Los Angeles might bring to mind images of smoothies and Buddha bowls, but there’s plenty more to the home of Hollywood than healthy eating. From Pink’s legendary hot dogs to Canter’s Jewish staples, our guide to LA’s best restaurants is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings.
This popular sushi spot was created by sushi Chef Nozawa, and it is one of the most sought-after seafood restaurants in the city. There are locations all over the city, but head to the Brentwood location for a relaxed vibe. The fish is ridiculously fresh, so the rolls just melt in your mouth. It is known to be a minimalistic and traditional approach to sushi more in the style that it is eaten in Japan.
Come into Pink’s for a taste of L.A. hot dog history and enjoy hot dogs, burgers, sides, and specialties, all under ten dollars. This casual hot dog stand has been frequented by celebrities, and one wall of the dining area is lined with celebrity photos of those who’ve visited. There’s also an outdoor dining area with plenty of umbrellas for shade.
Zam Zam Market moved from Culver City to Hawthorne in 2016, but it still serves up delicious Pakistani and Indian food in a bare-bones space. The menu is quite small, but they’re best known for their lamb pulao, served on Friday afternoons, and a chicken biryani that many visitors claim is the best in the Los Angeles area. Zam Zam Market’s name is not a misnomer; you can also buy various sundries here. Closed on Mondays, and you may want to call ahead as hours can vary.