The Best New Restaurants in Chinatown

Tonkotsu ramen at Ramen Champ
Tonkotsu ramen at Ramen Champ | Photo by Joshua Lurie

The Chinese American community in Los Angeles dates to the 1850s, but it wasn’t until 1938 that the Downtown L.A. neighborhood that once held Little Italy officially became known as Chinatown. Now, almost seven decades later, Chinatown is experiencing a revival. Restaurants like Eastside Market Italian Deli, Nick’s Café, Philippe the Original, Phoenix Inn and Sam Woo are still going strong, but here are 10 top picks from a new crop of restaurants.

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130 W. Bruno St
90012 Los Angeles , CA
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727 North Broadway #117
90012 Los Angeles , CA
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702 N. Figueroa Street
90012 Los Angeles , CA
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727 N Broadway, Ste 203
90012 Los Angeles , CA
424 W. College St.,
90012 Los Angeles , CA