Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Eataly LA

Opened in 2017, LA's branch of this multistory Italian megamarket and restaurant hall is so big that it offers maps at the entrance. Stall after stall sells top-notch Italian delicacies – from coffee to cannoli, fre…
Top Choice Japanese in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Hamasaku

It doesn't get much more LA than this. Upscale and buzzy, Hamasaku combines two local obsessions, sushi and the entertainment industry (one-time super-agent Michael Ovitz is an owner), and it's in a strip mall. Japa…
Top Choice Chinese in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Joss Cuisine

With fans including Barbra Streisand, Gwenyth Paltrow and Jackie Chan, this warm, intimate nosh spot serves up superlative, MSG-free Chinese cuisine at noncelebrity prices. Premium produce drives a menu of exception…
Californian in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Fundamental LA

This modernist-minimalist neighborhood bistro nails the, uh, fundamentals, then elevates them. Lunch focuses on sandwiches and salads (our favorite: chicken torta) and delectable sides such as fingerling potatoes wi…
Sushi in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Kazunori

The folks behind the popular Sugarfish mini-chain bring you this sushi hand-roll specialty shop in Westwood Village. Behind the minimalist, square, wooden counter surrounded by a couple dozen stools, busy chefs roll…
Desserts in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Blockheads

'Snow cream' is the thing here: neither ice cream nor shaved ice, but something in between. Imagine a block of ice milk (some in Asian-inspired flavors such as green tea or black sesame) shaped like a large can, spu…
Japanese in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Necco

If your idea of Japanese cooking is sushi, tempura and teriyaki, this cheerful, minimalist, good-for-you storefront will be a pleasant surprise. The vegetable-forward menu features home-style dishes served tapas-sty…
Japanese in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Chinchikurin

Okonomiyaki (thick, savory Japanese pancakes filled with veggies, meat and noodles) may sound odd to the uninitiated, but not to fans of the Sawtelle Japantown branch of this Hiroshima-based restaurant. Fillings ran…
Japanese in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Marguame Udon

Why should ramen lovers have all the fun? If the lines out the door here are any indication, udon (thick wheat noodles) are next. At the Sawtelle Japantown branch of this from-Japan shop, order noodles in your choic…
Mediterranean in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Momed

Yes, it has traditional Mediterranean dishes covered, but Momed (short for Modern Mediterranean) also melts avocado into its hummus, crafts shawarma from duck breast, oven-dried tomatoes and fig confit, and loads wo…