Downtown | b.o.s.
Little Tokyo’s brand new nose-to-tail omakase joint takes its name from the Latin word for bull (bōs), reflected both in the black bull head trophy overlooking the dining room and the red meat-centric tasting menu. Dishes like Thai beef tataki and roasted bone marrow are keeping meat eaters happy, though vegetarian options are also available. Now open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday; reservations required for omakase. » b.o.s., 424 E. 2nd St, Downtown, bos-la.com.
West L.A. | Kimukatsu
A second location of Kimukatsu, home of the infamous 25-layer pork cutlet, opened this week on Sawtelle. Each serving of katsu ($15 – 20) is freshly fried for eight minutes, and then steamed, resulting in its signature light and flaky texture. Wash down all the richness with a cool glass of iced matcha green tea. » Kimukatsu, 2121 Sawtelle Blvd., West Los Angeles, kimukatsu.com.
Glendale | Din Tai Fung
Hello, black truffle dumplings! L.A.’s third location of Taiwanese restaurant Din Tai Fung has is serving these lush packages and we can't wait to get our chopsticks on them. Opening at The Americana at Brand next Monday, November 4, the newest Din Tai Fung is also the first in the U.S. to have a full bar, including a menu of traditional and Asian-style cocktails as well as non-alcoholic boba slushes. Slurping is encouraged. » Din Tai Fung, 171 Caruso Ave., Glendale, dintaifungusa.com.
Downtown | The Factory Kitchen
From restaurateur Matteo Ferdinandi and chef Angelo Auriana (Valentino) comes this Italian trattoria-style eatery in the Arts District. The spacious, industrial space is brightened by light-colored woods, rustic leather chairs, and cherry red barstools. Locally sourced Italian staples like olive papparadelle and tagliata sliced steak fill up the menu. Now open nightly. » The Factory Kitchen, 1300 Factory Pl., Downtown, thefactorykitchen.com.