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South LA Restaurants With Reopened Dining Rooms, June 2020

LA restaurants are slowly returning to in-house dining, but with a 60 percent reduced capacity

An outdoor patio with a string of lights.
Alta’s patio
Wonho Frank Lee
Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

State officials allowed California restaurants to reopen on May 29, but only at 60 percent capacity, with a slew of safety precautions to follow. It’s a welcome change for restaurants, the shift towards a takeout and delivery-only model was devastating after the state required that dining rooms temporarily close in mid-March.

Below are South LA restaurants with open — or scheduled to reopen — dining rooms at a reduced capacity. As most have learned since the beginning of the pandemic, things can change quickly. Connect with the restaurant to see if reservations are required. And, as mandated by county officials, please continue to wear a mask upon entering restaurants and moving about the space.


Banadir Somali Restaurant

CJ’s Cafe

Fiesta Martin Bar And Grill

Highly Likely


Pann’s - reopens on June 25, with dining in the patio, garden, and parking lot

Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles

Serving Spoon

Swift Cafe