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Arroyo Chop House

536 S. Arroyo Pkwy., Los Angeles, CA, 91105


You’ve got your dark wood moldings, a hearty menu, and a piano player setting the mood…

Website: http://arroyochophouse.com

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12224 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91604


A glossary of basic Yiddish on the menu defines mishpocheh…

Website: http://artsdeli.com

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11941 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91604


At this standout on Studio City’s sushi row, the honey-breaded oysters are soft and sea flavored under their sweet crust.

Website: http://www.asanebo-restaurant.com

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1253 N. Vine St., Ste. 5, Los Angeles, CA, 90038


The owners of Atch-Kotch have brought a little bit of their sitting room to their dining room. She knits; he does crosswords…

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Attari Sandwich Shop

1388 Westwood Blvd # 103, Los Angeles, CA, 90024

(310) 441-5488

Come here for Persian sandwiches made with sausages (sosis bandari), minced meat kabobs (koobideh), lamb’s brain, and beef tongue, accompanied by chopped tomato, shredded lettuce, and sour pickles.


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Auntie Em’s Kitchen

4616 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90041


his Eagle Rock spot specializes often organic comfort food–soups, potpies, salads–served on retro plates.

Website: http://auntieemskitchen.com

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Ayara Thai

6245 W. 87th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90045


The first time you come here it may be because of the location, near LAX…

Website: http://ayarathaicuisine.com

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Babita Mexicuisine

1823 S. San Gabriel Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91776

Nestled in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it suburban storefront, San Gabriel’s Babita Mexicuisine finds the gracious middle ground with such daintily presented dishes as green cilantro margarita sorbet and tequila-soaked salmon sopes.

Website: http://www.babita-mexicuisine.com


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Baby Blues BBQ

444 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90291


There is every reason to be suspicious of newfangled barbecue joints, the kind that try hard to look hip and homespun…

Website: http://babybluesvenice.com

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Bacaro LA

2308 S. Union Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90007


About as far as possible from Culver City—the wine bar capital of the region—Bacaro LA stands in the most incongruous of neighborhoods, West Adams, where it attracts Korean businessmen, downtown loft dwellers, and USC students…

Website: http://www.bacarola.com/

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Baco Mercat

408 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA, 90013


Josef Centeno’s umlaut-bedecked flagship has all the Moroccan bistilla and Provençal brandade you could want, and the menu weds Catalan, Italian, and Abkhazian ingredients.

Website: http://www.bacomercat.com


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14010 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91423


Arguably the best Chinese restaurant in the San Fernando Valley, this modernistic eatery is always packed…

Website: http://bamboocuisine.com

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Banchan A La Carte

141 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90004


Although named for the side dishes traditionally served with Korean meals, this small upscale market and café offers more than kimchi…

Website: http://banchanbox.com

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Banh Mi My-Tho

304 West Valley Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 91801

(626) 289-4160

At this Vietnamese convenience store, a mere $3 nets you a hefty bánh mì on a fresh baguette. The soft bread has a crackling crust, the bits of grilled pork are supple and salty-sweet, and the pickled vegetables lend the right amount of crunch.

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Bao Dim Sum House

8256 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90048


Purists might balk at the thought of authentic dim sum available west of Monterey Park or Chinatown, but many of the dishes here come close to the real thing…

Website: http://www.baodimsum.com/


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Bar 1200

Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas, 1200 Alta Loma Rd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069


A baroque room in the rock and roll hotel of record serves lobster risotto, rack of lamb, and meat loaf with masheds to hipsters…

Website: http://sunsetmarquishotel.com

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Bar Amá

118 West 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90013


Josef Centeno brings the flavors of his Texas heritage to 4th and Main and in doing so, redeems an entire cuisine.

Website: http://www.bar-ama.com


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Bar Celona

46 E. Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91105


Here’s an Old Town spot worth a detour. The room’s done in the black-and-red theme that’s shorthand for Spain…

Website: http://www.barcelonapasadena.com/

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