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Jonathan Gold Digs the Tonkatsu at Kagura in Torrance

This week, <b>Jonathan Gold</b> heads down to Torrance for the best tonkatsu in town at <b>Kagura</b>. Nestled in the "district that is [the most] comfortably Japanese," the izakaya is the sort of place that is "at least as focused on drinking as it is on food [...] and as focused on enabling long conversations as …

Curries

Pork Soup for the Soul at Koreatown's Jinsol Gukbap

If you need proof of the restorative power of a good soup — whether you're nursing a hangover or battling whatever bug is going around — look no …

Clifton's Cafeteria Is Finally Open! Here's a First Look (VIDEO)

Most diners understood that opening day would have some hiccups. Clifton's ran out of a few things, some staff didn’t know the prices for certain …

Lee's Noodles Might Serve the Best Korean Chinese Food in Los Angeles Right Now

Korean Chinese food is not Chinese food in the way that Chinese people, American people (or Chinese-American folks) might envision it. It stands on the pillar of four major dishes: <i>Jjajangmyeon</i> (or noodles with caramelized black soybean sauce), <i>jjam ppong</i> (spicy seafood noodle soup), <i>mandu</i> (dumplings, …

Food & Dining

100 Miles of Eating Across the City With Our Best of L.A. Issue

<b>Stop 4: 29 miles</b><br>Time for a sandwich! Ten miles away in North Hollywood is where you'll find our <b>Best Mediterranean</b>, Hy Mart Sandwiches: "Hy Mart is a …

Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend in Los Angeles

<i>You probably think of the same question every weekend: where should I eat? Well, every week Eater LA will compile a handy dandy set of recommendations right here to answer that very question. Here now, five places to try this weekend in Los Angeles. (And if you need some ideas on where to drink,</i> …

Readers' Choice: Best Art Walk: Downtown Art Walk | Best of L.A. 2015: Your Key to the City

Readers' Choice: Best Art Walk<p>Here's what one of our readers has to say:<p><b>“The old banks turned into art galleries are amazing!”</b> —Anamaria …

Los Angeles

10 Best Pizza Places in Los Angeles

Prime Pizza<p>Prime Pizza<p><b>10. Prime Pizza</b><br>By design, the pizza-slice joint will always emphasize convenience over quality. Only a magic oven can fully …

Best Campsite 90 Minutes Outside of L.A.: Buckhorn Campground | Best of L.A. 2015: Your Key to the City

Best Campsite 90 Minutes Outside of L.A.<p>One of the great things about Los Angeles is that you don't have to go all that far to get away from it all. …

Cheap Venice Boardwalk Eats, Free Bubbly at Alma, and More A.M. Intel

<b>Cheap, cheap Venice eats</b><p>Summer's just about over, but it's still busy on the Venice boardwalk. That's why Westsiders <i>Lincoln & Rose</i> dished out their list of 11 cheap eats on the summertime thoroughfare. Highlights include Poke-Poke, Espresso Yo'Self, and the famed Hinano Cafe.<p><b>In mole we trust</b><p>Over at</i> …

New York City

Ricebar Is Barely a Restaurant. Perhaps It’s Something Better

The master of those 275 square feet is chef Charles Olalia, an exceedingly friendly dude who often looks kind of happily stunned to find himself …

Hopdoddy's West Coast Expansion Continues With New Playa Vista Location Next Week

Now that <b>Hopdoddy Burger Bar</b> has officially been welcomed into El Segundo’s The Point project, it’s time to look ahead to their next project in Playa Vista.<p>Initially slated to open before El Segundo, the Playa Vista outpost at The Runway (a similar mixed-use retail, restaurant, and condo compound) …

Ice Cream

The 17 Hottest Restaurants in LA Right Now, June 2018

More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends, and family of Eater have one question: <i>Where should I eat right now?</i> Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys …

Singaporean Bread Shop Duke's Bakery Lands Third Location at the Americana

Not that long ago, Singapore’s <b>Duke Bakery</b> was putting together its first U.S. location, right in the heart of Rowland Heights. That was back in March, and since then the popular overseas brand has been hungry for expansion, including a new outpost heading for that glimmering Glendale beacon of …

