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The 13 Best DineLA Lunch Deals, Winter 2018

The best affordable lunch deals for the semi-annual restaurant week

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DineLA is back again folks. That's right, from Friday, January 12 to Friday, January 26, restaurants around town are putting together prix-fixe lunch menus for either $15, $20, or $25.

These spectacular meal deals targeted towards the leisurely lunching set include everything from build-your-own Cajun adventures to seafood feasts down in Manhattan Beach. Whether looking for Downtown power lunching hot spots or sushi specialists in the Valley, here are thirteen of the best dineLA lunch deals, presented from west to east.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. HiHo Cheeseburger

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1320 2nd St B
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 469-7250
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There’s no better time to try LA’s hottest new burger than dineLA, where the double cheeseburger is served as a complete meal. That means hand-cut fries, a side salad, and pie or a shake are all included in the $15 special.

Cheeseburger at HiHo
Matthew Kang

2. Dojo Sushi

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14423 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 849-5376
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Sherman Oaks’ neighborhood gem Dojo Sushi is offering a $15 lunchtime steal for raw fish lovers. Select 6 pieces of nigiri sushi or sashimi, a cut roll, and a hand roll all for $15. Even better? The deal also includes miso soup and a small hot sake for an afternoon zinger.

Sushi from Dojo Sushi
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3. Little Fatty

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3809 Grand View Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 574-7610
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Chinese and Taiwanese cravings are appropriately satisfied at Westside restaurant Little Fatty. Begin with a starter such as egg rolls or chili wontons before the main event with options that include XO fatty noodles or walnut shrimp for only $15.

Spread at Little Fatty
Little Fatty

4. Fishing With Dynamite

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1148 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 893-6299
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Manhattan Beach seafood staple Fishing with Dynamite has an expansive three-course, $25 lunch menu with all the hits. Yup, even a mini raw bar platter and a play on the restaurant’s legendary key lime pie are involved.

Fishing with Dynamite
Fishing with Dynamite

5. Heritage Fine Wines

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467 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 888-8042
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A $15 lunch is nearly unheard of in the heart of the Golden Triangle. Not to mention a three-course deal that includes a croque monsieur made with bread imported from Paris’ most famed bakery, Poilane, but such is the case at quaint Beverly Hills wine bar Heritage Fine Wines. And yes, you’re going to want to add a glass of wine with that.

Heritage Fine Wines
Heritage Fine Wines
Heritage Fine Wines

6. Ragin Cajun Cafe

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525 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 540-7403
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It’s a pick-your-own adventure situation at Redondo Beach’s Ragin Cajun Cafe, where diners can select two items from the eight-item menu for $15. That means one can opt for rum punch and “gumbolaya,” or go for two entrees like the catfish po’boy and “N’awlins” hot chicken sandwich.

Gumbolaya and po’boy from Rajin Cajun
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7. A.O.C.

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8700 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 859-9859
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Suzanne Goin's $25 two-course lunch begins with a selection of cheese and charcuterie or her iconic Spanish fried chicken. The main entrees here include a vegetarian spread of roasted vegetables and spreads, albacore salad with lemongrass sambal, or roasted turkey focaccia. Be sure to tack on the $6 dessert.

Spanish fried chicken at A.O.C.
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8. Kali

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5722 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 871-4160
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The only way a meal of black barley risotto, uni pasta, and meringue gelato could get any better is knowing that the decadent lunchtime meal from fine dining gem Kali only sets diners back 25 bucks.

Kali Restaurant
Kali
Wonho Frank Lee

9. barcito

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403 W 12th St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 415-1821
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The Downtown office working crowd will do well at the Argentinian-leaning barcito, where a salad or sandwich, side, and non-alcoholic beverage will go for only 15 dollars.

barcito
Wonho Frank Lee

10. Nick & Stef's Steakhouse

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330 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 680-0330
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Downtown power lunch hotspot Nick & Stef’s is offering the full steakhouse experience for only $25. That means a starter soup or salad, plus entree options that includes a hangar steak with a choice of classic sides.

Nick & Stef’s
Nick & Stef’s

11. Baldoria

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243 S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 947-3329
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Easygoing Little Tokyo wine bar Baldoria has a friendly mid-day deal, with a starter salad, choice of a signature pizza, and dessert, all for just $15.

Baldoria Starts Bottling Cocktails This Friday in Little Tokyo
Baldoria
Wonho Frank Lee

12. Lost at Sea

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57 Holly Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 385-7644
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It’s a salad and sandwich duo for lunch at Lost at Sea, where Pasadena locals can enjoy a meal that looks like a chopped Caesar salad and an Albacore tuna melt with iced tea to wash it down for $15.

