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Photo courtesy of Hanchic
Photo courtesy of Hanchic

Best of The Hit ListLos Angeles

Hanchic, Damian, Anajak Thai, and More: L.A. Dining’s Best in 2021


What a difference a year makes. This time last year, another COVID wave had restaurants going back to outdoors dining and takeout. It wasn’t the best way to kick off a more hopeful 2021. By summer, however, dining rooms and bars reopened, and we all came out of our isolation holes, ready to share meals and celebrate. As we round the corner to another new year, we can happily report that Los Angeles dining is back in a big, big way.

While there have been many sad closures over the last 12-plus months, we’re also seeing a lot of newcomers finally throw open well-planned doors. The scene is as vibrant and dynamic as ever, with chefs going big with bold flavors, personal touches, and a newfound vision to keep this the most exciting food city in the country. Here, we highlight our absolute favorites, old and new, from 2021 as we close out the year. So please welcome our Best of The Hit List for Los Angeles.