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Hip/Happening Late Night Dining in LA


Foody stopping over in LA for the night. I will be flying in with my girlfriend and we were looking for a good place to stop by and eat.

The catch is we don't get in till about 11PM, so we need a place that is open late. We wanted something trendy that serves some good food. I'll be staying near the airport, but willing to drive to Beverly Hills or wherever I need to go.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!!


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  1. If you don't land until 11, that means you need a restaurant that serves past midnight. I can think only of late-night diners and mexican restaurants (La Cabana) and then there's always Pacific Dining Car. None of these qualify as foodie places.

    Others will have ideas of maybe some late night ethnic, but just know that you're looking at sitting down somewhere about 12:30ish.

    Pacific Dining Car
    1310 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

    1. Place Yuu has excellent izakaya fare (& sushi!), with a kitchen open until 12:30AM, sometimes even 1AM. About 15 min. driving time from LAX (at 2300h).

      Place Yuu
      2101 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

      1. Don't know about Happening but In N Out Burger on Sepulveda Blvd. one block north from the airport is open till 1am and 1:30am on Fridays and Saturdays.

        1. If you can make to Venice by midnight Gjelina serves until then. Hip and really good food.

          1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, USA

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          1. re: wienermobile

            Sorry, I used that word hip. I promise to never use it ever again. Please forgive me.

          2. Well my version of trendy is probably not going to be found in the dictionary under that word but I like the food they serve at the Kettle in Manhattan Beach. Open 24/7/365. Try their Oeufs Pain Perdu.

            1138 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

              1. re: rcompton

                Indeed, but the 11 p.m. arrival time might actually be too EARLY for the better Korean pubs ...

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  LOL!!! SOOO funny and true.
                  What would YOU say are "the better Korean pubs?" with food, ispedixit?
                  My list:
                  Dung Sung Sa
                  OB Bear
                  Hite Kwang-Jang
                  The Prince
                  Of those, I guess I think the food is best at Dung Sung Sa.

                  1. re: Ciao Bob

                    Yeah, DSS is pretty good, so is Heu and DWP, but at some point you get so drunk it rarely matters as long as the soju is flowing and the place is dark enough you're not totally making an ass of yourself.

                2. Animal is open until 2am on Friday I believe.

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                  1. re: js76wisco

                    You are correct Animal is open friday and saturday 6pm-2am and till 11pm weekdays.

                    435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

                  2. 101 Coffee Shop for good food in a 'trendy' diner. Well, the people who eat there, I consider trendy. Food is great, though. =)

                    101 Coffee Shop
                    6145 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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                    1. re: mstinawu

                      thanks for the responses! We have quite a few izakya's in Vancouver so I'd like to try something else. Any trend places like the ones they show on entourage stil open? hah

                        1. re: Ciao Bob

                          Without a doubt the best suggestion (even if it wasn't late night dining it would be the best suggestion).

                        2. re: bobthebuilder

                          You are looking for The Tar Pit.

                          The Tar Pit
                          609 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

                          1. re: bobthebuilder

                            101 Coffee Shop was on Entourage recently.

                            101 Coffee Shop
                            6145 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

                        3. I've read that 25 Degrees (in the Roosevelt Hotel) is open 24 hours. Upscale burger joint. You can't get trendier than that!

                          25 Degrees Restaurant
                          7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

                          1. There's a lot of good people watching at Father's Office and the burgers are (arguably) quite good.

                            Father's Office Bar
                            1618 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA