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Los Angeles Best Value Restaurants


Looking for a steal of a meal? For a gourmet experience that won't break the bank, check out these Best Value Restaurants in Los Angeles that give the most bang for the buck, including fine destinations where one can dine well for a reasonable price.


View the Top 10 Value Restaurants in Los Angeles

Westside
Beverly Hills/Hollywood/Midtown
Santa Monica/Marina Del Rey/Malibu
Downtown/Silver Lake
San Fernando Valley
San Gabriel Valley/Pasadena
South Bay

Inland Empire

WESTSIDE

A-Frame Eclectic
13/20
Dining Room at A-Frame, Los Angeles, CA 12565 Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Menu
Inventive cuisine at a reasonable price at this casual neighborhood spot. More...

Asahi Ramen Japanese
Quick Bite
2027 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Menu
Folks sometimes line up for Asahi Ramen, a wait justified by huge bowls of bargain-priced, flavorful Japanese soup noodles. More...

Clementine Bakery
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Clementine, Los Angeles, CA 1751 Ensley Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Menu
Simple, rustic, seasonal dishes across from Westfield Century City. More...

Delphi Greek Greek
12/20
1383 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Menu
Unassuming neighborhood charmer with consistently strong renditions of Greek staples such as spanakopita, moussaka, roasted lamb and more. More...

Gyu-Kaku Japanese
13/20
10925 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Menu
A hip Japanese do-it-yourself approach to charcoal-grilled communal eating. More...

Hu's Szechwan Restaurant Chinese
13/20
10450 National Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Menu
Popular neighborhood Chinese restaurant in Palms. More...

Le Saigon Vietnamese
13/20
11611 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Menu
Keeping it simple at this charming Vietnamese bistro. More...

Monte Alban Mexican
Quick Bite
11927 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Menu
Try the higaditos (shredded chicken with eggs and tomatoes) for breakfast and the mole negro for its intense sauce. More...

Nook Neighborhood Bistro American
14/20
Dining Room at Nook Neighborhood Bistro, Los Angeles, CA 11628 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Menu
A modern neighborhood Cali-bistro that offers creative fare and great value. More...

Sotto Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Sotto, Los Angeles, CA 9575 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Menu
Southern Italian regional cuisine, including Neapolitan pizzas, and great ambience. More...

Sushi House Sushi
13/20
12013 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Menu
A good value sushi joint on Pico Boulevard. More...

Tanino Italian
13/20
1043 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Menu
In a beautiful landmark building, Tanino Drago serves authentic regional Italian fare with contemporary touches. More...

Tlapazola Grill Mexican
14/20
636 S. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
Menu
Well-regarded seafood, grilled meats and moles. More...

Tsujita LA Japanese
14/20
Dining Room at Tsujita LA, Los Angeles, CA Yamaguchi Building
2057 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Menu
Authentic Japanese cuisine and noodles in West L.A. More...

Versailles Cuban
12/20
10319 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Menu
Prepare to wait for a table at this noisy, hipster-filled Cuban restaurant famous for garlicky chicken. More...

BEVERLY HILLS/HOLLYWOOD/MIDTOWN

BLD American
13/20
Dining Room at BLD, Los Angeles, CA 7450 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Menu
Stylish yet laid-back spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner (BLD). More...

Bludso's Bar-&-Que Barbecue
13/20
Dining Room at Bludso 609 N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Menu
A humble storefront serving well-regarded barbecue in Compton has expanded to La Brea Avenue as a trendy hot-spot with a full bar. More...

Da Pasquale Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Da Pasquale, Beverly Hills, CA 9749 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Menu
Crispy, thin-crusted pies are among the highlights at this charming family-run trattoria. More...

Don Felix Peruvian
12/20
305 N. Virgil Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Menu
This bare-bones setting is a good place to sample Peru’s cooking. More...

Edendale American
13/20
2838 Rowena Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Eclectic fare in a wood-warmed setting draws Silver Lake locals, groups and flirting twosomes. More...

Fish Grill Seafood
Quick Bite
7226 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Menu
Bustling fish house where salmon, trout, sea bass, red snapper and ahi are grilled over mesquite. More...

