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The Top Restaurants by Cuisine in Los Angeles

Where’s the best Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, or Indian food in town? Where’s the best steak, the best pizza, the best plate of oysters? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among Los Angeles’s most expert, seasoned diners, broken down by each type of cuisine.

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8 Restaurants
Updated February 20, 2020
Restaurants:Bestia, Connie and Ted's, Republique
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Seafood, French
Neighborhoods:Downtown, West Hollywood, Hollywood
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Bestia

$$$$
Italian
Downtown
4.8
6633 reviews
ITALIAN: You think you know pizza and pasta? Try Bestia’s. Eating here feels like stepping into an entirely new universe, where flavor and texture can exist in multiple dimensions. While you can’t go wrong here, we particularly love the ‘nduja pizza, the pici with lamb ragu, and the cavatelli with sausage and black truffles.

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Connie and Ted's

$$$$
Seafood
West Hollywood
4.7
3851 reviews
SEAFOOD: What happens when fine-dining chef Michael Cimarusti of Providence opens up a casual seafood restaurant? You get Connie and Ted’s, an homage to New England clam shacks done in the thoughtful, stylish way of a modern chef. Here’s where you’ll find the best lobster roll in town, alongside pitch-perfect crab cakes, fish and chips, and fried clams. If you’re feeling fancy, get the chilled shellfish platter—you won’t be disappointed.

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Republique

$$$$
French
Hollywood
4.6
4423 reviews
FRENCH: Republique is one of the most beautiful spots to eat in LA—and the food lives up to the occasion. This is French-ish food with a California edge—there’s beef tartare and foie gras torchon, alongside black-truffled pappardelle and Santa Barbara spot prawns—all polished and modern, but still deeply satisfying.

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Little Sister - Downtown

$$$$
Southeast Asian
Downtown
4.7
1452 reviews
SOUTHEAST ASIAN: Little Sister Downtown is chef Tin Vuong’s second outpost—the original spot is in Manhattan Beach—and it’s just as great as the original. This is what modern Asian fusion looks like, with influences from across all of Southeast Asia; you’ll find dishes like balinese meatballs with cilantro-mint chutney, red-curry-spiced pork rinds, spicy lemongrass chicken, and lamb satay, served over egg noodles.

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Badmaash Downtown LA

$$$$
Indian
Downtown
4.5
1240 reviews
INDIAN: Los Angelenos flock to Badmaash for some of the city’s best Indian food, served in a hip, cool atmosphere. You’ll find pitch-perfect versions of traditional Indian dishes—think lamb vindaloo, chana masala, and saag paneer—alongside more modern variations, like chicken tikka poutine, chili cheese naan, and butter-chicken samosas.

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Bavel

$$$$
Middle Eastern
Downtown
4.8
3748 reviews
MIDDLE EASTERN: When chefs Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis brought their mind-bendingly-good Italian food to Bestia, Los Angeles’s collective brain exploded. At Bavel, they do it again, this time with their take on Mediterranean food. This is one of Los Angeles’s most exciting new restaurants, and is undoubtedly an instant classic; it’s worth coming back for the duck ‘nduja hummus alone.

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Cafe Gratitude - Larchmont

$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan
Hollywood
4.8
548 reviews
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN: There are few places in Los Angeles as iconic as Cafe Gratitude, where your brown-rice bowls and tempeh wraps come with names like Grateful, Humble, and Glorious. Whether that solicits a grin or an eye-roll doesn’t quite matter, because the food is just as solid as ever; it’s hard not to leave feeling fulfilled and happy.

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Gabi James

$$$$
Spanish
Redondo Beach
4.7
798 reviews
SPANISH: Out in Redondo Beach you’ll find Gabi James, a sleek, stylish Spanish restaurant that’s just a few months old. Chef Chris Feldmeier, formerly of the Mozza restaurants, does excellent versions of Spanish classics—the tortilla espanola, fideos with clams, and gambas al ajillo are particularly great—as well as some wonderful French-leaning dishes, like brandade gratin and poisson provencal.

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