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17 Essential Late-Night Restaurants in Los Angeles

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

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While Los Angeles is clearly a brunch and daytime dining town, the region’s post-10 p.m. options have come a long way in recent years. Many include unique food and drink that goes well beyond a taco truck, but those will always be reliably delicious. Here now, are 17 of the essential late-night restaurants in Los Angeles, listed from north to south.

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Leona's Sushi House

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Studio City’s pan-Asian restaurant Leona’s is barely a year old and consistently busy. It’s here where longtime chef Shigenori Fujimoto prepares beautifully crafted sushi and sashimi, along with Japanese Peruvian dishes, ceviches, and an udon carbonara with egg, Parmesan, and smoked pork belly. The kitchen and 80s-esque sushi bar is open until midnight and 1 a.m. on weekends.

A covered patio with seating and a bar at Leona’s Sushi House in Studio City, California.
Leona’s Sushi House.
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Chef Joshua Gil and partner partner Matthew Egan’s restaurant is a Los Feliz stunner. With multiple floors that offer stunning indoor and outdoor views, a casual and modern Mexican menu, and two separate bars for curated drinking experiences, service runs until 11 p.m. or midnight from Thursday through Saturday.

Rooftop dining room with tables, chairs, and lots of plants at Mírate in Los Angeles, California.
Mirate.
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Sanamluang Cafe

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As a classic late-night Thai Town haunt with a bright beacon sign, this versatile cafe has everything from 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. every day, even on holidays.

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 soul food, until midnight and Friday and Saturday until 4 a.m. The chain’s outlets in Long Beach, Anaheim, and Pasadena serve until midnight on weekends. While the iconic Pico Boulevard location has closed after 30 years, the Mid-City flagship on La Brea serves until midnight and until 2 a.m. on weekends.

Signage at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles.
Signage at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles.
Photo: current events/Eater LA Flickr Pool

Chris N Eddy’s

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Starting out as a pop-up and now a brick-and-mortar space on Sunset near Western, Chris N Eddy’s is an ideal stop for late-night eats. The menu is simple and showcases a double or single smashburger with grilled onions, cheese, and sauce. Need fried potatoes? Order tots or waffle fries.

A heavily saturated photo of Chris N Eddy’s slider-style burgers and tots on a styrofoam plate, held by two hands.
Chris N Eddy’s.
Chris N Eddy’s

One of LA’s most iconic late-night destinations, Jones serves a red sauce-style Italian menu until 2 a.m. every night. The spaghetti and meatballs served in a cast iron skillet are a classic, as is the griddled slice of apple pie a la mode served on a sizzling platter.

Hello Fish Sushi & Izakaya

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Few things are more wonderful in life than a parade of all-you-can-eat sushi. Koreatown’s Hello Fish in Koreatown offers a combination of AYCE sushi rolls and nigiri with late-night service until 2 a.m. daily. Lunch is $39.50 while dinner is $42.50 before beer and sake.

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. The menu is far better than standard pub fare with skewers, wings, savory pancakes, and plenty of other drinking grub that pairs well with late-night eating. Order a crisp Korean lager or an ice-cold bottle of soju until 2 a.m. every night of the week.

Dan Sung Sa’s bar seating and central grill kitchen in Koreatown with a beer sign.
Dan Sung Sa.
Wonho Frank Lee

Sun Nong Dan

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The flavors only get better at Sun Nong Dan the later it gets. Just beware of the potential wait times when everyone shows up at the same time to order the short ribs boiling in a fiery stone pot. There’s ample parking and Koreatown’s Sun Nong Dan is 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 an all-day Hong Kong-style cafe in the SGV? JJ Hong Kong Cafe is one of the more popular spots that starts with tea and breakfast at 7 a.m. and continues until midnight and 1 a.m. on weekends. Try the big pork chop, beef chow fun, and fried rice after virtually everything else in the SGV has shut down.

The Prince

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Open Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m., this Koreatown bar is known as a backdrop for iconic TV shows like Mad Men, but is equally famous for its classic cocktails, red-hued room, and fried chicken.

