Dining in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to thousands of unique and chain dining venues. There are several venues that are unique to Southern California also, such as Norm's. This restaurant began as a diner many years ago, now boasting over 10 locations in the Los Angeles area. Cuisine is family-style and comfort food, served in generous portions, prepared with fresh ingredients and served by friendly staff. The inviting atmosphere, delicious flavors and low costs are what make this restaurant a favorite of Los Angeles residents.

Many people wonder where the stars go to eat in Los Angeles. To be seen, they frequent places such as The Palm, Mr. Chow, Koi and Cafe Montana. The Palm and Koi are both located in trendy West Hollywood; Koi features Japanese cuisine with a flair, while The Palm is famous for a variety of traditional fine dining choices. Cafe Montana is located in Santa Monica, offering California cuisine seasoned to perfection. Mr. Chow is one of the most common celeb-sighting locations; frequented for its delicious variety of cuisine, visitors need not be A-listers to enjoy the flavors.

There are also celebrity-owned restaurants, such as Chef Gordon Ramsay's London West Hollywood. Nothing less than perfection leaves the kitchen in this venue. Guests report that the experience is well worth every cent. Nobu is another West Hollywood restaurant owned by a celebrity chef - Nobu Matsushisa, a pioneer in Japanese cuisine.

Some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles are hole-in-the-wall venues. Pink's Hot Dogs in Hollywood is a famous place for delicious hot dog creations; another location nearby is Okie Dog. Famous for their chili burgers, Tommy's Hamburgers is the original fast-food burger stand in California, with locations in Hollywood, Santa Monica and downtown L.A. Another excellent small burger stand is located in the Mid-City area of L.A, on Crenshaw Boulevard. Appropriately named "Masterburger," this location is famous for its phenomenal home-made burgers. Several other delicious menu choices of fried fish and chicken are also offered. Tito's Tacos is a local favorite; lines are long, but worth the wait for these uniquely-made tacos, salsa and burritos. Tito's has a location in West Los Angeles on Sepulveda Boulevard.