Orsa & Winston

4.7
630 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Orsa & Winston is the third downtown restaurant from Chef-Owner Josef Centeno, of Bäco Mercat, Bar Amá & Amacita. Featuring nightly-changing tasting menus the restaurant incorporates sensibilities of both Italian and Japanese cuisines.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 630 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.5
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Roar
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful meal -and a perfect evening. Each bite was more delicious than the last. Our server, Roman, was attentive and mindful of distance and space.
The food was INCREDIBLE.
Everything was perfection. Did not disappoint! We were 4 people and we were all blown away!
The value for price is the best deal in town!
We will be back.

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LawrenceW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well, we did sit in the alley. We wore masks. So did the waitstaff.

In the '80s, the alley was for hard drugs.

Now it's for the best restaurant in Los Angeles. Bit strange, of course, in the covid, to be the only table for the 7.30 seating. But the butter-poached lobster and the scallop porridge and the Santa Barbara spot prawn and the sparkling cab franc cares not. A table that would have been considered Siberia in the old times is now the best table.

All hail Orsa + Winston and thanks for the beautiful evening ...

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They accommodated us to the best of their ability considering all the Covid restrictions. Everything was excellent. From the host, to the server and the especially the FOOD !!! Will definitely come back.

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vipdowntowndiner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Orsa & Winston - the best place for brunch in DTLA hands down.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and amazing food!!! Consistently impressive!! Thank you for a wonderful meal

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HYSZ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Outside patio is not good here. Food is very good. We want to come back once indoor dining is available.

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JackL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent patio setup and great brunch. Really enjoyed all aspects of this meal.

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RussellG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

I know it’s Covid and maybe that had to do with it but the ambiance was not worth the $200 per person (including the wine pairing). You could not understand the servers describing the food or wine.
There was no effort to make the outside very inviting. Maybe inside it’s better but I doubt it. And food was good but not memorable.

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vipNicoS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and wine with the same attention to details as always!

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DianeE
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite of ours for special occasions. We could not get a dinner reservation. Brunch was outstanding.

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ARNOUDV
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The japanese breakfast was delicious and so was the peach salad

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DonL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 5-course tasting menu and wine pairing. The food was delicious and the wines were really good, and I liked their makeshift garden for dining in. Unfortunately, the price was too high for both the 5-course menu and the wine pairing. But price notwithstanding, we did truly enjoy the meal and the experience.

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ZHV200
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Came here to celebrate a birthday last week, my first fine dining experience during the apocalypse. The setting was beautiful and our food excellent, however, the entire dining experience took nearly 3 hours for 5 tiny perfect courses. We left absolutely starving and went directly to a second dinner. For almost $500 I was disappointed to leave feeling hungry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

World class experience

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vipccEats
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I went for my birthday dinner during pandemic. I’m happy they had outdoor dining, even if the alleyway it was set up in wasn’t ideal. For some reason, they got the shoddier end of the alleyway. But honestly, the food was so mind blowing that it soon removed all the distractions of the occasional stench of cigarettes wafting from the big apt complex next door. It was great that all the tables were so spaced out too. It did feel safe. The food was really top notch, my boyfriend said it was the best meal he’s had in the last year. Go try it for yourself.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

For a Michelin star restaurant, I was expecting foods more unique.

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amir
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and delicious food. . . safety guidelines in place, with plenty of social distancing and PPE at hand.

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LoriD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu had a lot of choice, great cocktail selection, lovely and prompt service. We tried several things on the menu and when we specifically mentioned that we would be sharing it either they split it for us or brought share plates when they served the dish. The food was very fresh, hot food was hot, cold food was cold. It was very hot outside but we barely noticed because we were so engrossed in our very creative and delicious brunch. Pancakes and bacon for dessert! We will be back to try the rest of the menu. We saw another table get the omokase and it looked really beautiful and interesting.

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vipSusanM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An extraordinary restaurant in "normal" times -- and incredible work by the Orsa and Winston crew to pull off an outstanding evening in an alley near the restaurant. Wonderful dishes included hamachi crudo with watermelon, yuzu, and chili; a seafood porridge with uni and caviar, and PEI mussels with beef sugo, heirloom tomatoes ....
Thank you Orsa and Winston

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vipDenizG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing food, outstanding service. Celebrated my boyfriend's birthday here, we would love to be back.

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imri
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing experience from beginning to end. The food was perfect, the pairings phenomenal, and the service was the perfect compliment. They did a good job of making us feel safe and cozy outside in the alley behind the building.

