The Best Late Night Eats in Los Angeles

Okonomi Plate at Suehiro Cafe in Little Tokyo
Okonomi Plate | Photo: Suehiro Cafe

Whether you’re finally breaking for dinner after 10 p.m. or are just craving a snack after a late night out with friends, finding late night eats can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are a handful of favorites serving up tasty bites, hearty dinners and full breakfasts well after the lights across L.A.’s food scene dim. As operating hours at restaurants can change, it’s recommended that you call and check for the most up-to-date closing times before your visit.

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El Indio Mexicano

A San Fernando Valley institution, El Indio Mexicano draws a mix of party people and late-shift workers hungry for chile relleno burritos, carnitas tacos, handmade sopes, gorditas and more served at reasonable prices. Breakfast is served all day and includes specialties like the quesorito, as well as staples like huevos rancheros and breakfast burritos. El Indio is open until 2am on Friday-Saturday, midnight on Sundays and 11pm during the week.

Fat Banh Mi-Ki at Fat Sal's
Fat Banh Mi-Ki | Photo: Fat Sal's

Fat Sal's

Fat Sal’s heaving heroes, loaded burgers and spoon-in shakes might be in order when you’re famished after a long day. And with locations stretching from Marina del Rey to Hollywood to the San Fernando Valley, this is late night grub that’s easier to access than most spots. Depending on the location and day of the week, Fat Sal’s stays open until 2 or 3am. Note that the Koreatown and Lincoln Heights locations do not have dine-in service, but pick-up orders are available in addition to deliveries.

Cali Love Burger at Fred 62
Cali Love Burger | Photo: Fred 62

Fred 62

With a cheerful, Mid-Century retro aesthetic and a menu filled with twists on diner classics, Fred 62 is a delightful way to end the night. In addition to specialties like Mac n’ Cheese Balls and the F62 Smash It Up Burger, breakfast is served all day and the ample plant-based menu items are available at any time. If you’re here before last call, ask which beers are on tap or try one of the restaurant’s cocktails or a spiked milkshake. Fred 62 is open until 1am on Sunday through Wednesday and 3am on Thursday through Saturday.

Slices at Garage Pizza
Photo: Garage Pizza

Garage Pizza

Conveniently located in a strip mall across Sunset Boulevard from popular Silver Lake watering hole Akbar, Garage Pizza is the place to go if you crave a bite at last call. There’s no indoor dining here, but there is a vibe with rock icons-and-pizza pairings covering the walls. Pizza here is sold by the slice or as an 18” pie and the menu also includes calzones, chicken wings, sandwiches and plenty of vegan options. Hours fluctuate, but depending on the night, they’ll stay open until sometime between 2 and 3:30am.

Hop Woo- Chinatown

Hop Woo- Chinatown

Opened in 1993, Hop Woo has catered to the varied tastes of L.A. with a hefty menu that encompasses everything from orange peel chicken to hot pot lamb stew. There are also plenty of options for people who follow vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. Check out the late night specials if you’re here after 9:30pm. Hop Woo is open nightly until 1am.

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House of Pies

The name says it all. Los Feliz’s House of Pies has a large menu that includes breakfast at any time of day or night, but the pies are the draw. The pies are made in-house and include a variety of flavors from key lime to Bavarian chocolate banana, along with seasonal offerings like peach and strawberry cream. Order your slice with whipped cream or a la mode. You can also purchase a full pie to take home. House of Pies is open until 1am on weeknights, 2am on the weekends.

The Kettle in Manhattan Beach
The Kettle | Instagram: @lunabeat


Since 1973, Manhattan Beach mainstay The Kettle has been the South Bay and LAX area’s go-to for late night meals. Open all night on the weekends and until 3am during the week, The Kettle is beloved not just for the hours it keeps, but for hearty sandwiches and soups, as well as appetizers and desserts that are great to share on the nights when you just want a small snack after bar-hopping. For a larger meal, check out the menu’s Nightly Features.

Hayashi Rice with egg at Suehiro Cafe in Little Tokyo
Hayashi Rice at Suehiro Cafe | Instagram: @shootzwego

Suehiro Cafe & Suehiro Mini

For those seeking Japanese comfort food, Suehiro keeps late night diners satisfied at two locations. The flagship restaurant, Suehiro Cafe in Little Tokyo, offers an extensive menu that includes sushi, chazuke, hot and cold noodles, an okonomi plate and numerous combo plates. Suehiro Cafe is open until 1am on weeknights and 3am on the weekends.

Located less than a mile away inside a Chinatown mini mall, Suehiro Mini (642 N. Broadway #5, Los Angeles 90012) focuses on ramen, udon, soba and rice dishes. Vegan options available. It’s a small space with limited seating, so takeout is often the way to go. Open until 1am every night.

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Swingers Diner

In the 30 years since it opened, Swingers has become an icon amongst L.A. diners, attracting a mix of locals and tourists with its cheeky mix of pop culture references and a menu that encompasses the city's broad range of tastes. Whether you’re hungry for a steak or vegan nachos, you’ll find something here. Can’t decide if you want breakfast or dinner? Order a pancake side with your chicken tenders. Swingers is open until 3am daily.