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Asian Food Los Angeles

StopBye Cafe BB Bye

StopBye Cafe, a 405 freeway-friendly cafe from chef Justin Tulus, an Indonesia native and Lukshon alum, and partner Tom, opened in the summer of 2016 in a Lawndale strip mall. The space previously housed...
Pakistani Food Los Angeles

Al-Noor Palak Paneer

It had been years since my last meal at Al-Noor, an Indo-Pak restaurant from Syed Hasan Zaidi in Lawndale, a city that Angelenos might not know is right near LAX. The food is still...
Restaurant Sign Los Angeles

Al-Noor: Light Makes Right at Indo-Pak Gem

Syed Hasan Zaidi opened Al-Noor in 1998 in the Aero Park Center strip-mall near the 405 freeway, naming his Karachi-style Pakistani restaurant after the Arabic term “light from the God.” He derived all of...