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Silver Lake

$$$$Perfect For:Casual Weeknight DinnerDining SoloQuiet Meals
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Needle, a tiny Cantonese restaurant with a giant green sign, serves everything from pea shoots in garlic broth to button mushrooms so good, they compelled us to change our Twitter name to “Funghi Fieri.” It's also the perfect corner spot to watch as people with curled villain mustaches and leopard print pants go marching down Sunset Blvd. All ordering is done from a tiny QR code at your table, and the covered sidewalk patio is the best spot to snack and hang out for as long as you want. We like everything we've tried at Needle, but the must-order dish is the pork shop char siu. It's grilled over charcoal right out front, glazed in honey, and then served with hot mustard to cut through the richness.

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Located on York Blvd. in Highland Park, Joy is an excellent fast-casual Taiwanese spot.

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Woon is a casual Chinese spot in Historic Filipinotown that’s great for a quick lunch, a group dinner, and everything in between.

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33 Taps has good food, great beer, and one of the only true sports bar environments in Silver Lake .

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