thrilled.

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8.0

LA Review

Connie And Ted’s

Connie and Ted’s used to be the most popular restaurant in LA. Now it’s just a neighborhood spot, and so much better because of it.

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LA Review

Salt's Cure

Salt's Cure recently made the bold move to Hollywood, and it's clear that they made the right choice.

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LA Review

Cafe Midi

Cafe Midi is a strange little cafe in an antique furniture store on La Brea and is serving some surprisingly solid French staples.

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LA Review

Osawa

Osawa is a Japanese restaurant in Pasadena that’s known for shabu shabu, sushi, and sukiyaki.

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8.1

LA Review

Bar Restaurant

Bar Restaurant might have a nondescript name, but the experimental French food at this Silver Lake spot is anything but.

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7.9

LA Review

Ototo

Ototo is a sake bar Echo Park and one of our favorite pregame restaurants in LA.