9 LA Restaurants You Need to Visit

Adjoa Kittoe
Marketing Manager
July 18, 2022

We've tracked down the best restaurants and eateries near our L.A. office. Sri Lankan-Mexican fusion cuisine, Omakase sushi, and other mind-boggling flavor combinations are must-tries on your next trip to Los Angeles.

King Taco

King Taco is a Mexican fast-food favorite that has expanded from a mobile taco truck to 22 popular locations throughout Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. Today, King Taco serves a wide variety of authentic Mexican foods and has been recognized by prominent food critics.

Price Point: $

Where: 1118 Cypress Ave Los Angeles, CA, 90065

What to eat: Mole Tamale, Al Pastor Burrito

Sugarfish by Sushi Nozawa

Established in 2008, SUGARFISH by Sushi Nozawa serves only traditional sushi of the highest quality based on Chef Nozawa's style of sushi.

Price Point: $$$

Where: 600 W. 7th St, #150, Los Angeles, CA 90017

What to eat: Tuna Sashimi, Toro Hand Roll

Portillo’s Hot Dogs

Portillo’s is known for their famous Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, chopped salad, cheese fries, homemade chocolate cake, and chocolate cake shake.

Price Point: $

Where: 8390 La Palma Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620

What to eat: Char-Grilled Maxwell Street Polish Sausage, Beef-n-Cheddar Croissant

Mendocino Farms

Creative gourmet sandwiches, soups & salads, made with local & seasonal ingredients. At Mendocino Farms, they serve dishes with fresh ingredients and fearless flavor combinations.

Price Point:  $$

Where: 735 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

What to eat: Oaxacan Potato Salad, “Not So Fried” Chicken

Breakfast Republic

Breakfast Republic, part of the the Rise & Shine Hospitality Group, is an innovative breakfast destination that locals and visitors alike flock to. They're known for their hip and quirky surrounds, local craft beer & cocktails, organic kombucha on draft, of course their creative breakfast menu.

Price Point: $$

Where: 7141 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 500, West Hollywood, CA 90046

What to eat: Breakfast Jambalaya, Churro Pancakes

Zankou Chicken

Zankou Chicken is a small, family-owned chain of Armenian and Mediterranean fast-casual restaurants located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Little Armenia. The restaurants are especially known for their spit-roasted chicken, shawarma, falafel, tahini, and a "secret" garlic sauce.

Price Point: $

Where: 611 W 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90017

What to eat: Lule Kabob, Tabbouleh Salad

Dino’s Famous Chicken

Local counter-serve chain offering breakfast, burgers & hot dogs, plus chicken & Mexican dishes.

Price Point: $

Where: 2575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

What to eat: Pastrami burrito, Dino’s chick

Baja Subs Market & Deli

Baja Subs is a no-thrills, counter-style convenience store serving classical Sri Lankan meals. This hidden gem combines Mexican and South Asian cuisine in an unconventional way.

Price Point: $$

Where: 8801 Reseda Blvd Suite A, Northridge, CA 91324

What to eat: Kottu Roti, Lamprais

Anajak Thai Cuisine

Pleasant, longtime Thai place offering a varied menu, plus beer, wine & happy-hour deals.

Price Point: $$

Where: 14704 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

What to eat: Massaman Brisket Curry, Noodles Supreme