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Diners' Choice: Good for groups restaurants in Downtown / South and East LA

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for groups in Downtown / South and East LA? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Genwa Korean BBQ DTLA restaurant
4.9
4.9 (23)
$31 to $50
Korean
Downtown
About the restaurant
Enjoy a delicious meal with friends or family at Genwa Korean BBQ DTLA located at the heart of downtown Los Angeles. It boasts an contemporary decor and a casual atmosphere, offering high-quality meats and other authentic Korean dishes. Genwa dtla is renowned for its extensive variety of "banchan" Korean side dishes, setting it apart from other Korean BBQ establishments. Notably, Genwa features state-of-the-art smokeless grills, ensuring you won't smell like you've been to a campfire. Guests can choose from seafood, beef, pork and veggies to cook at their table on a smokeless grill. Genwa also has appetizers, desserts and dumplings, as well as noodle, vegetarian and rice dishes. It even provides entrées that are cooked in the kitchen. Earning top spot on LA Weekly's 10 Best Korean BBQ Restaurants in Los Angeles in 2012, Genwa continues to impress. It offers a full bar serving numerous drinks and cocktails. The restaurant accepts reservations and offers take-out services to guests.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
Amazing service and delicious food. Excellent value
A photo of BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Cerritos restaurant
4.5
4.5 (98)
$30 and under
American
Cerritos
About the restaurant
Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Food came a bit rare but was fixed other then that was good
A photo of Four Bricks by La Crosta restaurant
4.5
4.5 (28)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Whittier
About the restaurant
Four Bricks by La Crosta is a rustic Italian Steakhouse located in a historic part of Uptown Whittier. The location was named Four Bricks for the first brick buildings built at the turn of the century when the city was established.
We pride ourselves on making fresh handmade pastas, serving highest quality prime steaks, and seasonal Italian creations.

Chef Jason Raiola started his culinary career in 2007 and has worked throughout Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. A love for Neapolitan Pizza led him to start La Crosta Wood Fired Pizza in 2019 with his wife Heather and is proof of his love for fresh Italian ingredients.

Four Bricks by La Crosta is a husband and wife team, a family venture, a place to enjoy great food with family, friends , and community.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing food with great service!! I had the lasagna and the chef came to talk to us about how the pasta was made from scratch everyday.
A photo of (abeautifullife) Jamaican Kitchen restaurant
4.4
4.4 (350)
$31 to $50
Jamaican
Little Tokyo
About the restaurant
(abeautifullife) Jamaican was founded in 2013. Our Culinary style draws from our Jamaican heritage with Asian & Indian influences.  Using generational family recipes as our guide, we take our guests on a culinary journey with exuberant & bright flavors. At our Second Location, (abeautifullife) Jamaican Kitchen, we have expanded our vision with farm to table ingredients which are sustainably sourced. Here, we have crafted a culinary sweet spot that reimagines modern Jamaican cuisine through a prism of playful sophistication. Curating a space where the energy of Downtown LA, and a calm Caribbean breeze collide. Mixing up cocktails that takes you on an Island vacation, enhanced by the sounds of our Resident Djs spinning Hip Hop Dancehall, and Reggae. From the moment you walk into the space you are transported to the cozy confines of our family's living room, with inviting textures & a welcoming crew that invites you to become a part of our ever-unfolding story, & our extended family.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
Lively way to spend Father’s Day - good music and videos, great food , creative beverages and desserts, with attentive service by Diamond. The owner Ms Dawson has created a hidden gem. A must visit.
A photo of Fogo de Chao - Los Angeles restaurant
4.3
4.3 (2058)
$30 and under
Brazilian
Downtown
About the restaurant
Fogo de Chão is an internationally-renowned steakhouse from Brazil that allows guests to discover what's next at every turn. Founded in Southern Brazil in 1979, Fogo elevates the centuries-old culinary art of churrasco - roasting high-quality cuts of meat over an open flame - into a cultural dining experience of discovery. Please join us in our dining room, in our more casual Bar Fogo, or bring the Fogo Experience to you with Fogo To-Go or Catering. Visit our website to make a reservation or place an order.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Very good experience it was my first time and we have a wonderful time celebrating my wife birthday. Good place and very good food and price was reasonable.
A photo of Culichi Town - Bell restaurant
4.3
4.3 (97)
$30 and under
Mexican
Huntington Park / Bell / Maywood
About the restaurant
Culichi Town is a modern Mexican resturaunt that presents a brand new experience packed with live music, exciting cocktails, and gourmet food that’s perfect for any great night out! We are very passionate about Sinaloa food and drink, and we strive to show that passion through every dish and drink.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Had a great time we went with a few friends and husband to celebrate my friends birthday and we loved it The only thing we didn’t like is that the service is really slow the waitress only came by like 4 times throughout the whole time we where there. But the food and ambience was great definitely will be back
A photo of Sonoritas - DTLA restaurant
4.3
4.3 (58)
$30 and under
Mexican
Little Tokyo
About the restaurant
We believe food should be prepared with nothing less than the best.

