LA Food Guide - 15 Must Hit Places 5 Must-Try Japanese Food Experiences 3 months ago   14:39

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I travel the world on my stomach...and LaLaLand has some of the best offerings of any city in the states. So come with me as I show you 15 of my personal favorite places in LA to feed your face-place.

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Casual / Cheap Eats

1) Guerrilla Tacos
Location Changes Daily

2) El Chato Taco Truck
Corner of Olympic & La Brea
(Miracle Mile)

3) Guelaguetza
3014 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

4) Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

5) Langer’s Deli
704 S Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
(MacArthur Park)

6) Porto’s Bakery & Cafe
315 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203

7) Natas Pastries
13317 Ventura Blvd #D, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(Sherman Oaks)

8) Farmers Market
6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(The Grove)

9) Night + Market (Song)
3322 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(Silver Lake)
2nd location:
9043 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
(West Hollywood)

Mid-Range (Hipster Attire Recommended but not Required)

10) Soot Bull Jeep
3136 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005

11) Jitlada
5233 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(Thai Town)

12) Sugarfish
Multiple Locations

13) Animal
435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Fancypants

14) Petit Trois
718 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

15) Bestia
2121 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Special Thanks to:
Chris Laxamana (Co-host/producer)
Adam Katzner (camera work/DP)
David Katzner (Producer)
Bryan Steele (Producer)
(Aerial footage by Chris Laxamana)

Comments 557 Comments

Mayya . Artist
If you like barbecue and saffron rice...
you must try KABAN restaurant...
it is very small place close to universal studios...
the food taste amaaazing
and it is a very large plate 👍🏻
David Lang
Glad you didn’t include Chinatown’s Yang Chow that so many (mostly Westside white middle class types) seems to think so highly of. I’ve never had a decent meal there ever. Phoenix restaurant just a couple of blocks away is so much better. And mostly Chinese patrons. And way cleaner!
Joel Vaz
The best restaurant food experience according to me is Bestia.
bodhrani jam
The Pantry!
#2-was that Olympic & La Brea? Couldnt catch that, thanks.
Hum your job is going around and trying great food
Matt, try Ave 26 taco stand next time you go to a Dodger game. That is a great spot.
Radames Vlogs
I’ve been to debuque lol omg love this
this video sucks dick
Steve Alvarez
Looks like butt sex
Someone's been Yelping......
Adrian ponce
I’m hungry now
Luis Gallardo
Another great taco place. Tacos El Negro!!!
Only thing in the menu are. Steamed Tacos.
Cabeza, Lengua, Asada, Cachete and some other meats. But that is all they have. Steamed Tacos. Delicious!!!!
Locations in South Gate, Bell Gardens and a truck in Alameda in Los Angeles! Must try!!
Do you need an assistant? I'm a pretty good food connoisseur. I'm willing to try anything lol. I've even had duck tongue in Chinatown.
Surprised PINKS & Philleps wasnt on the list
Gaby Finnell
Awesome... thx
Stuart Edwards
Guelaguetza used to have live music, too! Had a big marimba up on stage and a guy playing sax and a drummer. The place was packed, the molé was incredible, but the atmosphere is what sealed it for me! Check before you go because I'm not sure if the band still plays and it's probably only on Friday and Saturday evenings...
Joshua Rodriguez
My hometown
miyagi 151
A must for me and one of my go to spots is El Tepeyac in Boyle heights. The hollenbeck is the best. You'll thank me later.
Sammy Lane
I love the lighting in this, makes it look like a professional made show from FOODNETWORK or THE TRAVEL CHANNEL.
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5 Must-Try Japanese Food Experiences LA Food Guide - 15 Must Hit Places 3 months ago   14:39

Japanese Food is awesome, and the overall dining experience is just as fun. If you are looking for places to eat in Tokyo, here are five great Japanese food experiences that I love while living in Tokyo.

1. Japanese Grill (Robata) - You sit around a few men who cook all of the meat and vegetables right in front of you on a grill. You just point to what you want and they grab it with their giant wooden spatulas.

2. Ramen - My favorite Japanese food, and perhaps the most well recognized Japanese dish apart from sushi. There are hundreds of places to choose from in Tokyo, each with their own rendition of the classic. One spot where you can get a large variety of options is on "Ramen Street" in the lower level of Tokyo Station.

3. Yakitori - Meat and veggies on sticks, cooked over a similar grill as the Robata, Yakitori is a favorite among Tokyo residents because it's fast and goes great with beer. The most famous area for Yakitori in Tokyo is down "Memory Lane" or "Piss Alley" just outside the Shinjuku Train Station.

4. Chanko Nabe - The ultimate in gluttony for a normal civilian, but a necessary bulking strategy for up-and-coming sumo wresters in the Ryogoku neighborhood of Tokyo. There are many different versions of this massive stew, and they are all aggressive and delicious.

5. Conveyor Belt Sushi - As I mention in the video, there are a million different ways sushi is served in Tokyo. One of the most fun methods is by way of the conveyor belt sushi.

*Bonus* - Convenient stores such as FamilyMart, Lawson's, and 7 Eleven are a major part of Japanese Food culture in Tokyo. People are busy and need a quick meal, so I wanted to take you around real quick and show you what's inside!
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