GUIDE: Los Angeles

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    Wurstküche

    Multiple Locations:
    Downtown, Venice

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    Jonathan Gold put it best when he said, "there may be no more universal pleasure in the world of meat than a well-made sausage plucked straight from the fire." At Wurstküche that is exactly what you get. READ REVIEW

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    Xiomara

    6101 Melrose Ave.

    Hollywood

    Cuisine: New American

    $$

    Chef Michael Reed makes the critic-approved transformation from Nuevo Latino to Californian, with the best mojitos in town still intact. READ REVIEW

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    Yxta Cocina Mexicana

    601 S. Central Ave.

    Downtown

    Cuisine: Mexican

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    Credit Jesse Gomez for a bright-and-soaring industrial loft of an interior and a collection of authentic Mexican dishes that showcase clean, bright flavors from local purveyors. READ REVIEW

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    Zane's

    1150 Hermosa Ave.

    Hermosa Beach

    Cuisine: New American

    $$

    Sleek and stylish with vaulted ceilings and glistening banks of windows—upscale urban, but stay long enough and the beachy vibe from its Hermosa location sneaks in. READ REVIEW

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    Zuma Kitchen

    1942 Westwood Blvd.

    Westwood

    Cuisine: Turkish

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    When he moved from Istanbul to Los Angeles to attend UCLA, Savas Sirikci had no intention of opening a restaurant, but today his Zuma Kitchen offers a dizzying array of Turkish dishes from Iskender kebaps to baklava. READ REVIEW


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