Thank God for the proximity of the Pacific Ocean! If you are a seafood lover you will be happy dining out on Los Angeles.
Sushi restaurants are treated separately; this fabulous Sushi guide
covers some very expensive places. Don't fear there are good, more humble sushi joints out there more, Noshi Sushi
is just one example among others.
This list opens with Suzanne Goin and David Lentz's Hungry Cat
in Hollywood; a place where you can get fresh top-quality seafood, or a really good burger, or a fancy cocktail for that matter.
The macrobiotic restaurant Inaka
is included to add some variety. Inaka features a number of fish entries that I have found delicious and of course very healthy. If you are not familiar with macrobiotic food you might find the fare a bit bland; I sometimes get a side order of umeboshi to add something really savory to the meal. Inaka has been around for decades and has a devoted clientele.
La Serenata de Garibaldi
is very close to Mariachi Plaza (now home to a subway stop) in Boyle Heights. This popular Mexican restaurant is one of the relatively more affordable spots listed here. They now have 3 locations, this is the original one.
is another offbeat selection and again this is an affordable dining destination. They serve "Japanese Soul Food;" this translates into a menu featuring home-style cooking, including a number of fish options.
1535 N. Vine St
Near back entrance of Sunset + Vine complex, Hollywood
131 North La Brea Avenue
Traditional macrobiotic restaurant... read more
5955 Melrose Ave
At N. Cahuenga Blvd
544 South Grand Avenue
Between 5th and 6th Sts
9646 Little Santa Monica Boulevard
At Bedford St, Beverly Hills
1842 East 1st Street
4451 Admiralty Way
Between Lincoln and Washington boulevards, Marina del Rey
2442 Main Street
11288 Ventura Boulevard