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Diners' Choice: Innovative restaurants in Los Angeles

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are fit for foodies in Los Angeles? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Lou'Mar restaurant
5 (47)
$31 to $50
Global, International
Beverly Hills
About the restaurant
Chef Marcos and Chef Louis are excited to welcome and connect with each and every patron who graces the doors of Lou'mar. They humbly reflect on their journey, acknowledging the incredible growth since their food truck days. Each plate is a testament to their unwavering dedication to creating happiness and cherished memories through culinary creations. Join them as they create unforgettable dining experiences that will leave you craving more.

We invite you to Lou'mar, a destination for those seeking exceptional cuisine and a mesmerizing dining experience that blends South American and Korean flavors harmoniously.

Immerse yourself in the magic of their innovative dishes, meticulously crafted with the perfect fusion of flavors and textures. Brace yourself for an enchanting culinary journey filled with unforgettable tastes, alluring aromas, and visually stunning presentations that are simply unmatched.
Top review
Dined on May 11, 2024
I loved my experience at Lou’Mar. The atmosphere was perfectly intimate and fun, and the food was delicious.
A photo of Petrossian Restaurant & Boutique restaurant
4.9 (859)
$31 to $50
West Hollywood
About the restaurant
We are delighted to welcome you in for Lunch dining! We have a new menu with a mix of new dishes from Chef Carlos as well our signature favorites as well as specials on the weekend. Our current hours for dine in reservations (patio and dining room) are Friday - Sunday 11a - 3p.

If visiting for the first time, we are a casually elegant restaurant and boutique which serves a wide selection of French inspired American dishes as well as showcasing our world renowned selection of Caviars, smoked salmon and other French delicacies.

Our boutique is open 7 days a week from 11a - 5p with our full Boutique menu available every day for take out, delivery or FedEx delivery if not within our local courier area.
Top review
Dined 3 days ago
Simply the best… best service, best food, best wine. Couldn’t ask for more!
A photo of 1913 Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.9 (49)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
About the restaurant
1913 Restaurant & Bar is no ordinary restaurant. Named for the founding year of the City of Hope, 1913 is a place where every plate is thoughtfully curated to nourish one’s body, heart, spirit, and soul. Executive Chef Christian Eggerling and his diverse team of culinary talent make healthy food fun, sometimes fancy (because we all deserve it), but never boring. Fresh wild-caught seafood, locally sourced meat, garden-harvested vegetables, decadent desserts, curated wine list and craft cocktail program make 1913 the ideal destination for any occasion. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and private events can be experienced in our modern and elegant restaurant or outside on the patio with a picture-perfect view of the local foothill mountains. Whether you are a team member, local or visitor to our historic campus - our commitment to locally farmed, sustainability-focused food is not just a pledge, it is a promise.  
Top review
Dined 5 days ago
Great food, service and setting. Will go back again!
A photo of Yazawa restaurant
4.8 (308)
$50 and over
Beverly Hills
About the restaurant
We are reopened for the dining in service only.
All the party need to be present to be seated.

The Best in Japanese Barbecue.
The finest selection of Kuroge Wagyu from Japan.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
Ate diner here on a Monday night. It is a little pricey, but for the price, quality of food, and quality of service it is worth it!
A photo of Merois restaurant
4.8 (365)
$31 to $50
French / Japanese
West Hollywood
About the restaurant
Chef Wolfgang Puck's newest restaurant, Merois, is located on the rooftop of Pendry West Hollywood. Take fine dining to new heights with stunning views of Los Angeles from high above Sunset Boulevard. Merois will celebrate the open-air allure of the City of Angels with a menu that spotlights Chef Wolfgang Puck’s eye for the sophisticated subtleties of Japanese, Southeast Asian and French/California cuisine.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 27, 2024
Ambience was out of the park between the decor and views. Our server was so sweet. She heard it was my son’s birthday and gave us a slice of cake to go since she knew we needed to head out. Downstairs they also gave him a little teddy bear. They have service at the forefront here. And of course, the most important part - food was on point. The crispy rice spicy tuna special was our fave. Fries were too notch. Cocktails also top notch. I was surprised it wasn’t busier here - everything was 10/10. Pricey though! 😎
A photo of Izakaya Tora restaurant
4.7 (53)
$30 and under
West Hollywood
About the restaurant
Your #1 spot for the best Izakaya in West Hollywood.
Fresh imported sushi and quality dishes.

Thank you for dining with us! Ask about our signature Omakase!

We have 15 minute grace period.
We do not guarantee inside seatings (even when you reserve inside).
Indoor seatings are open to first come first serve reservation customers.
We have heaters on the patio.

Top review
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
always the best we love it here and come regularly!
A photo of Dave & Buster's - Torrance restaurant
4.3 (109)
$30 and under
Torrance / Carson
About the restaurant
Each Dave & Buster’s has more state-of-the-art games than ever, more mouth-watering menu items and the most innovative drinks anywhere. From wings to steaks, we’ve got whatever suits your appetite and our premium bar assures we’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch your game on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great place and food. Strawberry cake was Awesome!
A photo of Chin Chin - Brentwood restaurant
4.2 (49)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Chin Chin® restaurants, introducing dim sum and other Chinese favorites prepared using traditional Cantonese cooking techniques. Each dish is made with premium ingredients, fresh-to-order and served in a contemporary environment with friendly and efficient service.

40 years and Chin Chin has firmly established itself as one of the most iconic restaurant brands in America, with 3 locations throughout Southern California and in New York-New York Hotel & Casino™ on the Las Vegas strip.

Our longevity and success is because of our team of passionate professionals that are truly committed to delivering the best American Asian cuisine and a genuinely enjoyable dining experience.
Top review
Dined 4 days ago
Chin Chin is an old standby, with modern twist on traditional "American-Style" Cantonese. We've moved into the area and thought we'd try the Brentwood location (my go-to for years has been at Sunset Plaza). As expected, the food was delicious - we weren't super adventurous but enjoyed the Chicken with grilled veggies (yum!), orange chicken (flavorful and meaty with very light breading), crispy, plump potstickers and Yank Chow fried rice, which is simple and light with tiny shrimp, peas, carrots, egg and a kind of bland bbq pork. They offer wine, beer and a variety of sakes so we decided to split a hot traditional sake, which started us off well. Easy breezy location, comfortable if uninspired decor and good service - I was surprised it was so quiet on a Friday night. I would definitely recommend it for a casual but tasty dinner or lunch.
A photo of Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Santa Monica restaurant
4 (182)
$31 to $50
Santa Monica
About the restaurant
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!
Top review
Dined 7 days ago
Gyu-Kaku always serves good food but the service is not that excellent. Not sure if this location is under staffed.
A photo of Agaves Kitchen & Tequila restaurant
3.8 (103)
$30 and under
Long Beach
About the restaurant
Agaves Kitchen & Tequila is Long Beach a unique Mexican restaurant featuring modern cuisine from all regions of Mexico, hand crafted margaritas and the best tequila and mezcal selection.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 19, 2024
Always a good time! Food is amazing and the music is always loud and bumping
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