Best Restaurants in Hollywood, CA

Hollywood isn’t just a place where deals are done and movies are made – it’s a huge neighborhood, spanning several miles between the 101 and La Brea, filled with offices and apartments, sound stages and record stores, and it’s also become a jam-packed neighborhood with great restaurants.

You might have to navigate Hollywood Boulevard, a touristy neighborhood, and it can take 15 minutes to drive the two blocks from the 101 exit ramp to the Netflix complex, but these days it’s worth braving it all. the above and more to try inventive Japanese cuisine from a Nobu-trained chef, extravagant prix-fixe menus to match their Michelin stars, and buzzing openings from chefs as famous as their guests. And since it’s Hollywood, you might even get literal celebrity contact – maybe it’s a Chris or a Jennifer or a Keanu, or maybe that security guard played Sexy Australian Corpse 3 on a mini arc of Expert: Van Nuys. Star power aside, here are 25 Hollywood eateries ranging from classic eateries to nighttime picks to our favorite Mexican and Italian eateries to keep on your Walk of Fame list.

Ben Mesirow is an Echo Park native who writes for TV, fiction, food, and sports. At one time or another his writings have appeared in The Los Angeles Time, liter, McSweeney’s Internet Trend, Los Angeles Magazineand engraved on dozens of desks at Walter Reed Middle School.

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