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Chicken with thyme and jus at Camphor restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles.
Chicken with thyme and jus at Camphor restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles.
Wonho Frank Lee

Los Angeles’s 2023 Michelin Stars, Mapped

Featuring fancy tasting menus and pristine omakase sushi, here are the Michelin-starred restaurants in Los Angeles and Orange County

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Chicken with thyme and jus at Camphor restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles.
| Wonho Frank Lee

Michelin announced its 2023 list of starred restaurants across California in a rousing ceremony at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland. While there were no new two- or three-starred restaurants in Los Angeles and Orange County, six restaurants throughout California were awarded their first stars, including Heritage in Long Beach.

Two Los Angeles restaurants did lose their one-star status, including Phenakite (which is closed) and Hatchet Hall (whose chef Wes Whitsell departed this past April). Here now are the Michelin-starred restaurants in Los Angeles and Orange County.

For a full list of the Bib Gourmands, Michelin’s picks for more affordable restaurants, click here.

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Shin Sushi

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One star. Shin Sushi is one of two Michelin-starred restaurants in the San Fernando Valley. Taketoshi Azami is the lead sushi chef behind the counter at this hidden destination that serves an a la carte menu at lunch and an omakase menu for dinner.

Pasta Bar

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One star. Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee’s tasting menu restaurant in Encino serves a well-executed array of dishes with pasta as the main focus. The multi-course set menu is priced at $225 per person.

Morihiro

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One star. Chef Morihiro Onodera, who founded Mori Sushi in West LA, bounced around at various restaurants before settling into this Atwater Village sushi temple.

Japanese bowls hold fine foods during daylight hours atop a wooden table.
Dishes from Morihiro.
Morihiro

One star. Curtis Stone earned a star for his meat-centric Hollywood restaurant, which boasts its own butcher counter. A meal here feels like a fancy Art Deco party flowing with grilled steaks and fancy cocktails.

Providence

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Two stars. Providence keeps its stars while serving a solid-as-ever seafood tasting menu with unparalleled service along Melrose Avenue, plus a recent redesign to boot.

Dining area in Providence.
Dining area in Providence.
Daniel Collopy

One star. Chef Kevin Meehan keeps his star for Kali, Melrose’s best upscale modern California restaurant where he serves a seasonal tasting menu ($165), along with an a la carte menu.

Osteria Mozza

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One star. While skewing slightly upscale, Osteria Mozza from chef Nancy Silverton is far from fussy. This Italian staple offers pasta, roasted meats, and one heck of a mozzarella bar.

Osteria Mozza
Osteria Mozza
Osteria Mozza

Sushi Ginza Onodera

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Two stars. This chain sushi restaurant keeps high standards all over the globe, earning two stars for the La Cienega location.

Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura

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One star. Chef Massimo Bottura’s outpost of Gucci Osteria in Beverly Hills serves fancy pasta and other Italian fare at sky-high prices in swanky surroundings.

A sparse plate of Italian tortellini pasta with a red imprint of a butterfly.
Gucci Osteria’s tortellini in Beverly Hills.
Gucci Osteria

Nozawa Bar

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One star. This intimate sushi counter behind the Beverly Hills Sugarfish is one of the most impressive omakase experiences in all of Los Angeles with over 20 courses of fish prepared to near perfection.

Ikura sushi at Nozawa Bar.
Ikura sushi at Nozawa Bar.
Cathy Chaplin

One star. While chef Curtis Stone’s original vision for Maude focused on a single ingredient each month, it has since evolved into a tasting menu inspired by California produce. The menu changes with the seasons at this 24-seat restaurant in Beverly Hills.

One star. République chefs Walter and Margarita Manzke were clearly shooting for the moon with this pricey and luxurious tasting menu restaurant, which is located above their French bistro Bicyclette.

Scallop with truffles at Manzke.
Scallop with truffles at Manzke.
Wonho Frank Lee

Sushi Kaneyoshi

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One star. Find this subterranean Edomae-style sushi counter by chef Yoshiyuki Inoue hidden below LA’s Little Tokyo. It feels like a secret sushi den plucked out of Tokyo.

Orsa & Winston

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One star. Chef Josef Centeno’s longtime Downtown tasting menu still hits on all levels, making it one of the most unsung but excellent dining destinations in LA.

Q Sushi

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One star. Chef Hiroyuki “Hiro” Naruke’s dramatically designed and intensely focused omakase restaurant in Downtown LA retains its star.

