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Azla: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Azla ($)
(396 ratings)

3655 S Grand Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 745-7455
azlavegan.com
  • Churro Wot
    family favorite; recommend w/ Gomen (kale, collards, garlic)
  • Misir Wot
    red lentils & spicy berbere; traditionally eaten w/ Injera (Ethiopian bread) which is optional; looks good
4.5 out of 5
396 ratings
since 2013; serving vegan Ethiopian cuisine; "I've been to a lot of vegetarian restaurants, but--without question--this is one of the best" -Guy Fieri
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  • Longaniza Asada
    house made chorizo smoked over mesquite embers; served w/ sliced avocado, roasted tomato sauce, roasted onions & tortillas
  • Panuchos
    crispy fried corn tortilla split & filled w/ black bean puree topped w/ lettuce, shredded turkey, pickled red onions & a slice of avocado; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1210 ratings
opened in 2001; family owned & operated restaurant specializing in Yucatecan food, maintaining the authentic flavor of this original Southeast Mexican Cuisine
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  • D.A. Special Sandwich
    specialty sandwich; sausage, meatball, roast beef & pastrami served on sub roll w/ Provolone & bell peppers; looks good (& messy)!
4.5 out of 5
1011 ratings
est. 1929; one of the last "true" Italian delis in downtown L.A.; Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock & David Spade (actors from "Grown Ups 2") made guest appearance where they had meatball-making competition (Team Fieri-Rock-Spade won); Other Recipes: Eggplant Parmesan
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ediBOL: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
ediBOL ($$)
(568 ratings)

300 S Santa Fe Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 292-6466
https://www.edibol.com
  • Miso Peanut Ramen Bol
    edamame, red pepper, pickled carrots, shiitake, scallion, roasted peanuts, honey miso dressing; served over greens; looks good
  • Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Hash Bol
    only available for weekend brunch; crispy poached egg, tomatillo crema, housemade pickles, candied almonds, home-baked cheddar buttermilk biscuit
4.5 out of 5
568 ratings
serving handcrafted, artisan BOLs
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Beer Belly: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Beer Belly [CLOSED]See Beer Belly Video ($$)
(2346 ratings)

532 S Western Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 387-2337
www.beerbellyla.com
  • Duck French Dip
    sage-roasted duck breast, provolone, duck-skin, horseradish aioli, duck au jus; "in the world of great duck sandwiches that I've had--duck dishes--that's easily in the top 5 all-time of my life"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Death By Duck
    duck fat fries, duck skin cracklins, duck confit served w/ raspberry-mustard dipping sauce; looks good
  • Jidori Hot Wings
    buffalo blue (spicy), or volcano chipotle (super spicy), or honey Dijon & cilantro (not spicy); Guy got the volcano chipotle wings; comes w/ side of blue cheese dressing
4.0 out of 5
2346 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2011; in Koreatown; "beer bar focused on serving craft beer, and crafty food" (from website)
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  • Oxtail Chili Tater Tots
    looks good
  • Pork Adobo Sandwich
    grilled cheese sandwich w/ pork, garlic crema, green onion, red radish; looks good
  • Sisig Hot Dog
    hot dog w/ ground pork belly, pork snout, red onion, garlic crema, chicharrona, fried egg, green onion
4.0 out of 5
227 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 2014; in Koreatown; Other Recipes: Oxtail Chili
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Biergarten: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
BiergartenSee Biergarten Video ($$)
(784 ratings)

206 N Western Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 466-4860
www.biergartenla.com
  • Chosun Burger
    Angus chuck, American cheese, grilled spam, kimchi, pickled daikon, gochujang aioli, mustard
  • Drunk Chicken
    beer-can baked Mary's free range chicken; served w/ cabbage slaw, pickled Daikon, jalapeno
4.0 out of 5
784 ratings
est. 2010; local neighborhood Koreantown gastropub serving Korean fusion cuisine & 25 craft beers
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Bludso's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bludso's BBQSee Bludso's BBQ Video ($$)
(1985 ratings)

609 N La Brea Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 931-2583
www.barandque.com/bludsos
  • Collard Greens
    looks good
  • Ribs
    pork ribs spice-rubbed & marinated for 24-hrs, smoked in red oak & pacaya for 3-4 hrs; served w/ side of homemade spicy BBQ sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1985 ratings
opened in 2008; Texas-style BBQ; moved from original airing Compton location
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Bun Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bun Shop ($)
(1539 ratings)

