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Very close to my place and great food. The restaurant has a casual setting but the food is a bit more upscale than typical Mexican food. Plates are small and shareable. For some reason they sometimes have Rib Eye steak on special or if specifically requested. It is to die for! It’s one of the best steaks I have had in my life although it’s not a steak house! Their branzino also gets rave reviews although I have never had it. Try out their spicy cucumber margarita.
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Mercado
3413 Cahuenga Boulevard West
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Very close to my place and great food. The restaurant has a casual setting but the food is a bit more upscale than typical Mexican food. Plates are small and shareable. For some reason they sometimes have Rib Eye steak on special or if specifically requested. It is to die for! It’s one of the best steaks I have had in my life although it’s not a steak house! Their branzino also gets rave reviews although I have never had it. Try out their spicy cucumber margarita.
Neighborhood restaurant, very close to my place. It’s a comfortable place with the decor of Venice, Italy. Servers take turns and sing during the evening. They all have beautiful voice. My boyfriend and I prefer their pasta dishes over their pizzas especially the mixed sea food pasta.
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Miceli's
3655 Cahuenga Boulevard
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Neighborhood restaurant, very close to my place. It’s a comfortable place with the decor of Venice, Italy. Servers take turns and sing during the evening. They all have beautiful voice. My boyfriend and I prefer their pasta dishes over their pizzas especially the mixed sea food pasta.
Really good Chinese restaurant, casual and comfortable with interesting cocktails.
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Genghis Cohen
740 North Fairfax Avenue
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Really good Chinese restaurant, casual and comfortable with interesting cocktails.
Delicious Persian Cuisine. Very small restaurant. They have great kabobs and stews. I typically take the food for take out. I would ask them to take it easy on butter or oil on the rice.
Kaban Persian Restaurant
3250 Cahuenga Blvd W
Delicious Persian Cuisine. Very small restaurant. They have great kabobs and stews. I typically take the food for take out. I would ask them to take it easy on butter or oil on the rice.
Great Middle Eastern Cuisine. Good for take out.
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Joe's Falafel
3535 Cahuenga Boulevard West
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Great Middle Eastern Cuisine. Good for take out.
Located in Garland Hotel. Nice outdoor space. Have breakfast and brunch and food is delicious.
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The Front Yard
4222 Vineland Avenue
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Located in Garland Hotel. Nice outdoor space. Have breakfast and brunch and food is delicious.
Interesting Architecture. Delicious breakfast and food in general. Casual place but yet great food.
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GRANVILLE
12345 Ventura Boulevard
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Interesting Architecture. Delicious breakfast and food in general. Casual place but yet great food.
Neighborhood restaurant for breakfast and lunch
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Good Neighbor Restaurant
3701 Cahuenga Boulevard
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Neighborhood restaurant for breakfast and lunch
Haven’t been there personally but have read great reviews on the food and drinks. The food is tapas style.
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The Village
12345 Ventura Boulevard
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Haven’t been there personally but have read great reviews on the food and drinks. The food is tapas style.
The new restaurant is actually called The Piespace. For some reason it’s coming up with the old name. I Like their pizzas and sandwiches. I love the Mexican Pizza. Sandwiches are made with fresh bread. It’s a good place for take out.
161st Street Pizzeria
3252 Cahuenga Boulevard West
The new restaurant is actually called The Piespace. For some reason it’s coming up with the old name. I Like their pizzas and sandwiches. I love the Mexican Pizza. Sandwiches are made with fresh bread. It’s a good place for take out.
Nice and comfortable restaurant with good sushi
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Teru Sushi
11940 Ventura Boulevard
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Nice and comfortable restaurant with good sushi
French Bakery with awesome croissants and coffee for breakfast.
Sweet Lily Bakery
3315 Cahuenga Boulevard West
French Bakery with awesome croissants and coffee for breakfast.
On Sunset strip, about 20 minutes from my place. They have great breakfast. It’s in the heart of Sunset Plaza which is a must see for visitors and it’s full of shops and restaurant. The ambiance is light and pretty.
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The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker
8653 Sunset Blvd
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On Sunset strip, about 20 minutes from my place. They have great breakfast. It’s in the heart of Sunset Plaza which is a must see for visitors and it’s full of shops and restaurant. The ambiance is light and pretty.
Vegan Restaurant. Have not personally been there but have read rave reviews. It’s very close to my place.
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Veggie House
3217 Cahuenga Boulevard West
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Vegan Restaurant. Have not personally been there but have read rave reviews. It’s very close to my place.
Upscale tapas bar. They have good food. Our favorite drink is “Red, Hot & bothered”. The sticky toffee pudding for desert is really good. All and all, their food is pretty good but the cost adds up pretty quickly.
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Black Market Liquor Bar
11915 Ventura Blvd
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Upscale tapas bar. They have good food. Our favorite drink is “Red, Hot & bothered”. The sticky toffee pudding for desert is really good. All and all, their food is pretty good but the cost adds up pretty quickly.

