Whether you are an LA local or you are planning your next visit and wondering where you should eat out, we've got you covered.
Our co-founders, Tanaz and Ladan, have put together a bucket list of ten favorite restaurants from their hometown of Los Angeles.
For more info, click on the images below to discover each restaurant's Instagram page.
Chef Evan Funke is a steward of Italian cooking traditions and culture. With Rome as the singular focus for Mother Wolf, Funke’s rich and soulful cooking is a mosaic of the ancient, pastoral and urban culinary heritage of la cucina Romana. The menu at Mother Wolf echos themes of shepherds, popes, farmers and artisans through wafer-thin wood fired pizzas, hyper-seasonal antipasti and the traditional handmade pastas for which Funke is renowned.
Open since 1964, this iconic family run Italian restaurant is a must-try. Theres a reason this “little yellow house” on Santa Monica has been open for the last 58 years. The Italian cuisine is to die for. The Chicken Parm and Spaghetti are not to be missed.
Saffy’s will transport you to another time and place, while still feeling familiar. It’s a Middle Eastern restaurant rooted in traditional flavors and executed using modern techniques. In this intimate space, you’ll be greeted by warm and energetic hospitality, flavors and dishes reminiscent of Middle-Eastern home-style cooking, and unexpected takes on classic desserts.
If you are hoping for a celebrity sighting then Gigi's Hollywood is the place to go. This upscale French restaurant is the perfect mixture of delicious food and a good time. Known for it's good vibes, the hot-spot recently hosted an impromptu birthday bash for Quentin Tarantino and from what we have seen, it looked like a blast!
Upscale dishes, natural wines & memorable cocktails is what you'll get when you dine in at Horses on Sunset. This cool space has a traditional feel with a modern twist. Oh and don't forget about dessert. It's a must if you want the whole indulging experience.
If you are looking for food to satisfy your tastebuds like never before then you need to go to Mélisse. Collaborating with California farmers from San Diego to Napa Valley, Chef Josiah sources the most unique and exclusive ingredients available. An 8-course tasting menu is bookended by canapés, amuse-bouches and mignardise, all of which showcase global flavors using both modern and classic techniques.
Latin for “happy” or “lucky,” Felix is inspired by the deeply rooted culinary traditions of regional Italy and enriched with ingredients grown by California’s greatest family farms. Evan Funke (also the chef of Mother Wolf) and Janet Zuccarini will bring you the best of Italy to Abbot Kinney.
Because an LA food bucket list cannot be complete without Nobu Malibu. Known for his fusion cuisine blending traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian ingredients, Nobu has created one of the most recognized Japanese restaurants in the world. With the famous Kardashian-Jenner family as frequent customers of the establishment, you know the food must be good.
A 41-year-old bistro serving Thai specialties & wine. It is said that a lot goes on at this Sherman Oaks Thai spot. There's a regular dinner menu that runs nightly from Wednesday through Sunday, Taco Tuesday on Tuesdays, and a 14-course outdoor omakase every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night for those lucky enough to snag a reservation. We are actually yet to try this little gem, however from what we've heard it will be worth your while.
Our mouths are watering looking at the array of pasta dishes available at Cento. This find is another known hot-spot we are dying to try. Cento chef Avner is said to bring his philosophy of thoughtful, seasonal ingredients to every dish with an element of fun. The concepts are simple - great food at affordable prices.
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