The List

This is The List of restaurants. Some I have gone to (crossed out), most I have not. The goal is to eat at these restaurants and write about my experiences there. Simple, right? Please feel free to suggest any restaurants you don’t see on the list that you think we should try. Thanks!

(Updated Regularly)

Los Angeles Area

Starry Kitchen – Los Angeles

The Penthouse at The Huntley – Santa Monica

Kobawoo – Los Angeles

Sotto – Beverly Hills

Jazz Cat Cafe – Rowland Heights

Baco Mercat – Los Angeles

MB Post – Manhattan Beach

Zona Rosa Cafe – Pasadena

Larchmont Bungalow – Los Angeles

Mario’s Peruvian & Seafood – Los Angeles

Mario’s Peruvian & Seafood – La Mirada

Elite Restaurant – Monterey Park

Paradise Cove Beach Cafe – Malibu

Milo & Olive – Santa Monica

Wurstküche – Los Angeles

Wat Dong Moon Lek Noodle – Los Angeles

No. 1 Noodle House – Hacienda Heights

The Little Door – Los Angeles

Simbala – Rowland Heights

Cha Cha Chilli – Los Angeles

The Veggie Grill – Los Angeles

Nickel Diner – Los Angeles

Manuel’s El Tepayac – Los Angeles

Seafood Village – Monterey Park

Gjelina – Venice

Jewel City Diner – Glendale

Bay Cities Italian Deli – Santa Monica

Hygge Bakery – Los Angeles

Palm’s Thai Restaurant – Hollywood

Pita Pockets – Northridge

Tommy’s Original Hamburger – Los Angeles

Nick & Stef’s – Los Angeles

Baby Blue’s BBQ – Venice

Mariscos Chente – Los Angeles

Dino’s Chicken and Burger – Los Angeles

Mezze – Los Angeles

Colima Burger – Walnut

Chili John’s – Burbank

The Tasting Kitchen – Venice

Taste on Melrose – Los Angeles

El Coyote Mexican Cafe – Los Angeles

Foxy’s Coffee Shop – Glendale

K-Zo – Culver City

Bouchon Bistro – Beverly Hills

The Gorbals – Los Angeles

Tito’s Tacos – Culver City

Pattisserie Chantilly – Lomita

Doughboys Cafe – Los Angeles

Fritto Misto – Santa Monica

Village Pizzeria – Los Angeles

Honey’s Kettle Fried Chicken – Culver City

Coco Ichiban Curryhouse – Torrance

Church & State – Los Angeles

Huckleberry – Santa Monica

Malo – Los Angeles

Boa Steakhouse – West Hollywood

Plan Check – West Los Angeles

zpizza – Los Angeles/Orange County

Stefan’s at LA Farm – Los Angeles

The Lobster – Los Angeles

Mi Piace – Pasadena

The Water Grill – Los Angeles

Drago Centro – Los Angeles

Hard Rock Cafe (Universal City) – Hollywood

The Parish – Downtown

Tasty Garden – Alhambra/Monterey Park

BLT Steak – West Hollywood

Seoul Sausage Company – Los Angeles

Boca Del Rio – La Puente

Scarpetta – Beverly Hills

Daisy Mint – Pasadena

Far Bar- Los Angeles

Daikokuya – Monterey Park

Daikokuya – Los Angeles

The Slaw Dogs – Pasadena

Uncle Darrow’s – Venice

Neptune’s Net – Malibu

Bahn Mi My Tho – Alhambra

Baco Mercat – Los Angeles

Blue Jam Cafe – Los Angles

King Torta – Los Angeles

‘Lette Macarons – Beverly Hills

Cactus Mexican Food – Los Angeles

Kagaya – Los Angeles

Chosun Galbee – Los Angeles

Chado Tea Room – Los Angeles

Hae Jang Chon Korean BBQ – Los Angeles/Koreatown

Casa Bianca Pizza Pie – Eagle Rock

Gloria’s Cafe – Los Angeles

Big Man Bakes – Los Angeles

Hide Sushi Japanese Restaurant – Los Angeles

Bar + Kitchen – Los Angeles/Downtown

Sam Woo BBQ – Los Angles

Pacific Dining Car – Los Angeles

Zankou Chicken – Los Angeles

Clementine – Los Angeles

