34 Hottest New Restaurants in Los Angeles You Need To Eat Right Now

34 Best New Restaurants in Los Angeles You Gotta Go

It’s like every week there’s another new fantastic restaurant you have to visit if you’re in Los Angeles. This is heavenly for foodies, especially if you know in advance which eateries offer the best experiences for the best prices. So bring your wallet and drive to the following places for some culinary delights that these new places offer. Here are some of the best new restaurant just opened up in LA.

Best Restaurants in Los Angeles

1. Cilantro Lime 2.0 (Mexican)

Location: 247 E. Colorado St., Glendale

This is the second Cilantro Lime in the city after the one Downtown. If you’re in this part of town, though, you no longer have to travel too far for warm tortillas packed with lots of carne asada served over crispy golden fries.

34 Best New Restaurants in Los Angeles You Gotta Go Now
Cilantro Lime

2. Tennessee Hot Chicken (American)

Location: 5133 York Blvd, Highland Park

Check out Tennessee Hot Chicken when you’re in the mood for chicken sandwiches and tenders did Tennessee-style. They’ve got an amazing selection of Tennessee-style hot chicken with lots of dried spices along with plenty of sauce.

3. Bollywood Grill (Indian)

Location: 6756 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood

For those who love Indian simple comfort Indian food, you need to head on over to Bollywood Grill in Hollywood. Obviously, you can find various types of samosas and tandoori chicken here. But then you also need to try the shrimp masala and the salmon curry.

4. Antico Café (Thai)

Location: 5220 Hollywood Blvd, East Hollywood

Are you a lover of Thai food who’s also a vegetarian? That’s actually possible when you come to Antico Cafe in Thai Town. You’ve got paninis filled with green stuff, along with rice noodles and some kind of “lobster”.

34 Best New Restaurants in Los Angeles You Gotta Go
Antico Cafe

5. Vinh Loi Tofu (Vietnamese)

Location; 11818 South St. Ste. 101, Cerritos

This is the second Vinh Loi Tofu location after the one in the Valley, a Vietnamese vegetarian café and tofu factory. Come here for some savory Vietnamese vegetarian dishes. If your timing is right, you might hear the low whir of a soybean-grinding machine emanating from the kitchen, which is also a compact atelier where Vinh Loi Tofu makes fresh tofu, soymilk, and creamy tofu custard daily.

6. OMMA Rice N Chicken (Korean)

Location: 720 N. Lake Ave., Ste. 8, Pasadena

OMMA Rice N Chicken is another great new spot for casual Korean food in Pasadena. This has replaced Slaw Dogs, though you can still enjoy classics from the old menu like the Chicago-style hotdogs. But you also have lots of Korean classics here. Try the bibimbap or even the Spam fried rice.

34 Best New Restaurants in Los Angeles You Gotta Go
OMMA Rice N Chicken

7. Oceana Seafood (American)

Location: 3201 S. Hoover St., Ste. 1845, University Park

Hankering for seafood? Head on over to Oceana Seafood and try the poke and lobster rolls, along with the grilled fish and fish tacos.

8. Ling Ho Chinese Cuisine (Chinese)

Location; 3500 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 203, Korea Town

The latest hot spot for Chinese cuisine in Korea Town, Ling Ho serves up a variety of dishes. In LA, that’s par for the course. Try the mushroom chicken and crab rangoons, along with fried rice.

9. Toby’s Latin Grill (Cuban)

Location: 222 South Citrus St., West Covina

The foodies in western San Gabriel Valley love Toby’s Latin Grill, especially those with pan-Latin tastes. You’ve got Cubanos, croquetas, and the tasty empanadas, along with pasties stuffed with guava and cheese.

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Toby’s Latin Grill

10. Curry Time (Indian)

Location: 11635 Valley Blvd. Suite C, El Monte

Curry Time, a new express take-out Indian spot in El Monte.  Enjoy a variety of amazing comfort Indian dishes, and remember to ask for their house-made roti and naan. Also, try their samosas, along with tandoori and biryani for those with a large appetite for Indian cuisine.

11. Mr. Right Noodles (Chinese)

Location: 288 S. San Gabriel Blvd., Ste. 102, San Gabriel

It’s like you can’t walk a block in San Gabriel without finding a place where they specialize in noodles. Mr. Right Noodles is a new spot in San Gabriel you need to eat. This place is a favorite for their hot and sour broth and glass noodles. After these dishes, just ask for some milk tea while you relax.

