Five recommended restaurants in Los Angeles

Choose from Brazilian street food to white-truffle pizza

Black bass sashimi at Providence
Black bass sashimi at Providence | Image: Lisa Cohen

Larry Gagosian, art dealer and gallery owner “Sushi Sasabune serves A-plus omakase sushi and, while it is literally a hole in the wall, the food is just unbelievable. LA does unassuming sushi bars in shopping malls very well, but this one is above and beyond.” 11917 Wilshire Boulevard (+1310-478 3596; trustmesushi.com).

Omakase sushi at Sushi Sasabune
Omakase sushi at Sushi Sasabune

Lee Broom, furniture and lighting designer “The last meal that truly impressed me was the tasting menu at Providence. From start to finish, nothing disappointed. It was mostly Japanese-inspired seafood, although the last dish before dessert was wagyu beef – four slices with jus; delicious. It was quite a stark interior, and all the waiters were dressed like businessmen – it’s as if they had walked straight off Wall Street – and there were dozens of them. The service was incredible.” 5955 Melrose Avenue (+1323-460 4170; providencela.com).

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Wolfgang Puck, chef and restaurateur “I often go to Angelini Osteria on Sunday evenings. I love the branzino cooked in a salt crust with a good bottle of Barolo. In truffle season it has an incredible white-truffle pizza.” 7313 Beverly Boulevard (+1323-297-0070; angeliniosteria.com).

Angelini Osteria serves white-truffle pizza
Angelini Osteria serves white-truffle pizza

Christina Kim, Dosa founder and designer “Woodspoon does Brazilian street food from a region called Minas Gerais, which has European and African influences. It’s a calm white space with wooden tables and has simple but delicious dishes like house-made sausage and scrambled eggs. The chef also does a special brunch on Saturdays.” 107 West 9th Street (+1213-629 1765; woodspoonla.com).

Dan Tana’s is an old-school Italian restaurant
Dan Tana’s is an old-school Italian restaurant

John Varvatos, menswear designerDan Tana’s is a great place for dinner. It’s not gourmet but is an old-school Italian. It’s just the kind of classic restaurant you go to for great conversation and fun with friends.” 9071 Santa Monica Boulevard (+1310-275 9444; dantanasrestaurant.com).

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