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Ziran

4.3
53 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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Newly renovated, beautiful and elegant restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. Located within The L.A. Hotel Downtown. Check in with us on Yelp and get 15% off!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:: 6:30am - 10:30am

Lunch: Daily M-F: 11:30am- 2:30pm

Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(213) 617-1133
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Orazio Parisi
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W. 3rd St.
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Parking details
With Validation Parking is $5 for three hours
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Public transit
Dash A stops directly across the street. Dash F stops one block away. Buses 55 and 60 stop across the street as well. There is a taxi stand directly in front of the hotel.
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Special events & promotions
Past events:
American Chefs Federation - National Gala Dinner
Dinner honoring several top chefs from around the country

James Beard Foundation - Celebrity Chef Tour
Joining host chef Kevin Harry were:
Ari Taymor (Alma Los Angeles)
Bernard Guillas (Marine Room La Jolla)
Elizabeth Hong (Osteria Mozza Los Angeles)
Brian Scheehser (Trellis Kirkland, WA)
Sarah Strom (Shutter On the Beach Santa Monica)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for a wonderful Mother's Day Brunch! Take your mom out on this special day and treat her to a menu curated just for her. Starting with a welcome mimosa toast! To our specialty omelets and decadent seafood theme, let's make this a day to remember!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 53 People Are Saying
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service
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent service; great for a working breakfast/lunch. Plenty of room at the table, and some tables have outlets nearby for laptop. We were not rushed out once we finished our meal. And the food was very good, fresh and easy to find something to satisfy everyone's dietary weirdness! Overall a very good place to go - comfortable, not noisy, good food and helpful, considerate service.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Came in for DineLA. Service was great and food was great. We've informed them that we have limited time and they were able to serve us quickly. Very grateful for that.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We really enjoyed our food. The service was also very warm and attentive. What a nice little find.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Service was slow considering there weren't many seated tables during a dineLA lunch. Food took a while to come out as well; would not recommend for lunch during work, but overall feel might be better for a dinner. Besides the alarms/drills that were being conducted, the place itself was rather quiet.

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Nice and relaxing

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

We have loved Ziran since we visited when it was newly open several years ago!
It is our go-to place for a night out, a place to celebrate and enjoy a meal!

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

I was in LA on business trip stayed at the LA Hotel. I enjoyed breakfast a dinner at Ziran's. Great atmosphere, good food and excellent service.

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2.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was terrible. I had black bass, and it may have been off. Salad leaves were limp to slimy. Restaurant is huge, and we were only people in it on a Saturday night. Will not be returning, ever.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2017

For an in-hotel restaurant, actually quite nice and food is fresh and tasty. Menu is nothing fancy, but maybe the dinner menu has more exotic options? Very nice bar directly outside the restaurant, but there might be one in Ziran that I didn't notice. Very open air and nice lighting. If you take the Dash, get off on 4th nor 3rd!!!

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2.0Dined on July 22, 2017

The service was horrible it took 30 minutes to get water we were there for three hours

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2017

This is the fifth time that I have dined there. The food has been consistently good each time. I absolutely love their corn chowder, although they call it something else. Either way it's very delicious.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Bought a Groupon for a prefixed dinner and the main entree and dessert were beyond horrible. The seabass was so soggy that it was like mash potatoes and the chicken had a bad taste to it. We did not touch it and the staff did not bother to take into consideration our comment that it was not good. We went on a Friday at 8pm and there were only a total of 2 other tables dining. I would never go back.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2017

It turned out to be our best restaurant. I had made reservations elsewhere, but it cancelled due to closure for a holiday, so I was scrambling to find another one. The party of five praised Ziran. It was quiet enough for conversation, food was tasty and well presented, and the ambience was nice. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Tasty food and great service excellent all around !

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2017

Service was amazing! Food was good. Pork chop is very good. Savory bread pudding, so so.
Lava cake with caramel is luscious.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2016

The Ziran is a beautiful restaurant. The staff were very courteous and accommodating.
My guests were impressed with the room and the food. I will return.