Oyster from Q Sushi in Downtown LA.
Oyster from Q Sushi in Downtown LA.
Cathy Chaplin

Camphor

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One star. At Camphor, two former Alain Ducasse veterans Lijo George and Max Boonthanakit serve suave modern French food with the kind of flair and panache that Angelenos appreciate.

Lobster with coral bisque at Camphor restaurant in Downtown.
Lobster with coral bisque at Camphor restaurant in Downtown.
Wonho Frank Lee

One star. This high-priced and intricate omakase experience in the Arts District first earned a one-star rating when it was less than three months old. Chef Seigo Tamaru, who hails from Osaka, puts his own flair on fresh fish and seasoned rice.

Shibumi

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One star for David Schlosser’s kappo-style restaurant in Downtown LA.

Kato Restaurant

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One star. Kato, the once plucky West LA tasting menu restaurant imbued with Taiwanese and Japanese influence, keeps its single star. Chef Jon Yao upgraded to a larger and more polished space in Downtown LA last year and revamped the tasting menu to include more upscale ingredients.

Local black cod wrapped in hoja santa with a broth of fish bones and preserved vegetables.
Black cod at Kato in Downtown.
Wonho Frank Lee

Two stars. Hayato hit the LA dining scene hard in 2018, earning loads of praise from critics and diners alike for its small, tucked-away space and traditional Japanese fare. Brandon Go’s multi-course kaiseki remains one of the top experiences in the city, according to Michelin.

Sushi at Hayato in Downtown LA.
Sushi at Hayato in Downtown LA.
Cathy Chaplin

Two stars. Chefs Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida-Nakayama keep two stars for their Palms restaurant, which brings together a traditional Japanese kaiseki experience with California ingredients.

Amuse bouches at n/naka, Los Angeles
n/naka
Wonho Frank Lee

Citrin Restaurant

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One star. Taking over much of Mélisse’s former footprint, Citrin serves up a la carte classics from chef Josiah Citrin, from a supremely juicy roasted chicken covered in bread crumbs to a famous lobster Bolognese.

Mélisse

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Two stars. Santa Monica’s stalwart white tablecloth experience is known for wine, caviar, and a pitch-perfect tasting menu from chef Josiah Citrin and his team.

Uni and truffles on toast.
Uni and truffles on toast at Mélisse.
Wonho Frank Lee

Inaba Japanese Restaurant

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One star. Sushi I-Naba earned the South Bay’s first-ever Michelin star in 2022, moving from its previous location in Manhattan Beach to a special sushi counter inside I-naba restaurant in Torrance. Yasuhiro Hirano serves a $90 per person kaiseki dinner, as well as an intricate takeaway bento.

Sushi from Sushi Inaba.
Sushi from Inaba Japanese Restaurant
Sushi Inaba

Heritage

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One star. Owned by siblings chef Phillip Pretty and Lauren Pretty, Heritage is the first Michelin star for the city of Long Beach, offering a $110 multi-course tasting menu (and $60 wine pairing) featuring California produce, meat, seafood, beer, and wine.

Heritage in Long Beach, the recipient of LA’s newest one Michelin star designation.
Heritage in Long Beach, the recipient of LA’s newest one Michelin star designation.
Heritage

Taco Maria

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One star. Chef Carlos Salgado serves a four-course tasting menu for $100 at Taco Maria.

Taco Maria’s taco omakase, with blue corn tortillas, shown from above.
Taco Maria
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Knife Pleat

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One star. Orange County’s French tasting menu restaurant from Tony Esnault and Yassmin Sarmadi, who previously operated Church & State in the Arts District, retains its star.

Hanare Sushi

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One star. The price for an omakase at this fancy sushi counter in Costa Mesa starts at $250 and goes up depending on what’s on the seasonal and pristinely fresh menu.

Shin Sushi

One star. Shin Sushi is one of two Michelin-starred restaurants in the San Fernando Valley. Taketoshi Azami is the lead sushi chef behind the counter at this hidden destination that serves an a la carte menu at lunch and an omakase menu for dinner.

Pasta Bar

One star. Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee’s tasting menu restaurant in Encino serves a well-executed array of dishes with pasta as the main focus. The multi-course set menu is priced at $225 per person.

Morihiro

One star. Chef Morihiro Onodera, who founded Mori Sushi in West LA, bounced around at various restaurants before settling into this Atwater Village sushi temple.

