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Pilipili Burger, Sassy Wahine and ‘Alekina Burger at Pono Burger

dineL.A. Restaurant Week Spotlight: Westside


Discover Los Angeles

The Westside is one of L.A.’s top regions, home to world-class cultural attractions, must-see events, acclaimed hotels and a wide range of multicultural restaurants. One of the best ways to discover the vibrant Westside dining scene is during Restaurant Week. Read on for selected Westside restaurants that are participating, as well as events and hotels that will make your dining experience even more memorable.

WEST Restaurant & Lounge at Hotel Angeleno

The Guide to Brentwood, California


Esther Tseng

Brentwood is one of L.A.'s most affluent neighborhoods, located on the Westside between Westwood and Santa Monica. Brentwood began as a Mexican land grant ranch sold off by the Sepulveda family. Its modern development started in the 1880s and today it boasts one of the lowest population densities in the city, with lush green pastures and coral trees along its main thoroughfare, San Vicente Boulevard. Read on for a guide to the area's essential stops, and get up close and personal with one of the Westside's most beautiful neighborhoods.

Interior of Sushi Tsujita

A Walking Tour of Sawtelle Japantown


Esther Tseng

The neighborhood of Sawtelle Japantown (formerly known as Little Osaka) is a true gem of West Los Angeles. The historic area is home to a sizable Japanese American population and is known for the trendy shops and restaurants centered on Sawtelle Boulevard. During World War II, the community was disrupted and lives were uprooted because of the Japanese American internment, one of the darkest chapters in American history. A large number of them resettled in Little Osaka as they reintegrated into society. Today, Sawtelle Japantown is represented not only by its Japanese American postwar settlers and their descendants, but by a diverse set of Asians and other ethnicities and backgrounds. Take a stroll through the neighborhood and shop kitschy boutiques, nosh on delicious multicultural fare and more.

Fried chicken sandwich at Akasha

The Best Restaurants in Culver City


Joshua Lurie

Culver City’s culinary scene has finally arrived. Sure, plenty of places opened in the Aughts, particularly downtown, but not many places generated enough excitement or staying power. Now, a new wave of gastronomy is washing over Culver City, spanning from the Marina del Rey border to Mid-City. Here are some favorites.

A Day of Dining Near Museum Row in Los Angeles


Leslee Komaiko

Whether your destination is the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Craft and Folk Art Museum, or any of the other cultural institutions along Wilshire Boulevard’s famed Museum Row, there are plenty of dining options in the neighborhood. From buttermilk hotcakes for breakfast to a late night bowl of matzoh ball soup, here are the best restaurants you can enjoy throughout your day exploring Museum Row.

Metro Expo Line: Culver City Station Nightlife


Rachael Rollins

Culver City is a popular hub of eclectic art galleries, restaurants, shops and some of the best bars and lounges on the Westside. Take the new Metro Expo Line to Culver City and have a fun night out on the Westside without having to choose a designated driver.



Chef Suzanne Goin gives dineLA a tour of A.O.C.'s decadent weekend brunch menu.

The Definitive Guide to Pico Boulevard 90035


Leslee Komaiko

The stretch of Pico Boulevard between Beverwil to the west and Crescent Heights to the east might be considered Los Angeles’ kosher restaurant row. Read on for our round up of some of the best restaurants, kosher and non-kosher, along the melting pot that is Pico Boulevard 90035.