Grub American
12/20
Dining Room at Grub, Los Angeles, CA 911 Seward St.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Menu
This cozy bungalow restaurant has simple, hearty items like a spinach and greens salad with warm goat cheese and drunken steak. More...

The Gumbo Pot Cajun
Quick Bite
Dining Room at The Gumbo Pot, Los Angeles, CA Farmers Market
6333 W. Third St., Stall 312
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Menu
Great Cajun/Creole food in the famous, tourist-filled Farmers Market. More...

Hirozen Japanese
13/20
Dining Room at Hirozen, Los Angeles, CA 8385 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Menu
Chef Hiroji's cuisine is full of surprises---unique specials of the day plus tempura, udon and sushi. More...

Hugo's Healthy
13/20
8401 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Menu
This Hollywood industry haunt dishes up hearty breakfasts and healthy dishes. More...

The Kitchen American
13/20
4348 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Menu
One of Silver Lake's best values, The Kitchen serves up flavorful comfort fare into the wee hours. More...

La Korea Korean
Quick Bite
Farmers Market
633 W. Third St., #510
Los Angeles, CA 90036

A limited range of filling, authentic Korean barbecue choices at a modest stand in the original Farmers Market. More...

La Poubelle Bistro & Bar French
12/20
5907 Franklin Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Menu
A genuine French neighborhood café featuring basic, comforting food. More...

Mulberry Street Pizzeria Pizza
Quick Bite
240 S. Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Menu
New York-style pizza, topped with everything from pepperoni and cheese to chicken Parmesan. More...

Palms Thai Thai
13/20
5273 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Menu
In addition to familiar Thai fare, you'll also find dishes like deep-fried trout in mango sauce. More...

Pink's Hot Dogs Hot Dogs
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Pink 709 N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Menu
Pink's has been slinging ripe, bursting-with-flavor beef hot dogs into fresh buns for longer than almost anyone can remember. More...

Porta Via Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Porta Via, Beverly Hills, CA 424 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Menu
Warm atmosphere and accessible Italian cuisine draw a steady crowd for breakfast, lunch and dinner. More...

Real Food Daily Vegetarian
12/20
414 N. La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Menu
Out of the ordinary vegan fare on Restaurant Row. More...

Sanamluang Cafe Thai
12/20
Dining Room at Sanamluang Cafe, Los Angeles, CA 5176 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Thai Town café notable for its noodle dishes and late hours. More...

Taste California
13/20
Dining Room at Taste, West Hollywood, CA 8454 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Menu
California food at reasonable prices in a handsomely transformed house on Melrose Avenue. More...

Taylor's Steakhouse Steakhouse
14/20
3361 W. Eighth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Menu
An old-time favorite steakhouse with an old-school menu and an up-to-date clientele. More...

Umami Burger Burgers
12/20
4655 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Menu | Video
Los Feliz location of the gourmet burger chain. More...

Yuca's Hut Mexican
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Yuca 2056 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Menu
Diminutive food shack dispensing authentic Mexican fast food, highlighted by cochinita pibil. More...

Zankou Chicken Chicken
Quick Bite
5065 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Menu
Part of a small, family-owned chain, this fast-food outlet clips the wings off its big corporate competitors. More...

SANTA MONICA/MARINA DEL REY/MALIBU

Blue Plate American
12/20
Dining Room at Blue Plate, Santa Monica, CA 1415 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Menu
Old-fashioned American food cooked with a surprisingly sophisticated touch in a chic but homey storefront. More...

Chandni Indian
12/20
1909 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Menu
Chandni’s satisfying variety of Indian vegetarian cuisine is found on the extensive dinner menu and at the bargain-priced lunchtime buffet. More...

Cora's Coffee Shoppe Diner
13/20
1802 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Menu
Tiny, tony Italian-inflected diner with both indoor and outdoor seating. More...

The Counter Burgers
12/20
Dining Room at The Counter, Santa Monica, CA 2901 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Menu
Custom-built burgers to satisfy even the wildest imaginations are found at this national chain. More...

Father's Office Burgers
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Father 1018 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Menu
Accomplished chef Sang Yoon serves Spanish-inspired tapas and one of the best burgers in L.A. More...

