449 "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.
Mama D’s African Cuisine serves delicious Cameroonian food in Boyle Heights.
Medan Kitchen is a great, affordable Indonesian spot in Rosemead. Get something that comes wrapped in a banana leaf.
Oste is an Italian restaurant in Beverly Grove that specializes in pinsa, a Roman-style flatbread that’s unlike anything you can really find in LA
Lalibela is a classic restaurant in Little Ethiopia with one of the best plant-based meals in town: The Veggie Utopia.
Gjelina Pop-Up is serving up wood-fired pizzas, salads, baked goods, and cocktails to-go next to an airstream in Rustic Canyon.
Suehiro Cafe is a 47-year-old restaurant in Little Tokyo serving Japanese comfort foods.
El Cochinito is family-owned restaurant in Silver Lake serving the best Cuban sandwich in the world. Seriously.
Madre on Fairfax is a fantastic Oaxacan restaurant with good food and even better mezcal.
Ippudo in West Hollywood is another solid ramen option in a neighborhood that has plenty.
Cobi’s Curries in Beverly Grove has a very solid menu full of curries from around the world.
This takeout window in Beverly Grove makes some of our favorite Neapolitan-style pizzas in LA.
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.