Floraline Stevens

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2016

This was my 2nd time and I had a Groupon, the waiter remembered me from 4 month ago, where I was seated and that I don't drink alcohol only diet Pepsi, this is nuts! I had an amazing service (pays to be nice!!!) the food was great (I'm a foodie) the Popcorn chowder is the best I have ever had!!! the food is great and lucky me the service was great too, I complemented the chef on the chowder and he sent me home with two extra orders free of charge! Wow! I'll be back!

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3.0Dined on October 6, 2016

not a good sign that very few people were there. We had a good meal, but they charged us 18% tax and when we asked the manager about it he had no clue. It felt like the restaurant was going to take advantage of those customers who didn't notice.

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3.0Dined on September 17, 2016

Brought wrong appetizer. Half an hour until we could get our waiter back and by that time we were so hungry we just ate the appetizer. I ordered sea bass which was so hard and dried and overcooked that it was inedible. I should have listened to the numerous reviews on Yelp that talked about mixed up orders, the dry over- cooked fish, and slow service.

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4.0Dined on August 18, 2016

Food was really good and the portions were correct. May seem small for those use to big oversize portions. Service seems a little slow but it may also be the server trying to give it guest space and time to chat.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2016

This is the BD Lunch for our co-workers. Service is very good and they served free dessert for her. Thank you so much! Thier service is always great!

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2.0Dined on July 30, 2016

Went in to do the dineLA experience. Filet and Pork chop were both ridiculously over cooked, but I enjoyed the burrata salad and their desserts. Also, only saw my waiter twice during the three corse meal. Once when we ordered a bottle of wine, and then a second time when he brought the check.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2016

All the dishes were well presented and had the right amount of flavor. The black cod and pork chops especially stood out for me.

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3.0Dined on July 24, 2016

lovely hotel in Downtown, but the DineLA course my date and I chose made us both have diarrhea that night and the next morning. The food did not taste amazing, but was edible and unremarkable, but we left halfway through because it was disappointing and even took our desserts to go to consider having later. Never did.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2016

Ziran has a modern yet calm ambiance. The foods were great and the prices were reasonable. We went for DineLA and the menu had a good variety for selection. The waiters were attentive, friendly, and courteous. It's a good choice for a variety of occasions.

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2.0Dined on July 23, 2016

Terrible service but the food was great.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2016

Our office celebrated its monthly birthday celebration at Ziran. Part of the reason was it was part of DineLA. The menu was very good and all nine were very happy with their lunch. The set up is great for a casual lunch for two or a group lunch. The staff was very good (but a little understaffed).
At lunch time it is quiet (because of its location), so if you have a group lunch and are near the Bonaventure, Ziran is a great choice.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2016

Good food, great ambiance, not that crowded.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2016

Ziran does not disappoint! Food is presented with care and is 5 star quality and taste. Service is atmosphere is beautiful with a trendy flair. We will return.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2016

Food was excellent. But the menu selections were minimal, and the vegetarian options almost non-existent.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2016

It was a completely delightful experience. Great food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2016

I took my daughter to Ziran for her birthday followed by a Night at the Opera. A wonderful start to the night to help her feel special.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2016

This is going to be a revelation for you! Variety of dishes, all yummy and creatively prepared! All of that in DOWNTOWN LA? You will not believe but it's happened! Just come test the chef! You will not regret!

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2016

Booked for the Dine LA promotion; not sure what to expect but when we got there we were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is in the corner of a large hotel lobby. Parking was probably the only real draw back, they were slow to get my car. Food was very tasty, creative and we loved every dish. The only feedback about the dinner would of been that the bread was not the best. Service was great, our server knew when to be there and when to give us our space. we for sure will be back...

