Places to Eat in Los Angeles

Best part about living in Los Angeles is the diversity of food you can get anywhere. You can "travel" the world within just a few miles from each other but in the same Los Angeles county. 

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Morrison's Pub (atwater village)

Scottish pub serving upscale burgers & pub eats in addition to a huge selection of beer & whiskey.

Named #7 best restaurant in United States! Morrison's Pub have the great food on their menu. From their truffle burgers, cheese fries with bacon jam, and their butterscotch bread pudding (my mouth is drooling as I type this), you can never go wrong with all the options you can choose from! They also now have a dog menu so you can bring your pup and enjoy delicious food together!

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The Bun Shop (koreatown)

Chic, brick-and-mortar outpost of a popular food truck, serving steamed bao buns & other bites.

The Bun Shop is perfect if you want to have a small bite that packs the punch. With their options of steamed bao buns (which I highly recommend), burgers drinks and desserts you can never choose wrong. My favorite is their spam and belly steamed bao with their deep fried oreos! 

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EMC Seafood & Raw Bar (koreatown)

A seafood and raw bar which consists of tasty goodness such as oysters, live uni, and a seafood tower (for those that like variety). You'll also be able to have your favorite drink from our fully stocked bar served by their awesome mixologists.

If you love seafood, EMC seafood and raw bar is perfect for you! You can tell their seafood is fresh. They have lunch specials and happy hour Monday-Friday starting at 3:30-6:30pm. Their uni pasta is to die for along with lobster roll. Mmmm... delicious! 

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YellowHouse Cafe (koreatown)

Homey coffeehouse with a hidden patio serving Korean-style dishes, specialty teas & smoothies.

Yellow House Cafe is perfect for brunch and first dates as it has a homey feel and the place is so cute too! You go in the back of the house and that's where you'll be seated. Offering combos, specialties, and desserts. Oh and at night you can order smores! 

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*Hakata Ramen Shinsengumi (Little Tokyo)

Hakata ramen, made to recreate the taste of ramen enjoyed in the stalls that line the bay of Nagahama. Their ramen combines a tonkotsu (pork bone) broth with noodles and a variety of toppings, including chashu pork, all made in-house.

Hakata Ramen Shinsengumi is my FAVORITE place to be. You can custom order your ramen. The hardness of the noodles, lightness of the oil, how strong you want your broth to be, and add any toppings you want. I also suggest you get their spam musubi, but hurry since they run out fast.

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Sugarfish by Nozawa (hollywood)

Traditional sushi of the highest quality based on Chef Nozawa’s style of sushi.

Sugarfish by Nozawa focuses on the the quality of their ingredients. If you don't want to eat it at the restaurant, you can take it to go. To dine at Sugarfish is a really great experience as you can tell how much they care for the food. Chef Nozawa’s mantra: “Don’t Think. Just Eat.”

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BurgerIM (Hollywood)

Burgerim is an international fast casual franchise with a shiny new concept. Bursting with flavor, our gourmet burgers apply a unique approach to kicking all of your cravings in one meal.

With Burgerim you can customize your own burger anyway you want it. I usually get a duo with lamb and beef + bacon toppings, getting it with the classic Burgerim fries. If you order online, you get fries for free. 

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Din Tai Fung (Americana)

Din Tai Fung has branches in Japan, the United States, South Korea, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, and Thailand. Din Tai Fung gives people throughout the world the opportunity to experience a classic “taste of Taiwan.”

Dumplings are the way to go and Din Tai Fung is doing it right. You do get to have the opportunity to experience "taste of Taiwan". Be prepared for a long wait, I suggest you go there on a weekday and get their early. The Xio Long Bao is the popular order, and its totally worth the wait. 

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Kickin' KAsian (san fernando valley)

Modern, low-key eatery providing Cajun-style seafood specialties with an Asian twist, plus beer.

Kickin' KAsian is like Boiling Crab with a modern twist. Ever since I found this place I would always try to go back when I can. Expect to get messy as you eat the food with your hands. My go to is the traditional shrimp, with the KAsian mix, steamed rice, corn, and raw oysters. 

I'll be sharing more of places to eat. Where's your favorite place to eat? Let me know in the comments below!