100 "Special Occasions" restaurants in Los Angeles.
Kinkan, a pandemic-born pop-up, has transformed into a half-Japanese, half-Thai restaurant in Virgil Village with an excellent omakase.
At $400 per person, Sushi Ginza Onodera is one of the most expensive dining experiences in LA. It’s also a very memorable one.
The Pie Room By Gwen is a wonderful Beverly Hills dessert shop that feels like a well-kept secret.
Bicyclette is a traditional French bistro in Beverlywood serving delicious, butter-laden foods.
Agnes is a restaurant with an open hearth and cheesery in Pasadena where Midwestern childhood nostalgia meets incredible food.
Neri’s Restaurant in Koreatown is a Filipino spot with one of the best kamayan feasts in LA.
The Donut Man, a legendary dessert shop in Glendora, now has a second location in the Grand Central Market. Get the strawberry donuts (or else).
Ray’s BBQ in Huntington Park serves Texas-style smoked meats that rival the ones in the Lone State.
The legendary Phoenix Bakery in Chinatown has everything you need, from strawberry cream cakes to freshly steamed buns.
Gozen is a high-end kaiseki restaurant on La Cienega with excellent sushi, sake, and other small plates.
Fat & Flour in the Grand Central Market makes some of the best pies in LA, like rhubarb cherry and Key lime topped with whipped cream.
Kanghodong Baekjeong is a Korean spot in Temple City that’s perfect for a big night out, or any other time you just want to eat a ton of Korean BBQ.
Run by pastry chef Jamiella Roberts, Sugah Rush Bar is a custom-order dessert pop-up.