The Best Restaurants on Hollywood Boulevard

Famous Hollywood Boulevard and the Avenue of Stars in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Famous Hollywood Boulevard and the Avenue of Stars in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. | © Brian Kinney / Shutterstock
Dominic Bertolami

Freelance writer

Hidden among the iconic Hollywood landmarks of Hollywood Boulevard are a handful of excellent restaurants. As you make your way down one of LA’s most famous streets, these are the eateries you won’t want to miss.

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Pailin Thai Cuisine

From spicy salads to sour curries, Northern Thailand has its own distinctive cuisine

This unassuming stop on Hollywood Boulevard specializes in Northern Thai cuisine. Despite the teeny digs, it’s exceptionally charming, plastered with funky decor and blue-leather booths. This family-run business makes the best khao soi in the city: a spicy curry noodle soup bobbing with deep-fried noodles. The rest of the menu is quite extensive but the prices are mostly $8 and below.

It’s Halloween every day at this Tim Burton-inspired restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard. Decorated from head to toe in movie memorabilia, this dark hangout is a must-see for any fan of the famed director. Costumed characters from Burton’s various films mingle with you while you dine, accompanied by a live sideshow of sword swallowers, contortionists and fire spinners. Menu items such as the Edward-burger hands, Cheshire mac n’ cheese, and Sweeny beef pay homage to the characters Burton has brought to life, along with a handful of themed cocktails, like The Beetle’s Juice and Alice’s Cup O’ Tea.

Loteria Grill

A mixed taco plate served with an all-natural-flavored Jarritos Pineapple Mexican Soda.

Although this restaurant may be named after the Mexican game of chance, there’s no risk of finding a bad dish here. Mexico City native Jimmy Shaw created the brand over 15 years ago out of a small LA farmers’ market stall. The same market vibes are added here, where high ceilings and a colorful interior remind you of the outdoors. On the menu, you’ll find everything from tacos and burritos to braised beef tongue and sea bass al Morita, along with a host of vegetarian options. The full menu of drinks, including tamarind margaritas, make for a perfect stop for the daily happy hour when all drinks and appetizers are half-off.

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