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What are your 5 favorite restaurants in LA?

And how often do you eat there? Here are mine:

Mori Sushi. Once a month
Drago Centro. Twice a month
Gjelina. Twice a month
Melisse. Three times a year
Urasawa. Once a year

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    1. Only considered restaurants I visit 3+ times/year:

      Bludso's BBQ - once/3 months
      Kiriko - once/2 months
      Night+Market - once/3 months
      Shunji Japanese Cuisine - once/2 months
      Tsujita LA - twice/month

      1. Patina - twice every 3-4 months

        Kimagure - once every 2-3 months

        Sea Harbour - once a month

        Sin Ba La - twice a month

        The Hat - (really try not to keep track)

        1. I am assuming you mean dinner places, not so much lunch?

          1. Bestia - once every 1-2 months
            Hoy Ka - once or twice a month
            LQ@Vertical (LQ@SK) - once every 3-4 months
            Tar and Roses - whenever I'm in WLA
            Mariscos Jaliscos/Ricky's Fish Tacos - 2-3 times a month... god I love seafood tacos

            1. Brent's Deli- Once a month
              Langer's Deli- once every other month or when visitors are in town.
              Sea Harbour- once every other month
              Park's BBQ - once every other month
              Bludso's Compton- Once a month

              also in rotation
              Gjelina, M B Post, Pizzeria Mozza, Plan Check, Ricky's Fish Tacos, Son of a Gun, 800 Degrees, Pann's, Golden State, Bay Cities & In 'N Out.

              6 Replies
              1. re: wienermobile

                solid, but curious: why brents AND langers?

                1. re: ns1

                  Langer's for Pastrami and Brent's for everything else (matzo ball soup, sweet and sour cabbage, BBQ smoked cod...).

                2. re: wienermobile

                  Wow, you get around!

                  Did I ever mention that you're my hero....? ;-)

                3. Huge Tree Pastry (2-3 times a month)
                  Metro Diner (Twice a month)
                  Gjelina (Once a month)
                  Mozza (Once a month)
                  Ricky's Fish Tacos (used to be twice a month) :(