Locals trek to Coral Cafe day and night for the wide selection of inexpensive food. Open 24 hours, it is the perfect for lunch or stopping by after a night at the bars or clubs. The simple layout and sparse decorations may not add to the ambiance, but it creates a mom-and-pop feel. Make sure to order the tortilla soup, topped with a mound of cheese, it's simply one of the best soups in the city. Coral Cafe also has a great breakfast menu.
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 great neighborhood spot offers a relaxed environment and delicious food. No wonder the owners have opened three more locations in neighborhoods all around town. The well-prepared specialties, such as Chicken Tikka and Tandoori Chicken are always a treat. The prices are easy to deal with and the staff is friendly and will make you want to return again and again. Beer and wine are served, as are several traditional Indian desserts.
This cute store in LA has the most delicious cookies in the neighborhood. Their cookies are home baked daily and are always fresh. Make sure you try their bestsellers: the banana split, the chocolate chip and the chocolate chip with walnut cookies. All the sweet treats are thick, have a soft inside almost like a cake and a crunchy outside. These mouthwatering delights have the perfect amount of sugar - not too much but not too little. If you want a gourmet adventure go for the ice cream cookie sandwich - you won't regret it. The store decor is cute and charming and the staff helpful and friendly.
Passionate about the Mediterranean and its regional fare, this Los Angeles eatery has garnered a legion of followers. Turning their passion into a business, Ta-eem Grill takes pride in the fresh ingredients it uses to procure the finest flavors. The mouth-watering menu has something for everyone, from the ever popular hummus plate, shawarma, falafel balls, kabobs, and combination plates. Everything on the menu is Glatt Kosher, adhering to strict religious guidelines. Save room for dessert and try the flaky and light baklava.
Craig's Restaurant offers an old world charm with elegant classic decor featuring cozy booths and brick walls. Pick scrumptious dishes from an American menu filled with comfort foods with a few twists, such as great vegan options. The friendly service is outstanding and the staff always knows the perfect bottle of wine to compliment any meal. However, the real reason to visit Craig's Restaurant is for celebrity spotting. Everyone from Hollywood stars to politicians stops by for a cocktail and a steak. You'll never know if George Clooney might be seated at the table next to you.
In an underground location on South San Pedro Street, Fu-Ga Izakaya & Bar is a treat for the foodies with a tapas menu consisting of Japanese fusion dishes. It is great for relishing some good varieties of sake and beer while gorging on Kushi Katsu, Seaweed Salad, Yakitori, Sauteed Shishito Peppers and Unagi and Chirimen Jyako Fried Rice. There is a separate happy hour menu that helps to quell the raging appetites. The Bento Boxes offer delightful combinations of salad, tempura, stew and oysters that can be packed and relished at leisure. The venue is dimly lit and perfect for a romantic dinner date. The staff and service are also appealing.
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.
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.
Black and white accents, trendy orb-shaped light fixtures and dark wood furniture lend Baldoria a sleek look. This casual diner where the emphasis is on creative shared plates and craft cocktails is a welcome addition to Little Tokyo's dining scene. Meat lovers and vegetarians alike will find their tasty bite options and pizzas very tempting. Savor their dishes like Fried Shortrib Ravioli and Smashed Fingerlings. Or dig into their delicious pizzas such as Wild Funghi Conserva and Mrs. Croque. Enjoy their happy hours over cocktails like Bay of Pigs and Nessie’s Bath Water. Their bar also stocks a curated list of fine spirits, wine, bottled beer and draft beer.
Awards winning shop design and lauded macaroon varieties is what Lette all about. The brainchild of Paulette Koumetz and Christophe Michalak,this Beverly Hills outlet with colorful macaroons on its signboard invites everyone to munch on macaroons. Each of the macaroon is freshly baked on a daily basis. Dailies, specials, each of it has an unique flavor to it and every filling is elaborate. You can also order online and the box will be delivered right at your doorstep.
Orleans & York Deli belongs to the popular chain of restaurant which was once a dream of the now famous restaurateur, Sami Othman. This restaurant entices your taste buds with scrumptious local flavors to indulge in. Try the delicious po-boys or enjoy Gumbo Mumbo, sandwiches or other delicacies from their menu which have been loved by their regulars. You will be surprised by the generous quantity offered at affordable rates. A self-service restaurant, Orleans & York Deli is a great spot to hop on to for a quick bite on a busy day.