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Indian Food Los Angeles

Coconut Lunch Box Chicken Pepper Fry + Kerala Perotta

At Coconut Lunch Box in a Canoga Park strip mall, owner Abhilash Kurian serves fiery Indian cuisine from his home state of Kerala. He replaced short-lived Biryani Hut, a rare Sri Lankan restaurant, and...
Korean Food Los Angeles

Baroo Karma Circulation

If any Los Angeles restaurant has built up karma, it’s Baroo, a tiny spot from chef Kwang Uh and business partner Matthew Kim that preaches fermentation in an unassuming strip mall, but has earned...
Chicken Los Angeles

Gjusta Rotisserie Chicken

Gjusta has really grown on me since opening on a Venice side street in 2014. The multi-faceted Venice food destination now joins Gold’s Gym in a neighborhood that’s alternately dingy and tech-fueled thanks to...
Chinese Food San Diego

Village Kitchen Bandits in Xiangxi Chicken

Kearny Mesa and neighboring Clairemont in San Diego continue to collect regional Chinese restaurants with such regularity that I no longer feel compelled to consume Chinese food exclusively in my nearby San Gabriel Valley....
Chinese Food Los Angeles

Szechuan Place Spicy Diced Chicken

Danny Zhou has grown Szechuan Place into a fierce restaurant group in the San Fernando Valley. Northridge is his third and nicest location yet, with wood tables, red booths with elaborate wood framing, and...
Burger Los Angeles

Love & Salt Pesto Chicken Burger

I recently learned that certain New York food writers have strict criteria when assessing hamburgers. Apparently patties must star beef and come on a bun, which is kind of comical considering Louis’ Lunch in...