With over 25 locations across North America, Jinya is a bonafide chain. But it’s a chain that we will continue to visit whenever a craving hits. The move at this modern spot is always the spicy umami miso ramen or the cha cha cha if you’re looking to get smacked in the back of the throat with a garlic bomb. Also, its Mid-Wilshire location is a great option when the Tatsu line is wrapped around the city.
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Spoon By H
Spoon By H is a tiny dessert cafe in Beverly Grove that also happens to serve some of our favorite Korean food in LA.
One of LA’s finest Italian restaurants, Osteria Mozza in Hollywood is still very much at the top of its game.
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Kazan, the self-proclaimed “Pinnacle of Noodle,” is a tremendous soba spot in Beverly Hills, if you don’t mind paying Beverly Hills prices.
Yapa is a very good Peruvian-Japanese restaurant in Little Tokyo that’s perfect for any kind of date night.
Orsa & Winston
Orsa & Winston is an Italian-Japanese restaurant in DTLA that’s just as good for a casual lunch as it is for a special occasion dinner.
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Game-changing, delicious French food in an incredible space in Mid-Wilshire. Hop on the Republique train.
Tatsu is the future not just because of its iPad wall waiters. It’s the future because it’s quick and easy, and downright delicious.
This modern, welcoming Vietnamese cafe fills a long-vacant void along La Brea’s revitalized main corridor.
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