Gilbert's El Indio Mexican
11/20
2526 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Family-run Gilbert's packs in the faithful, for straight-ahead versions of Mexican favorites, home-style specialties, margaritas by the pitcher and terrific chips, salsa and pickled carrots. More...

Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery Café
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery, Santa Monica, CA 1014 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Menu
This offshoot of Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen features handcrafted breads and pastries, along with breakfast and lunch items. More...

Larry's Gastropub
13/20
Dining Room at Larry 24 Windward Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
Menu
A funky neighborhood spot with gastropub fare and more than two dozen beers on tap. More...

Malibu Seafood Seafood
Quick Bite
25653 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90265
Menu
This funky little place is a genuine slice of California beach culture. More...

Marmalade Cafe American
12/20
3894 Cross Creek Rd.
Malibu, CA 90265
Menu
Homey farmhouse décor and a massive menu figure into this good family dining option. More...

Sapori Italian
13/20
13723 Fuji Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Menu
A cozy restaurant with casually elegant touches and menu items that outshine standard L.A. trattoria fare. More...

SUGARFISH Sushi
13/20
Dining Room at SUGARFISH, Marina del Rey, CA Waterside Marina del Rey
4722 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Menu
A no-fuss place with good and very fresh sushi. More...

DOWNTOWN/SILVER LAKE

Bar Ama Tex-Mex
13/20
Dining Room at Bar Ama, Los Angeles, CA 118 W. 4th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Menu
Tex-Mex cuisine from chef Josef Centeno. More...

Barbrix Mediterranean
13/20
Dining Room at Barbrix, Los Angeles, CA 2442 Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Menu
Silver Lake’s sleek little neighborhood wine bar offers interesting wines and Mediterranean small plates. More...

El Caserio Ecuadorian
13/20
401 Silver Lake Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Menu
Ecuadorian and Italian cuisines meet in a stylish small house tucked away by the Hollywood Freeway in trendy Silver Lake. More...

El Tepayac Cafe Mexican
Quick Bite
812 N. Evergreen Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Menu
Gigantic burritos have made this East L.A. eatery a legend. More...

Forage Contemporary
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Forage, Los Angeles, CA 3823 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Menu
One of Silver Lake’s hottest dining scenes offers seasonal fare by a soulful chef. More...

Fred 62 Coffee Shop
12/20
1850 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Menu
This hip version of the classic American coffee shop, open 24/7, offers twists on all the traditional favorites, and is plenty of fun. More...

Frying Fish Japanese
12/20
120 Japanese Village Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Menu
What you can’t find on the conveyor belt at this Little Tokyo eatery, the sushi chefs will make to order. More...

Gobi Mongolian BBQ House Mongolian
13/20
2827 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Menu
Lively Silverlake spot brings traditional Mongolian barbecue into a new age. More...

La Casita Mexicana Mexican
13/20
Dining Room at La Casita Mexicana, Bell, CA 4030 E. Gage Ave.
Bell, CA 90201
Menu
Located in a forgotten corner of South L.A., this colorful restaurant is producing some of the most ambitious Mexican food in the city. More...

Langer's Deli Deli
13/20
Dining Room at Langer 704 S. Alvarado St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Menu
Its neighborhood has seen better days, but Langer's continues to be one of L.A.'s top delis. More...

Little Dom's Italian
13/20
2128 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Menu
Italian cuisine from the owners of Dominick's. More...

Mas Malo Mexican
14/20
Dining Room at Mas Malo, Los Angeles, CA 515 W. 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Menu
Sleek and stylish, but very rock n’ roll, this downtown hot-spot showcases soulful Chicano flavors and upscale tequila cocktails. More...

Mo-Chica Peruvian
13/20
Dining Room at Mo-Chica, Los Angeles, CA 514 W. 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Menu | Photo
Peruvian cuisine complemented by wines and cocktails offered in a relaxed setting. More...

Nickel Diner Diner
13/20
524 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Menu
A hipster haunt with upscale diner eats. More...

Philippe The Original American
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Philippe The Original, Los Angeles, CA 1001 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Menu
One of L.A.’s oldest and most beloved eateries, this is the place for French dip sandwiches, devoured at communal tables. More...

