The Michelin Guide has added 18 Los Angeles-area restaurants to its California listings, declaring the “new” spots notable after anonymous inspectors from the international publication dined at them within the last year.
These additions do not denote tiered Michelin awards, such as stars or the value-driven Bib Gourmands, but this fall’s annual Michelin Guide announcement could include some of the newcomers, which are: All Day Baby, Antico Nuovo, Chiang Rai, Fia Steak, Flavors From Afar, Girl & the Goat, Horses, Ipoh Kopitiam, Lalibela, Lulu, Lumière, Manzke, Mes Amis, Moo’s Craft Barbecue, Ryla, Shunji, Sushi Nikkei and Sushi Takeda.
Konbi Culver City
Echo Park Japanese cafe Konbi shot to both local and international acclaim after opening in 2018 with technique-driven, highly photogenic katsu and egg sandos, croissants, canelé, teas and seasonal salads.
Tacos 1986 Studio City
Tijuana-style taco operation Tacos 1986 is now open in Studio City, serving the local chain’s signature freshly made corn tortillas packed with adobada, asada, mushrooms and more, along with quesadillas, vampiros, perrones, by-the-pound meats, a la carte corn and flour tortillas, and taco kits.
The Fleur Room
The Fleur Room, a reservation-only cocktail bar from the hospitality group behind Tao, Lavo, Beauty & Essex and the Highlight Room, is serving theatrical cocktails in a tucked-away lounge space adjacent to Lavo in West Hollywood.
Katsu Bar Koreatown
A local chain specializing in Japanese katsu sandos has opened in Koreatown. Katsu Bar, already with locations in Cerritos, Westminster and Torrance, is now serving globally inspired katsu buns and chicken sandwiches, curry bowls, Korean dishes.