From the outside, it’d be easy to assume Sunnin was just another mediocre fast-casual place, but it’s actually the third location of a Westside Lebanese classic. The chicken shawarma is just as good as the original, and you don’t have to deal with the Westwood parking situation here.
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Satdha is a cozy, casual place on Lincoln serving plant-based Thai cuisine that will make you forget there are no animal products involved.
Cafe Bolivar in Santa Monica has great coffee, a decent selection of pastries, and fast wifi, and it never gets too loud to focus.
Santa Monica’s Via Veneto has the kind of classic, upscale Italian food that New Yorkers claim you can’t find in LA.
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Elena’s is a no-frills, family-run Greek/Armenian restaurant in Glendale and your move for lentil soup on a cold day.
Massif is a family-run Middle Eastern joint in Glendale and your move for excellent Iraqi home cooking.
Raffi's is an institution and the perfect place for a massive group dinner in Glendale.
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Zankou certainly isn’t the best Mediterranean food in LA, but it’s still an old friend who always has your back.
Audrey is the restaurant at the Hammer in Westwood, and a great place for some cocktails and dinner (whether or not you actually visit the museum).
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