Shopping

Convenient store 15 minutes walk from my house.
Short Stop Food Store
3278 Cahuenga Blvd W
Convenient store 15 minutes walk from my house.
Beautiful outdoor mall with a lot of nice restaurants to choose from. It’s perfect in a sunny day. During the Christmas Holidays they light up all the trees and it’s gorgeous. Very popular destination in LA. Don’t miss the oldest indoor farmers market right next to it which is at the end of the tip of the walk way. Also, inside the farmer’s market there is a French restaurant called Monsieur Marcel which is great and has very good escargot.
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The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
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Beautiful outdoor mall with a lot of nice restaurants to choose from. It’s perfect in a sunny day. During the Christmas Holidays they light up all the trees and it’s gorgeous. Very popular destination in LA. Don’t miss the oldest indoor farmers market right next to it which is at the end of the tip of the walk way. Also, inside the farmer’s market there is a French restaurant called Monsieur Marcel which is great and has very good escargot.
Beautifully renovated outdoor mall. Full of cool restaurants and shops. Beautifully decorated with numerous seating areas throughout the mall. The only thing is that because of the long walkways and the shape of the mall, it tends to get chilly in cold days. It’s best to do there in sunny days or when you prefer to stay away from the heat because it inherently tends to be on a cooler temperature side.
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Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Boulevard
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Beautifully renovated outdoor mall. Full of cool restaurants and shops. Beautifully decorated with numerous seating areas throughout the mall. The only thing is that because of the long walkways and the shape of the mall, it tends to get chilly in cold days. It’s best to do there in sunny days or when you prefer to stay away from the heat because it inherently tends to be on a cooler temperature side.
Small Convenient store but they seem to have every immediate item one needs
Short Stop Food Store
3278 Cahuenga Blvd W
Small Convenient store but they seem to have every immediate item one needs
Grocery Store
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Ralphs
10901 Ventura Boulevard
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Grocery Store
Grocery store
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Trader Joe's
11976 Ventura Boulevard
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Grocery store