Gulfstream – Los Angeles

Umami Burger – Los Angeles

Sushi Zo – Los Angeles

Hama Sushi – Los Angeles

85°C Bakery Cafe – Hacienda Heights

Urth Caffe – Los Angeles

Urth Caffe – West Hollywood

Sushi Go 55 – Los Angeles

Gordon Ramsey at The London – West Hollywood

Mitsuru Cafe – Los Angeles

Carlitos Gardel Restaurant – Los Angeles

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt on the Boardwalk – Long Beach

Loteria Grill – Los Angeles

CUT – Los Angeles

Honda Ya – Industry

Fogo De Chao – Beverly Hills

Clifton’s Cafeteria – Los Angeles

Fonuts – Los Angeles

Fluff Ice – Monterey Park

Chaya Brasserie – Los Angeles

Border Grill – Downtown

Taylor’s Steakhouse – Los Angeles

The Pie Hole – Los Angeles

8 oz. Burger – Los Angeles

Mama’s Lu Dumpling House – Monterey Park

Susina Bakery – Los Angeles

Animal – Los Angeles

M Cafe de Chaya – Los Angeles

Earthen Restaurant – Hacienda Heights

Capitol Burgers – Los Angeles

Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles – Los Angeles/Hollywood

Pie n’ Burger – Pasadena

Manhattan Beach Creamery – Manhattan Beach

The Stinking Rose – Beverly Hills

House of Pies – Los Angeles

Scoops – Los Angeles

Library Bar – Los Angeles

La Brea Bakery – Los Angeles

Guisados – Los Angeles

Osteria La Buca – Los Angeles

Doughboy’s Cafe – Los Angeles

Osteria Mamma – Los Angeles

Orochan Ramen – Los Angeles

Diddy Riese Cookies – Westwood

Intelligentsia – Los Angeles / Culver City

Artisan Cheese Gallery – Los Angeles

Cafe Xpress – Monterey Park

Osteria Mozza – Los Angeles

Raffi’s Place – Glendale

Shabu Shabu House Restaurant – Los Angeles

Papa Cristo – Los Angeles

Berth 55 Fish Market – Long Beach

Versailles Restaurant – Los Angeles

A.O.C. – Los Angeles

Mikawaya – Los Angeles

Mediterranean Cafe – Pasadena

Blu Jam Cafe – Los Angeles

Yang Chow – Los Angeles

Jar – Los Angeles

Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana – Pasadena

The Abbey Food & Bar – West Hollywood

Pink Taco – Century City

The Apple Pan – Los Angeles

Newport Seafood – San Gabriel/Rowland Heights

Road to Seoul – Los Angeles

The Bazaar by José Andrés – Los Angeles

Babita – San Gabriel

Bottega Louie – Los Angeles

Angelini Osteria – Los Angeles

The Counter – Los Angeles

Taco Baja Ensenada – Los Angeles

The Kitchen – Los Angeles

Ford’s Filling Station – Culver City

La Golondrina Mexican Cafe – Los Angeles

Father’s Office – Los Angeles

Providence – Los Angeles

Louie’s Pizza and Pasta – Los Angeles (Hollywood)

Half & Half Tea House – Monterey Park

Papaya King – Los Angeles (Hollywood)

Son of a Gun Restaurant – Los Angeles

Golden Deli Vietnamese Restaurant – San Gabriel

A-Frame – Culver City

Thai Patio – Los Angeles

Jitlada Thai – Los Angeles

The Griddle Cafe – Los Angeles

Malbec – Pasadena

Bona Vista Lounge – Downtown

Benny’s Tacos – Venice

The Donut Man – Gledora

Road to Soul – Los Angeles

Urasawa – Beverly Hills

Phoenix Dessert – Monterey Park, Alhambra

Canter’s Delicatessan – Los Angeles

Comme Ca – West Hollywood

Rustic Canyon – Santa Monica

Lucques – Los Angeles

Lazy Ox Canteen – Los Angeles

The Golden State – Los Angeles

Pink’s Hot Dog – Los Angeles

Wofgang’s Steakhouse – Beverly Hills

Spago – Beverly Hills

Sparky’s – Hollywood (Universal City Walk)

