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Dishes and Korean beer from Dan Sung Sa.
Wonho Frank Lee

19 Essential Late-Night Restaurants in Los Angeles

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

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Dishes and Korean beer from Dan Sung Sa.
| Wonho Frank Lee

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. While there are fast food spots and diners open late, these restaurants are places to get quality food that goes beyond the basics. From excellent Thai noodles to Korean comfort stews to Italian American classics, here’s where to get late-night food in Los Angeles.

Added: Ysabel, Jones, Employees Only, Bacari Silver Lake, E.P. & L.P.

Removed: Ruen Pair, Zinqué, Xelas, Krua Thai

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Casa Vega

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The Valley’s classic Mexican haunt serves comfort fare like enchiladas, fajitas, burritos, and margaritas until midnight on weekends, making this the ideal night-owl hangout. The timeless vibe and plush banquettes just add to the experience.

Casa Vega dining room, dimly lit with customers sitting at tables.
Casa Vega dining room
Wonho Frank Lee

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 every day while Long Beach, Anaheim, and Pasadena serve until midnight on weekends.

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Employees Only

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With strong supper club vibes and some of LA’s best cocktails, this New York City transplant has cemented itself as one of West Hollywood’s favored late-night hotspots. Open until 2 a.m.

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Employees Only LA
Jakob Layman

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. 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.
Jakob Layman

One of LA’s most sceney late-night spots, Ysabel is open until 2 a.m. (though the kitchen might close earlier than that), serving an appealing array of salads, steaks, and pastas that act as solid accompaniments to tremendous people-watching in the indoor-outdoor dining areas.

Ysabel, West Hollywood
Ysabel, West Hollywood
Matthew Kang

E.P. & L.P.

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The open-air L.P. rooftop is a reliable late-night hangout with excellent cocktails and a snacky menu of burgers, tacos, fries, and a buttermilk fried chicken sandwich open until midnight. Also try the salt and pepper calamari with shishito peppers.

Outdoor patio at E.P. & L.P.
L.P. rooftop in West Hollywood.
E.P. & L.P.

Canter's Deli

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Classic Fairfax Avenue deli Canter’s has always been open 24/7, serving reliable pastrami sandwiches, matzo ball soup, salads, and other diner-style food to an always-colorful set of night owls.

Outside Canter’s Deli on Fairfax Avenue.
Outside Canter’s Deli on Fairfax Avenue.
Canter’s Deli

Monty’s Good Burger

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This plant-based burger spot using well-seared Impossible meat serves burgers, fries, and more until midnight on weekends. There are other locations in Koreatown, Third Street, and Riverside.

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Monty’s Good Burger
Monty’s Good Burger [official]

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 pub fare, with skewers, wings, savory pancakes, and plenty of other drinking grub that goes great late into the night. Serves until 2 a.m., seven days a week.

Yangji Gamjatang

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Though the menu at this reliable Korean restaurant has virtually everything, the namesake gamjatang is the best reason to come here. With rich, spicy soups full of hulking pork neck bones, it’s a great hangover cure, or pre-hangover cure.

For a massive Korean pork neck stew available nearly all hours of the day: Yangji Gamjatang.
Gamjatang at Yangji Gamjatang
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Sun Nong Dan

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There’s something intoxicating about the smell of short rib 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 cure tomorrow’s hangover. Open 24/7, though there can be waits even in the middle of the night. The newer Western Avenue location is also open 24/7.

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 is closed 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 until midnight on weeknights and until 3 a.m. on weekends.

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.
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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.

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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, 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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Casa Vega

Casa Vega dining room, dimly lit with customers sitting at tables.
Casa Vega dining room
Wonho Frank Lee

The Valley’s classic Mexican haunt serves comfort fare like enchiladas, fajitas, burritos, and margaritas until midnight on weekends, making this the ideal night-owl hangout. The timeless vibe and plush banquettes just add to the experience.