Food scene

The best/freshest sushi in LA, hands down! The restaurant is not a scene, it’s just the freshest sushi which is surprisingly not as expensive as many other sushi places. Every hour of the day, there is a 1 to 1.5 hour wait and unfortunately they don’t accept reservation. We typically go an hour before they close as the wait time goes down and we’ll be seated by around the time they are about to close but the restaurant is still full and they serve for another hour or so.
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Sushi Gen
422 E 2nd St
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The best/freshest sushi in LA, hands down! The restaurant is not a scene, it’s just the freshest sushi which is surprisingly not as expensive as many other sushi places. Every hour of the day, there is a 1 to 1.5 hour wait and unfortunately they don’t accept reservation. We typically go an hour before they close as the wait time goes down and we’ll be seated by around the time they are about to close but the restaurant is still full and they serve for another hour or so.
One can not have a list without naming Providence. #1 or #2 best restaurant in Los Angeles depending on the source of the published rating. It could be a Michelin Restaurant if there was a Michelin rating in LA. The restaurant is not for everyone though. They have fixed menu and their dishes are super small, however with the variety of food that they serve, it may not sit well with people with sensitive stomach. One last thing to mention is that the restaurant is very very pricey.
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Providence
5955 Melrose Ave
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One can not have a list without naming Providence. #1 or #2 best restaurant in Los Angeles depending on the source of the published rating. It could be a Michelin Restaurant if there was a Michelin rating in LA. The restaurant is not for everyone though. They have fixed menu and their dishes are super small, however with the variety of food that they serve, it may not sit well with people with sensitive stomach. One last thing to mention is that the restaurant is very very pricey.
A beautiful Japanese restaurant and a place to be on Sunset strip. They have great sushi but also the small robata grilled skewers. Sea-bass & grilled steak skewers among many others are delicious. Try to sit outside as it has a lot of character but the inside is quite beautiful as well.
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Katana LA
8439 Sunset Boulevard
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A beautiful Japanese restaurant and a place to be on Sunset strip. They have great sushi but also the small robata grilled skewers. Sea-bass & grilled steak skewers among many others are delicious. Try to sit outside as it has a lot of character but the inside is quite beautiful as well.
Beautiful views of downtown LA from every direction. The food is served as a fixed menu. Given that it’s a major tourist spot, the food is actually pretty delicious although portions are small. For parties 4 and larger, window seats can be requested with a down payment at the time of reservation.
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71Above
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Beautiful views of downtown LA from every direction. The food is served as a fixed menu. Given that it’s a major tourist spot, the food is actually pretty delicious although portions are small. For parties 4 and larger, window seats can be requested with a down payment at the time of reservation.
Beautiful Spanish roof top restaurant and patio area with beautiful views of downtown LA.
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Perch
448 S Hill St
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Beautiful Spanish roof top restaurant and patio area with beautiful views of downtown LA.
One of the oldest restaurants on Hollywood Blvd. Old Hollywood favorite, a landmark. They serve the meal in the original China plates. This place is beautiful and classic.
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Musso & Frank Grill
6667 Hollywood Blvd
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One of the oldest restaurants on Hollywood Blvd. Old Hollywood favorite, a landmark. They serve the meal in the original China plates. This place is beautiful and classic.
Beautiful Serene place in the mountains of Topanga Canyon. If I ever get married, it will be here. Best is to make you reservation right before sunset so you can enjoy both the daylight and sunset scenes. Their indoor seating is very small. The experience is in the outdoor seating. Beautiful place and delicious food.
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Inn of the Seventh Ray
128 Old Topanga Canyon Road
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Beautiful Serene place in the mountains of Topanga Canyon. If I ever get married, it will be here. Best is to make you reservation right before sunset so you can enjoy both the daylight and sunset scenes. Their indoor seating is very small. The experience is in the outdoor seating. Beautiful place and delicious food.
Delicious appetizers and food in general. They also have a great brunch.
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Cecconi's West Hollywood
8764 Melrose Ave
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Delicious appetizers and food in general. They also have a great brunch.
Always Classic, comfortable, consistent yet awesome food in a beautiful spanish setting. Ask for patio setting. It’s beautiful! Make sure that you reserve well ahead of time in Open Table as the place is typically fully booked on weekends.
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A.O.C.
8700 W 3rd St
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Always Classic, comfortable, consistent yet awesome food in a beautiful spanish setting. Ask for patio setting. It’s beautiful! Make sure that you reserve well ahead of time in Open Table as the place is typically fully booked on weekends.
Oldie but goodie! Always great food and consistent service. It has become a major tourist attraction so I typically go to their other restaurants “Piccolo Paradiso, or Panzanella”
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Il Pastaio
400 N Canon Dr
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Oldie but goodie! Always great food and consistent service. It has become a major tourist attraction so I typically go to their other restaurants “Piccolo Paradiso, or Panzanella”

