436 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in Los Angeles.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
Holy Basil is a tiny counter Downtown that’s making some of the most exciting Thai food in LA.
Chifa is a tremendous - and tremendously adorable - Chinese-Peruvian restaurant in Eagle Rock.
Brooklyn Ave. Pizza Co. is serving blistered, perfectly-chewy Neapolitan pizza in Boyle Heights.
Ditroit is an excellent Mexican spot in the Arts District, and the more casual sibling restaurant to Damian.
Country Style is one of the best Jamaican restaurants in Inglewood - and all of Los Angeles.
Hungry Joe’s is a long-standing Jamaican restaurant in Inglewood with very good jerk chicken.
Dtown Pizzeria in West Hollywood is home to some of the most authentic Detroit-style pizza in LA.
Cento Pizzeria is a weekend pop-up inside Tartine Sycamore that’s cranking out tremendous Neapolitan pizza.
Adda, The Hangout is a Downtown pop-up serving excellent, home-style Indian food.
Like the name implies, Sal’s Gumbo Shack is a Long Beach go-to for gumbo. But there’s a whole menu of great Southern food, too.
Darrow’s is a Carson go-to for Southern staples like fried catfish, jambalaya, po' boys, and some damn good gumbo.
Stevie’s Creole Cafe serves what just might be the Holy Grail of LA gumbo.
Pearl River Deli is known for their Hainan chicken, but don’t be fooled - there’s so much more going on at this to-go window in Chinatown.
Biryani House is a very good Indian restaurant in Hawthorne where the chicken biryani is a must-order.