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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Sushi Restaurant
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“Are you a big sushi fan? Sweet, this place is great! Cash only though. Order the calamari!! I recommend going early evening as sometimes it can be a little wait.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“You can walk here. Lots of screenwriters come here. Great coffee and tea and yogurt. You can eat outside. Free parking for 1 hour. And you can walk here easily.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“"Seafood so fresh it seems as if they just fished it out of the ocean" Downtown branch is "not as elegant as it used to be", but service is still "lovely" and it's not as expensive, either. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Health
“amazing yoga with world-renowned teachers like Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Sianna Sherman, Cristi Christensen, etc”
  • 24 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“A popular social place for drinks. Related to BigFoot West (also on Venice).”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Brunch with lovely views. They only have a beer and wine license if that hinders your Bloody Mary routine. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
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“You never know whether this will be just a bar or a nightclub on the weekend. But it tends to be a classy early-evening spot during the week to sit on posh British furniture in a library/study styled interior. The drinks and bartenders are highly underrated by the local scene, and this place was renovated a year or two back. Almost a secret spot because nothing is around.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Local favorite - big servings, come early or come late or make a reservation. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Park
“We’re more than an urban park with outdoor recreational activities. Exposition Park is a collection of world-class museums, educational and sport facilities and entertainment venues. Within the 160-acre campus, you can experience the fun of science, math and technology at the California Science Center, learn about the diverse cultural experience at the California African American Museum or explore natural and cultural worlds at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, or simply relax in the splendor of the City of Los Angeles Rose Garden. The landmark Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum offers the excitement of world-class competition, the Los Angeles Football Club Banc of California Stadium will be the new cathedral of soccer and EXPO Center is a hub of activity and resource for the whole community. Come visit Exposition Park, a place of exploration, excitement and excellence.”
  • 20 locals recommend
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Dessert Shop
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“Our go-to whenever the sweet tooth hits! Delicious ice cream, macaron ice cream sandwiches and a plethora of baked goods. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“A classic Chinatown restaurant that serves Mandarin and Sichuan cuisine, including the famous Slippery Shrimp. (9 min)”
  • 29 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“No longer the hottest spot in Hollywood, but great seafood and a decent atmosphere. Perfect for dinner before walking to the Arclight Cinemas to grab a drink. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Salad Place
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“The food is simple and the environment inviting. I’d recommend a hot plate such as the chicken with roasted potatoes and kale salad. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
“As much as one loves the city, nothing beats a quiet night in The Woods. Walls are stacked with hand cut cedar blocks, tables are carved from tree trunks and elk chandeliers twist from the ceiling. The Woods offers an eclectic mix of music in our jukebox and Dj's spin.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Great place to grab sandwiches, salads and wraps to go with you on a hike in Topanga. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Fun concerts are always happening here. It's walking distance too! Just find tickets online and enjoy the show.”
  • 21 locals recommend