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

$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 6 times today

Why we love it

Executive chef: Jonathan Whitener

In the years since its 2016 debut, owner Lien Ta’s restaurant has established itself as a neighborhood go-to, critical hit, and beloved third space for Angelenos. That's because HLAY—as locals call it—turns out inventive California-inspired and Asian-inflected small plates like uni panna cotta and spicy Caesar salad with sesame breadcrumbs alongside an excellent cocktail list and buzzy dining room that combine to feel like a dinner party every night.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • 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

What 882 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Contemporary American

  • West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

    Best Value

  • West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

    Innovative

  • West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

    Contemporary American

882 Reviews
  1. jund

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eat everything, drink everything. It is impossible to get lost on the menu, but leave no stone unturned anyway. Step into this parallel universe where everything is beautiful and enjoy with reckless abandon. Wave to the chef through the window on your way in, and blow them a kiss on your way out. Dap up Danny at the bar and talk to him about his dog, his band, and the people he loves most in the world. If Lien asks you if you'd like dessert, say yes - even if you're full. HLAY is church, so tithe accordingly.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    outstanding food, friendly and efficient service. We'll be back

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant and experience we have ever had!! Words cannot describe!

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  4. NancyB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great inventive food. Great service. It's a culinary feast in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere. The cocktails are as masterful and interesting as the food.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed- the wine list is exceptional- The Little Gem CesarSalad is divine. Still not brave enough for Frog’s Legs - but heard they are great.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Creative & delicious food & cocktails. Portions are generous which is rare in LA restaurants of this quality. Staff are super friendly and knowledgeable about dishes. Great restaurant playlist and overall vibe is relaxed and inviting. Highly recommend!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was spectacular. Sat at the counter and had a wonderful time! Drinks were delicious too. I will definitely be back next time I’m in LA :)

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  8. MrBoris

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice Friday evening at Here’s Looking at You is a perfect way to start the weekend, everything is delicious and that makes it an even better night.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Frog legs were the bomb!!! Everything was super tasty.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants. A value. Great staff and even better food.

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FAQs

Here's Looking At You is rated 4.8 stars by 882 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 6 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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