Japanese bowls hold fine foods during daylight hours atop a wooden table.
Dishes from Morihiro.
Morihiro

Gwen

One star. Curtis Stone earned a star for his meat-centric Hollywood restaurant, which boasts its own butcher counter. A meal here feels like a fancy Art Deco party flowing with grilled steaks and fancy cocktails.

Providence

Two stars. Providence keeps its stars while serving a solid-as-ever seafood tasting menu with unparalleled service along Melrose Avenue, plus a recent redesign to boot.

Dining area in Providence.
Dining area in Providence.
Daniel Collopy

Kali

One star. Chef Kevin Meehan keeps his star for Kali, Melrose’s best upscale modern California restaurant where he serves a seasonal tasting menu ($165), along with an a la carte menu.

Osteria Mozza

One star. While skewing slightly upscale, Osteria Mozza from chef Nancy Silverton is far from fussy. This Italian staple offers pasta, roasted meats, and one heck of a mozzarella bar.

Osteria Mozza
Osteria Mozza
Osteria Mozza

Sushi Ginza Onodera

Two stars. This chain sushi restaurant keeps high standards all over the globe, earning two stars for the La Cienega location.

Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura

One star. Chef Massimo Bottura’s outpost of Gucci Osteria in Beverly Hills serves fancy pasta and other Italian fare at sky-high prices in swanky surroundings.

A sparse plate of Italian tortellini pasta with a red imprint of a butterfly.
Gucci Osteria’s tortellini in Beverly Hills.
Gucci Osteria

Nozawa Bar

One star. This intimate sushi counter behind the Beverly Hills Sugarfish is one of the most impressive omakase experiences in all of Los Angeles with over 20 courses of fish prepared to near perfection.

Ikura sushi at Nozawa Bar.
Ikura sushi at Nozawa Bar.
Cathy Chaplin

Maude

One star. While chef Curtis Stone’s original vision for Maude focused on a single ingredient each month, it has since evolved into a tasting menu inspired by California produce. The menu changes with the seasons at this 24-seat restaurant in Beverly Hills.

Manzke

One star. République chefs Walter and Margarita Manzke were clearly shooting for the moon with this pricey and luxurious tasting menu restaurant, which is located above their French bistro Bicyclette.

Scallop with truffles at Manzke.
Scallop with truffles at Manzke.
Wonho Frank Lee

Sushi Kaneyoshi

One star. Find this subterranean Edomae-style sushi counter by chef Yoshiyuki Inoue hidden below LA’s Little Tokyo. It feels like a secret sushi den plucked out of Tokyo.

Orsa & Winston

One star. Chef Josef Centeno’s longtime Downtown tasting menu still hits on all levels, making it one of the most unsung but excellent dining destinations in LA.

Q Sushi

One star. Chef Hiroyuki “Hiro” Naruke’s dramatically designed and intensely focused omakase restaurant in Downtown LA retains its star.

Oyster from Q Sushi in Downtown LA.
Oyster from Q Sushi in Downtown LA.
Cathy Chaplin

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Camphor

One star. At Camphor, two former Alain Ducasse veterans Lijo George and Max Boonthanakit serve suave modern French food with the kind of flair and panache that Angelenos appreciate.

Lobster with coral bisque at Camphor restaurant in Downtown.
Lobster with coral bisque at Camphor restaurant in Downtown.
Wonho Frank Lee

715

One star. This high-priced and intricate omakase experience in the Arts District first earned a one-star rating when it was less than three months old. Chef Seigo Tamaru, who hails from Osaka, puts his own flair on fresh fish and seasoned rice.

Shibumi

One star for David Schlosser’s kappo-style restaurant in Downtown LA.

Kato Restaurant

One star. Kato, the once plucky West LA tasting menu restaurant imbued with Taiwanese and Japanese influence, keeps its single star. Chef Jon Yao upgraded to a larger and more polished space in Downtown LA last year and revamped the tasting menu to include more upscale ingredients.

Local black cod wrapped in hoja santa with a broth of fish bones and preserved vegetables.
Black cod at Kato in Downtown.
Wonho Frank Lee

Hayato

Two stars. Hayato hit the LA dining scene hard in 2018, earning loads of praise from critics and diners alike for its small, tucked-away space and traditional Japanese fare. Brandon Go’s multi-course kaiseki remains one of the top experiences in the city, according to Michelin.