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Restaurants in Los Angeles

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Los Angeles restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Los Angeles restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Los Angeles to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Los Angeles restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Los Angeles.

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  • Shamshiri Grill

    In the area known as Little Persia or the Iranian restaurant row, Shamshiri Grill serves Mediterranean fare in a spacious dining room with black ta...

  • Shibucho

    There’s a lot to like about a superior sushi joint disguised as a hole in wall and located next door to a 7-Eleven. As under the radar as LA sushi ...

  • Simon L.A.

    Simon L.A., located inside the Sofitel Los Angeles, is the creation of Chef Kerry Simon, known as the “Rock and Roll Chef.” Simon, who has garnered...

  • Sona

  • Spago, Beverly Hills

    Chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck opened his flagship California Cuisine restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in 1982, later moving it to this location...

  • Sprinkles Cupcakes

    Husband-and-wife team Charles and Candace Nelson left their investment banking careers for the cupcake industry in 2005, opening this flagship bake...

  • Stefan’s at LA Farm

    Stefan Richter was everyone’s favorite villain—and eclectic Finnish/German chef—on Season 5. Even though he didn’t win (he finished a finalist), Ri...

  • Steve's Steakhouse

    Fourth-generation islander Steve Bray opened this seafood and steak restaurant, just steps from the pier, in 2001. The upstairs dining room has pan...

  • Stroh's Gourmet

  • Sushi Dokoro Ki Ra La

    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 roo...

  • Sushi Zo

    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 i...

  • Table One

  • Tacos Baja Ensenada

    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 d...


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