The Top 15 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
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Bestia

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
3,882 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
88% recommended
Most Booked in Los Angeles
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Connie and Ted's

$$$$·Seafood·
West Hollywood
2,819 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fun
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
91% recommended
Seafood in Los Angeles

Lucques

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
2,449 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
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
92% recommended
Californian in Los Angeles

Republique

$$$$·French·
Hollywood
3,059 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
91% recommended
French in Los Angeles

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
209 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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
87% recommended
Best Ambiance 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
1,173 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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
92% recommended
Most Booked in Downtown / South and East LA

Badmaash Downtown LA

$$$$·Indian·
Downtown
1,088 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
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
1,578 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Hot Spot
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
94% recommended
Most Booked in Los Angeles
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Cafe Gratitude - Larchmont

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Hollywood
544 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Casual
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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
100% recommended
Healthy in Los Angeles

Gabi James

$$$$·Spanish·
Redondo Beach
352 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
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
90% recommended

Ombu Grill

$$$$·Korean·
Downtown
48 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
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

Chengdu Impression

$$$$·Chinese (Sichuan)·
Arcadia
63 reviews
  • Spicy
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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
86% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Pasadena / San Gabriel

The Hearth & Hound - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Californian·
Hollywood
236 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
MEDITERREANEAN: There were high hopes for The Hearth & Hound, New York–based chef April Bloomfield’s first foray in the the Los Angeles dining scene—and it certainly does not disapRead more
90% recommended
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