What defines a hidden gem? Most of the time, it’s a beloved neighborhood spot that serves the community without really drawing much attention to itself. Maybe the place is hard to find, or maybe it doesn’t really advertise itself from signage or other means beyond the simple name. Or other times, a hidden gem is truly a place to discover, either hiding in plain sight or away from the main road but serving truly special things on the plate. We think you’ll be greatly rewarded from finding these 17 hidden gem restaurants across Los Angeles.
Removed: Holbox, Tortas Ahogadas Guadalajara, Joseph’s Bakery, Mambo, Viet Huong, Dai Ho, El Ruso, Chunju Hanilkwan, Flor de Yucatan, Bachan’s Takeout
Added: Mediterranean Cafe (Pasadena), Roro’s Chicken, Dong Nae Gil, Surawon, Giuliano’s Deli, Sabores Oaxaqueños, Kurrypinch, Sonoritas Prime, Chongqing Special Noodles, Singapore’s Banana Leaf
A number of LA restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Los Angeles Public Health website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More