3 New Restaurants You Have to Try This January

A cozy new sushi restaurant in Sherman Oaks and more
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From a new restaurant inside the Line Hotel to a diner at the Beverly Center, there are a lot of new restaurants to check out this month. Here are our picks for January’s buzziest new restaurants.


Openaire

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Josiah Citrin’s latest endeavor is in the Line Hotel greenhouse that housed Roy Choi’s Commissary. Slices of persimmon illuminate chicken-fried quail, while wild mushroom agnolotti bobbing in clarified mushroom stock pack an umami double whammy. Suckling pig is ambitious for a hotel restaurant, but Citrin’s fine-dining chops lend weight to the seasonal cooking. The Line Hotel, 3515 Wilshire Blvd., Koreatown.


Sushi Note

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Seasoned chef Kiminobu Saito and Augustine wine bar owner Dave Gibbs marry wine pairings and sushi omakase at this cozy 30-seater. Nigiri and hand roll sets come in music-themed sizes: quarter note, half note, full note. Fried cubes of crispy rice topped with seared Wagyu and spicy tuna are listed, oddly, as “biscotti,” but after a flinty chablis and a red snapper sashimi, the concept comes into focus. 13447 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.


Easy’s

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This diner with a corner view at the Beverly Center is the work of Jeremy Fall, the restaurateur with a penchant for coating French toast in doughnut crumbs. Easy’s can be goofy at times—the menu is presented via View-Master toys—but a solid burger with sour cream-and-onion fries makes the schtick go down, well, easy. Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., Ste. 602, Beverly Grove.


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