Restaurants in California

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Japanese street food has arrived in Santa Monica with the opening of this perky omusubi shop. The tasty, grab-and-go treats consist of warm Japanese... Read More

Order the Kobe-beef-and-cheddar burger here; it’s plump, juicy, and served with garlic-herb pommes frites–style fries. Read More

Lauded as some of the city's best, the sushi and sashimi dished up at this Japanese restaurant is fresh and authentic. In an understated dining room... Read More

Despite its strip mall locale, this West LA sushi joint is known for fresh seafood and upscale prices. There isn't a menu at this restaurant, and... Read More

This strip-mall sushi spot may have spartan decor, but the purist omakase is filled with exceptional flavors that more than make up for the bland... Read More

This downtown juice bar keeps the atmospheric frills to a minimum to focus on what's most important: the liquid goods. The result is flawless, made-to... Read More

Dine on the slate patio of this 15-year-old local institution that serves Mediterranean-inspired dishes made with organic produce from area farmers. Read More

The original location of Swami's Cafe (there are eight more around the county), off Highway 101 in Encinitas, serves up some of the best fresh-squeezed... Read More

In business since 1912, this Nob Hill neighborhood joint is essentially a seafood diner. Just over a dozen can squeeze onto the stools of its old school... Read More

This Old Town restaurant is known for its hickory-smoked ribs, pulled pork, and brisket, all served with two homemade sauces—one sweet, one spicy... Read More

The ice cream here tastes just like it might in a small town. Everything−from the small-batch ice creams to the homemade marshmallows to the waffle... Read More

This East Los Angeles spot specializes in fish and shrimp tacos and burritos. Tacos are made with fresh, crispy-battered fish or seafood and pico de... Read More

Hit this affordable steakhouse and order the salmon with Knob Creek bourbon sauce. Read More

A local favorite serving authentic, no-nonsense tacos, tortas, and pozole. Read More

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Suzanne Goin’s breezy 2010-opened restaurant-café-food shop in Brentwood is precisely the sort of place where unadventurous diners order... Read More

After being open for more than 20 years, Terra restaurant finally acquired its liquor license in 2010. That's whenowners Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani... Read More

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