Chef Jason Neroni from The Rose Shares His 10 Favorite Dishes in L.A.

From deli sandwiches, to bone marrow flan, to legit Vietnamese food, these are the chef’s go-to eats

If you’ve been eating around L.A. for long enough, you’ve probably had Jason Neroni’s food. He first headed up the kitchen at Osteria La Buca, then went on to open Superba Snack Bar, then came Catch & Release, and then, finally, the project that we’d all been waiting for, the revamped Rose Cafe in Venice opened up under his watch earlier this year. But when he’s not making pasta by the beach, what’s he eating?

1. Tsukemen at Tsujita (extra garlic)

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Hands-down the best ramen ever. It’s cheap, it’s fast, it’s great, and I love how thick the noodles are.

2. Turkey Reuben from GTA

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You feel like you’re cheating on pastrami with turkey—but damn it’s good.

3. Oysters at Fishing with Dynamite

Chef David has the location, the product, and the ambiance. So fresh and so clean.

4, Kobe Steak and Bone Marrow Flan at Cut

This place is a shrine of excess and excellence. Nobody does it better. I’ve been there more than any other place in L.A.

5. Moon Cakes and Nem Nướng at Brodard Chateau

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Garden Grove is home for me. Both north and south Vietnam are represented here so you have the whole gambit of tastes.

6. Fried Chicken at Kyochon

I was really sad when they left Culver City. Kyochon has the best fried chicken ever.

7. Pho from Pho 79

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Best pho ever. Period. No line. No wait. Just pho.

8. All the Pastries at Copenhagen Pastry

It’s run by nice people, the pastries are fresh, and the kids love them. Different than most places in L.A. pastry-wise.

9. Pork Buns at Rock Sugar

This place nails the ubiquitous offer-all. I won’t even share them with my wife.

10. Smoked Sturgeon at Wexler’s Deli

As close to NYC’s Russ & Daughters as you can get. Period.