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2016

Brought my mom here for a nice quiet birthday dinner. Tried to DINE LA special and got the ahi tuna poke started, which was delicious. For the main I ordered the Black Sea bass and the sauce that was on it complimented the fish well. Even though our desserts came with the meal they brought out two glasses of bubbles to go with them and put a candle on my mom's chocolate lava plate for her birthday. The chef even came out and greeted us. Overall a very delicious meal and great dining experience.

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3.0Dined on January 29, 2016

I would have to start by saying that the valet took 10 minutes to get my car and over 25 minutes to bring it back even though there wasn't anyone else there waiting for their cars.
As far as the restaurant itself we were disappointed I had the tomato and burrata cheese appetizer which was a bit bland should've had a bit more of the balsamic vinegar and and herb to liven it up. Then I had the steak with mash potatoes and vegetables. First, I'm guessing the Chef must be an older person that has maybe not updated their plating since the vegetables were standing up sticking out of my mashed potatoes which I haven't seen done since the 90's, the portion of mash was a bit overwhelming and the mash itself was a bit gummy, my steak didn't have enough of a crust although I will say that it was perfectly medium rare yet lacked that contrast between in textures. It was also bland and unfortunately the demi glace that accompanied it one there wasn't enough and two it got coagulated too fast. It was probably thickened by a starch instead of a reduction of a good stock to the point where the natural gelatin of the bones thickens the sauce. Again lack of flavor in the sauce itself also played a huge factor as well. Maybe some peppercorns or mushrooms should be added for another layer in both flavor and texture.

My friend had the popcorn soup and said it was to her licking but then ordered the pork chop which first came over cooked and terribly dry. When she asked for another one to be fired it came back underdone and still tough. Plus, I want to imagine that what happened was that her savory bread pudding sat there waiting for the new pork chop and became quite dry instead of almost souffle like which it was before.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2016

very chic, and fashionable ambience. the food was GREAT and the presentation was artisan.

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2016

The design is ambitious and elegant. The menu items are intriguingly sophisticated. But the execution wasn't there. We were there for Dine LA. My pork chop, with a jalapeno sauce, was tough, overly spiced, just strange. My dinner partner's bass was too sweet, even for me, who loves sweet sauces. The apple crunch/cobbler dessert was a disaster. The cup was heated. The (sheer liquid) "tart" was cold. It obviously flopped, didn't jell, and shouldn't have been served. My cheesecake was edible, but not creamy. We did like the fruit sauce on the cheesecake. The party next to us were receiving coupons for future visits from the chef himself; clearly they had bitterly complained. My dinner partner was too polite to complain. But this was a really mediocre experience.

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3.0Dined on January 23, 2016

I liked the setting and the decor. But that was about it. I had the cream tomato soup, pear salad and the steak sandwich. The cream tomato soup was just waaay too salty and I didn't even want try finishing it. The salad was pretty good. The steak sandwich was just okay. It tasted just okay than what it looked like. My friend got the chicken tortilla soup, romaine hearts salad and the salmon sandwich. Her soup was rather really tasteless, of anything at all. I didn't try her salad but she said that it was good. Now the salmon sandwich! The server told us that it was his favorite sandwich from the menu so we were looking forward to it. And behold, it was the worst of them all. The salmon sandwich just smelled reeeaaally fishy. And I mean FISHY, it was like the fishy smell you smell on uncooked fish. I could even smell when it wasn't even in my mouth. It's not like I've never had fish before. I love seafood and eat cooked fish occasionally, but this, I just couldn't handle the smell. My friend felt the same way with the salmon sandwich too. Both of our conclusion was that the salad was the best out of what we ate. Won't be going back again.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2016

My boyfriend and I chose this restaurant to start off our DineLA experience. We were the only customers at the restaurant, which was awesome but a little awkward at the same time. The waitstaff provided excellent service and probably more than excellent since we were the only customers there at the time. Food was delicious and my favorite was the popcorn corn soup and salmon sandwich. I would definitely come back again!

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