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302 Rosecrans ave., Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266


The Sushi Roku founder and former Matsuhisa GM (as well as Lazy Ox Canteen owner) has transformed the struggling Katsu Sushi into this funky izakaya

Website: http://akatorala.com/


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13619 Inglewood Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90250

(310) 644-6395

A tandoor as large and hot as a jet engine is the centerpiece of this Pakistani and Indian gem. Disks of buttery naan emerge looking like Neapolitan pizzas. Bright orange chicken quarters arrive whole on a sizzling plate or chopped up and drenched in curry sauce.

Website: http://www.alwatanrestaurant.com

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Aladin Sweets & Market

139 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90007

At Aladin Sweets & Market, folks stop in for glasses of milky tea with honey-dipped fried pastries, though savory dishes are the main draw.

Website: http://www.aladinla.com


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Alejo’s Presto Trattoria

4002 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90292


This tiny, always busy minimall restaurant is famous for pizza and spaghetti and meatballs…

Website: http://www.alejosrestaurant.com/

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Alibi Room

12236 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90066


A Korean-Mexican dungeon, this dark funky bar has full menu of delicious fusion dishes like kimchi quesadillas and galbi tacos for soaking up their lemongrass caipirinhas.

Website: http://www.alibiroomla.com/home.php


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All’ Acqua

280 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90039


The Barbrix team opens an enjoyable Italian restaurant and wine bar.

Website: http://allacquarestaurant.com


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143 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036


A buzzing patio or a quieter room inside with beamed ceilings and a fireplace are the seating options here…

Website: http://amalfiristorante.com

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Amarone Kitchen & Wine

8868 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069


Owner Alessandro Polastri has borrowed his mother’s old-world cookbook…

Website: http://www.amaronela.com

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Amici Brentwood

2538 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90402


This is another restaurant from the Amici folks, and it’s got the warmth and authentic Italian cuisine we’ve come to expect…

Website: http://amicibrentwood.com

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1155 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90038


Restaurant years work a bit like dog years in this town. That makes Ammo—celebrating its 14th birthday—very old indeed…

Website: http://ammocafe.com

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Ana Maria’s

317 S. Broadway, C9-10, Los Angeles, CA, 90013


The carnitas tacos at this haven of Mexican food are huge things: nearly half a pound of juicy meat piled on two corn tortillas…

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Anajak Thai

14704 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91403


This is a pleasant Thai café offering just the right dishes at just the right prices…

Website: http://www.anajakthai.com

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Angelini Osteria

7313 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90036


Gino Angelini grew up on the green lasagna his grandma made in Rimini and came to L.A. to help Mauro Vincenti open Rex in the mid-’90s.

Website: http://angeliniosteria.com

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435 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036


At their still-unmarked Fairfax enclave, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo have maintained—even honed—their knack for rejiggering comfort food into balanced, thoughtful dishes that leap with spurts of acid and fat.

Website: http://animalrestaurant.com

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Antojitos Bibi

2400 W. 7th St., Ste. 109, Los Angeles, CA, 90057


Overlooking MacArthur Park Lake, Antojitos Bibi offers Honduran rarities like cashew nut juice and crunchy enchiladas along with soulful coconut milk-based soupsl…


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Apple Pan

10801 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90064


The conventional wisdom is that this little shack has burgers like God intended…

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Arnie Morton’s of Chicago

435 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90048


This Windy City offshoot is a classic American steak house, complete with mahogany paneling…

Website: http://mortons.com

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Aroma Bakery Cafe

18047 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA, 91316


Pastries emerge from the stone oven hourly, and the house makes a grand array of fruit preserves.

Website: http://www.aromabakery.com/


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