The Top Restaurants by Cuisine in Los Angeles

The OpenTable team

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.

Restaurants:Bestia, Connie and Ted's, Lucques
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Seafood, Californian
Neighborhoods:Downtown, West Hollywood

Bestia

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
4,272 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 dimensionsRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Downtown / South and East LA
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Connie and Ted's

$$$$·Seafood·
West Hollywood
3,094 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 donRead more
95% recommended
Seafood in Los Angeles
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Lucques

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
2,495 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
AMERICAN: Lucques is where Los Angeles legends Suzanne Goin and Carolyn Styne planted the flag for the type of Los Angeles food they made so famous. Here, you’ll find seasonal cuisRead more
95% recommended
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Republique

$$$$·French·
Hollywood
3,333 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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 foRead more
94% recommended
French in Los Angeles
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Mercado - Los Angeles

$$$$·Mexican·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
825 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
MEXICAN: You can’t talk about Los Angeles without talking about Mexican food, and Mercado—especially the location on Third Street—is a lovely place to consume it. Order a few roundRead more
94% recommended
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INKO NITO Arts District

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
234 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
JAPANESE: Inko Nito, a Japanese restaurant in the Arts district, is one of Los Angeles’s hottest openings, and it’s not hard to see why: this is a robatayaki, where you’ll see the Read more
Best Service in Downtown / South and East LA

APL Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Hollywood
372 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
STEAKHOUSE: Adam Perry Lang, the APL behind APL Restaurant, is a barbecue legend; he’s renowned throughout the world for his pitmaster status. APL is his brand-new steakhouse in HoRead more
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Little Sister - Downtown

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Downtown
1,231 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Authentic
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 AsianRead more
89% recommended
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Badmaash Downtown LA

$$$$·Indian·
Downtown
1,117 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual
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—tRead more
84% recommended
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Bavel

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Downtown
1,927 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
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 Read more
93% recommended
Best Overall in Downtown / South and East LA
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Cafe Gratitude - Larchmont

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Hollywood
552 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Organic
  • Vegan
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 GloriousRead more
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Gabi James

$$$$·Spanish·
Redondo Beach
451 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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, doeRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Beach Cities
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Ombu Grill

$$$$·Korean·
Downtown
60 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Business Meals
KOREAN: In Downtown Los Angeles you’ll find Ombu Grill, a sleek restaurant that offers both Korean barbecue and Argentine asado. This might seem like an unlikely combo, but it workRead more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Downtown / South and East LA
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Chengdu Impression

$$$$·Chinese (Sichuan)·
Arcadia
67 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
CHINESE: Chengdu Impression is the first U.S. outpost of the branch of restaurants and hotels in China, and we’re happy to host it here in Los Angeles. You’re here to eat SichuanesRead more
100% recommended
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