34 Hottest New Restaurants in Los Angeles You Need To Eat
Mr Right Noodle

12. LA Brisket (American, BBQ)

Location; 736 N. Broadway, Chinatown

LA Brisket is a meat-lovers paradise. This spot serves up delicious brisket sandwiches, ribs, and other BBQ favorites all day, every day. If you’re new to the area you may need a bit of effort to find this spot amidst the teeming crowds and shops. Still, once you’ve found it you’ll want to come back for the ribs pulled pork, chicken, and brisket. Try the brisket sandwiches first. Check out their menu here.

13. Ô Gourmet French Café & Bakery (French)

Location: 4621 East 2nd St., Long Beach

Who says French cuisine is expensive in LA? Check out O Gourmet French Cafe some Parisian delights, with crepes, pastries, and sandwiches.

14. Crimson Coward (American)

Location: 10405 Lakewood Blvd., Downey

Crimson Coward is a Nashville-style joint, serving up delicious selections of chicken sandwiches and chicken tenders every day. You have a choice between zero heat all the way to feeling like being burned by wildfire. The Crimson sandwich is our favorite; served on a Brioche bun with huge boneless breast, CRIMSON sauce, slaw, and pickles.

34 Best New Restaurants in Los Angeles You Gotta Go Now
Crimson Coward

15. Hell’s Chicken (American)

Location: 8666 Foothill Blvd., Sunland

Hell’s Chicken is where you go to in the San Fernando Valley for some Nashville spicy chicken, with varying degrees of spiciness. The ultimate level of hot here will be like what you imagine hellfire feels like.

16. The Kickin’ Crab (American, Cajun)

Location; 6122 W Sunset Blvd., Hollywood

The Kickin’ Crab is a Cajun seafood spot serving up delicious sandwiches and seafood. There are so many great selections, with some surprises like Vietnamese treats such as garlic noodles and coconut sea snails.

17. RibTown B.B.Q. (American, BBQ)

Location: 2125 West Jefferson Blvd., Jefferson Park

RibTown BBQ, a mobile eatery can be found only on Fridays and Saturdays, beginning at 11 AM. They specialize in ribs and rib tips, along with pulled pork and chicken.

18. Crispy School (American)

Location; 526 S. Occidental Blvd., Westlake

As the name of the place should tell you, Crispy School, the food here is all about deep-fried temptations. You’ve got various burger options, along with chicken tenders, fish and chips, and some funnel cakes.

34 Hottest New Restaurants in Los Angeles You Need To Eat
Crispy School

19. The Dragon & Meeple (American)

Location: 3742 S Flower St., Exposition Park

A visit to The Dragon & Meeple isn’t really about the food (which is actually not bad), but about the board games. That’s because there are 600 of these you and your friends can play with. But these are more fun when you also try their full selection of wine and craft beers.

20. Louder’s (Asian Fusion)

Location: 3470 West 6th St., Koreatown

After you’re done with dinner elsewhere and you don’t want to go home, try some late-night adventures at Louder’s. It’s open till 2:30AM except on Sundays when they close up at 1AM. Here you can enjoy some Korean stews and yakitori to go with beer and soju.

21. Chello Persian Café (Persian)

Location; 20905 Lassen St., Chatsworth

Just how hungry are you for some Persian cuisine? You can find out at Chello Persian Cafe, an all-you-can-eat buffet joint in Chatsworth. You start with jeweled rice, then pick from the grilled kebabs and stewed veggies. The people behind the counter are nice and informative, so ask them what each item is all about.

22. HiroNori Craft Ramen (Japanese)

Location: 163 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena

There’s no doubting the popularity of HiroNori Craft Ramen. They already have locations in San Diego, Santa Clara, Long Beach, and Irvine. At least Pasadena residents don’t have to go far to get their fill of ramen. Visit and then order the tonkotsu (pork) ramen.

34 Hottest New Restaurants in Los Angeles You Need To Eat
HiroNori Craft Ramen

23. Chicks ‘N Cows (American)

Location; 7233 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga

Chicks ‘N Cows is a new chicken and burger shop that has opened in Tujunga. With a five-star rating out of 212 reviews on Yelp so far, Chicks N Cows is a favorite in the neighborhood. If you want full value for your money, get the $15 special. It includes a double smashed burger and a hot chicken sandwich with your choice of side dish.