The Prince’s long room with deep red booths in Los Angeles’ Koreatown.
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Honey Night Korean Pub

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When wondering where to go at late hours, keep Honey Night as a reliable backup option. Sake, soju, soju cocktails, and beer are available alongside dishes like the spicy rice cake with corn cheese, curry mussel soup, fried rice, and creamy mayo shrimp.

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 here is just as delicious as Philippe’s. Cole’s kitchen is open until 2 a.m. serving pork, roast beef, turkey, braised lamb, and pastrami dip sandwiches, as well as pie slices at this 107-year-old Downtown icon.

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

Thunderbird Bar

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With a Tex-Mex menu and plenty of cocktails, Thunderbird is one of West LA’s true late-night haunts. Order up some nachos, puffy tacos, and a margarita in this true neighborhood spot.

Thunderbird
Thunderbird’s interior
Thunderbird

Golden Bull Restaurant

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A reborn Santa Monica classic, this mid-century steakhouse plays the hits with prime rib, burgers, and beautifully grilled chops until midnight or 2 a.m. on weekends. Just know that ice-cold martinis or an old fashioned make the ideal pairing.

Prime rib at Golden Bull
Prime rib from Golden Bull.
Golden Bull

The Kettle

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Since 1973, the Kettle has one of the region’s largest menus and serves late-night eats. This South Bay restaurant is open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday and until midnight during the week.

This is classic diner fare with iceberg wedgy salads, chicken tenders, or nightly meatloaf platters. Make sure to get the buttermilk onion rings.

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

Casa Madera West Hollywood

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The rooftop of the Mondrian is a sight to behold. Casa Madera takes full advantage of the panoramic view while serving cocktails and coastal Mexican flavors. It’s open until 10:30 p.m. most of the week with a 12:30 a.m. closing time on Friday and Saturday.

White booths and lots of wood at a new rooftop Mexican restaurant, Casa Madera West Hollywood.
Casa Madera in West Hollywood.
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Leona's Sushi House

Studio City’s pan-Asian restaurant Leona’s is barely a year old and consistently busy. It’s here where longtime chef Shigenori Fujimoto prepares beautifully crafted sushi and sashimi, along with Japanese Peruvian dishes, ceviches, and an udon carbonara with egg, Parmesan, and smoked pork belly. The kitchen and 80s-esque sushi bar is open until midnight and 1 a.m. on weekends.

A covered patio with seating and a bar at Leona’s Sushi House in Studio City, California.
Leona’s Sushi House.
Vivienne Killilea

Mirate

Chef Joshua Gil and partner partner Matthew Egan’s restaurant is a Los Feliz stunner. With multiple floors that offer stunning indoor and outdoor views, a casual and modern Mexican menu, and two separate bars for curated drinking experiences, service runs until 11 p.m. or midnight from Thursday through Saturday.

Rooftop dining room with tables, chairs, and lots of plants at Mírate in Los Angeles, California.
Mirate.
Sierra Prescott

Sanamluang Cafe

As a classic late-night Thai Town haunt with a bright beacon sign, this versatile cafe has everything from 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. every day, even on holidays.

Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles

Classic Hollywood chicken-and-waffle restaurant Roscoe’s serves its namesake dish, plus plenty of other hearty soul food, until midnight and Friday and Saturday until 4 a.m. The chain’s outlets in Long Beach, Anaheim, and Pasadena serve until midnight on weekends. While the iconic Pico Boulevard location has closed after 30 years, the Mid-City flagship on La Brea serves until midnight and until 2 a.m. on weekends.

Signage at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles.
Signage at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles.
Photo: current events/Eater LA Flickr Pool

Chris N Eddy’s

Starting out as a pop-up and now a brick-and-mortar space on Sunset near Western, Chris N Eddy’s is an ideal stop for late-night eats. The menu is simple and showcases a double or single smashburger with grilled onions, cheese, and sauce. Need fried potatoes? Order tots or waffle fries.

