427 "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.
DTLA pop-up Dough Daddy doesn’t make it easy to order their Detroit-style pies, but this pizza is worth the extra effort.
Amboy Quality Meats is an outstanding burger stand and butcher shop in Chinatown that secretly serves the best fries in Los Angeles.
An innovative taco pop-up in Silver Lake, Metztli is making some of the best quesadillas, tostadas, and tacos in LA.
Tacos Negros is a new spot run by the same people as My Two Cents, a tremendous Southern comfort food restaurant on Pico.
Valle is an Oaxacan spot in Venice turning out no-BS tacos lamb barbacoa tacos that are among the best in LA.
Ichijiku is a neighborhood sushi bar in Highland Park and a great spot for all levels of sushi eaters.
Blueys Kitchen in Santa Monica is an all-day cafe that's ideal for a quick, healthy meal (or just a pastry and coffee).
Kazan, the self-proclaimed “Pinnacle of Noodle,” is a tremendous soba spot in Beverly Hills, if you don’t mind paying Beverly Hills prices.
Pearl River Deli is an order-at-the-counter restaurant in Chinatown serving modern takes on Cantonese food.
Hermanito is a casual Mexican cantina on Sawtelle and a great place to post up after work while traffic dies down.
An all-day spot serving coffee, wine and beer, and great cafe food, Paper Or Plastik is a spot on Pico that you need to know about.
Found Oyster is one of the best seafood restaurants in LA. We love this East Hollywood spot so much, we wish we didn’t have to tell you about it.
Koftegi is a Turkish restaurant in Anaheim and one of our favorite spots to eat in the Little Arabia neighborhood.
Thuyen Vien is a Vietnamese restaurant in Anaheim with tremendous vegetarian options.