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POLL RESULTS: Ultimate Los Angeles Restaurants 2010: Complete Poll Results [Post #2 of 2]

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See my previous post for a full explanation of the Ultimate Los Angeles Restaurants 2009, and a listing of the Overall Top 25:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/755965

As I said in the previous post, the number of voters declined significantly this year. It’s hard to track trends in two sets of polling data when the amount of data differs as significantly as it has from last year.

That being understood, the “biggest winners”, those who seemed to have become more popular in their price categories, include Big Mista's (45 to 16), Drago Centro (29 to 12), Mochica (27 to 8), Mori Sushi (40 to 6) and Rivera (53 to 21

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Those restaurants whose votes declined include Mariscos Chente (5 to 33), Oinkster (11 to 41), Phillippe The French Dip (8 to 31), Spago (4 to 26), Torihei (9 to 79), Vito's Pizza (19 to 128) and Wurstküche (13 to 128).

Again, it’s hard to see much more than sampling error in at least some of these results. I doubt that very many people think Spago and Phillippe have gone significantly downhill, it’s more likely that their consistency and seniority may have cost them votes in favor of newer, trendier spots with more current talk on the Chow blog.

Below are the complete tallies, first in the $25 and Over category and then in the Under $25 category.

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COMPLETE POLL: $25 And Over

The number after the colon is the total points.

The first number in square brackets is the number of voters.
The number after the slash is the number of voters, if any, who gave it five points.

The number in curly brackets is the 2009 ranking, if any.

* Asterisks indicate restaurants that were cited in both polls, but received the majority of voters in this poll.

1. Providence: 85 [23/9] {1}
2. Animal: 63 [20/5] {7}
3. Pizzeria Mozza*: 58 [24/2] {3}
4. Osteria Mozza: 52 [18/3] {8}
5. Melisse: 34 [11/2]
6. Mori Sushi: 33 [10/2] {40}
7. Urasawa: 33 [9/5] {6}
8. Gjelina: 29 [10/1] {11}
9. Jose Andres The Bazaar: 27 [10/2] {2}
10. Bistro LQ: 27 [8/2]
11. Test Kitchen: 26 [11/2]
12. Drago Centro: 25 [7/2] {29}
____Hatfieldís: 25 [7/2] {24}
14. Lucques: 20 [6/2] {10}
15. Lazy Ox Canteen: 19 [6/1]
16. CUT: 18 [6/1] {23}
17. Hungry Cat: 17 [6] {19}
18. Sea Harbour*: 15 [8] {10}
19. Park's BBQ*: 15 [6/1] {12}
20. LudoBites: 15 [5/2]
21. Rivera: 15 [5] {53}
22. Church & State: 15 [4/1] {5}
23. Angelini Osteria: 14 [6/1] {28}
24. Tasting Kitchen: 14 [4/1] {106}
25. Waterloo & City: 13 [7] {14}
26. Spago: 12 [7] {4}
27. AOC: 12 [4] {16}
____Eva: 12 [4] {50}
29. Mastro's Steakhouse: 10 [4/1] {13}
30. Valentino: 10 [3] {30}
31. Kiyokawa: 9 [3/1]
____Water Grill: 9 [3/1] {17}
33. Lou On Vine: 8 [4] {49}
34. Cleo's*: 8 [3]
____Lawry's Prime Rib: 8 [3] {53}
36. Palate Food+Wine: 8 [2] {22}
37. Ortolan: 7 [3] {18}
38. Kagaya: 7 [2] {80}
39. Bottega Louie*: 6 [2/1]
40. Jar: 5 [3] {15}
____Rustic Canyon: 5 [3]
42. Ado: 5 [1/1]
____Mangiare in Famiglia at Mozza: 5 [1/1]
____Saddle Peak Lodge: 5 [1/1] {35}
____The Raymond: 5 [1/1]
46. Ajisai: 4 [2]
____Babita: 4 [2] {50}
____Bouchon: 4 [2]
____Cafe Jack : 4 [2]
____Canele: 4 [2]
____Chiba Japanese Restaurant: 4 [2] {79}
____Gen Wa: 4 [2]
____Grace: 4 [2] {21}
____Josie: 4 [2]
____Kiriko: 4 [2]
____Leila's: 4 [2] {106}
____Maison Akira: 4 [2]
____Mike & Anne's: 4 [2]
____R23: 4 [2] {80}
____Tsuruhashi: 4 [2]
____XIV: 4 [2]
62. 4 On 6: 4 [1]
____Catch at Casa del Mar: 4 [1]
____Chinois: 4 [1] {30}
____Go's Mart: 4 [1] {91}
____Musso and Frank: 4 [1] {58}
____Noir Food & Wine: 4 [1]
____Saam at the Bazaar: 4 [1] {69}
____Totoraku: 4 [1] {46}
70. Campanile: 3 [1] {46}
____ChungKiWa : 3 [1]
____Dish Bistro: 3 [1]
____Don Dae Gam: 3 [1]
____FIG: 3 [1] {53}
____Newport Seafood: 3 [1]
____Tavern: 3 [1] {42}
77. Red White + Bluezz: 2 [2]
78. Sushi Zo: 2 [1] {80}
79. Carlitos Gardel: 1 {53}
____Dal Rae: 1
____Madeo: 1
____Mr. Pizza : 1
____Piccolo: 1 {69}
____Red O: 1
____Soowon Galbi: 1
____Taylor's Steakhouse: 1 {66}
____The Foundry: 1
____The London: 1
____Yu-n-Mi Sushi: 1 {69}