Sushi-Gen – Los Angeles

King Taco – Los Angeles

Euro Pane Bakery – Pasadena

Bossa Nova – Los Angeles

Langer’s Deliacatessan – Los Angeles

Cafe Bizou – Pasadena

Fred 62 – Los Angeles

Vons/VNS Chicken – Los Angeles

Savoy Kitchen – Alhambra

Open Sesame – Long Beach

Niko Niko Sushi – Los Angeles

Mastro’s Steakhouse – Los Angeles / Beverly Hills / Orange County

Santa Monica Seafood – Santa Monica

Masa of Echo Park – Los Angeles

L.A. Prime – Los Angeles

Rush Street – Culver City

Porto’s Bakery and Cafe – Glendale

Din Tai Fung Dumpling House – Arcadia

La Casita Mexicana – Los Angeles

Little Dom’s – Los Angeles

Milk – Los Angeles

Bludso’s BBQ – Compton

Dog Haus Biergarten – Pasadena

Dog Haus – Alhambra

Fraiche – Culver City

Grub – Los Angeles

Crustacean – Los Angeles

Luna Park – Los Angeles

Syrup Desserts – Los Angeles

The Hungry Cat – Los Angeles

Malibu Seafood – Malibu

25 Degrees – Los Angeles

Breadbar – Los Angeles

Musso and Frank Grill – Los Angeles

Sweet Lady Jane – Los Angeles

The Open Door – Monterey Park

Tender Greens – Culver City

Aunti Em’s Kitchen – Eagle Rock

Cacao Mexicatessen – Eagle Rock

Meals by Genet – Los Angeles

zpizza – Los Angeles/Orange County

Hugo’s Restaurant – Los Angeles

Fosselman’s Ice Cream – Alhambra

Patina – Los Angeles

The Boiling Crab – Alhambra

The Bazaar – Los Angeles

Geoffrey’s Malibu – Malibu

Seven Grand – Los Angeles

Granville – Glendale

Asanebo – Studio City

California Fish Grill – Los Angeles/Orange County

Alcove Cafe and Bakery – Los Angeles

Hatfield’s – Los Angeles

La Botte – Santa Monica

Batside – West Hollywood

Love Letter Pizza & Chicken – Los Angeles / Rowland Heights

Lucky Boy Drive-In – Pasadena

Philippe the Original – Los Angeles

Cole’s – Los Angeles

BoHo Gastropub – Los Angeles/Hollywood

Joe’s Restaurant – Venice

Morel’s French Steakhouse – Los Angeles

Oak’s Gourmet Market – Los Angeles

Tomato Pie – Los Angeles (Silverlake)

