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Here's Looking At You, Los Angeles, CA
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Here's Looking At You

4.6
4.6
747 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
We are an eclectic Los Angeles restaurant, located in Koreatown, heralded for its creativity and genre-defying cuisine. Their first restaurant together, owners Lien Ta and Chef Jonathan Whitener opened Here's Looking At You in 2016. Named a "Restaurant of the Year" by Food & Wine Magazine and one of Eater National's "38 Most Essential Restaurants," HLAY was also the subject of author Patric Kuh's "Becoming a Restaurateur." After four magical years as a small independent restaurant, COVID-19 would force its forever closure. But 17 months later, fate would have it that the community would come together to help resurrect this very special restaurant. Thanks to you, Here's Looking At You is back.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 568-3289

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Whitener

  • Catering

    For all catering inquiries, please e-mail us at: hello@hereslookingatyoula.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Koreatown

  • Cross street

    Oxford Ave

  • Parking details

    We offer valet parking (entrance on Oxford Avenue behind the restaurant) for $8.00 with validation.

  • Public transit

    The nearest Metro stop is: Wilshire/Western (Purple Line).

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 747 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

    Innovative

  • West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

    Contemporary American

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  1. JG

    JoyG

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Tiny room, quite loud on a Thursday night. Food more "interesting" than satisfying and delicious. Umi panna cotta was the standout, the frog legs and clams were misses. And, like all restaurants post-pandemic, the prices are dizzyingly high. Not worth it, though we're glad we gave it a shot.
  2. B

    Brian

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Inventive, yummy food. Attentive and genuine service. Marvel after marvel of cocktails.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food and drinks were all superb! Service was average
  4. GA

    GimmeAllOfTheFood

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never had a bad meal here. Correction, I have never had a bad dish here. The food is always delicious, the drinks are good, the service impeccable.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Menu consists of a bunch of small plates which in my opinion were very expensive for their size. Taste was good but nothing special. Paid $220 for 2 people, each with 1 drink and 5 dishes, both of us were not completely full and came home and had a snack. I thought that price was just too much for what the experience was.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good people
  7. KW

    KatieW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We felt welcomed right away and felt completely taken care of by our server, as well as the other staff. The food was delicious. It was such a special experience.
  8. d

    delightful

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique and FANTASTIC! Great vibe, cheerful ambiance, and delicious, inventive food. We were so happy.
  9. GA

    GregoryA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice per usual. Great cocktails too. They were out of the uni dish which was a bit disappointing.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant, I would come here again and again. Innovative, easy going, personable- just everything you want if you like serious food and drink.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection as usual!
  13. JS

    JohnS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Here's Looking At You. We'll definitely be back. The three of us shared bay scallops, Shishito peppers, Clams, Ahi Tostadas, Hamachi, and Stracciatella with peppers and bread. Excellent cocktails and very nice wines by the glass accompanied it. The service was excellent. A very eclectic group of diners. We were clearly the oldest, but were welcomed warmly and had a great meal. Convenient valet parking is just next door.
  14. MO

    MoniO

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute. Intimate vibe. Food amazing. Somehow the drinks surpassed the food.
  15. s

    swack

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Deeeeelish! And service was excellent!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    I don’t get the hype. The food was terrible. Flavors were totally off balance and the cuisine mashup that is maybe the draw is just not working (Sweet beans in cheese?). Also overpriced for what it is. Haven’t had such a bad experience like this before. Would not recommend and have no plans to return.
  17. f

    foodie66

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very innovative dishes. The desserts are excellent.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ever go to a nice restaurant and feel like you don't understand the fancy food? You won't have that problem at this popular restaurant! Creative cocktails that taste delicious, familiar, but also unexpectedly delightful combine with plates of Asian inspired flavors that makes you go both "wow!" and "mmmmmmmmm!" And after trying plate after plate of fun and tasty food, you'll also find yourself full, happy, and most likely, looking forward to more (on your next visit). I did! Enjoy your visit!
  19. JK

    JeffK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Interesting fusion of Asian and French cuisine…however some of the dishes lacked balance. The tiki themed drink menu didn’t seem to match with the food menu. Overall for the price and all the public fanfare, I was expecting more. The frog legs were the best dish we had, but we will not be returning.
  20. DT

    DTHLA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for a birthday dinner, and the food was incredible. Favorites were the escargot skewers with the perfect amount of char and smoke and the perfectly cooked duck confit with crispy skin and delicious sauce. Will definitely be back to try more dishes!
  21. JL

    JackL

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very pleasurable dining experience. The three dishes that i sampled were all flavorful and delicious; the frog legs being my favorite of the night. The menu has ample other delights that will require further investigation.
  22. R

