More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends, and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what’s new, what’s hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood restaurants across the city, it is not a chronicle of the ‘it’ places of the moment.

This month we add Fat Dragon, which opened with new-fashioned Chinese classics in a Silver Lake strip mall; Kismet, the all-day Middle Eastern-inclined restaurant from Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson in Los Feliz; handy neighborhood eatery The Mar Vista; and sequels The Tsujita in Glendale and Beer Belly in Long Beach.

21. The Tsujita Artisan Noodle

Tsujita’s finally expanded their hegemonic ramen game, long considered the best in town. And they’ve opened a large ramenya inside the ever-crowded Americana at Brand in Glendale.


By Matthew Kang and Farley Elliott