Man, in health-crazed Southern California ANY cuisine can be made healthy :)
This is a quite popular chain of "Pizza Joint" that I go to for lunch with my vegetarians and health-conscience friends... more
My favourite seafood resturant in LA would have to have been Tony's, but the picture was taken at night time so a little hard to see, but you may be able to get the idea.
This restaurant was very... more
It is located inside Disneyland and affords a view of the 'Pirates of the Carribbean' ride while dining. It is a romantic spot, with New Orleans style atmosphere and thankfully plenty of A/C. The... more
El Pollo Inka is a Peruvian rotisserie chicken restaurant. It's one of my favourite lunch spots. Their flame grilled rotisserie chicken is just sublime. Also, they have their own cilantro based hot... more
This place is an absolute must for all couples! The ambience and decor are perfect. The outdoor patio is covered with gorgeous little lights, trees, plants etc. You definately feel like you are... more
For a meal over $20, this has to rank as a pretty big disappointment. And it sort of confirms in my eyes anyways, that asian food buffet style can't beat regular asian food served...err... non buffet... more
This is a casual restaurant that excels in the tastes of its marvelous -- and highly varied -- dishes. Many of the provinces of China are represented, and all the food is vegan, so ANYONE can dine... more
There are two rooms, one with "outside" dining- grab a booth if possible!
Terrific wines by the glass and a swell bartender in the inside bar.On a venice street with two other neat bars so socializing... more
One of the trendier restaurants in LA....this is the place to be seen these days (2003) with good food and terrific service! The decor is totally sexy with deep booths and dim lighting. The pumpkin... more
Houston's Restaurant is a polished American Grill offering classic comfort food; steaks, fries, chicken, ribs, and fish in reasonably large portions. The upscale eatery is usually packed, with the... more
A novel experience - you cook your own food at this restaurant. You cook your own selection of meat, fish, vegetables and noodles in your own individual hot pot, then dip the cooked meat/fish/veg into... more
The food at Joe's Restaurant is eclectic, but the sirloin is probably the best I have ever had. The atmosphere is chic but not overly trendy and there is a lovely outdoor patio with a minimalist wall... more
For our aniversary we decided to find some good French food before watching a play in Hollywood. The 3 moderately-expensive restaurants listed in Zagat for the area was Luques, Pinot and another place... more
Chaya Venice on Main Street in Venice Beach.
After a sunday of volleyball there is nothing better then recharging your batteries with some decent food and a cool beer in this nice restaurant. It is... more
We didn't eat at Wolfgang Puck's Vert but spent a lot of time in the bar having a beer and watching American FOotball on the TV. It was nicely relaxed and chilled out. THe restaurant seemed to close... more
READ !!!! LETTER TO OWNER :
I attended the restaurant on 11.17.07 for dinner (party of 6)
on a scale from 1-10 ...I honestly gave you a 2, I'll explain why:
I ordered 2 parillas (mixed meats) for 4... more
Pedals Cafe at the Shutters Hotel
You can look out at the sunset or people watch. It is also very comfortable for lunch during the American Film Market. Cobb Salad or Corned Beef Hash (just like a... more
I am a person who likes to eat and knows a fair bit about food. Los Angeles can be a great experience of a really lousy one. For sure, there are a million high style, high concept expensive and good...
I am a person who likes to eat and knows a fair bit about food. Los Angeles can be a great experience of a really lousy one. For sure, there are a million high style, high concept expensive and good restaurants in LA. The problem is that it's all a little overwrought and over thought. They have to turn those tables over and make a lot of money, so you'll get high quality food, but it will be expensive and it will be like any meal you can have at any big city. I have had MUCH better super fine dining experiences in Walla Walla, Washington. The other thing that's not great is the service. The person serving you will be less interested in the food than their audition or screenplay and will probably be hustling hard to turn over tables. So you need to slow them down. ON THE OTHER HAND - Los Angeles is an absolute treasure for world dining. In LA, you can get the most down home - often super authentic food from around the world serving the various diasporas here. Persian food, Ramen, Korean BBQ, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Chinese - all regions - you name it. South Indian, Caribbean, Mexican, Salvadoran, Peruvian. You could travel to a different country every day and have an incredible, authentic and inexpensive meal. So...yeah there are a lot of hipster restaurants in LA - if you got the cash you'll eat well - but you can do that everywhere. For a real inside view to restaurants - go local and go find some world food.
I've been to Los Angeles quite a few times over the years, I was born in nearby Inglewood and lived there until the tender age of 3, returned when I was in grade school, again in junior high when I......