Located in the heart of Los Angeles' Palms locale, N/Naka serves Japanese cuisine in a chic and stylish environment. Taking the cuisine to another level with fine dining pre-set courses, the restaurant has become one of the most coveted places to eat in town. The venue functions on the basis of reservations, wherein booking must be arranged well in advance, after which the price of the pre-set dinner is pre-charged to the credit card. The chef prepares an exquisite menu based on the indications of the diners, communicated beforehand. The meal is then ready and waiting for the guests. Highly priced, the venue is slowly making waves as a gourmet's delight and has succeeded in grabbing the attention of the city's dwellers.
Located within the Hollywood Hotels & Apartments, the Yamashiro Hollywood, one of the most unusual restaurants around gives a dazzling view of the city while allowing patrons to enjoy authentic Japanese meals at the same time. Specializing in serving sumptuous Asian fusion flavors, the restaurant is quite popular among the locals as well as the tourists alike. You can opt for delicacies like Spicy Salmon & Scallop, Truffle Hamachi, Asian BBQ Baby Back Ribs and lots more from the extensive menu. The flavorsome food can also be enjoyed with a glass of wine to balance the savory flavors. You can also feel free to take some time off and stroll through the eight acres of lush green gardens just below the bar as you wait for your order to arrive. Suitable for a romantic date, the Yamashiro Hollywood must definitely be tried during your time in the city.
Starting with the authentic Argentine wine, Carlitos Grandel leaves no stone unturned to entice and delight its diners. Steeped in Argentine traditions, the menu offers recipes like Papa Fritas, Chorizo, Provolone, A La Florentina and Ravioles de Porcini Al Burro which are delicacies. The steaks are famous too. While live piano music serenades the diners, the delicious aroma of the food engages the taste-buds in gustatory pleasure. A dreamy venue, the dining room is decked with trinkets and memorabilia from Argentina, transporting one into memories of that region. Dine here to experience the delight of Argentine cuisine for yourself.
Subdued lighting compliments the brown and beige interiors of this elegant restaurant. The clean lines, which are interspersed with smatterings of artwork and ceramics, are inspired by the natural bounty of the coasts. Come and taste the flavors of the sea with ample selections of seafood prepared in contemporary American style with touches of French flavor. Try dishes like the soft-shell crab, Josephine's Clam Cakes, risotto, chowder and more. Accompany your mix of hot and cold fare with some wine from the bar, and cap it off with a popular dessert like the chocolate cremeaux. The menus change daily so there's always something new to try out. Bon appetite!
Mantee derives its name from a traditional American dish, which also happens to be one of the signature dishes here. This intimate restaurant has a warm setting, perfect for a romantic meal, with an indoor and a garden dining area at the back. The menu features crunchy salads like the traditional Fattoush and Armenian Salad and cold appetizers like Hummos with Soujuk and Kebbe Naye. Choose from a variety of lunch special combos which consists of three to four dishes to make a perfect meal. Have them cater your next party, call ahead for more details.
Spread the cheer with wine and bites at Mignon. The wine bar is a favorite hang out place for locals who like to finish their dinner here, sipping the drink at leisure and pecking on the range of charcuterie and tapas bites. The menu comprises of small morsels of cheese, meat and sandwiches along with platters of Market Vegetables, Okame Spinach and Fresh Market Fruit. The wine list also has a few gems. The quiet ambience offers a splendid place for a romantic date or a post-dinner nightcap. The venue has soft lights that create a dramatic appeal. Happy hours are from 6p to 8p from Monday to Saturday and upto midnight on Sunday.
Kula Revolving Sushi Bar stands out from the manifold sushi restaurants dotting Little Tokyo due to its unique concept. Here, after paying a set price, guests can pick and choose food from a conveyor belt that is constantly revolving. Items not placed on the belt can be ordered separately. Patrons can savor dishes such as Tuna Yukke, Crunch Roll, Salmon Skin Hand Roll, Spicy Scallop Hand Roll, Red Crab Roll, Salmon Belly and Red Snapper Sushi. With its inexpensive prices, this is more of a fast food joint with contemporary sushi recipes than a fine dining sushi establishment.
Transforming taste and being you the best of ingredients is Sushi Zo Downtown in Los Angeles. This sushi house, with another branch downtown is a great place to enjoy some delicious sushi with an enticing cocktails menu. Food is great and so is the service. The place is also known for its ambiance with a modern and chic approach. The sauces used for dressing are homemade and come with a traditional twist that makes this place a must try.
Owner and chef Josef Centeno brings his third venture to Los Angeles, after the successful runs of Bar Amá and Bäco Mercat. Nestled in LA's buzzing downtown area, this Asian fusion eatery is well-located on West 4th Street. It features daily-changing menus and an array of family-dining options in a wonderful atmosphere. Its elegantly decorated dining room accommodates 32 guests at a time. The Super-Omakase prix fixe menu comprises over 20 courses which can be savored through prior reservations. Wine pairings are available at nominal prices, which makes for a wonderful dining experience.
Consistently regarded as one of the best restaurants in town, this flagship of Joachim Splichal's Pinot-based hot spots is located inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall. It will not disappoint you. It is a favorite of the executives at neighboring Paramount Studios, so chances are good for celebrity sightings. The seasonal roasted white asparagus is wonderful as is the poached Maine lobster with spring peas, young alliums and lemon thyme. Be sure to ask about the special dishes that change nightly. The wine list is outstanding, but if you choose to bring your own, there is a corkage fee.
High up on the 71st floor of the US Bank Tower, California's tallest skyscraper, 71Above is among the most sought after restaurants in town. This stunner with its chic circular dining and bar areas is enclosed by floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and offers unrivaled vistas of the ocean, mountains, city and beyond. Besides getting wowed by the views and swank environs, you will also be charmed by the contemporary American fare by chef Vartan Abgaryan. The seasonal menu is laden with creative dishes to tantalize your palate. Enjoy happy hours, a nightcap or afternoon cocktails at the bar or the sky lounge with scenic landmarks at the backdrop. Whether it is a romantic meal, a business lunch or a special occasion, you can choose to dine in any of their dining areas depending upon your situation. Reservations are highly recommended.