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.
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.
Neighborhood: Los Feliz
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…
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…
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…
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
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…
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.