BEST LA RESTAURANTS

Most in LA proper, some outside. Of all genres, LA has the best Korean and Persian restaurants in the country - take advantage. Asterisks are my favorite favorites. I hate Asian fusion. I don't do brunch. Don’t bother with suggestions, I’ve tried every “recommended" restaurant in Los Angeles. Twice. Will continue to add/revise. I’m not a foodie.
  1. Mexican (Casual)
    La Taquiza*
  2. Mexican (Traditional/Sit-down)
    La Casita Mexicana (Bell), Avila's (Huntington Park), Escuela
  3. Mexican (Oaxacan)
    Mole de Los Reyes* (Bell)
  4. Chinese (Dim Sum)
    NBC (Monterey Park), Ocean Star (Monterey Park)
  5. Chinese (Traditional)
    Yang Chow* (Chinatown), Hop Li (West LA)
  6. Greek
    Papa Cristo's*
  7. Indian
    Akbar (Venice, Pasadena), Clay Oven (Sherman Oaks), Badmaash (Downtown)
  8. Persian
    Shaherzahd, Shamshiri, Darya (all Westwood)
  9. Persian/Armenian
    Raffi's Place* (Glendale)
  10. Persian (sandwiches)
    Attari (Westwood)
  11. Colombian
    La Fonda Antioquena
  12. Hamburgers
    Golden State, Apple Pan
  13. Sandwiches
    Eastside Italian Market Deli, Bay Cities (Santa Monica), Larchmont Village Wine Spirits & Cheese, Sandwich Shop (Downtown), Ink Sack
  14. Pizza
    Pizzanista! (Downtown), Pizzeria Mozza
  15. BBQ
    Bludso's, Western Smoke House (Palms)
  16. Seafood (Traditional)
    Fisherman's Outlet (Downtown), Fish Grill
  17. Seafood (New)
    Son of a Gun*, Boiling Crab (Koreatown)
  18. Peruvian
    Mario's
  19. Vietnamese
    East Borough (Culver City), Phorage (Palms)
  20. Japanese (Sushi)
    Sushi Gen*, Sasabune
  21. Japanese (Ramen)
    Santouka*, Tsujita LA
  22. Japanese (Beef)
    Totoraku
  23. Deli
    Langer's
  24. Brazilian
    Cafe Brasil (Palms), Wood Spoon (Downtown)
  25. Brazilian Buffet
    Fogo de Chão, M Grill (Koreatown)
  26. Cuban
    Porto's Bakery
  27. Italian
    Giovanni's Trattoria (Culver City), Il Ristorante de Giorgio Baldi (Pacific Palisades), Osteria La Buca
  28. Thai
    Cholada* (Malibu)
  29. Korean BBQ
    Park's BBQ*** (Koreatown)
  30. Korean (Traditional)
    Yong Su San (Korean)
  31. Korean (Nnaeng Myun)
    Yu Chan, Chosun
  32. Korean-style Chinese
    Dragon (Koreatown)
  33. Salvadorean
    Gloria's Cafe
  34. Argentine
    Lala's, Empanada's
  35. Breakfast
    Nickel Diner, Jon & Vinny's, Malibu Farm
  36. Steakhouse
    Mastro's, CUT, Taylor's
  37. New American
    Ink, Animal
  38. Chains
    Dino's Chicken and Burgers, Zankou
  39. Historic
    Cole's, Philippe's, Roscoe's