New & Hot Places

New Restaurants in Los Angeles

You can’t stay on top of the Los Angeles dining scene without knowing what’s new — which is why we offer this indispensable list of the most notable restaurant openings around town. We’ll update the guide every week, keeping the latest openings at the top of the page.

  • Tempura Endo Beverly Hills
    • New
    • Japanese
    • Beverly Hills
    Bringing the traditional tempura bar experience from Japan to Beverly Hills, this offshoot of a famed Kyoto-based restaurant empire offers omakase menus in an intimate space with an eight-seat bar and small, polished dining room. Diners watch chefs prepare tempura seafood, meat and vegetable specialties and high-end rice dishes – and there's a late-night à la carte menu.
  • Sushi Sasabune
    • New
    • Sushi
    • Glendale
    The omakase tasting menu is "the way to go" at this "traditional" Japanese mini empire from culinary "artist" Nobi Kusuhara, who is famed for employing "the highest quality" fish in "supreme sushi done his way or the highway" (no special rolls here); the "divine" morsels easily outsparkle the understated decor and quickly empty your wallet, but "the experience is worth every penny", so "sit back, relax" and "let the chef make all the decisions."
  • Salt's Cure
    • New
    • American
    • Hollywood
    Chris Phelps and Zak Walters moved their petite, meat-centric West Hollywood hot spot to Hollywood, and got bigger, more polished digs with cool hand-carved wooden wall sculptures, a big patio and a bar for cocktails. The menu expands on the rustic American seasonal fare the two are known for, from oat griddle cakes at brunch to roast chicken, pork chops and wood-fired vegetables at dinner.
  • Bruxie
    • New
    • American
    • Santa Monica
    The fast-casual Belgian waffle house from Orange County sweetens up the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica with its playful menu of sweet and savory crispy waffle creations, including sandwiches, salads and frozen custard. Patrons order at a counter in a narrow space with hanging waffle-iron decor and sit inside along banquettes or outside on the wood-fenced patio.
  • Wax Paper
    • New
    • American
    • Echo Park
    The sandwiches may be named after National Public Radio hosts or another hip celebrity at this small take-out sandwich shop alongside the L.A. River in up-and-coming Frogtown. Two restaurant vets add playful twists to seriously built sandwiches – from roasted pork loin with miso-bacon aioli to avocado and veggies – on locally baked breads.
  • Barrique
    • New
    • Italian
    • Venice Beach
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  • Arts District Brewing
    • New
    • Brewpub
    • Downtown
    There are plenty of house beers on tap at this expansive 15-barrel Downtown brewhouse and taproom also offering classic games like Ping-Pong, giant Jenga, darts and vintage Skee-Ball machines to keep the crowd busy. Porters, IPAs and honey golden ales wash down takeout-window fare from Neal Fraser’s Fritzi Dog, including a jalapeño-chicken dog and a famous vegan carrot dog.
  • Spartina
    • New
    • Fairfax
    This polished, modern Italian restaurant has both industrial and modern design elements, with a natural color palette, expansive outdoor seating areas and a large open kitchen. The wood-burning oven and grill and the penchant for local, seasonal ingredients means most dishes (pizzas, pastas and meaty entrees) have Italian roots with a California sensibility.
  • Kagura
    • New
    • Japanese
    • El Segundo
    Situated near El Segundo’s busy corporate corridor, this high-end Japanese restaurant offers an array of dining options with various private nooks, communal tables and a sushi bar. Tonkatsu (fried pork cutlets) is a specialty, as is shabu-shabu, both often served with a platter of accoutrements and side dishes, like rice and pickled vegetables, alongside a large sake and beer selection.
  • Charcoal Venice
    • New
    • Marina del Rey
    Going a more casual route than his haute Melisse restaurant, Josiah Citrin’s chic Venice grill house features big windows for ocean breezes, a small bar for quick bites and cocktails and a view into the wood-fueled kitchen. Most dishes are kissed by smoke or char, from the vegetables (including cabbage cooked in embers) to meats, seafood, drinks and even desserts.
  • Scratch|Bar & Kitchen
    • New
    • New American
    • Encino
    Tucked away on the second floor of the Encino Place shopping center, the contemporary space from Top Chef's Phillip Frankland Lee comprises a counter in front of the wood-burning grill, plus a few high-top tables scattered around the room. The ever-changing menu blurs the line between haute seasonal cuisine and family-friendly fare, from roasted carrots with yogurt and pistachios to a classic burger.
