Every quarter, Eater LA publishes a map of 38 standout restaurants that best represents Los Angeles’s incredible dining scene. In this massive metropolis, there are both new and decades-old street food stands, a cornucopia of international cuisines, and restaurants of every scale and size that use the best of the region’s unrivaled produce. An overarching theme of Los Angeles’s food is that flavors need to stand out — ideally heat, acid, and umami are present, in some form, in every dish.
At its core, the city’s far-flung neighborhoods, cultures, and flavors coalesce into an array of culinary boundary-bending restaurants that make it the most compelling place to dine in America. Here now, the 38 essential restaurants in Los Angeles.
Added: Lasita, Antico Nuovo, Majordomo, Chao Krung, Botanica, Union, Cupid’s, Sushi Chitose, Anajak Thai, La Azteca Tortilleria, Baja Subs Market
Removed: Broad Street Oyster, Mírame, Ribtown BBQ, Madre, Morihiro, Rossoblu, Holy Basil DTLA, Big Boi, Delicious Food Corner, Asanebo, Petite Peso
Restaurants are located in geographic order, from west to east.Read More