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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Los Angeles

The OpenTable team

Where’s the best Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, or Indian food in town? Where’s the best steak, the best pizza, the best plate of oysters? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among Los Angeles’s most expert, seasoned diners, broken down by each type of cuisine.

Restaurants:Bestia, Connie and Ted's, Lucques
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Seafood, Californian
Neighborhoods:Downtown, West Hollywood
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Bestia

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
3,394 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
ITALIAN: You think you know pizza and pasta? Try Bestia’s. Eating here feels like stepping into an entirely new universe, where flavor and texture can exist in multiple dimensionsRead more
90% recommended
Most Booked in Los Angeles
66 people mentioned the Cavatelli
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Connie and Ted's

$$$$·Seafood·
West Hollywood
2,560 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Neighborhood Gem
SEAFOOD: What happens when fine-dining chef Michael Cimarusti of Providence opens up a casual seafood restaurant? You get Connie and Ted’s, an homage to New England clam shacks donRead more
91% recommended
Seafood in Los Angeles
93 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Lucques

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
2,319 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
AMERICAN: Lucques is where Los Angeles legends Suzanne Goin and Carolyn Styne planted the flag for the type of Los Angeles food they made so famous. Here, you’ll find seasonal cuisRead more
90% recommended
Californian in Los Angeles
114 people mentioned the Short Rib

Republique

$$$$·French·
Hollywood
2,594 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
FRENCH: Republique is one of the most beautiful spots to eat in LA—and the food lives up to the occasion. This is French-ish food with a California edge—there’s beef tartare and foRead more
95% recommended
French in Los Angeles
65 people mentioned the Short Rib

Mercado - Los Angeles

$$$$·Mexican·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
824 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
MEXICAN: You can’t talk about Los Angeles without talking about Mexican food, and Mercado—especially the location on Third Street—is a lovely place to consume it. Order a few roundRead more
94% recommended
53 people mentioned the Carnitas
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INKO NITO Arts District

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
163 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
JAPANESE: Inko Nito, a Japanese restaurant in the Arts district, is one of Los Angeles’s hottest openings, and it’s not hard to see why: this is a robatayaki, where you’ll see the Read more
100% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Downtown / South and East LA
4 people mentioned the Miso

APL Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Hollywood
371 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
STEAKHOUSE: Adam Perry Lang, the APL behind APL Restaurant, is a barbecue legend; he’s renowned throughout the world for his pitmaster status. APL is his brand-new steakhouse in HoRead more
12 people mentioned the French Onion Soup
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The Hearth & Hound - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Californian·
Hollywood
236 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
MEDITERREANEAN: There were high hopes for The Hearth & Hound, New York–based chef April Bloomfield’s first foray in the the Los Angeles dining scene—and it certainly does not disapRead more
90% recommended
4 people mentioned the Banana Bread
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Little Sister - Downtown

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Downtown
1,025 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
SOUTHEAST ASIAN: Little Sister Downtown is chef Tin Vuong’s second outpost—the original spot is in Manhattan Beach—and it’s just as great as the original. This is what modern AsianRead more
92% recommended
Most Booked in Downtown / South and East LA
25 people mentioned the Lemongrass Chicken

Badmaash Downtown LA

$$$$·Indian·
Downtown
950 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
INDIAN: Los Angelenos flock to Badmaash for some of the city’s best Indian food, served in a hip, cool atmosphere. You’ll find pitch-perfect versions of traditional Indian dishes—tRead more
91% recommended
77 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Bavel

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Downtown
1,052 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
MIDDLE EASTERN: When chefs Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis brought their mind-bendingly-good Italian food to Bestia, Los Angeles’s collective brain exploded. At Bavel, they do it Read more
94% recommended
Most Booked in Los Angeles
22 people mentioned the Pita
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Cafe Gratitude - Larchmont

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Hollywood
503 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN: There are few places in Los Angeles as iconic as Cafe Gratitude, where your brown-rice bowls and tempeh wraps come with names like Grateful, Humble, and GloriousRead more
91% recommended
Healthy in Los Angeles
5 people mentioned the Smoothie

Gabi James

$$$$·Spanish·
Redondo Beach
280 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
SPANISH: Out in Redondo Beach you’ll find Gabi James, a sleek, stylish Spanish restaurant that’s just a few months old. Chef Chris Feldmeier, formerly of the Mozza restaurants, doeRead more
89% recommended
8 people mentioned the Calamari

Ombu Grill

$$$$·Korean·
Downtown
45 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
KOREAN: In Downtown Los Angeles you’ll find Ombu Grill, a sleek restaurant that offers both Korean barbecue and Argentine asado. This might seem like an unlikely combo, but it workRead more
100% recommended
Good for Groups in Los Angeles
8 people mentioned the Korean Bbq

Chengdu Impression

$$$$·Chinese (Sichuan)·
Arcadia
49 reviews
  • Spicy
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
CHINESE: Chengdu Impression is the first U.S. outpost of the branch of restaurants and hotels in China, and we’re happy to host it here in Los Angeles. You’re here to eat SichuanesRead more
100% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Pasadena / San Gabriel
1 people mentioned the Crispy Chicken