Lost at Sea
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13. Sesame Grill

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308 Huntington Dr
Arcadia, CA 91006
(626) 821-0880
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Head out to Arcadia for a luxurious, seafood-centric three-course lunch, that could include Yellowfin tuna tartare, grilled colossal prawns with jasmine rice, and banana cream cake, all for $20.

Prawns at Sesame Grill
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1. HiHo Cheeseburger

1320 2nd St B, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Cheeseburger at HiHo
Matthew Kang

There’s no better time to try LA’s hottest new burger than dineLA, where the double cheeseburger is served as a complete meal. That means hand-cut fries, a side salad, and pie or a shake are all included in the $15 special.

1320 2nd St B
Santa Monica, CA 90401

2. Dojo Sushi

14423 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Sushi from Dojo Sushi
Yelp

Sherman Oaks’ neighborhood gem Dojo Sushi is offering a $15 lunchtime steal for raw fish lovers. Select 6 pieces of nigiri sushi or sashimi, a cut roll, and a hand roll all for $15. Even better? The deal also includes miso soup and a small hot sake for an afternoon zinger.

14423 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

3. Little Fatty

3809 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Spread at Little Fatty
Little Fatty

Chinese and Taiwanese cravings are appropriately satisfied at Westside restaurant Little Fatty. Begin with a starter such as egg rolls or chili wontons before the main event with options that include XO fatty noodles or walnut shrimp for only $15.

3809 Grand View Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066

4. Fishing With Dynamite

1148 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Fishing with Dynamite
Fishing with Dynamite

Manhattan Beach seafood staple Fishing with Dynamite has an expansive three-course, $25 lunch menu with all the hits. Yup, even a mini raw bar platter and a play on the restaurant’s legendary key lime pie are involved.

1148 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

5. Heritage Fine Wines

467 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Heritage Fine Wines
Heritage Fine Wines
Heritage Fine Wines

A $15 lunch is nearly unheard of in the heart of the Golden Triangle. Not to mention a three-course deal that includes a croque monsieur made with bread imported from Paris’ most famed bakery, Poilane, but such is the case at quaint Beverly Hills wine bar Heritage Fine Wines. And yes, you’re going to want to add a glass of wine with that.

467 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

6. Ragin Cajun Cafe

525 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Gumbolaya and po’boy from Rajin Cajun
Yelp

It’s a pick-your-own adventure situation at Redondo Beach’s Ragin Cajun Cafe, where diners can select two items from the eight-item menu for $15. That means one can opt for rum punch and “gumbolaya,” or go for two entrees like the catfish po’boy and “N’awlins” hot chicken sandwich.

525 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

7. A.O.C.

8700 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Spanish fried chicken at A.O.C.
Yelp

Suzanne Goin's $25 two-course lunch begins with a selection of cheese and charcuterie or her iconic Spanish fried chicken. The main entrees here include a vegetarian spread of roasted vegetables and spreads, albacore salad with lemongrass sambal, or roasted turkey focaccia. Be sure to tack on the $6 dessert.

8700 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

8. Kali

5722 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Kali Restaurant
Kali
Wonho Frank Lee

The only way a meal of black barley risotto, uni pasta, and meringue gelato could get any better is knowing that the decadent lunchtime meal from fine dining gem Kali only sets diners back 25 bucks.

5722 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

9. barcito

403 W 12th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
barcito
Wonho Frank Lee

The Downtown office working crowd will do well at the Argentinian-leaning barcito, where a salad or sandwich, side, and non-alcoholic beverage will go for only 15 dollars.

403 W 12th St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

10. Nick & Stef's Steakhouse

330 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Nick & Stef’s
Nick & Stef’s

Downtown power lunch hotspot Nick & Stef’s is offering the full steakhouse experience for only $25. That means a starter soup or salad, plus entree options that includes a hangar steak with a choice of classic sides.

330 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

11. Baldoria

243 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Baldoria Starts Bottling Cocktails This Friday in Little Tokyo
Baldoria
Wonho Frank Lee

Easygoing Little Tokyo wine bar Baldoria has a friendly mid-day deal, with a starter salad, choice of a signature pizza, and dessert, all for just $15.

243 S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

12. Lost at Sea

57 Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
Lost at Sea
Farley Elliott

It’s a salad and sandwich duo for lunch at Lost at Sea, where Pasadena locals can enjoy a meal that looks like a chopped Caesar salad and an Albacore tuna melt with iced tea to wash it down for $15.

57 Holly Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

13. Sesame Grill

308 Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006
Prawns at Sesame Grill
Yelp

Head out to Arcadia for a luxurious, seafood-centric three-course lunch, that could include Yellowfin tuna tartare, grilled colossal prawns with jasmine rice, and banana cream cake, all for $20.

308 Huntington Dr
Arcadia, CA 91006

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