Soot Bull Jeep Korean
12/20
3136 W. Eighth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Menu
Smoky and noisy, this is one of the city's best spots for cook-it-yourself Korean barbecue over a tabletop charcoal grill. More...

Spring Street Smoke House Barbecue
Quick Bite
640 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Authentic Carolina-style barbecue on the fringe of Chinatown near downtown Los Angeles. More...

Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant + Elevate Lounge Sushi
13/20
Dining Room at Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant + Elevate Lounge, Los Angeles, CA 811 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Menu
Sushi and robata in a downtown penthouse with sweeping city views. More...

Wurstkuche Sausages
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Wurstkuche, Los Angeles, CA 800 E. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Menu
Gourmet and exotic grilled sausages, complemented by Belgian fries and imported beers. More...

Yang Chow Chinese
13/20
Dining Room at Yang Chow, Los Angeles, CA 819 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

A Chinatown favorite, folks line up here for sweet-and-hot “slippery shrimp,” and a massive menu that includes a wealth of well-prepared dishes. More...

YongSuSan Korean
15/20
Dining Room at YongSuSan, Los Angeles, CA 950 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Menu
A sedate, silk-walled alternative to the typical Korean barbecue experience. More...

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

The Bear Pit Barbecue
12/20
Dining Room at The Bear Pit, Mission Hills, CA 10825 Sepulveda Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA 91345
Menu
Since the 1950s, The Bear Pit has maintained a loyal following for its hickory-smoked barbecue, including baby-back ribs and generous sandwiches. More...

Boneyard Bistro Barbecue
13/20
13539 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Menu
The loud atmosphere shouldn't deter diners from stopping in at this lively bistro that serves up loads of barbecue and ribs. More...

The Buchanan Arms British
No Rating
2013 W. Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91506
Menu
A real slice of the British Empire in Burbank. More...

The Great Greek Greek
12/20
Dining Room at The Great Greek, Sherman Oaks, CA 13362 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Menu
This grand Greek taverna is quite fun with its boisterous atmosphere. More...

Hugo's Healthy
13/20
12851 Riverside Dr.
Studio City, CA 91607
Menu
A variety of organic products factor into lunch dishes such as salads and pastas, and dinnertime fare like rib-eye and grilled sea bass. More...

Jinky's Cafe Eclectic
12/20
14120 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Menu
A beloved neighborhood joint, Jinky's is popular for its big breakfasts and massive salads. More...

La Frite Cafe French
12/20
15013 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Menu
This tiny café serves up unpretentious, casual French fare. More...

The LAB Brewing Co. American
13/20
Dining Room at The LAB Brewing Co., Agoura Hills, CA 30105 Agoura Rd.
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Menu
Hip suburban gastropub with one of the area’s best burgers, paired with beers brewed on site. More...

Le Petit Restaurant French
13/20
Dining Room at Le Petit Restaurant, Sherman Oaks, CA 13360 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Menu
A homey neighborhood bistro in classic French style. More...

Les Sisters Southern Kitchen Southern
13/20
21818 Devonshire St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Menu
A neighborhood spot offering soulful gumbo and jambalaya, cornmeal-crusted catfish and barbecue with all the sides. More...

Picanha Brazilian
12/20
269 E. Palm Ave.
Burbank, CA 91502
Menu
One of the better Brazilian churrascarias in town, with a handsome dining room and reasonably good food. More...

The Stand Hot Dogs
Quick Bite
17000 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316
Menu
One of the more elaborate hot dog eateries you'll ever encounter, this place offers nice digs in which to enjoy a variety of dogs. More...

Zankou Chicken Chicken
Quick Bite
5658 Sepulveda Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Menu
Part of a small, family-owned chain, this fast-food outlet clips the wings off its big corporate competitors. More...

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY/PASADENA

A' Float Sushi Sushi
12/20
87 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Menu
Sushi chefs load their creations onto little boats that are propelled in an artificial stream around the sushi bar, and customers simply grab their favorites. More...