Casa Vega dining room, dimly lit with customers sitting at tables.
Casa Vega dining room
Wonho Frank Lee

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

roscoe’s
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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 every day while Long Beach, Anaheim, and Pasadena serve until midnight on weekends.

roscoe’s
yelp

Employees Only

Hanging chandelier and photo of celebrity smoking a cigar.
Employees Only LA
Jakob Layman

With strong supper club vibes and some of LA’s best cocktails, this New York City transplant has cemented itself as one of West Hollywood’s favored late-night hotspots. Open until 2 a.m.

Hanging chandelier and photo of celebrity smoking a cigar.
Employees Only LA
Jakob Layman

Jones

Jones Hollywood
Jones Hollywood
Jones website

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. A fantastic combination of rock-and-roll dive with Italian American comfort food.

Jones Hollywood
Jones Hollywood
Jones website

Bacari Silverlake + Bar Bacari

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

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

Ysabel

Ysabel, West Hollywood
Ysabel, West Hollywood
Matthew Kang

One of LA’s most sceney late-night spots, Ysabel is open until 2 a.m. (though the kitchen might close earlier than that), serving an appealing array of salads, steaks, and pastas that act as solid accompaniments to tremendous people-watching in the indoor-outdoor dining areas.

Ysabel, West Hollywood
Ysabel, West Hollywood
Matthew Kang

E.P. & L.P.

Outdoor patio at E.P. & L.P.
L.P. rooftop in West Hollywood.
E.P. & L.P.

The open-air L.P. rooftop is a reliable late-night hangout with excellent cocktails and a snacky menu of burgers, tacos, fries, and a buttermilk fried chicken sandwich open until midnight. Also try the salt and pepper calamari with shishito peppers.

Outdoor patio at E.P. & L.P.
L.P. rooftop in West Hollywood.
E.P. & L.P.

Canter's Deli

Outside Canter’s Deli on Fairfax Avenue.
Outside Canter’s Deli on Fairfax Avenue.
Canter’s Deli

Classic Fairfax Avenue deli Canter’s has always been open 24/7, serving reliable pastrami sandwiches, matzo ball soup, salads, and other diner-style food to an always-colorful set of night owls.

Outside Canter’s Deli on Fairfax Avenue.
Outside Canter’s Deli on Fairfax Avenue.
Canter’s Deli

Monty’s Good Burger

A plant-based double patty burger on a wooden table.
Monty’s Good Burger
Monty’s Good Burger [official]

This plant-based burger spot using well-seared Impossible meat serves burgers, fries, and more until midnight on weekends. There are other locations in Koreatown, Third Street, and Riverside.

A plant-based double patty burger on a wooden table.
Monty’s Good Burger
Monty’s Good Burger [official]

Wally's Beverly Hills

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

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 pub fare, with skewers, wings, savory pancakes, and plenty of other drinking grub that goes great late into the night. Serves until 2 a.m., seven days a week.

Yangji Gamjatang

For a massive Korean pork neck stew available nearly all hours of the day: Yangji Gamjatang.
Gamjatang at Yangji Gamjatang
Matthew Kang

Though the menu at this reliable Korean restaurant has virtually everything, the namesake gamjatang is the best reason to come here. With rich, spicy soups full of hulking pork neck bones, it’s a great hangover cure, or pre-hangover cure.

For a massive Korean pork neck stew available nearly all hours of the day: Yangji Gamjatang.
Gamjatang at Yangji Gamjatang
Matthew Kang

Sun Nong Dan

Sun Nong Dan
Sun Nong Dan
Farley Elliott

There’s something intoxicating about the smell of short rib 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 cure tomorrow’s hangover. Open 24/7, though there can be waits even in the middle of the night. The newer Western Avenue location is also open 24/7.

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 is closed down.

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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 until midnight on weeknights and until 3 a.m. on weekends.

Cole's French Dip