Bread

This Vegas-Style Steam Kettle Restaurant Will Open in the Heart of SGV

Michael Ritter, who was once chef at the insanely popular Oyster Bar at Palace Station in Las Vegas, is plotting a third restaurant called <b>Ritter's Kettle</b> in Alhambra, this one closer than ever to the heart of Los Angeles. But let's start at what he's done since leaving Palace Station's legendary …

Los Angeles

The Valley Has A New Place With Delicious Globetrotting Ice Cream Flavors Made From Scratch

A new artisanal ice cream shop in the San Fernando Valley is handcrafting internationally-inspired ice cream flavors like Thai-inspired mango with …

Ice Cream

Burger of the Week Recap: Great New Burgers to Try Around LA

Beer Belly Does Lunch, Adult Chef Insults Flynn McGarry, and More A.M. Intel

<b>Handmade basement dumplings</b><p><i>LA Downtowner</i> takes a look inside Peking Tavern Downtown, where handmade dumplings abound and baijiu flows like wine.<p><b>An adult chef ragging on a teenager</b><p>Amid the news that teen chef Flynn McGarry would be doing a long stint of his Eureka concept in New York City, David …

Burger of the Week: The Indian Lamb Burger at Badmaash

Iconic Neighborhood Restaurants: Little Tokyo

Photo: Elevated/Flickr/Creative Commons LicenseBy most accounts, the first Japanese-owned business, a restaurant owned by a former seaman, opened in …

One Of San Francisco's Top Restaurants Is Expanding To L.A.

The modern Vietnamese restaurant is a James Beard Award winner. [ more › ]

Los Angeles

18 Killer Fried Chicken Stops Across Los Angeles, Summer 2017

From Nashville hot to Korean fried, all the best places to eat chicken right now<p>There’s something magical about fried chicken. Whether served straight up in a bucket big enough for a picnic or as a hearty main dish to be shared amongst friends at the dinner table, a perfectly realized bit of bird …

Los Angeles

Melrose Scores Affordable Sushi Roll Specialist Tsuri

There's no question Los Angeles has a plethora of outstanding sushi spots, but with the exception of Sugarfish and only a handful of other raw fish specialists, it can be a challenge to find a decent sushi bar that won't gobble up half a paycheck.<p>Enter <b>Tsuri</b>, the newest sushi restaurant to hit …

Los Angeles

8 Crazy-Weird L.A. Pizzas

The Thai Curry Chicken pizza at Dean's in Long Beach<p>S. Bos<p><b>8. Thai Curry Chicken at Dean's Pizza</b><p>Why is the Thai Curry Pizza at Dean's so good? Maybe …

The Latest Food Craze on SGV's Valley Boulevard: Taiwanese Grass Jelly Desserts

Lines of people outside an eatery on Valley Boulevard have become a familiar sight over the last couple of years. But one recent line didn't end at a …

10 Best Taiwanese Restaurants In Los Angeles

In Taiwan, all of these dishes can be found in the alleys, served on paper plates or in cheap plastic bags and designed to be eaten on the go. …

A Former Hughes Aircraft Engineer Smokes 36 Ducks a Day in Koreatown

The owner, Susan Lee, is quirky, soft-spoken and chatty. She reveals herself a little at a time. A mechanical engineer with a degree from USC, Lee …

And the Ultimate L.A. Burger Is ...

Of course, the main thing people are proud of is what comes out of that groundbreaking drive-thru window. In its way, In-N-Out represents the grand …

Map: 29 Secret Gardens and Green Spaces Hidden Around LA - Curbed LA

The word on Los Angeles is that's it's all asphalt and fenced-off yards, but joke's on the haters, 'cause we've got Griffith and the Getty and, even better, a network of little under-the-radar parks and gardens and labyrinths where anyone can steal away for a little peace among nature. It's summer, …

13 Los Angeles Gourmet Shops for Building the Perfect Picnic Basket

With plenty of sunny days ahead, there's never been a better time to plan a summer picnic. From hilltops to expansive parks to the beaches of the Pacific, Los Angeles is rife with gorgeous places to enjoy a leisurely al fresco meal. Luckily, LA offers just as many gourmet markets and take-away …