That's why our salsas and dishes are all made from scratch. Made with only seasonal, local and preferably organic ingredients, even our corn tortillas are homemade!

We have tried and tested every dish, every sauce and every ingredient over and over until it's perfect, to make your experience one above the rest. And we always keep one thing in mind.

Real tacos are not fast food. Real tacos are meant to be full of the tender, juicy, rich flavor of a steak, cooked to your preference; with at least as much care and dedication as a chef would put into a steak.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
We went for Mother’s Day and my parents loved it. The food and drinks were delicious and the staff were friendly. Definitely going back again!
A photo of El Torito - Cypress restaurant
4.2
4.2 (473)
$30 and under
Mexican
Los Alamitos / Cypress
About the restaurant
The authority in great Mexican food for more than 65 years. Offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family.
Top review
MarlysW
Dined 7 days ago
We had a 2:00 pm reservation on Father's Day, it was very busy. But the staff was able to get us seated by 2:10pm. The food was excellent, our server was attentive and my family enjoyed the food. Thanks for an amazing Father's Day experience.
A photo of Romano's Macaroni Grill - Cerritos restaurant
4.0
4 (467)
$30 and under
Italian
Cerritos
About the restaurant
Inspired by Italian trattoria cuisine, culture and conversation, Romano's Macaroni Grill believes every meal is a chance to celebrate and toast to life, pasta and of course, vino! Every meal is started off right -- with a bottle of wine at the center of the table, encouraging guests to pour as they please while exploring the extensive menu of handcrafted Italian classics. Macaroni Grill restaurants feature an open kitchen that allows guests to see its fresh ingredients and preparation techniques that blend Italian traditions with progressive culinary inspiration, in a polished casual atmosphere.
Top review
LauraM
Dined on May 31, 2024
I got a message saying I missed my reservation, but we were definitely there and enjoyed our time there.
A photo of Kalaveras Whittier restaurant
4.0
4 (27)
$30 and under
Mexican
Whittier
About the restaurant
Kalaveras is a unique fast casual concept with vibrant colors, art, music, and culture of a time honored tradition – El Dia de Los Muertos. A blend of innovative urban mixology, Latin American culinary classics, tribute to well known Hispanic artists, and nothing but buenas vibras!

Our cocktails are a mixture of urban mixology complemented by fresh ingredients including herbs, infusions, and homemade syrups. This immersive experience indulges all of the senses, creating a unique experience even for those with the most complex of palates.

Our culinary menu reflects a deep passion for traditional Mexican and Latin American cuisine with a modern Kalaveras twist. Our Chef's recipes are passed down from generation to generation. We showcase classics such as barbacoa and carnitas plates, which are slow cooked to perfection, as well as unique twists on Enchiladas Verdes, Tacos gobernador, and our exclusive Molcajete.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 13, 2024
Food was great and our waiter was super attentive. Will definitely be back!
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