Restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Hollywood

Baroo

At first glance, Baroo is an unlikely candidate to appear on lists of America's top restaurants. There's no sign; it's in a Hollywood strip mall next to a 7-Eleven; and the tiny postindustrial-minimalist dining room…
Top Choice Fusion in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Catch LA

An LA-scene extraordinaire. You may well find sidewalk paparazzi stalking celebrity guests and a doorman to check your reservation, but all that's forgotten once you're up in this 3rd-floor rooftop restaurant/bar ab…
Top Choice Fusion in South Bay Beaches

MB Post

There's a lot to love here, from the reclaimed wood-paneled exterior to the exposed rafters and wood-block common tables where you'll munch pomegranate couscous with lavender feta, house-cured charcuterie, oak-grill…
Fusion in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

Orsa & Winston

Progressive, well-executed Italo-Asian fusion rules the roost here. Grain bowls feature on the simpler lunch menu – choose your base (quinoa, barley, farro or rice), your flavor (anything from curry to seafood crudo…
Fusion in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Komodo

What the…? Asian-Latin-Mediterranean fusion combos are the thing at this airy, counter-service spot. Tacos, burritos or rice bowls are filled with selections such as banh mi chicken, Alaskan cod with grapes, roasted…
Fusion in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

Bäco Mercat

A low-key, industrial hangout with chipped steel bench, butcher's paper place mats and old-school classroom chairs, Bäco Mercat is known for its warm flatbread sandwiches, filled with combos such as panko-crumbed sh…
Fusion in Healdsburg

Mateo's Cocina Latina

Here the upmarket Yucatan-inspired cooking at lunch and the California-French fusion dishes in the evening integrate fine technique and all-local ingredients for standout dishes, such as daily beef cuts and cochinit…
Fusion in San Jose

Hukilau

Incongruously located in San Jose's tiny Japantown, this fun Hawaii-themed bar puts together incredibly filling island-style plate meals (sesame chicken is da best) and pupus (snacks or appetizers) such as Spam musu…
Fusion in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Mission Chinese

Mission barflies and globe-trotting gourmands find common ground at Danny Bowien's cult-food dive. Kung pao pastrami burritos, lamb dumplings with Greek tzatziki sauce, and tiki pork belly with pickled pineapple are…
Fusion in Encinitas

East Village Asian Diner

This cool diner-decorated eatery fuses mostly Korean cooking with Western and other Asian influences (witness the 'super awesome' beef-and-kimchi burrito). Try noodle dishes (Thai peanut, beef and broccoli etc), or …