Porto's Bakery is a family owned bakery and sandwich shop that extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. Don't let the long lines phase you, they move quickly and the service is friendly and fast. There is a wide selection of bakery items, including breads, cookies, cakes and any pastries you can dream of. There are also amazing sandwiches, both traditional Californian and Cuban sandwiches. Everything is moderately priced and delicious!
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.
Since 1918, this place has been serving some of the best French dip sandwiches in the world. That seems logical because it was Philippe, The Original who claims to have invented the juicy concoction over 100 years ago. Besides the tender and succulent meat, the prices haven't changed much since either; a roast beef, pork, turkey, ham or leg of lamb sandwich will satiate your palate and leave your pocket without a dent! Want a cup of coffee? Head here for a steaming cup that will leave you feeling energized for the day.
Since 1928, this L.A. standby has been offering 24-hour casual dining in the heart of the Fairfax district. You'll find the food here authentic and the people-watching amazing. Everyone from The Wallflowers to K.D. Lang and Madonna has stopped in to eat here. Favorites include the in-house pickled corned beef pastrami, the hot corned beef, the tender beef brisket and the many offerings from the in-house bakery. Next door is the Kibitz Room, where there's live music most nights. A full bar and decent wines work well with the food.
This small restaurant is a popular local spot and is known for perhaps the best breakfast burritos in California. Corner Cottage has a wide variety of Californian dishes, including chicken bowls, bacon breakfast burritos, cheeseburgers, and more. Make sure you try some of their salsa as well! Not only is the food amazing, the prices are easy on your wallet. Although well-known, this restaurant is tiny and most people take their food to-go.
For fresh and delicious Japanese food head to Kabuki Japanese Restaurant. The restaurant serves sushi and fish, but if you don't like seafood there is also noodles, meat and vegetables. There is also a wide selection of sake, wine, beer and cocktails. The restaurant has a sleek interior, try to get a seat by one of the large windows so you can watch the busy San Fernando.
Kushi Shabu is known for their all you can eat Shabu-Shabu, although the restaurant does offer a limited selection of a la carte options as well. A Shabu-Shabu meal essentially consists of a communal pot of broth and a selection of thinly sliced raw meats, vegetables and noodles that are meant to cooked in the boiling broth at the table itself. The meal is accompanied by a variety of homemade sauces and an unlimited dessert selection as well. With friendly and attentive service, delicious food and reasonable prices, Kushi Shabu is a great choice for those days when your appetite knows no bounds.
At Orochon Ramen, guests can prepare their own variety of ramen, a delicious noodle soup from Japan. In the first step of the three-level procedure, patrons choose a broth from Salt, Miso and Soy Sauce. In the second step, guests decide the spiciness of the ramen, with choices ranging from non-spicy to extreme. Finally, one can select the toppings, which include Cha-Shu pork slice, Tokyo negi (Japanese onion), bamboo saute and Chile serrano. One can also savor other dishes like curry fried rice served with soup, asparagus salad, bamboo vegetable saute and spicy scallop, complemented by hot or cold sake.
JiST Cafe offers a relaxing ambience where patrons can enjoy their breakfast in leisure. In fact, they pride themselves on creating an atmosphere that recreates the unhurried feeling of a Sunday morning. Of course, it is also a good alternative if you have no time to cook and just want to grab a quick snack. Its menu includes dishes such as Katsu Sandwich filled with pork cutlet, Kewpie mayonnaise and shredded cabbage, Grandma's Chopped Salad served with a dressing of lemon herb, and Toad in a Hole with hickory ham, prime smoked meat and eggs. The food is complemented by beverages like grapefruit juice, Mexican soda and Earl Grey Creme tea.
The Truckit Fest LA Art Walk is held on the second Thursday of every month from 6:30p to 11:30p within a parking lot near the intersection of 3rd and South Spring Streets. The fest is a part of larger DTLA Art Walk and draws in thousands of visitors every month. With live music, craft stalls and games alongside the usual Truckit Fest gourmet food trucks, the Truckit Fest LA Artwalk has come to be a monthly ritual for many. Some of the regular food trucks include street kitchen, the Lobos, Currywurst, Kabob Express, Me So Hungry and Belly Bombz.
Bored of regular food and typical cuisines? A visit to the Zencu Sushi & Grill is a must. As the name suggests, this sushi bar serves excellent sushi and other Japanese delights. You can start off with appetizers like Cold Tofu, Tuna Tartare and then gorge on entrees like Beef Teriyaki, Tonkatsu, Unagi Bento and so forth. That's not it, coming to the sushi and sashimi section, it features different varieties. And, along with this tasty and elaborate food menu, patrons can also savor drinks like hot tea, ice tea or Japanese Ice Cream Shake. All in all, for a hassle-free and pleasant dining experience, head to the Zencu Sushi & Grill.
Marugame Monzo specializes in the Japanese dish udon, which is a thick noodle made from wheat flour. Due to the open kitchen at this restaurant, patrons can watch the chefs while they expertly prepare this Japanese favorite. Here, the udon is available in varieties such as bukkake, mentai squid butter, uni, curry, beef, sea urchin cream, duck, mushroom and seaweed. Their menu also offers other dishes like beef tataki, ikura rice bowl, miso carbonara, shrimp tempura and fried chicken. So walk into this restaurant for a taste of tangy East Asian comfort food, served at reasonable prices.