A casual new Japanese spot in Koreatown, Iki Ramen serves hand rolls and a variety of excellent ramen. Unlike a lot of places that specialize in one kind of ramen, Iki has a whole range of ramen, from the very good light, citrusy yuzu shio with chicken broth, to the dense truffle butter tonkotsu with slow-braised pork belly and sweet corn. No matter what you’re eating, start your meal with some hand rolls - the fish is super fresh, and you can get four for $13.
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In a city with plenty of great pasta spots, Antico, located between Koreatown and Larchmont, is another worthy spot.
OB Bear has some of the best bar food in Koreatown, and folks line up early for the chicken wings.
Biriyani Kabob House
Biriyani Kabob House is a Little Bangladesh spot with one of our favorite dishes in LA: Hyderabadi lamb shank biriyani.
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Nobu Malibu is one of the most famous sushi restaurants in the world, and it still delivers on all its hype.
Yakuza in Silver Lake is a decent sushi restaurant in a neighborhood without many other options.
Shin Sen Gumi Yakitori in Gardena is an institution where you go to eat tremendous meat skewers in a low-key space.
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Silverlake serves some of the best ramen in town, but thanks to perpetual lines, we endorse getting it for takeout.
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