Los Angeles, CA, 90291, United States
Located on Venice’s chic Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Axe (pronounced ah-shay) is a simple, no-frills restaurant named after an old Yoruban saying that means “go with the power of the gods and goddesses.” Built with congona and black acacia wood, the interior contains boxy wooden countertops, handmade jute lamps, and an open kitchen, while the tree-lined patio is furnished with communal picnic tables. Chef-owner Joanna Moore uses local organic ingredients to create globally inspired California cuisine, which may include such dinner options as green chile chicken posole and Korean braised short rib. The nine-grain pancakes are a popular choice for brunch.
The open kitchen is typically noisy, so request a table far from that area if you’re looking for a quieter