Hollywood dining recommendations needed!
My boyfriend and I just checked into our hotel near the kodak theater. We're looking for suggestions for some good eats. We are definitely foodies and have no problem spending $$ on a good meal/good service.
I have 2 reservations already:
Geisha House (not too excited)
Providence (looks great)
Any other suggestions I should look into(preferably within walking distance)?? He's craving good sushi or mexican..
Take a cab or bus to Sushi Ike on Hollywood, but east of you...one of the best in town.
Azami is not too far away either.
Los Balcones Del Peru is v. good Peruvian (Ceviche is amazing
Good Mexican is tough in that area:
Sonora Cafe is pricey, but pretty good,
Antonio's on Melrose
All Angelo is good Italian
The Foundry on Melrose is good eclectic, California
Not fancy sitdown, but Terre's on Melrose and Cahuenga (just down the street from Providence) has fresh, tasty Mexican with homeade tortillas, salsas, and lean meats. I'll probably get virtually slapped for saying this, but Gardens of Taxco in West Hollywood (1113 N Harper Ave ) is an quintessential LA experience from the old school decor to the ritual recitation of the menu. Not the end all be all, but I always leave with a smile on my face...and that's what counts.
I second Azami for sushi, but make a reservation and ask to sit at the bar with Nikki (the proprietor). Azami is my fave local sushi joint, but it's just not the same unless Nikki is working her magic.
Neither sushi nor Mexican, I would go to either (or both) of the Mozzas (Pizzeria/Osteria) at Melrose and Highland. I have had consistently great meals at both and it's very pleasing to have a little bit of Batali here in my city.
6602 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Gardens of Taxco
1113 N. Harper Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046
7160 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA
re: Ciao Bob
I've always had good luck getting a seat at OMozza as a walk-in, but then again I've done this ~9pm.
If you're going to go as far south as Melrose, the entire Beverly/Grove/3rd St area opens you up to other possibilities like Bastide, Lucques, AOC, Grace, Angelini Osteria, Hirozen, All'Angelo...
Also consider a visit to Hungry Cat, hidden away behind the Borders Books at Sunset & Vine.
The Hungry Cat
1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028