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Hotel Casa del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, Los Angeles, CA, 90405


Aside from its location, off the hotel’s lobby bar, the new restaurant at Casa del Mar bears no resemblance to the old one…

Website: http://hotelcasadelmar.com

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Chaya Downtown

525 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, CA, 90017


Different dishes are featured at each Chaya outpost; the ones here, we would argue, are the freshest yet.

Website: http://thechaya.com

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Chaya Venice

110 Navy St., Los Angeles, CA, 90291


Talk about a jumpin’ joint. Happy hour’s a mob of the sleek and chic…

Website: http://thechaya.com

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Chinois on Main

2709 Main St., Los Angeles, CA, 90405


Salads and the sashimi appetizer are exquisite and light…

Website: http://wolfgangpuck.com

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9646 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90210


The setting (ceiling fans with woven paddles) is colonial Vietnamese dosed with theme park…

Website: http://anfamily.com

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27400 Pacific Coast Hwy., Los Angeles, CA, 90265


This hidden terrace restaurant still feels like money hovering lazily over the ocean…

Website: http://geoffreysmalibu.com

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Hinoki & the Bird

10 Century Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90067


Kuniko Yagi and David Myers honor Japanese tradition with low-affect cooking.

Website: http://hinokiandthebird.com/


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Maison Akira

713 E. Green St., Los Angeles, CA, 91101


The best of Paris and Tokyo are melded in dishes like seared foie gras with port wine-truffle sauce or grilled sea bass in lemon-honey dressing…

Website: http://maisonakira.com

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Pearl Dragon

15229 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90272


This is the only restaurant in the Palisades with a liquor license and is a pleasant place for the usual sushi suspects, Vietnamese potstickers…

Website: http://thepearldragon.com

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8620 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, 90211


The chicken satay has the same martian-red glow as the leather bar stools at Philippe, the upscale pan-Asian chain…

Website: http://philippechow.com

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Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey

4375 Admiralty Way, Los Angeles, CA, 90292


At the lobby lounge in the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey, four dainty triangles of grilled pain de mie are piled with fresh crustacean meat that’s been enhanced with a veneer of melted Brie…

Website: http://ritzcarlton.com/

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Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90067


The successful Cheesecake Factory formula—enormous menu, enormous portions, enormous calorie counts—has been adapted to fit an amalgam of Asian cuisines at the company’s new Century City venture…

Website: http://rocksugarpanasiankitchen.com

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1505 Mission St., Los Angeles, CA, 91030


The specialty here is catfish in ponzu sauce, but a good alternative is peppered tuna…

Website: http://restaurantshiro.com

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Sushi Roku

33 Miller Alley, Los Angeles, CA, 91103


As the name implies, sushi is the star of the show at this offshoot of the West Hollywood hot spot…

Website: http://sushiroku.com

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The District by Hannah An

8722 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA, 90048


In a flashy two-story space that opens onto West 3rd Street, the District is the solo work of Hannah An of the An family (Crustacean, Anqui). Delicate bánh bèo rice cakes arrive in a cluster of porcelain bowls topped with scallion and shrimp, and a frilly version of pho bo stars slices of filet mignon. […]

Website: http://thedistrictbyha.com


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The Hungry Cat

1535 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA, 90028


David Lentz grew up sailing the Chesapeake, and his cooking has an unstudied exactitude that comes from dealing with impeccable seafood.

Website: http://thehungrycat.com

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1999 N. Sycamore Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90068


This is the place to take out-of-towners for a drink and dazzle them with the lights of Hollywood…

Website: http://yamashirorestaurant.com

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395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA, 90401


Richard Sandoval has a string of upscale Latin restaurants across the country. The Santa Monica Place branches of Zengo and its sister restaurant La Sandia are his first in California…

Website: http://www.richardsandoval.com/zengosm/index.htm


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