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Los Angeles Restaurant Recommendations for a Friend who Lives in New York

Sometimes out of town friends ask for restaurant recommendations. The restaurants I love in Los Angeles are spread all over town and they usually aren't ones that are famous. 

I thought I'd share the list with you.

Adana Restaurant 6918 San Fernando Road, Glendale 91201 818/843-6237 Delicious food. Written about by me, Mark Bittman and Jonathan Gold. We all love it. The chef, Edward Khechemyan, is a hard working, inventive man. The food is freshly made. Affordable. Delicious.

Here are links to reviews: Mark Bittman http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/28/magazine/this-armenian-life.html?_r=0 Jonathan Gold http://www.latimes.com/food/la-fo-0307-gold-adana-restaurant-20150307-story.html David Latt http://menwholiketocook.blogspot.com/search/label/Adana%20Restaurant







Yabu  11820 W. Pico Blvd LA CA 90064  (310) 473-9757 The best affordable sushi, tempura, udon and soba in LA. An intimate, cozy, friendly space. 

Here is my review: http://menwholiketocook.blogspot.com/2011/08/yabu-in-west-los-angeles-authen…

Mayura Indian Restaurant - South Indian Home Cooking in Culver City

Tucked away in a mini-mall on the corner of busy Venice Boulevard and Motor Avenue not far from Sony Studios, Mayura Indian Restaurant (10406 Venice Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232, 310/559-9644) is a treasure. The restaurant is the love child of Padmini Aniyan and Aniyan Puthampurayil. They moved from Kerala, a state on the Malabar Coast on the southern tip of India to Culver City and created Mayura to share their culinary heritage.


A friend had returned from working in Atlanta for half a year. His text said, "I'm back. Let's eat. Someplace new. And good." Most of the places that fit that description were in DTLA or farther east. I live in the Palisades. Dean lives in Larchmont. So we wanted someplace in between.

I skimmed through my restaurant lists. Nothing new and interesting. I looked online. Nothing looked good. I turned to Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants (2017). I scrolled and read and scrolled and read through a list of great restaurants. Many were…