Additions to list of favorite restaurants in Los Angeles

gjelina restaurant venice beach los angelesLos Angeles is such a great place for eating out. In April 2008, I posted my list of favorite restaurants in LA, but so much has happened in a year. Here are more places for you to consider, including a very cool Korean BBQ “taco truck” that drives around the city. You need go to Twitter to see where they are in real time.

For non-American readers, a “taco truck” is a truck out of which tacos and other Mexican food is served — a mobile restaurant, if you will. Many taco trucks park near office complexes that are far away from restaurants so the workers don’t need to drive (or walk far) to find food. In San Francisco, however, there are taco trucks even in areas that have a lot of cafes and restaurants. Because of their success, “taco trucks” now sell everything from Vietnamese food to Korean BBQ and are not necessarily run by Mexican entrepreneurs.

Korean BBQ

Ford Filling Station
9531 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA
+1 310 202 1470
California cuisine

7360 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
+1 323 934 4400
Contemporary American

7450 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
+1 323 930 9744
A less formal version of Grace

3847 Main St.
Culver City, CA
+1 310 836 9463
Wine Bar

Joan’s on Third
8350 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA
+1 323 655 2285
Gourmet marketplace, Café: breakfast and lunch

6627 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
+1 323 465 2500


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Esme Vos is the founder of Mapplr, a travel site featuring boutique hotels, luxury resorts, travel guides and restaurant reviews. You can find her on and Twitter.