LA night life

The lounge is an ultimate LA Scene. This place is not suitable if you’re not into loud places and small dishes (and I mean really small).
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SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills
465 South La Cienega Boulevard
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The lounge is an ultimate LA Scene. This place is not suitable if you’re not into loud places and small dishes (and I mean really small).
Great steak and sea food! It’s a total LA loud scene. I typically ask for the balcony seating which is much quieter and it overlooks the beautiful Canon Drive. The balcony is pretty small and romantic. The main restaurant on the second floor is pretty loud. If you choose to sit inside and would like to have conversations, ask for downstairs seating or the second floor Private area which is separated from the main area by glass walls. Maestro’s in Malibu is beautiful with the gorgeous view of the ocean.
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Mastro's Steakhouse
246 North Canon Drive
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Great steak and sea food! It’s a total LA loud scene. I typically ask for the balcony seating which is much quieter and it overlooks the beautiful Canon Drive. The balcony is pretty small and romantic. The main restaurant on the second floor is pretty loud. If you choose to sit inside and would like to have conversations, ask for downstairs seating or the second floor Private area which is separated from the main area by glass walls. Maestro’s in Malibu is beautiful with the gorgeous view of the ocean.
Gorgeous bar and an architecture award winner that used to be a power plant. The drinks and appetizers are just okay but the place looks amazing. The bar is made of small rooms and a large main area as they kept the original walls and structure. You can see the old pumps and equipment displayed. The play with lighting make the space amazing.
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The Edison
108 West 2nd Street
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Gorgeous bar and an architecture award winner that used to be a power plant. The drinks and appetizers are just okay but the place looks amazing. The bar is made of small rooms and a large main area as they kept the original walls and structure. You can see the old pumps and equipment displayed. The play with lighting make the space amazing.
One of the more chic and happening places in Los Angeles. Full of shops, beautiful hotels and restaurants. Mondrian Hotel, the Standard Hotel, Le Petit Four Restaurant, and Eveleigh are among many places to visit and dine. There are also many that are purely catered to tourist and not great quality. Be sure to read reviews before choosing a place to eat.
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Sunset Plaza
8623 Sunset Boulevard
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One of the more chic and happening places in Los Angeles. Full of shops, beautiful hotels and restaurants. Mondrian Hotel, the Standard Hotel, Le Petit Four Restaurant, and Eveleigh are among many places to visit and dine. There are also many that are purely catered to tourist and not great quality. Be sure to read reviews before choosing a place to eat.
One of the coolest and most beautiful concert venues in LA
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The Greek Theatre
2700 North Vermont Avenue
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One of the coolest and most beautiful concert venues in LA
Very close to my place. The house of many memorable concerts. Many take sandwiches and picnic while enjoying the concert. During holidays they have the best fireworks in LA!
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Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave
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Very close to my place. The house of many memorable concerts. Many take sandwiches and picnic while enjoying the concert. During holidays they have the best fireworks in LA!
Great club. More geared toward LQBT but they are also very straight friendly.
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The Abbey
692 N Robertson Blvd
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Great club. More geared toward LQBT but they are also very straight friendly.

Sightseeing

Full of cute shops and great restaurants. It’s perfect to go during a sunny day and just walk around. Rodeo Dr, Beverly Dr, & Cannon Drive are all parallel to each other so they are easily accessible once you park. Beverly Hills has several low cost parking structures. One is next to Crate & Barrel on Beverly Drive. One access is through Beverly & the other access is through Cannon Drive. Cannon Drive has many great restaurants, Il Pastaio and e.baldi to name a few.
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Beverly Hills
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Full of cute shops and great restaurants. It’s perfect to go during a sunny day and just walk around. Rodeo Dr, Beverly Dr, & Cannon Drive are all parallel to each other so they are easily accessible once you park. Beverly Hills has several low cost parking structures. One is next to Crate & Barrel on Beverly Drive. One access is through Beverly & the other access is through Cannon Drive. Cannon Drive has many great restaurants, Il Pastaio and e.baldi to name a few.
One of my favorite cities in LA! Everything is walking distance. There are so many shops, clubs, everything… you name it.. Also it’s very close to Beverly Hills so I would make a point to visit both cities in one day.
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West Hollywood
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One of my favorite cities in LA! Everything is walking distance. There are so many shops, clubs, everything… you name it.. Also it’s very close to Beverly Hills so I would make a point to visit both cities in one day.

Nature & Hiking

Very popular canyon in LA. Often you will see celebrities walking there. It’s a huge place so I’d be cautious not to get lost in the canyon. There seems to be several paths to choose from when you arrive. Try to remember your paths. Parking is very limited. It’s very close to here (1.5 miles) however to get there by waking, you’d have to take several uphill streets.
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Runyon Canyon Park
2000 N Fuller Ave
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Have not been there personally. It’s in my to do list. It is a small park but has a good view of the Hollywood sign.
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Lake Hollywood Park
3160 Canyon Lake Drive
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Have not been there personally. It’s in my to do list. It is a small park but has a good view of the Hollywood sign.
Beautiful view of LA.
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Jerome C. Daniel Overlook above the Hollywood Bowl
7036 Mulholland Drive
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Beautiful view of LA.

Museums

Awesome cool cars, plus it’s a cool building and has a great cafe
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Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
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Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
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