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A late night burger at the Apple Pan.
Matthew Kang

17 Essential Late-Night Restaurants in Los Angeles

The best places to eat in Los Angeles past 11 p.m.

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A late night burger at the Apple Pan.
| Matthew Kang

The pandemic has certainly made it more challenging for late-night establishments to maintain their hours, given the difficulty of staffing and other issues. However, Los Angeles is a major city and that means people are going to want to eat at all hours of the day and night. While there are diners, fast food spots, and street vendors open at all hours, these restaurants are places to get quality food that goes beyond the basics. From excellent burgers to Korean comfort food to Italian American classics, here’s where to get late-night food in Los Angeles.

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Sanamluang Cafe

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One of Thai Town’s classic late-night haunts, this versatile cafe has everything from classic pan-fried noodles to boat noodles that work well to soak up any booze from nearby dive bars and cocktail spots. Sanamluang closes at 2 a.m. nightly.

Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles

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Classic Hollywood chicken-and-waffle restaurant Roscoe’s serves its namesake dish, plus plenty of other hearty fare, until midnight every night. The chain’s West LA (Pico) location also serves until midnight daily, while Long Beach, Anaheim, and Pasadena serve until midnight on weekends.

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Garage Pizza

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Garage is a staple late-night spot for pizza by the slice or served up whole for takeout and delivery. And while the strip-mall space isn’t much for decor or charm, it does stay open until 2 a.m. daily.

Moderno Cocina at Las Perlas

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This casual Mexican restaurant cooks out of the back of Las Perlas in West Hollywood, serving up tacos, taquitos, quesadillas, and desserts alongside cocktails until 12:30 a.m.

One of LA’s most iconic late-night destinations, Jones serves a red sauce-style Italian menu of calamari, bruschetta, pizza, and pasta. The spaghetti and meatballs are a classic, as is the griddled slice of apple pie a la mode. It’s a fantastic combination of rock-and-roll dive with Italian American comfort food.

Jones Hollywood
Jones Hollywood
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Bacari Silverlake + Bar Bacari

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This iconic patio space, previously Cliff’s Edge, is now Bacari, a vaguely Mediterranean small plates and wine bar with service until midnight on weekdays and until 2 a.m. from Thursday to Saturday.

Patio at Bacari Silver Lake.
Patio at Bacari Silver Lake.
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Wally's Beverly Hills

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It might be a bit of a surprise, but this ritzy Beverly Hills wine bar has some pretty late hours, until 1 a.m. some nights and midnight on others. If money is burning a hole in your wallet and you’re looking for upscale American fare with amazing vintages of wine, Wally’s is your late-night spot.

Wally's Beverly Hills
Wally’s Beverly Hills
Wally’s

Dan Sung Sa

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This North Korean-style dive bar has the exact ambiance one would expect at a low-key place in Pyongyang, and that's a good thing. Expect the food to be much better than standard pub fare, with skewers, wings, savory pancakes, and plenty of other drinking grub that goes great late into the night. Dan Sung Sa serves until 2 a.m., seven days a week.

Sun Nong Dan

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There’s something intoxicating about the smell of short ribs boiling in a fiery stone pot. The flavors only get better at Sun Nong Dan after last call; just beware the potential wait times when everyone shows up at the same time trying to ward off the next day’s hangover. It’s open 24/7, though there can be waits even in the middle of the night. The newer Western Avenue location is also open 24 hours a day.

Sun Nong Dan
Sun Nong Dan
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JJ Hong Kong Cafe

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What’s more classic than a late-night Hong Kong-style cafe in the SGV? JJ Hong Kong Cafe is one of the more popular spots, serving until midnight. Try the big pork chop, beef chow fun, and fried rice after virtually everything else in the SGV has shut down.

BCD Tofu House

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Koreatown might have the highest density of late-night restaurants in Los Angeles, but BCD Tofu House has long been ground zero for folks hungry past midnight. Spicy tofu stews and a wide range of classic Korean dishes are available at the Wilshire Boulevard location around the clock.

Cole's French Dip

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Downtown’s other famous French dip restaurant is more of a noirish cocktail bar than a full-on restaurant, but the sandwich is just as delicious as Philippe’s. As a bonus for late-night revelers, the kitchen is open until 2 a.m. serving pork, roast beef, turkey, braised lamb, and pastrami dip sandwiches, as well as pie slices.

Outside Cole's, Downtown.
Outside Cole’s, Downtown.
Photo: Hank Chinaski L.A./Eater LA Flickr Pool

The Apple Pan

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This staple LA burger spot, whose motto is “quality forever,” has long been a late-night salve for hungry diners. Open until 11 p.m. during the week, the squared-off counter restaurant keeps cooking until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

Hickory burger from Apple Pan.
A burger from the Apple Pan.
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Daikokuya Sawtelle

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West LA ramen shop Daikokuya serves its rich kotteri tonkotsu ramen past midnight most nights. Don’t forget to order a plate of gyoza, too.

Daikokuya Cathy Chaplin

Little Fatty

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Taiwanese comfort spot Little Fatty does late nights right in Mar Vista, with a happy hour menu that features reduced-price eats from 10 p.m. to midnight, Thursday through Saturday. The place also does a prodigious takeout business, and attached Accomplice Bar keeps cranking out cocktails until midnight daily as well.

Champ City Bar & Lounge

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Inglewood’s newest arrival sits in the shadow of SoFi Stadium, turning out food and drinks until at least midnight daily. This is where the hot new party is at for Inglewood, so expect big crowds.

