Restaurant recommendations, new openings, and highlights from the LA Chowhound community.
Chowhounds delight in the holiday pie season, and the delicious scents of West LA’s top pumpkin and pecan pies are wafting through this must-read list.
Despite Fuji West's Japanese name, it’s the Burmese eats that command an audience at this new San Gabriel establishment. Try the Mogok pork for its heavy lemongrass flavor, or the off-menu yellow tofu.
Moon House has replaced Winchell’s (and cumin lamb has replaced donuts) on the corner of Santa Monica and Sepulveda boulevards. While the fare at this Chinese restaurant may not delight those accustomed to what’s available in the San Gabriel Valley, the cumin lamb and sautéed pork belly dishes are decent stand-ins.
Designed for easy takeout or delivery, the menu at Fugu is simple, with three salads, a handful of roll options, and six sushi and sashimi offerings. Chowhound member soniabegonia says the quality-to-price ratio is reason to visit—rolls begin at $5.95.
It’s near impossible for Chowhounds to resist a well-adorned plate of nachos, piled high with cheese, meat, and jalapeños. If the bottom layer is composed of house-made chips, the deal is even sweeter.
At b.o.s., rib-eye steak and short ribs mingle with the likes of carpaccio of tongue (pictured) and curried calves' brains. Order a la carte or throw caution to the wind with the restaurant’s $55 omakase dinner. To witness the talent of Chef David Bartnes, sit at the omakase-only bar.
Spicy hamburger steak curry (pictured) and tonkatsu made with black pig loin are two dishes not to be missed at Midoh Japanese Kitchen in Rowland Heights. The tonkatsu comes with a toasted sesame katsu sauce that diners smash tableside.
Chowhound member jjbergen recently had a hankering for peanut butter delights, and a query on Chowhound brought recommendations for things like crunchy peanut butter French toast, peanut butter and Kyoho grape soft-serve, peanut butter meringue pie, even a peanut butter potato chip cupcake (pictured).
Fido is welcome at The Fat Dog, a canine-friendly gastropub with locations in Hollywood and North Hollywood. Order the amazing short rib hash, the Brussels sprouts Caesar (pictured), or the sausage board with meats sourced from beloved butcher shop Lindy & Grundy.
The modern décor and ambitious food and drink menus make Urspace worthy of a stop for those in and around Temple City. Chowhound member blimpbinge recommends testing out the waters with the creative tiramisu milk tea (pictured) or a latte.