The question of where to eat out is one that both the most ardent foodies and the rest of us always ponder whether we’re visiting a new city or looking for a dining venue for a special occasion.
For those in Los Angeles or planning to visit the southern Californian city, it goes without saying that you’re spoilt for choice; see below for our list of the top 10 restaurants in Los Angeles:
One of the newest arrivals on LA’s restaurant scene, Maude has already made a huge impact in the city. A wonderful wine list and a seasonal-based menu that exudes the perfect mix of technical brilliance and creativity are complemented by impeccable service and the brilliance of head chef Curtis Stone.
If you are planning to visit the city and are looking for business class flights or luxury holidays to Los Angeles, restaurants like Maude will ensure your appetite is well and truly taken of in style.
Although Q features a minimalist name and décor, as well as simply prepared food, the experience at this restaurant is anything but. Q’s kitchen is manned by renowned Japanese chef Hiroyuki Naruke who has built a reputation for humble dishes that surprise in their delicacy and exquisite taste.
For those in need of satisfying their craving for hot chicken in Los Angeles there is only one place that will do. Howlin’ Rays is LA’s top spot to find the best Nashville hot chicken. The eatery tends to attract some long queues at its location in the heart of Los Angeles Chinatown so always plan to get there early.
The Cannibal finally brings its award winning New York Butcher and restaurant to LA. Expect freshly prepared and great tasting sandwiches and other to-go foods in the butcher section or meat and vegetable crowd pleasers based on seasonal produce in the spacious restaurant.
Moruno is a restaurant that features some of the best Spanish influenced food dishes in Los Angeles and offers everything from lamb sandwiches to skewers and beautifully seared fish. The full service eatery also features its own house-made drinks that include a range of gin and tonics and vermouth.
Chef and owner Kris Yenbamroong demonstrates his passion for the Northern Thai food from his heritage at not one, but now two Night + Market restaurants. Beautifully prepared, spicy but complex dishes coming out of the kitchens are accompanied by a variety of funky wines for an exceptional dining experience.
Kali is a restaurant that prides itself in its grown-up sensibilities and one that exudes quality. Despite the more formal approach to dining at the top Los Angeles eatery, some wonderful dishes served in a minimalist space means that the place is as popular as ever.
Guisados is the renowned Taco shop located in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles that serves the best tacos on hand-made tortillas as well as its namesake dish, the tasty Guisados that everyone comes for. With three locations now open in LA and an expansion to offering Sunday breakfast, Guisados is a perfect place to get that unique Spanish LA feel.
The Highland Park Bowl is located on the site of the old Mr T’s Bowl and the latest addition to LA’s dining scene has seen the old building completely refurbished to a pre-prohibition décor that is complemented by the restaurants’ wood fired pizza menu.
Amboy is the Filipino food restaurant based in LA’s Chinatown created by Eggslut founder Alvin Cailan. The restaurant features affordable Filipino fare perfect for a light but satisfying lunch or early dinner.
Whether you’re looking to watch the famous LA sunset on a balcony with a gourmet burger and a beer, or you’re looking for an exquisite dining experience to celebrate a special occasion, the list of the top 10 restaurants in Los Angeles above offers some great choice for everyone.