All India Cafe Indian
13/20
Dining Room at All India Cafe, Pasadena, CA 39 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Menu
Once you've enjoyed the unique fare at this friendly little eatery, you'll find it hard to settle for the predictable menus at most area Indian restaurants. More...

Azeen's Afghan
13/20
110 E. Union St.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Menu
A charming dining room with linen-clad tables, Azeen's offers traditional Afghan dishes. More...

Bar Celona Spanish
12/20
Dining Room at Bar Celona, Pasadena, CA 46 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Menu
A hip, contemporary scene in Old Pasadena serving reasonably authentic Spanish fare, Bar Celona offers a wide range of tapas to enjoy with a pitcher of sangría. More...

Big Mama's Rib Shack Southern
12/20
1453 N. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91104
Menu
Big Mama's offers a vast menu of barbecue and Southern standards in a smartly set room. More...

Briganti Italian
14/20
1423 Mission St.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Menu
A sleek but casual dining room with candlelit tables and spirited Italian specialties. More...

Cafe Bizou French
13/20
91 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Menu
Chef-owner Neil Rogers' modern French cooking in a setting a bit more stylish than the original location. More...

Celestino Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Celestino, Pasadena, CA 141 S. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Menu
Part of the Drago family, this Pasadena eatery serves intriguing versions of classic Sicilian and other Italian dishes. More...

Central Park Contemporary
13/20
219 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Menu
This brick-lined dining room serves salmon-and-shrimp cakes drizzled with chipotle cream, pizzas, and a very respectable plate of short ribs. More...

Chang's Garden Chinese
14/20
627 W. Duarte Rd.
Arcadia, CA 91007
Menu
Modern Shanghai-style restaurant that elevates Arcadia strip mall dining through inspired cooking. More...

China Islamic Restaurant Chinese
14/20
7727 E. Garvey Ave.
Rosemead, CA 91770
Menu
Chinese Halal dishes, based primarily on lamb and beef. More...

Din Tai Fung Dumpling House Chinese
13/20
Dining Room at Din Tai Fung Dumpling House, Arcadia, CA 1108 S. Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007
Menu
Taiwan-based dumpling shop specializing in soup dumplings. More...

Divina Cucina Italian
13/20
3730 Verdugo Rd.
Montrose, CA 91020
Menu
Engaging family-run operation on the edge of Montrose's quaint downtown, serving everything from simple pastas to sophisticated entrées. More...

El Portal Mexican
12/20
Arcade Lane
695 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Charming Mexican restaurant featuring the favorites, plus Yucatan and Mayan classics like poc-chuc and cochinita pibil. More...

Elena's Greek Armenian Cuisine Greek
13/20
1000 S. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, CA 91205
Menu
Sophisticated preparations of Greek and Armenian classics, served in a simple setting. More...

Euro Pane Bakery
Quick Bite
950 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Menu
Opened by a former Campanile chef, this tiny bakery specializes in breads that go easy on fat, sugar and dairy. More...

Galley (at Fish King) Japanese
Quick Bite
722 N. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, CA 91206
Menu
The fast-food arm of Fish King has charbroiled or fried fish and a better spicy tuna roll than you'll find at most sushi bars. More...

Green Street Restaurant American
13/20
Dining Room at Green Street Restaurant, Pasadena, CA 146 Shoppers Ln.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Menu
This popular local breakfast destination offers salads and burgers come lunchtime and California cuisine for dinner. More...

JTYH Restaurant Chinese
14/20
Dining Room at JTYH Restaurant, Rosemead, CA 9425 Valley Blvd.
Rosemead, CA 91770

This Rosemead destination for handmade knife-shaved Shanxi noodles is worth the drive. More...

La Cabanita Mexican
13/20
3447 N. Verdugo Rd.
Glendale, CA 91208
Menu
La Cabañita is a little, family-run establishment with a strong following for its Mexican cooking. More...

La Grande Orange Cafe American
13/20
Del Mar Station
260 S. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Menu
Occupying a historic train depot, LGO Café offers satisfying renditions of comfort foods. More...

Lebanese Kitchen Lebanese
12/20
1384 E. Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91104
Menu
A good find for Lebanese and Armenian fare, this smart looking dining room serves up traditional specialties. More...