24. Rock House Sliders (American)

Location: 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City

Now the Westside can also enjoy the mini burgers in this 2nd location for Rock House Sliders. While lettuce, pickles, and cheese are of course available as toppings, the more adventurous can go with mint chutney and tempura crumbs as additional toppings.

25. Aduke’s African Cuisine (African)

Location: 6118 West Pico Blvd., Mid-City

The Aduke’s African Cuisine was so popular as a catering service that they just set up shop here on Pico. Whether you’re adventurous (or homesick if you’re of African origins), you need to try the sauteed cow skin with plantains, yam porridge with spinach, and the classic Ghanaian Jollof rice.

34 Hottest New Restaurants in Los Angeles You Need To Eat
Aduke African Cuisine

26. Chun La Hao Chong Qing Hot Pot (Chinese)

Location: 5701 Rosemead Blvd., Temple City

Sichuan-style hot pot is the latest craze in LA, Chun La Hao Chong Qing Hot Pot is the spot you should eat. You get to pick from 5 different soup bases, and then you have several dozen mix-ins to choose from. Your options include boneless duck feet and bullfrog, which makes this rather unique.

27. E.A.T. Bistro (Brit-Chinese)

Location: 8168 Garvey Ave., Ste. B, Rosemead

E.A.T. Bistro is a Brit-Chinese fusion that you might find in Hong Kong. Special faves here include prime rib with corn niblets and baked spaghetti Bolognese.

28. Mona’s Kitchen (Lebanese)

Location; 18970 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana

Mona Kalout is all about Lebanese food, and here she offers namoura (semolina cake), makanek (sausages), hummus topped with meat and pine nuts. Check out her latest joint Mona’s Kitchen in Tarzana, amazing food.

34 Hottest New Restaurants in Los Angeles You Need To Eat
Mona’s Kitchen

29. The Cove (American, Seafood)

Location; 12209 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk

Looking for Cajun-style seafood in Norwalk? The Cove is the latest hot foodie spot for fresh seafood. Whether it’s fried or boiled, you’ll be taking a dive into flavor town with its Vietnamese-Cajun inspired palette. You need to get their fried baskets of shrimp and catfish, to die for. Then you have snow crab, shrimp, and crawfish boiled by the pound.

30. Catch 818 Mariscos (Mexican)

Location: 7900 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys

Those hunting for Mexican-style seafood need to check out Catch 818 Mariscos, where the micheladas are truly divine. Then ask for the cocteles, tacos, and tostadas.

31. Tasty Box (Chinese)

2769 S. Diamond Bar Blvd., Diamond Bar

This casual and contemporary eatery, Tasty Box, provides you with Hong Kong-style BBQ. Pick any of the roasted meats, then get some rice plates and noodle soups. You should try their Peking duck, its delicious. If you want to go all duck, order some heart, liver, or tongue—all delicacies that you won’t get to taste with the standard whole Peking duck.

32. Amorcito (Mexican)

Location: 4150 McGowen St., Unit 13, LBX Complex, East Long Beach

Delicious tapas ever at Amorcito, the latest hot spot in Long Beach – serving up small plates of Mexican tacos. Come here, and order the charred Brussels sprouts, and also the fantastic potato taquitos. Sit back and enjoy— and then come back.

34 Hottest New Restaurants in Los Angeles You Need To Eat

33. Titas of Manila Filipino Kitchen (Filipino)

Location: 2532 S Azusa Ave., West Covina

In the Philippines, the “Titas” are aunts who spoil you with food when you visit them. The typical Pinoy fare here include a type of beef jerky dipped in vinegar called beef tapa, and deep-fried pork belly called lechon kawali. And, Titas of Manila Filipino Kitchen is the newest spot in West Covina to serve you, foodies.

34. Pinoy Diners (Filipino)

Location: 4901 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach

Pinoys are the nicknames for Filipinos, and their cuisine is a favorite of numerous LA foodies (especially the Pinoys themselves). Pinoy Diners is a new joint in Long Beach food scene. Enjoy crispy pata, pancit, and lumpia at any time of the day. But you need to try the “silog” breakfasts, which means fried garlic rice with fried eggs plus meat and fish such as fried milkfish.

34 Hottest New Restaurants in Los Angeles You Need To Eat
Pinoy Diners

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