Mori Sushi – Los Angeles

Cook’s Tortas – Monterey Park

Loteria Grill (Farmer’s Market) – Los Angeles

The Slaw Dog – Pasadena

Carneys – Los Angeles

The Oinkster – Eagle Rock

Ocean Star – Monterey Park

Palm’s Thai Restaurant – Los Angeles

Lukshon – Culver City

BLD – Los Angeles

Bottle Rock – Los Angeles

Dim Sum Express – Monterey Park

Yamashiro Restaurant – Los Angeles

Litz Restaurant – Monterey Park

Joan’s On Third – Los Angeles

Campanile – Los Angeles

Melisse – Santa Monica

The Foundry on Melrose – Los Angeles

Noodle Planet – Los Angeles / Monterey Park

Porto’s Bakery – Burbank

Akasaka – Hacienda Heights

Shabu Shabu House Restaurant – Los Angeles

C & O Trattoria – Marina del Rey

C & O Cucina – Venice

Nicole’s Gourmet Foods – Los Angeles

The Hat – Monterey Park

Pizzeria Mozza – Los Angeles

Toast – Los Angeles

The Edison – Los Angeles

Oki-Dog – Los Angeles

Tudor House – Santa Monica

Ink. – Los Angeles

Ink.Sack – Los Angeles

21 Choices – Pasadena

El Cholo – Los Angeles

Lemonade – Manhattan Beach

Petrossian Restaurant & Boutique – Los Angeles

Lawry’s Prime Rib – Beverly Hills

Petrillo’s Pizza – San Gabriel

Houstons – Pasadena

Orange County

Fukada – Irvine

Charlie’s Chili – Newport Beach

Chapter One: Modern Local – Santa Ana

Roman Cucina – Fullerton

Berkeley Dog – Brea

Brodard Restaurant – Garden Grove

Bruxie – Brea

Bruxie – Orange

BBQ Chicken – Irvine (Los Angeles)

Thai Basil – Fullerton

Blue Ribbon Bakery – Anaheim/Disneyland

Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen – Fountain Valley

Habana – Costa Mesa

Blue Bayou – Anaheim (Disneyland)

Memphis Cafe – Costa Mesa

GBurger – La Habra

Blake’s Place – Anaheim

Kimmie’s Coffee Cup – Fullerton

Monkey Business Cafe – Fullerton

Pain Du Monde – Newport

Portillo’s – Buena Park

Alicia’s – Brea

Merely Sweets – Brea

Summit House – Fullerton

Le Diplomate Cafe – Irvine

Anepalco’s Cafe – Orange

Fantasy Burger – Fullerton

Chomp Sushi and Tepan Grill – Fullerton, CA

Mama D’s Italian Kitchen – Newport Beach

Crepes de Paris – Brea

Clancey’s Clubhouse – Anaheim

Gburger – La Habra

Disneyland Corn Dog Cart – Anaheim

Plums Cafe – Costa Mesa

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Q – Brea

The Bruery Provisions – Orange

Strickland’s Ice Cream – Irvine

California Fish Grill – Irvine / Brea

Milk + Honey – Costa Mesa

Sonic Drive-In – Fullerton (or any other city)

Felix Continental Cafe – Orange

Anjin – Costa Mesa

Brea’s Best Burger – Brea

Harry’s Deli – Irvine

Omelette House – Garden Grove

Cucina Alessa – Newport Beach

Tap’s Fish House & Brewery – Brea

The Veggie Grill – Irvine

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour – Brea

Naples Ristorante E Pizzeria – Anaheim

5 Guys Burgers & Fries – Fullerton, Los Angeles

Houston’s Restaurant – Irvine

Gelato Paradiso – Laguna Beach

Portillo’s – Buena Park

ChaCha’s Tacos & Tequila – Brea

Napa Rose at Grand California – Anaheim

Frati Geltato – Fullerton

M & M Donuts – Anaheim

K’ya Bistro – Laguna Beach

Mochilato – Fullerton

The Counter – Irvine

True Food Kitchen – Newport Beach

Tranquil Tea Lounge – Fullerton

Old Vine Cafe – Costa Mesa

Native Foods Cafe – Costa Mesa

Nick’s Laguna Beach – Laguna Beach

Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar – Anaheim

The Crab Cooker – Newport Beach

The Cellar – Fullerton

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant – Brea

The Hat – Brea

The Veggie Grill – Irvine

Birch Street Grill – Brea

The Counter – Newport

Haven Gastropub – Orange

Ciao! Deli & Pizzeria – Costa Mesa

Break of Dawn – Laguna Hills

Slater’s 50/50 – Anaheim

Maggiano’s Little Italy – Costa Mesa

Beverly’s Best Bakery – Brea

Bar Louie – Anaheim

The Pint House – Fullerton

Santouka Ramen – Costa Mesa

Angelo and Vinci’s Ristorante – Fullerton

Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner – Buena Park

Rutabegorz – Fullerton

85°C Bakery Cafe – Irvine

The Bengal Barbecue – Anaheim (Disneyland)