151 N Western Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 468-1031
www.thebunshopla.com
  • Ba'Corn Cheese
    corn, bacon, mozzarella cheese, jalapeno, scallions served in a small skillet; looks good
  • Kalbi Bun
    signature dish; beef, tempura onion, mixed greens, spicy aioli on an Asian steamed bun
4.0 out of 5
1539 ratings
"bao and brew spot"; 2 childhood friends who started in a food truck that opened a brick-and-mortar joint in 2014
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Cha Cha Chili: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cha Cha Chili ($)
(1263 ratings)

4625 Valley Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 222-8900
chachachili.com
  • El Jefe Taco
    short ribs, salsa verde, chipotle pepper slices, avocado, Cotija cheese on corn masa; on special menu
  • Spicy Pork Chimichanga
    "like a sushi roll mixed w/ a burrito"; spicy pork, marinated rice, beans, cheese, spicy mayo, Sriracha rolled in a tortilla, battered, deep-fried & sliced like sushi rolls; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1263 ratings
est. 2009; Korean-Mexican Fusion restaurant; Other Recipes: Mushroom Poppers
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Fat Sal's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fat Sal'sSee Fat Sal's Video ($$)
(2072 ratings)

1300 N Highland Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(855) 682-4373
www.fatsalsdeli.com
  • Fat Jerry Fat Sandwich
    cheesesteak, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, crisp bacon, fried eggs, fries, mayo, ketchup on hero bun (called "fat bread"); named after Jerry Ferrara--co-owner & former star of HBO's show "Entourage"; looks good
  • Meat Luv'rz Pizza Rolls
    ground beef, sweet Italian sausage, provolone, mozzarella stuffed in a crispy spring roll wrapper & deep-fried & served w/ side of marinara
4.0 out of 5
2072 ratings
opened in 2010; bringing NY sandwiches to LA; couple of blocks from UCLA; another location in Hollywood
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Gloria's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gloria's CafeSee Gloria's Cafe Video ($$)
(1617 ratings)

10227 Venice Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 838-0963
www.gloriascafela.com
  • Carne Adobada
    "outstanding"; looks good
  • Seven Seas Soup
    "you will go nuts"
4.0 out of 5
1617 ratings
opened in 1981; authentic Mexican food
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Golden State: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Golden StateSee Golden State Video ($$)
(1514 ratings)

426 N Fairfax Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 782-8331
thegoldenstatecafe.com
  • Lamb Burger
    Mediterranean flair topped w/ Gruyere cheese, yogurt dill sauce, roasted red peppers, arugula & curry ketchup; comes w/ side of sweet potato wedges; looks good
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
    topped w/ homemade pickled Jalapenos, pickled onions & scratch-made (hot) mustard; "it is one of the best pork sandwiches I've had...I mean its up in the top 10"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1514 ratings
started by 2 buddies w/ no culinary experience; "it's a great vibe; it's a great joint"-Guy Fieri; Other Recipes: Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges
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La Tostaderia: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La Tostaderia ($$)
(373 ratings)

317 S Broadway Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 624-2378
  • Octopus Tostada
    2 fried tortilla topped w/ a mound of octopus salad; made to order; looks good
  • Patrona Burger
    flat top griddled shrimp burger w/ melted Oaxaca cheese, chipotle mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado-mango radish, shredded potatoes; "that right there, in my expecation level of burgers--that is about as high as they go. Outstanding!" -Guy Fieri; looks good!
4.0 out of 5
373 ratings
in Grand Central Market
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  • Cochon de Lait Po'boy
    pulled pork, Creole slaw, shredded cabbage, pickles; looks good
  • Crawfish Mac N Cheese
    "it's outstanding! I get more crawfish flavor out of this than...when I eat crawfish!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1708 ratings
grocery & deli drawing its influence from culinary influence from New Orleans located in Chinatown; Other Recipes: Red Beans & Rice
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Nickel Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Nickel DinerSee Nickel Diner Video ($$)
(2409 ratings)

524 S Main St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 623-8301
www.5cdiner.com
  • Bacon Donuts
    glazed donut w/ one side dipped w/ chopped bacon; looks good
  • Catfish w/ Corn Cakes & Pecan Sauce
    seasoned & pan-fried; served w/ hashed bacon brussel sprouts; "that is fantastic...you gotta come try this!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2409 ratings
in 1940's-style dining setting; Other Recipes: Chicken Pozole
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Park's Finest: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Park's FinestSee Park's Finest Video ($$)
(2070 ratings)