The Kettle

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After a night of drinking up and down Manhattan Beach Boulevard, one is likely to end up at the Kettle, one of the South Bay’s 24-hour restaurants with an extensive menu that ranges from salads to chicken tenders to nightly meatloaf platters.

Inside the Kettle in Manhattan Beach, California.
The Kettle in Manhattan Beach.
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Sanamluang Cafe

One of Thai Town’s classic late-night haunts, this versatile cafe has everything from classic pan-fried noodles to boat noodles that work well to soak up any booze from nearby dive bars and cocktail spots. Sanamluang closes at 2 a.m. nightly.

Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles

Classic Hollywood chicken-and-waffle restaurant Roscoe’s serves its namesake dish, plus plenty of other hearty fare, until midnight every night. The chain’s West LA (Pico) location also serves until midnight daily, while Long Beach, Anaheim, and Pasadena serve until midnight on weekends.

roscoe’s
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Garage Pizza

Garage is a staple late-night spot for pizza by the slice or served up whole for takeout and delivery. And while the strip-mall space isn’t much for decor or charm, it does stay open until 2 a.m. daily.

Moderno Cocina at Las Perlas

This casual Mexican restaurant cooks out of the back of Las Perlas in West Hollywood, serving up tacos, taquitos, quesadillas, and desserts alongside cocktails until 12:30 a.m.

Jones

One of LA’s most iconic late-night destinations, Jones serves a red sauce-style Italian menu of calamari, bruschetta, pizza, and pasta. The spaghetti and meatballs are a classic, as is the griddled slice of apple pie a la mode. It’s a fantastic combination of rock-and-roll dive with Italian American comfort food.

Jones Hollywood
Jones Hollywood
Jones website

Bacari Silverlake + Bar Bacari

This iconic patio space, previously Cliff’s Edge, is now Bacari, a vaguely Mediterranean small plates and wine bar with service until midnight on weekdays and until 2 a.m. from Thursday to Saturday.

Patio at Bacari Silver Lake.
Patio at Bacari Silver Lake.
Jakob Layman

Wally's Beverly Hills

It might be a bit of a surprise, but this ritzy Beverly Hills wine bar has some pretty late hours, until 1 a.m. some nights and midnight on others. If money is burning a hole in your wallet and you’re looking for upscale American fare with amazing vintages of wine, Wally’s is your late-night spot.

Wally's Beverly Hills
Wally’s Beverly Hills
Wally’s

Dan Sung Sa

This North Korean-style dive bar has the exact ambiance one would expect at a low-key place in Pyongyang, and that's a good thing. Expect the food to be much better than standard pub fare, with skewers, wings, savory pancakes, and plenty of other drinking grub that goes great late into the night. Dan Sung Sa serves until 2 a.m., seven days a week.

Sun Nong Dan

There’s something intoxicating about the smell of short ribs boiling in a fiery stone pot. The flavors only get better at Sun Nong Dan after last call; just beware the potential wait times when everyone shows up at the same time trying to ward off the next day’s hangover. It’s open 24/7, though there can be waits even in the middle of the night. The newer Western Avenue location is also open 24 hours a day.

Sun Nong Dan
Sun Nong Dan
Farley Elliott

JJ Hong Kong Cafe

What’s more classic than a late-night Hong Kong-style cafe in the SGV? JJ Hong Kong Cafe is one of the more popular spots, serving until midnight. Try the big pork chop, beef chow fun, and fried rice after virtually everything else in the SGV has shut down.

BCD Tofu House

Koreatown might have the highest density of late-night restaurants in Los Angeles, but BCD Tofu House has long been ground zero for folks hungry past midnight. Spicy tofu stews and a wide range of classic Korean dishes are available at the Wilshire Boulevard location around the clock.

Cole's French Dip

Downtown’s other famous French dip restaurant is more of a noirish cocktail bar than a full-on restaurant, but the sandwich is just as delicious as Philippe’s. As a bonus for late-night revelers, the kitchen is open until 2 a.m. serving pork, roast beef, turkey, braised lamb, and pastrami dip sandwiches, as well as pie slices.

Outside Cole's, Downtown.
Outside Cole’s, Downtown.
Photo: Hank Chinaski L.A./Eater LA Flickr Pool

The Apple Pan

This staple LA burger spot, whose motto is “quality forever,” has long been a late-night salve for hungry diners. Open until 11 p.m. during the week, the squared-off counter restaurant keeps cooking until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

Hickory burger from Apple Pan.
A burger from the Apple Pan.
Matthew Kang

Daikokuya Sawtelle

West LA ramen shop Daikokuya serves its rich kotteri tonkotsu ramen past midnight most nights. Don’t forget to order a plate of gyoza, too.

Daikokuya Cathy Chaplin

Little Fatty

Taiwanese comfort spot Little Fatty does late nights right in Mar Vista, with a happy hour menu that features reduced-price eats from 10 p.m. to midnight, Thursday through Saturday. The place also does a prodigious takeout business, and attached Accomplice Bar keeps cranking out cocktails until midnight daily as well.

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Champ City Bar & Lounge

Inglewood’s newest arrival sits in the shadow of SoFi Stadium, turning out food and drinks until at least midnight daily. This is where the hot new party is at for Inglewood, so expect big crowds.

The Kettle

After a night of drinking up and down Manhattan Beach Boulevard, one is likely to end up at the Kettle, one of the South Bay’s 24-hour restaurants with an extensive menu that ranges from salads to chicken tenders to nightly meatloaf platters.

Inside the Kettle in Manhattan Beach, California.
The Kettle in Manhattan Beach.
Matthew Kang/Eater LA

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