The Luggage Room Pizzeria Pizza
13/20
Del Mar Station
260 S. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Menu
Located in a former train station luggage room is this hip, lively pizzeria. More...

Luscious Dumplings, Inc. Chinese
14/20
704 W. Las Tunas Dr.
San Gabriel, CA 91776
Menu
Tiny family-run restaurant offering some of the best dumplings and noodle soups in the San Gabriel Valley. More...

Mike & Anne's American
13/20
1040 Mission St.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Menu
Attractive American bistro offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. More...

Noodle World Pan-Asian
Quick Bite
700 W. Valley Blvd.
Alhambra, CA 91803
Menu
Every imaginable kind of noodle dish --- from Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, China --- can be found in this retrofitted Bob's Big Boy. More...

The Peach Cafe American
13/20
141 E. Colorado Blvd.
Monrovia, CA 91016
Menu
Southern-tinged café that produces unique breakfast items, pastries and coffee drinks. More...

Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant Chinese
14/20
Dining Room at Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant, Rosemead, CA 3939 N. Rosemead Blvd.
Rosemead, CA 91770

Abalone dishes to fit any budget and dim sum that attracts a line of customers. More...

Shiro French
14/20
Dining Room at Shiro, South Pasadena, CA 1505 Mission St.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Menu
Spare and stylish storefront space showcases chef-owner Hideo Yamashiro's seafood-centric creations. More...

Smitty's Grill American
13/20
110 S. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Menu
A tribute to all-American comfort cuisine. More...

Soumarelo Fresh Mediterranean Grill Armenian
Quick Bite
1090 N. Allen Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91104
Menu
The rotisserie chicken here gives Zankou a run for its money. More...

Sushi of Naples Japanese
13/20
735 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Menu
A longstanding popular neighborhood spot for a wide selection of sushi favorites. More...

Takuya Japanese
12/20
Arcade Lane
694 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Small, charming neighborhood sushi bar with quality that exceeds the prices. More...

Taylor's Steakhouse Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Taylor 901 Foothill Blvd.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Menu
Handsome, old-fashioned steakhouse for quality steaks at a reasonable price. More...

Zankou Chicken Chicken
Quick Bite
1415 E. Colorado St.
Glendale, CA 91205

Part of a small, family-owned chain, this fast-food outlet clips the wings off its big corporate competitors. More...

Zeke's Smokehouse Barbecue
13/20
Dining Room at Zeke 2209 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020
Menu
Top-drawer barbecue in sleepy downtown Montrose. Ribs, Texas brisket and Carolina pulled pork are excellent. More...

SOUTH BAY

Addi's Tandoor Indian
12/20
800 Torrance Blvd., Ste. 101
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Menu
The cuisine of Goa is the attraction at this charming Indian restaurant. More...

Al-Noor Pakistani
13/20
15112 Inglewood Ave.
Lawndale, CA 90260
Menu
Skillfully prepared, authentic Pakistani and Indian cuisine at bargain prices. More...

Al-Watan Indian
13/20
13619 Inglewood Ave.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Menu
Bare-bones Indian-Pakistani restaurant features knockout tandoori dishes and curries. More...

Bacari PDR Small Plates
14/20
Dining Room at Bacari PDR, Playa Del Rey, CA 6805 Vista Del Mar Lane
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
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A sibling of Bacaro L.A., this Playa Del Rey spot serves Mediterranean-inspired small plates and interesting wines. More...

Benley: A Vietnamese Kitchen Vietnamese
14/20
8191 E. Wardlow Rd.
Long Beach, CA 90808
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Benley's French-accented Vietnamese cuisine warrants a special trip to dine at this out-of-the-way café. More...

Bistro Miyoda & Sushi Ichiriki Japanese
13/20
1220 Beryl St.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Neighborhood restaurant with a balanced menu of home-style Tokyo classics, Chinese favorites and sushi. More...

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse American
12/20
5258 E. Second St.
Long Beach, CA 90803
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This location in the center of the Belmont Shore area is very popular with the late-night crowd that flocks in for deep-dish pizza, hot wings, sandwiches and salads. More...