Heroes Bar & Grill – Fullerton

Ruth Chris Steak House – Irvine

Nate’s Korner – Santa Ana

Lola Gaspar – Santa Ana

Scottie’s Smokehouse & Barbecue – Orange

Eat Chow – Costa Mesa

El Farolito – Plancentia

Food Trucks & Stands

Komodo Truck – Los Angeles

AhnJoo Truck – Los Angeles

Ricky’s Fish Tacos – Hollywood

Chomp Chomp Nation – Orange County

Blue Cow Kitchen – Los Angeles

Picca – Los Angeles

Flying Pic Truck – Los Angeles

Meet n Potatoes – Los Angeles

White Rabbit Truck – Los Angeles

Kogi BBQ Truck – Los Angeles/ Orange County

Lobsta Truck – Los Angeles

Grilled Cheese Truck – Los Angeles

Nom Nom Truck – Los Angeles

Lardon – Los Angeles

White Rabbit Truck – Los Angeles

Buttermilk Truck – Los Angeles

Lake Street Creamery – Los Angeles

Waffles de Liege – Los Angeles

Grill Em’ All – Los Angeles

Frysmith – Los Angeles

Tapa Boy – Los Angeles

Irv’s Burger – Los Angeles

Truck Norris – Los Angeles

The Lime Truck – Orange County

The Grilled Cheese Truck – Los Angeles

Get Shaved Truck – Los Angeles

Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck – Los Angeles

Short Stop BBQ – Orange County

Taco Zone Truck – Los Angeles

Las Vegas

Mesa Grill – Caesars Palace

Pizza Place – Wynn

Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak – MGM

Burger Bar – Mandalay Bay

Delmonicos – Venetian

Eiffel Tower Restaurant – Paris

Grand Lux Cafe – Venetian

Ichiza – Las Vegas

Sage – Aria

Bouchon – Venetian

Bouchon Bakery – Venetian

Cafe Vettro – Aria

Sushi Samba – Palazzo

MIX – Mandalay Bay

BLT Burger – Mirage

é by José Andrés – Cosmopolitan

Picasso – Bellagio

Hash House A Go Go – Las Vegas (Off Strip)

Joe’s Seafood – Caesars Palace

Scarpetta – Cosmopolitan

Eiffel Tower Restaurant – Paris

Earl of Sandwich – Planet Hollywood

Serendipity 3 – Caesars Palace

Jean-Philippe Pâtisserie – Bellagio

Jean-Philippe Pâtisserie – Aria

Holsteins Shakes and Buns – Cosmopolitan

Mon Ami Gabi – Paris

Lobster Me – Planet Hollywood

Ellis Island Casino Bruery – Las Vegas

Stripsteak – Mandalay Bay

STK – Cosmopolitan

Sugar Factory – Planet Hollywood

Firefly Tapas Kitchen & Bar – Las Vegas

SW Steakhouse – Wynn

Terrace Point Cafe – Wynn

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon – MGM

Joël Robuchon – MGM

Wicked Spoon – Cosmopolitan

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House – Las Vegas

Le Cirque – Bellagio

Andre’s – Monte Carlo

Todd English – Bellagio

The Peppermill Restaurant – Las Vegas

Mastro’s Ocean Club – Crystal’s

The Buffet – Wynn

LAVO – Palazzo

Raku – Las Vegas

N9NE Steakhouse – Palms

Minus 5 Ice Lounge – Mandalay Bay

Fleur by Hurbert Keller – Mandalay Bay

La Cave – Wynn

Restaurant Guy Savoy – Caesar’s Palace

Secret Pizza (No Name Pizza Kitchen) – Cosmopolitan

Max Brenner – Caesar’s Palace Forum Shops

Shibuya – MGM

Cravings Buffet – Mirage

Lotus of Siam – Las Vegas

Spago – Caears Forum Shops

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Cathy January 22, 2013 at 1:52 PM

holy crap, your list is amazing….

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Franklin January 22, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Thanks!

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