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jenniferb
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve eaten at Orsa for special occasions since it’s opening. This was our first time going out to dinner since the shut down, which was a very special occasion since life has been so weird. The food, service, and environment were exceptional! We really appreciated the execution of the meal In the new outdoor setting, and we left with our belly’s full of delicious food and wine, and our sprits uplifted for the experience. Thank you Chef Cento and your very skilled and welcoming staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming to this restaurant for many years. It is one of our absolute favorites in Southern California. The chef is an artist who brings together flavors, textures, colors, and simply put, creative ingenuity on a plate. Today we went and celebrated a birthday, and it was an unforgettable experience. The decor and set up they have outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic was by far the best outdoor seating we’ve experienced so far. We would definitely recommend the wine pairings for your dinner. The way that they bring together wines from Europe with their fusion of Japanese and Italian is phenomenal.

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Rish
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A memorable birthday dinner with attentive service and an excellent sommelier. We had the tasting menu with the beverage pairings. We found each course carefully prepared and exquisitely balanced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had at any restaurant.
The staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and very keen in bringing out the courses and table service.
Food was absolutely amazing. Each course was planned out so well!
I would definitely come again and bring close family and friends!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR DATES AND SEMI FABCY GET TOGETHERS!

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LynnPleshette
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Josef sent more dishes that were on the menu. A taste
treat with every bite.

We love Josef Centano.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I told the restaurant the dinner was for my wife’s birthday when making reservations. On the day of the dinner, I received a call to confirm the dinner at which I reminded it was for a birthday dinner again and the person said not to worry and it was already marked in their system as a birthday and that the restaurant would do something. Another table around us had a birthday dinner as well it seems because a desert was brought over. Once the dinner was over, nothing. So I reminded the server it was for a birthday and the server just stated she wasn’t aware of it and proceeded to give us our check and walked away.

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AlexH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic selection of food and wine pairings. Truly unique, and first rate service. A terrific place for anyone who loves interesting and diverse food choices. Wonderful!

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vipConflicted
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Definitely a must visit.

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SharonH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the bowls for brunch! They are healthy and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience1

Pounding music felt through the floor and table. It’s on top of a nightclub!!! . The sommelier was monotone and robotic in his delivery.
The food was delicious but there was not very much of it. I left hungry., I asked for bread to sop up the sauce that was served on the pasta. I was given 2 slices of bread and charged 2 dollars. Lol.
I will not be returning to Orza

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vipJanethebrit
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is incredible and I eat out a lot. I can’t recommend this restaurant highly enough. It was great sitting at the chefs table (bar).

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Debbie
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

For small, beautiful, and delicious plates, I highly recommend the tasting menu. Every course was artistically crafted with distinctive flavors and textures. They were also great about accommodating dietary restrictions! Recommended giving it a try. Nice spot for a light dinner.

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JackL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Omakase lunch set followed by wonderful souffle pancake. Will return to try a la carte next time.

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chubbyprofessor
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

enjoyed it so much last summer that we returned this year

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JoseF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

While I have dined at O&W before, the two experiences couldn’t have been more stark and opposite. The experience with the conventional menu was met with exquisite food, impeccable service and pristine presentation. It certainly left us feeling that the whole experience was worthy of a Michelin type of recognition . The Cambodian pop up menu and overall experience was at best, sloppy, the food seemed to have come from a shopping center food court, it was mediocre in flavor and it felt as though the kitchen was feeding a buffet line. The first item (crudo in coconut cream) was excellent. The rest, including the absolutely awful dessert choices were a culinary disappointment. The servers were unengaged and aloof throughout the night. Couldn’t help to think that the bartender next door at sister restaurant Amá took his job more seriously and that the simple quesadilla we had while we waited for the table far exceeded anything we had at Orsa & Winston.

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LawrenceL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Service was also very good as the wait staff was attentive in refilling our drinks and bring our food in a timely manner.

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NeelG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great ambiance and environment. Loved watching the staff work together so well. The bad was the value we spent nearly $500 for two of us and really didnt feel like we got the value for that much money. The wine pours were really small for the wine pairing and the plates of food were pretty small as well.

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SecretAsianMan
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orsa and Winston is our go-to Special Place. Service is always warm and knowledgable. Roman is the best sommelier in this galactic sector. The staff pull off excellence while being down-to-earth. Not so common these days.

Thank you again!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Orsa & Winston using the Order Online button. Orsa & Winston also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. Orsa & Winston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 687-0300.

Orsa & Winston is rated 4.7 stars by 630 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.