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COMPLETE POLL: Under $25

The number after the colon is the total points.

The first number in square brackets is the number of voters.
The number after the slash is the number of voters, if any, who gave it five points.

The number in curly brackets is the 2009 ranking, if any.

* Asterisks indicate restaurants that were cited in both polls, but received the majority of voters in this poll.

1. Langer's Deli: 89 [28/8] {1}
2. Bay Cities Italian Deli: 60 [18/5] {3}
3. Jitlada*: 49 [17/3] {2}
4. Umami Burger: 39 [12/2] {4}
5. Father's Office: 37 [13/3] {6}
6. Santouka Ramen: 31 [12/1] {7}
7. Ricky's Fish Tacos: 24 [8/1]
8. Mo-Chica: 23 [6/3] {24}
9. Din Tai Fung: 22 [7] {87}
10. Mendocino Farms: 22 [6/3] {91}
11. Golden State Café: 21 [8/2] {15}
12. Bite Bar & Bakery: 14 [5/1]
13. Musha: 14 [4]
14. Brent's: 13 [3/1] {22}
15. Tommyís: 9 [5]
16. Big Mista's BBQ: 9 [3/1] {45}
____El Parian: 9 [3/1] {91}
____EuroPane: 9 [3/1] {186}
19. A Frame: 8 [4]
____Four Cafe: 8 [4]
21. Hide Sushi: 8 [3] {17}
____Pollo A La Brasa: 8 [3]
____Viet Noodle Bar: 8 [3] {33}
24. Izakaya Bincho: 8 [2] {16}
____Mercantile: 8 [2]
____Westside Tavern*: 8 [2]
27. Dan Sung Sa: 7 [3]
____Dean Sin World: 7 [3]
____Elite Restaurant: 7 [3] {12}
30. Antica Pizzeria: 7 [2] {30}
31. Kyochon: 6 [3]
____Phillippe The French Dip: 6 [3] {8}
33. Mariscos Chente: 6 [2/1] {5}
____Osteria Mamma: 6 [2/1]
____Sushi Gen*: 6 [2/1] {26}
36. Starry Kitchen: 6 [2]
37. Huckleberry: 5 [3]
____Monte Alban: 5 [3] {14}
____Yuca's: 5 [3] {153}
40. Lemonade: 5 [2]
41. 26 Beach: 5 [1/1]
____Canton Gourmet and Bakery: 5 [1/1]
____Hunan Seafood: 5 [1/1]
____King Taco: 5 [1/1] {91}
____Kobawoo: 5 [1/1] {123}
____Marouch: 5 [1/1] {119}
____Momed: 5 [1/1]
____Mozza2go: 5 [1/1]
____Oinkster: 5 [1/1] {11}
____Pa Ord Noodle: 5 [1/1]
51. Electric Karma: 5 [1]
____Ramen Yamadaya: 5 [1]
____Savoy Grill: 5 [1] {186}
54. 101 Noodle Express: 4 [2]
____Casa Escobar (SM): 4 [2]
____Chichen Itza: 4 [2]
____Cole's: 4 [2]
____Dino's Chicken: 4 [2] {186}
____Ham Ji Park: 4 [2] {186}
____JTHY Noodle: 4 [2]
____Kogi BBQ Truck: 4 [2] {43}
____La Isla Bonita ceviche truck: 4 [2]
____LAMill: 4 [2] {123}
____Ludo Truck: 4 [2]
____Mexicali Taco Co.: 4 [2]
____Mr. Baguette: 4 [2]
____Oaks Gourmet: 4 [2]
____Panini Garden: 4 [2]
____Pho 79: 4 [2] {91}
____Puro Sabor: 4 [2] {56}
____Seongbukdong: 4 [2] {186}
____Spitz: 4 [2]
____Sugarfish: 4 [2]
____The Kitchen Silver Lake: 4 [2]
____Wako: 4 [2]
____Wat Dong Moon Lek Noodle: 4 [2] {153}
____Wood Spoon: 4 [2]
____Ye Rustic Inn: 4 [2]
79. Bobby's Coffee Shop: 4 [1] {153}