1267 W Temple St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 481-2800
theparksfinest.com
  • Ann's Cornbread Bibingka
    "bringing elements of a traditional filipino dessert"; cornmeal combined w/ rice flour, coconut milk, etc. baked on a banana leaf; "best cornbread I've ever had...this is like fat black-lady cornbread"-Chris Rock; looks good
  • Beef Tri-Tip
    specialty; 4-6 hr-smoked season-crusted sirloin beef, cut deli thin & paired w/ home made horseradish sauce or vinegar-based Sawsawan sauce (try dipping in both); "out-of-bounds delicious!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Mama Leah's Coconut Beef
    chef's mom's recipe; Filipino comfort food; 6-16 hr-smoked chuck roll, cubed & stewed in a coconut cream; served over rice; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2070 ratings
est. 2009; started as a catering company...opened restaurant in 2012; "American cuts of BBQ with a Filipino flavor"; Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock & David Spade (actors from "Grown Ups 2") made guest appearance
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  • Goulash
    chopped flank steak in tomato-based sauce; served w/ potato dumplings; looks good
  • Nalesniki
    dessert: rolled Polish crepe stuffed w/ cherry-infused sweetened cream cheese & served flaming; looks good
  • Pierogi
    dumplings w/ seasoned pork & chicken or sauerkraut & stewed mushrooms or potatoes & cheese or potatoes & cheese & jalapeno (Guy had 1 of each); looks good
4.0 out of 5
784 ratings
opened in 1994 by borrowing from credit cards at 17% (pretty gutsy); in strip mall
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Rutt's Hawaiian Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rutt's Hawaiian Cafe ($)
(1706 ratings)

11707 Washington Pl Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 398-6326
www.ruttscafe.com
  • Fried Hawaiian Royale
    teriyaki beef, eggs, sprouts, Sriracha sauce scrambled & served over rice
  • Lau Lau
    Kalua pork w/ butterfish wrapped in taro leaves; served w/ rice, and salad, or macaroni salad; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1706 ratings
since 1976; Gene Simmons (KISS) made guest appearance...he is restaurant regular
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Delancey: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Delancey ($$)
(537 ratings)

5936 W Sunset Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 469-2100
delanceyhollywood.com
  • Gnocchi w/ Braised Wild Boar
    w/ sage & olives; looks good
  • Gramercy Pizza
    thin crust pizza w/ mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, bacon, sopressata & guanciale
3.5 out of 5
537 ratings
opened in 2008; serving gourmet thin crust pizzas, house made pastas & a full menu of Italian influenced dishes in NY-style atmosphere
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  • Chorizo
    "some of the best Chorizo"
  • French Toast Supreme
  • Menudo
    soup
3.5 out of 5
555 ratings
[CLOSED]
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Harold & Belle's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Harold & Belle's ($$)
(906 ratings)

2920 W Jefferson Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 735-9918
www.haroldandbellesrestau...
  • File Gumbo
    dark roux, ground sassafras, shrimp, sausage, ham, blue crab & chicken; served w/ side of rice
  • Shrimp & Crawfish Etouffee
    crawfish tails smothered in rich & spicy crawfish gravy, served w/ choice of rice or pasta; looks good
3.5 out of 5
906 ratings
since 1969; "New Orleans in Los Angeles"
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Horse Thief BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Horse Thief BBQ ($$)
(855 ratings)

324 S Hill St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 625-0341
www.horsethiefbbq.com
  • Fried Chicken Sandwich
    brioche bun, honey mustard slaw, pickled jalapenos
  • Smoked Pork Belly
    brined overnnight, rubbed & smoked for 10 hrs; served w/ apple-fennel slaw & topped w/ spicy mayo; looks good
3.5 out of 5
855 ratings
at Grand Central Market w/ outdoor seating
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Jitlada Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jitlada Restaurant ($$)
(2003 ratings)

5233 W Sunset Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 667-9809
www.jitladala.com
  • Green Curry Chicken
    served w/ side of rice
  • Tom Yum Soup
    seafood-based; looks good
3.5 out of 5
2003 ratings
originally opened in 1970s, new owners took over in 2006; serving Thai cuisine; co-owner/chef Jazz Singsanong was a winner of "Guy's Grocery Games"; "one of the best Thai experiences I've ever had" -Guy Fieri
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Mom's Tamales: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mom's Tamales [CLOSED]See Mom's Tamales Video ($)
(260 ratings)

3328 Pasadena Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 226-9383
www.momstamales.com
  • Chile Relleno
    roasted pepper stuffed w/ loads of cheese, battered w/ an airy egg coating, fried & topped w/ roasted tomato salsa
  • Spinach and Cheese Tamales
    family favorite; fresh spinach, stir fried together w/ tomato, onions & spices topped w/ monterey jack cheese
3.5 out of 5
260 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2005; started on February 11, 2001 selling tamales out of the trunk of her 1979 Honda Prelude...eventually leading to the storefront opening 4 yrs later & now serving 1,500 tamales per week; cash only
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