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Best American Restaurants in Little Tokyo


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A photo of Redbird - Los Angeles restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 57 times today
Redbird, a shining star in Los Angeles' culinary scene, is committed to serving up some of the finest Contemporary American cuisine. Nestled in the historic confines of the old Cathedral of Saint Vibiana's, it masterfully blends the charm of a bygone era with a vibrant, contemporary dining experience. Patrons extol the culinary adventure Redbird offers, emphasizing its "endless journey and adventure of creativity, taste, flavor, and presentation." The shared plates are lauded as high-quality and well-executed, a successful reinterpretation of classic dishes. The restaurant's wine program is also highly praised, offering an impressive selection that complements the modern and tasty dishes. Boasting a "faultless" service and a warm atmosphere, Redbird is a testament to the intricacies and evolving nature of American contemporary cuisine.
A photo of (abeautifullife) Jamaican Kitchen restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Little Tokyo
Booked 11 times today
(abeautifullife) Jamaican was founded in 2013. Our Culinary style draws from our Jamaican heritage with Asian & Indian influences.  Using generational family recipes as our guide, we take our guests on a culinary journey with exuberant & bright flavors. At our Second Location, (abeautifullife) Jamaican Kitchen, we have expanded our vision with farm to table ingredients which are sustainably sourced. Here, we have crafted a culinary sweet spot that reimagines modern Jamaican cuisine through a prism of playful sophistication. Curating a space where the energy of Downtown LA, and a calm Caribbean breeze collide. Mixing up cocktails that takes you on an Island vacation, enhanced by the sounds of our Resident Djs spinning Hip Hop Dancehall, and Reggae. From the moment you walk into the space you are transported to the cozy confines of our family's living room, with inviting textures & a welcoming crew that invites you to become a part of our ever-unfolding story, & our extended family.
A photo of Girl & the Goat L.A. restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 76 times today
Girl & the Goat L.A. is an excellent representation of contemporary American cuisine, perfectly fusing together unique and flavorful ingredients to create unforgettable dining experiences for its patrons. With an abundance of rave reviews, it's easy to see why this L.A. establishment is highly esteemed. Patrons continually praise the restaurant's ability to deliver an exceptional blend of flavors in all their dishes, describing them as "delicious and unusual". They also commend the service, often describing it as 'phenomenal', 'impeccable' and 'superb'. Many agree that the menu of dishes meant to be shared takes them on a journey through each flavor, reinforcing the claim that the Girl & the Goat is a gem in the realm of modern American cuisine. One customer even mentioned that it's "criminal this place doesn't have at least one Michelin star", further emphasizing the high regard for this restaurant.
A photo of Perch LA restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 248 times today
Check-in is at the 15th Floor Host Stand*Outdoor seating is not guaranteed. *Large Party Tables 7 to 12 Guests are Inside Only Tables*All walk-ins after 10:45pm must be 21+ with valid ID.*Table reservations are limited to 90 minutes for parties of 2*Our dress code is Upscale Casual preferred.Proper attire is required. Presentable shirts, jeans or shorts are acceptable.
A photo of Manuela restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 21 times today
Manuela, a Californian cuisine restaurant, is praised by food connoisseurs and regular diners alike for its well-crafted menu and sublime ambiance. The dishes, featuring local ingredients like butterball potatoes, roasted cauliflower, grilled asparagus, and smoked albacore, demonstrate excellent command over the Californian culinary scene. Brunch options such as the Grilled Grass-Fed Skirt Steak and Venison Burger are particularly lauded by diners. Complementing the food, the tasteful cocktails, and the diverse selection of international and local beers, together, make for a memorable meal. Reviewers highlight the "outstanding food and service," the "amazing ambiance," and the "excellent and consistent" food quality and service, solidifying Manuela's position as a top choice for Californian cuisine enthusiasts.
A photo of Yangban restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Arts District
Booked 27 times today
Yangban, located in DTLA, is known for its delightful and inventive take on Korean cuisine. The restaurant is consistently praised in reviews for its fantastic food, exceptional service, and welcoming atmosphere. Dishes such as KFC wings, sujebi, pea sprouts, and Pork Katsu are highly recommended, as they deliver bold flavors with a modern twist on Korean classics. The creativity does not end with the main courses, desserts like the Buffalo milk softer serve have also gathered praise from visitors. The glowing reviews underline the unique and adventurous culinary journey Yangban offers, making it a top-notch destination for food connoisseurs in the Arts District.
A photo of 71Above restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 41 times today
71Above, perched on the lofty heights overlooking Los Angeles, is lauded for its remarkable contemporary American cuisine. Reviewers consistently extol the restaurant for its stunning panoramic view of LA, impressive ambiance, and high-quality food. The accolades extend to the harmonizing service, which many have deemed as 'superb', 'top', and 'spectacular'. Amidst an array of eloquent flavors, the grilled octopus and ribeye have received noteworthy praise. The restaurant also stands out for its unique cocktail offerings, which have stunned diners with their distinctive flavors. Despite occasional hiccups in food temperature or consistency, the consensus is clear: 71Above offers an unmatched experience of contemporary American dining in LA.
A photo of Joyce restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 21 times today
Joyce is a stellar addition to the Los Angeles dining scene, offering beautifully presented, flavourful dishes that put a fresh twist on traditional Southern cuisine. The glowing reviews mention showstopper dishes like the jerked smoke duck confit, boneless short ribs, cornbread, and an eclectic variety of seafood dishes. Critics also highlight the restaurant's exceptional customer service, welcoming atmosphere, inventive cocktails, and commitment to seafood sustainability. The restaurant's modern and sophisticated take on classic Southern comfort food has made Joyce a firm favourite among food enthusiasts, making it a must-visit for anyone seeking a phenomenal Southern dining experience.
A photo of Le Petit Paris restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 29 times today
Le Petit Paris, located in downtown LA, is praised for its exceptional French cuisine and unmatched ambiance. Customer reviews highlight the variety and quality of appetizers, along with main dishes like the cognac flambéed truffle pasta and Beef Bourguignon, described as "exceeding expectations". Patrons also note the restaurant's fantastic service, with staff who "actually speak French", contributing to the authentic Parisian atmosphere. Customers value the musical entertainment, with a live DJ adding to the lively environment. With a beautiful interior and outdoor seating, Le Petit Paris brings a delightful slice of Parisian dining experience to Los Angeles, making it a popular spot for brunch, dinner, and special occasions.
A photo of Fixins Soul Kitchen restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 227 times today
*We encourage all guests to plan ahead for parking to ensure your reservation time is met.*We have a 15-minute grace period. If you will be arriving later than the grace period, please message us on OpenTable or your reservation will be cancelled. *All dining experiences are limited to 90 minutes to accommodate all reservations.*We accept reservations for up to 8 guests. *All parties of 9+ can visit www.fixinssoulkitchencatering.com to fill out an inquiry form for large parties. We will be in touch between 24 to 48 hours with further details.*Each reservation is treated separately. We cannot guarantee nearby seating for separate reservations.*We ask that your full party be present in order to be seated.*An automatic 20% service charge is included for all parties of 6+ w/ the option to split checks up to 3 times, max.
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