    Richard

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely little neighborhood haunt that attracts people from far and wide. Lovely atmosphere, small, intimate, not terribly loud though. Menu is mostly small plates, and as usual you will have trouble finding enough starch and veggies to balance out the richness of the meat and seafood; but such is modern cuisine. Cocktails are inventive and good; but slow to arrive.
  23. SL

    StephenL

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Innovative and delicious plates, creativity and flavors on point. What a special gem!
  24. SY

    SusanY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our second time at Heres looking at you and it never disappoints! Great food and great service!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar. Great service and creative cocktails. The duck is everything! Highly recommend
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food portion is too small and okay taste with high price
  27. l

    llouis2000

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    1.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    We were not impressed by food. Extremely small portions, everything was too salty. Super expensive for what you get.
  28. BA

    BAILY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! We loved every dish that we got. I would recommend just for the food! The tables are very close together so it's hard not to overhear people sitting next you. The drinks are also very small for $17 each, that was the one thing that didn't feel worth the price. Would go back for the food but not for drinks.
  29. J

    Jennifer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Loved everything I had. Service was also great
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is no better restaurant in Los Angeles, no better restaurant in California, no better restaurant in the world. Everything HLAY does is creative, inspired, and delicious. I’m counting the minutes until my next trip.
  31. RC

    RichardC

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fire Fire Fire
  32. NF

    NickyF

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptionally nice, friendly staff. Helpful with decision making. Food was unique, interesting and delicious. Questions answered cheerfully. Presentation not fussy but engaging. A very pleasant experience. I can’t wait to return.
  33. J

    Jeremiah

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite restaurant in LA. Everything was just lovely and perfectly calibrated; not too stuffy, not too freeform. All the dishes and drinks we ordered were delicious and very well balanced. We can't wait to come back again!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The drinks at the bar were excellent, however the food was extremely poor. My girlfriend and I left very disappointed on a birthday dinner we were otherwise excited for and will be going to somewhere else to celebrate because the meal was not worthy of a celebration. When I pay 25$ plus for dishes the size of tapas, I expect thoughtful plates with well sourced ingredients. The kitchen failed on both fronts. For instance, the tomato salad. The hearts of palm tasted like they were from Trader Joe’s and the tomatoes were crunchy and watery. Any farmers market heirloom would taste better for 5$ what we paid 25$ for. If I had gone to the farmers market, purchased a tomato and dressed it in salt and evoo, my dish would’ve been much preferred. I recently had a tomato salad with just heirlooms and fish sauce for 1/2 the price that was easily 2x the dish. Yes, the garnishes looked nice on camera & social media but they were nothing more than a superfluous textural element. Menu: all over the place, lacking identity and hard to eat. The best thing we had was the bone marrow, but at 30$, it was good for maybe a bite or two and the bread was the best part of the dish. The frogs legs had good flavor but the same sauce on a meatier chicken wing for less $ would’ve been preferred as frog meat lacks differentiators other than its small size and extra bones. We joked with the couple next to us this would be the worst possible food to eat on a date and they agreed. I said my part on the salad and the other dish we had were the scallops, which were small and in a broth that seemed like it was halfway to a pho but forgot all the other ingredients. I write this because I was disappointed on a special occasion but also because the drinks were phenomenal and there is such high potential as evidenced by your reviews and crowd. If the kitchen could develop an identity and focus on dishes to compliment the cocktails, I would go back & recommend it to my friends.
  35. SP

    SophiaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing! I had such a great birthday dinner here with my friends. We ordered almost everything on the menu and the flaming tiki bowl. There was not one dish I would not recommend. Thank you for making my birthday memorable!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and staff. I loved every thing about this place!
  37. m

    mntola

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    75% of the menu included chicken liver, escargot, frog’s legs, and just about every other repulsive animal organ/appendage you can think of. If this fare is for you, then great. But for me and most others, it felt as though they were trying to offend their guests as much as possible by serving inaccessible/disgusting food. We left without ordering dinner. The drinks were outstanding, though.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing use of acids with seafood. Must try the passion fruit scallops and chocolate cremeaux.
  39. AH

    AnnH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Keep up the awesome work! Had a great time and will definitely be back!
  40. J

    Josh

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Terrific food, escargot and duck were special. As was tuna.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Here's Looking At You is rated 4.6 stars by 747 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Here's Looking At You

3901 West 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020-4202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Oxford Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Koreatown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We offer valet parking (entrance on Oxford Avenue behind the restaurant) for $8.00 with validation.

  • Public transit

    The nearest Metro stop is: Wilshire/Western (Purple Line).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Whitener

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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