Published on March 11, 2016

8 Awesome Asian Restaurants in LA

Asian cuisines are well known for their boldly spiced, beautifully presented and intensely flavored dishes. Dive into LA’s Asian food scene with these eight delicious spots:


1. ESCALA (Koreatown)

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Inspired by owner OG Chino’s uncommon roots, Chef Chris Oh mixes Colombian recipes with Korean flavors, including a Picada (Party Platter for 4) that offers bites of many of the menu’s highlights.

2. SUSHI TSUJITA (Sawtelle)

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Part of the growing Tsujita empire in Tokyo, Sushi Tsujita offers an omakase-style menu — chef’s choice (not to mention super fresh) sushi — amid traditional Japanese geometric decor.

3. LUKSHON (Culver City)

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From celebrated chef Sang Yoon comes Lukshon, a great spot delivering modern takes on authentic Southeast Asian cuisine like dumplings made from Kurobuta Pork, regarded as the highest quality pork in the world.

4. SIMBAL (Downtown)

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Simbal offers a small plates-focused, Pan-Asian menu and features tasty bites from dim sum-style carts wheeled around the restaurant.

5. LITTLE SISTER (Downtown)

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At Little Sister, guests can enjoy a variety of creative share plates — inspired by a mix of Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese and Cambodian cuisine — including its buzzworthy pork, shrimp and crab dumplings.

5. LITTLE SISTER (Manhattan Beach)

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Little Sister Manhattan Beach showcases the rich collision of food and culture born from the European colonization of Southeast Asia, offering a balance of exotic spices and flavors with French, Dutch and British influences.


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The District by restaurateur Hannah An is a Vietnamese restaurant with a focus on fresh California ingredients, which shines in this Dungeness Crab and Uni Noodle dish.

8. A-FRAME (Culver City)

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Fresh Asian and international flavors combine at this bustling eatery, where abstract forms of Hawaiian soul food shine in creative small plates, drinks and brunch options.

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