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Yen Sushi and Sake

12930 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91604

818-907-6400

Japanese disco punctuates the animated dinner conversation in this strip mall spot…

Website: http://yensushiusa.com

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Yogurt Haven

2256 Colorado Blvd # 101, Los Angeles, CA, 90041

818-760-9770

Having eaten fro-yo instead of dinner for several months, we found Yogurt Haven churns out the tastiest…

Website: http://www.yogurthaven.com/

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Yu Chun Chic Naeng Myun

3185 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90006

(213) 382-3815

This bare-bones Korean dining hall—as bustling as an ice cream parlor in summer—serves the best bowl of naeng myun in town: a heap of pitch-black arrowroot noodles swimming in an icy beef broth. Spicy mustard is on hand should you wish to singe your sinuses while cooling off.

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Yuca’s

2056 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90027

323-662-1214

For a hut with a vinyl awning and plastic garden chairs in the parking lot, Yuca’s exerts an irresistible pull. Generations have grown up eating at Socorro and Dora Herrera’s Los Feliz institution.

Website: http://www.yucasla.com/

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Yuca’s

4666 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90027

323-661-0523

Dora Herrera, whose parents started the original Yuca’s in 1976 in a Los Feliz parking lot, has opened a branch of the James Beard Award-winning favorite…

Website: http://yucasla.com

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Yung Ho Tou Chiang

533 W Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA, 91778

626-570-0860

For those whose idea of dim sum is limited to Cantonese delights, Yung Ho Tou Chiang is an eye-opener.

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Yunnan Garden

545 W. Las Tunas Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 91776

626-308-1896

Offering dishes from China’s three spiciest cuisines (Hunan, Szechuan, and Yunnan), this is capsaicin heaven…

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Yxta Cocina Mexicana

601 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90021

213-596-5579

The folks behind Highland Park favorite El Arco Iris have opened the sleek Yxta (pronounced “eeksta”) in an especially unscenic stretch of downtown. Inside are mosaic tiles…

Website: http://yxta.net

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Zankou Chicken

5065 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90027

323-665-7842

Angelenos’ love affair with this Armenian chain goes back decades, and the original Hollywood location…

Website: http://zankouchicken.com

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Zengo

395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

310-899-1000

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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ZIP Sushi Izakaya

744 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA, 90013

213-680-3770

In a jumble of odd-angled streets south of the burgeoning downtown arts district, this place would be a hidden gem if word of mouth hadn’t spread…

Website: http://zipfusion.com

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Zo

334 S. Main St., Ste. 1106, Los Angeles, CA, 90013

213-935-8409

Keizo Seki, the sushi master who made L.A.’s Japanophiles swoon with his ultratraditional meals at Sushi Zo in Palms, has opened another raw fish respite, this time downtown.

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