A heavily saturated photo of Chris N Eddy’s slider-style burgers and tots on a styrofoam plate, held by two hands.
Chris N Eddy’s.
Chris N Eddy’s

Jones

One of LA’s most iconic late-night destinations, Jones serves a red sauce-style Italian menu until 2 a.m. every night. The spaghetti and meatballs served in a cast iron skillet are a classic, as is the griddled slice of apple pie a la mode served on a sizzling platter.

Hello Fish Sushi & Izakaya

Few things are more wonderful in life than a parade of all-you-can-eat sushi. Koreatown’s Hello Fish in Koreatown offers a combination of AYCE sushi rolls and nigiri with late-night service until 2 a.m. daily. Lunch is $39.50 while dinner is $42.50 before beer and sake.

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. The menu is far better than standard pub fare with skewers, wings, savory pancakes, and plenty of other drinking grub that pairs well with late-night eating. Order a crisp Korean lager or an ice-cold bottle of soju until 2 a.m. every night of the week.

Dan Sung Sa’s bar seating and central grill kitchen in Koreatown with a beer sign.
Dan Sung Sa.
Wonho Frank Lee

Sun Nong Dan

The flavors only get better at Sun Nong Dan the later it gets. Just beware of the potential wait times when everyone shows up at the same time to order the short ribs boiling in a fiery stone pot. There’s ample parking and Koreatown’s Sun Nong Dan is open 24/7.

Sun Nong Dan
Sun Nong Dan
Farley Elliott

JJ Hong Kong Cafe

What’s more classic than an all-day Hong Kong-style cafe in the SGV? JJ Hong Kong Cafe is one of the more popular spots that starts with tea and breakfast at 7 a.m. and continues until midnight and 1 a.m. on weekends. Try the big pork chop, beef chow fun, and fried rice after virtually everything else in the SGV has shut down.

The Prince

Open Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m., this Koreatown bar is known as a backdrop for iconic TV shows like Mad Men, but is equally famous for its classic cocktails, red-hued room, and fried chicken.

The Prince’s long room with deep red booths in Los Angeles’ Koreatown.
The Prince.
GastronomyBlog

Honey Night Korean Pub

When wondering where to go at late hours, keep Honey Night as a reliable backup option. Sake, soju, soju cocktails, and beer are available alongside dishes like the spicy rice cake with corn cheese, curry mussel soup, fried rice, and creamy mayo shrimp.

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 here is just as delicious as Philippe’s. Cole’s kitchen is open until 2 a.m. serving pork, roast beef, turkey, braised lamb, and pastrami dip sandwiches, as well as pie slices at this 107-year-old Downtown icon.

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

Thunderbird Bar

With a Tex-Mex menu and plenty of cocktails, Thunderbird is one of West LA’s true late-night haunts. Order up some nachos, puffy tacos, and a margarita in this true neighborhood spot.

Thunderbird
Thunderbird’s interior
Thunderbird

Golden Bull Restaurant

A reborn Santa Monica classic, this mid-century steakhouse plays the hits with prime rib, burgers, and beautifully grilled chops until midnight or 2 a.m. on weekends. Just know that ice-cold martinis or an old fashioned make the ideal pairing.

Prime rib at Golden Bull
Prime rib from Golden Bull.
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The Kettle

Since 1973, the Kettle has one of the region’s largest menus and serves late-night eats. This South Bay restaurant is open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday and until midnight during the week.

This is classic diner fare with iceberg wedgy salads, chicken tenders, or nightly meatloaf platters. Make sure to get the buttermilk onion rings.

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

Casa Madera West Hollywood

The rooftop of the Mondrian is a sight to behold. Casa Madera takes full advantage of the panoramic view while serving cocktails and coastal Mexican flavors. It’s open until 10:30 p.m. most of the week with a 12:30 a.m. closing time on Friday and Saturday.

White booths and lots of wood at a new rooftop Mexican restaurant, Casa Madera West Hollywood.
Casa Madera in West Hollywood.
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