____Bollini's Pizzeria: 4 [1] {123}
____Caioti Pizza Cafe: 4 [1]
____Canary: 4 [1]
____Carney's Train on the Sunset Strip: 4 [1]
____Cemitas Poblanas-Don Adrian: 4 [1]
____Clementine: 4 [1] {91}
____Cube: 4 [1] {91}
____Daisy Mint: 4 [1] {50}
____Gobi Mongolian BBQ: 4 [1]
____La Estrella Tacos: 4 [1]
____La Playita (SM): 4 [1]
____Loteria Grill: 4 [1] {18}
____Portos: 4 [1] {86}
____Rodded: 4 [1]
____Scoops: 4 [1] {91}
____Seafood Village: 4 [1]
____Torihei: 4 [1] {9}
____Versailles: 4 [1] {77}
____Wally's Cheesebox: 4 [1]
99. Apple Pan: 3 [1] {123}
____Asa Ramen: 3 [1]
____Baby Blues BBQ: 3 [1]
____BLD: 3 [1]
____Forage: 3 [1]
____Full House: 3 [1] {50}
____Giang Nan: 3 [1]
____Javan: 3 [1] {30}
____Juniors Deli: 3 [1] {123}
____Khun Dang Thai: 3 [1]
____Let's Be Frank: 3 [1]
____Mariaís Seafood (GCM): 3 [1] {56}
____Nom Nom Truck: 3 [1]
____Olio: 3 [1]
____Pa-Ord Noodle: 3 [1]
____Phillips BBQ: 3 [1] {153}
____Polka: 3 [1]
____Ramen Mottainai: 3 [1]
____Saffron Spot: 3 [1]
____Sapp: 3 [1]
____Senor Fish: 3 [1]
____Shalom Pizza: 3 [1]
____Sushi Ajito: 3 [1]
____Tacomiendo: 3 [1]
____Tacos Baja Ensenada: 3 [1] {40}
____Vinoteque: 3 [1]
____Zelo: 3 [1]
126. Bludso's BBQ: 2 [2]
____Chego: 2 [2]
128. Al Noor: 1
____Angeli Cafe: 1
____Black Cow Cafe: 1
____Burrito Express: 1
____Daichan: 1
____Daikokuya: 1 {40}
____El Chato Taco truck: 1
____Fred 62: 1 {123}
____Golden Triangle: 1
____Greenleaf Chop Shop: 1 {186}
____Heirloom Bakery: 1
____Intelligentsia: 1 {153}
____Joe's Pizza: 1 {38}
____La Adelita: 1
____La Espanola Meats: 1
____Moo Dae Po: 1
____Nook: 1 {58}
____Oki Dog: 1
____Ramen California: 1
____Sanuki Sandou: 1
____Soot Bull Jeep: 1
____Stout: 1
____Sweetsalt: 1
____Vito's Pizza: 1 {19}
____Wurstküche: 1 {13}
____Yellow House: 1

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  1. Thanks again for doing this,
    Happy Holidays.

    1. Thanks so much for compiling the results, and for your insightful analysis, maxzook! I agree that in some cases a decline does not mean a decline in quality but rather a decline in how much buzz the restaurant is getting at the moment.