  • Picnic LA
    • New
    • Culver City
    This fast-casual eatery combines haute picnic fixings in a minimalist, sunny Downtown Culver City space. Walk down the buffet line and select from the array of seasonal salads, grains, vegetable-heavy side dishes and lean proteins, ordered à la carte or as a combo lunch or dinner plate, and find a seat at one of the sleek, modern communal picnic tables – or opt for a meal to-go.
  • Souk Shawarma
    • New
    • Mediterranean
    • Westlake
    This contemporary Middle Eastern fast-casual spot on the outskirts of downtown cooks its protein — seven kinds, including a vegan version — horizontally (rather than the popular vertical spits). Everything is offered as a wrap or plate, with sides of hummus, vegetables and pickles, served at a counter to go or to stay in airy cafe digs.
  • Superba Food + Bread
    • New
    • Californian
    • El Segundo
    Patrons gather for "leisurely" paced dining over "trendy", "health"-oriented American fare and "excellent" baked goods at this "terminally hip" all-day duo of "hot spots", both offshoots of Superba Snack Bar; the "cool" vibe is helped along by "helpful" (if occasionally "eye-rolling") servers and "breezy" industrial quarters in a "converted auto body shop" (Venice) and at The Point shopping center (El Segundo).
  • Otium
    • New
    • Downtown
    A fork's throw from The Broad museum on Bunker Hill, this rustic-chic modern American restaurant is filled with natural light and accents of steel, wood, copper and ceramics. The raw and refined look mimics chef Timothy Hollingsworth's menu offerings, which make use of the on-site garden, wood-fired grills and rotisseries.
  • Wallflower
    • New
    • Asian
    • Venice Beach
    This hip little spot is big on unique coffee offerings and porridge during the day, with more elaborate Indonesian and Southeast Asian specialties featured on the menu at night; think satay, whole fried fish and wok-tossed lobster. The space has a minimalist loft vibe, with open ceilings, wood counters, leather banquettes and dark-wood bistro chairs.
  • Good Greek Grill
    • New
    • Greek
    • Los Feliz
    This straightforward Los Feliz stop, a brick-and-mortar offshoot of the popular food truck, offers a counter, a few indoor seats and some sidewalk tables. Twists on Greek staples include spit-roasted lamb served on top of a pile of french fries, fries stuffed inside of gyros, or spanakopita made into mini bites.
  • Roku Sunset
    • New
    • Sushi
    • West Hollywood
    Hoping to reinvent the flash and flair of traditional teppanyaki cooking, this latest concept from the group behind the Sushi Roku chain features teppan chefs preparing sizzling Wagyu beef, spot prawns and other high-grade ingredients on grill tables. The sprawling setting includes indoor and outdoor spaces designed with a relaxed Asian aesthetic.
  • Jinya Ramen Express
    • New
    • Noodle Shop
    • Hollywood
    An offshoot of the popular Jinya Ramen brand, this small, counter-only, fast-casual noodle spot is a choose-your-own-adventure ramen experience tucked in the Hollywood and Highland complex (on the dining deck next to the movie theater). All bowls are customizable, from noodle selection to the both, which includes rich pork tonkotsu or vegan miso, to toppings that range from traditional proteins to Brussels sprouts.
  • The Surly Goat
    • Gastropub
    • Encino
    Dark brown banquettes and wood paneled walls set the mood at this rustic Encino Gastropub with a vast offering of craft beers along with a long list of whiskey and creative cocktails. The food menu features standard pub fare (wings, burgers) for brunch, lunch and dinner.
  • Little Pine Restaurant
    • Vegan
    • Silver Lake
    Musician and producer Moby had a hand in nearly everything at this vegan spot, from the sleek, forest-inspired design to the menu to the personally curated art and books in the attached retail shop. The bistro features an all plant-based, organic menu full of Mediterranean-inspired Californian dishes like meatless meatballs, stuffed shells and cassoulet, plus organic wine and beer.
  • Market Provisions
    • Californian
    • Beverly Grove
    "Elevating" "simple" "farm-to-table food" by "carefully constructing" each dish, the "talented" team at this Beverly Grove Californian provides a "high-end" dining experience "for a fraction of the cost"; some say the noise is "deafening", but the "inviting" atmosphere and "mature", "crowded" scene suggests its "neighborhood" "standby" status is secure.

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