Captain Kidd's Fish Market & Restaurant Seafood
Quick Bite
209 N. Harbor Dr.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Quick, affordable seafood complemented by surprisingly notable wines. More...

Chez Mélange Eclectic
15/20
Dining Room at Chez Mélange, Redondo Beach, CA 1611 S. Catalina Ave.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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The South Bay’s pioneer in nouvelle cuisine has pleased locals and others for decades. More...

Farm Stand Mediterranean
14/20
Dining Room at Farm Stand, El Segundo, CA 422 Main St.
El Segundo, CA 90245
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A hearty mix of Italian, Persian and American cuisine, served in a funky setting near LAX. More...

Flossie's Soul Food
Quick Bite
3566 Redondo Beach Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90504
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A homey setting featuring authentic Mississippi-style soul food in the South Bay. More...

Gaja Moc Japanese
13/20
2383 Lomita Blvd., Ste.102
Lomita, CA 90717
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Fun Japanese café specializing in the savory cook-it-yourself pancake called okonomiyaki. More...

Havana Mania Cuban
12/20
3615 Inglewood Ave.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
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The South Bay’s leading provider of mojitos, roast pig and live Cuban music. More...

Kantaro Sushi Japanese
14/20
Carson Plaza
1542 W. Carson St.
Torrance, CA 90501
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Chef Kantaro showcases impeccable fish in subtle ways at this warm restaurant. More...

King's Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant Hawaiian
Quick Bite
2808 Sepulveda Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90505
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A taste of the Hawaiian Islands with sweet bread, sweet sauces and sweet desserts. More...

M.B. Post California
14/20
Dining Room at M.B. Post, Manhattan Beach, CA 1142 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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A casual neighborhood restaurant from noted chef David LeFevre. More...

Michael's Pizzeria Pizza
13/20
Dining Room at Michael 5616 E. 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA 90803
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Traditional Napoli-style pizzeria, where the dough and cheese are made daily and sausage is crafted in-house. More...

Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen Japanese
Quick Bite
2015 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., #C
Gardena, CA 90247
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This ramen house, specializing in the style of Hakata City, ladles some of the best noodle soup in the South Bay. More...

Uncle Bill's Pancake House American
12/20
Dining Room at Uncle Bill 1305 Highland Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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The South Bay's most celebrated breakfast hangout has spent decades perfecting pancakes and omelets. More...

Yuzu Japanese
14/20
Plaza del Prado
1231 Cabrillo Ave., Ste.101
Torrance, CA 90501

Notable, often innovative Japanese cuisine served in a contemporary setting. More...

INLAND EMPIRE

Caprice Eclectic
13/20
104 E. State St.
Redlands, CA 92373
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Tucked into an office building, Caprice surprises with an eclectic menu displaying the chef’s diverse talents. More...

Casablanca Middle Eastern
13/20
Packing House
500 W. First St.
Claremont, CA 91711
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A casual, festive Mediterranean restaurant offering hummus, falafel, kebabs and more in a pleasant indoor-outdoor setting. More...

Centro Basco French
12/20
13432 S. Central Ave.
Chino, CA 91710
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This charming, rambling Chino restaurant offers hearty, wholesome country cooking at a value price. More...

Eureka! Burgers
12/20
Dining Room at Eureka!, Redlands, CA 345 W. Pearl Ave.
Redlands, CA 92374
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A slickly packaged reinvention of the old-fashioned burger joint, complete with some good wines. More...

Kabob Hutt Persian
12/20
165 Washburn Cir.
Corona, CA 92882

Authentic Persian eatery offering juicy kabobs, adas polo and traditional desserts. More...

Le Bistro French
12/20
121 W. Foothill Blvd.
Upland, CA 91786

Casual shopping center bistro with traditional French standards at reasonable prices. More...

Spicy Kimchi Korean
12/20
1381 S. Diamond Bar Blvd.
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

This tiny but endearing spot offers Korean cuisine at winning prices. More...

Vince's Spaghetti Italian
12/20
1206 W. Holt Blvd.
Ontario, CA 91762
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This sprawling old-school Italian joint --- going strong after 60 years --- offers big plates of red-sauced pasta dishes. More...

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