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Posted on May 28, 2019

MICHELIN REVEALS AFFORDABLE CALIFORNIA RESTAURANTS, FROM WINE COUNTRY TO SAN DIEGO

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 Inaugural edition of the 2019 MICHELIN GUIDE CALIFORNIA features 151 Bib Gourmand restaurants

Greenville, S.C., May 28, 2019 — Michelin today announced the inaugural selection of Bib Gourmand establishments in the 2019 MICHELIN Guide California. From tacos to sushi, and from bistros to oyster bars, the highly anticipated list features 151 restaurants that represent 36 different cuisine types.

Originally introduced in 1997, the Bib Gourmand category highlights restaurants that serve high-quality meals which include two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less. In addition to the exceptional restaurants distinguished by star awards, Michelin inspectors take great pride in finding hidden gems to complete the selection that are more widely accessible for diners, whatever their budget or craving.

As the trusted source for gastronomy lovers worldwide for more than 120 years, Michelin publishes 32 Guides annually in more than two dozen countries, including four Guides in the United States. The 2019 MICHELIN Guide California is the most recent global expansion, and this represents the first statewide or regional Guide in the United States.

“Our inspectors were very impressed by the diversity of cuisine and culinary trends that they have seen across the Bib Gourmand selection in California, and it’s great to see that many of these restaurants take advantage of the fantastic local produce available throughout the state,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guides.

Building on and including the selection launched in San Francisco last year, California now includes 88 new Bib Gourmands that are indicated below, and available on www.michelinmedia.com. In addition, inspectors’ notes on each restaurant can also be found on the website.

The complete selection in the 2019 MICHELIN Guide California, including the Michelin stars, will be unveiled at a live Star Revelation event taking place in Huntington Beach on Monday June 3, 2019, and the Guide will be available for purchase from major booksellers in the U.S. starting June 6, 2019, for $19.95.

ESTABLISHMENT

AREA

SUB AREA

CITY

NEW

Aburiya Raku

Los Angeles

Hollywood

 

NEW

Adana Restaurant

Los Angeles

Pasadena

 

NEW

Amor y Tacos

Los Angeles

South Bay

Cerritos

NEW

Anchor Oyster Bar

San Francisco

Castro

San Francisco

 

A16

San Francisco

Marina

San Francisco

 

Ayara Thai Cuisine

Los Angeles

South Bay

 

NEW

Backyard

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Forestville

 

Badmaash

Los Angeles

Greater Downtown

 

NEW

Baran’s 2239

Los Angeles

South Bay

Hermosa Beach

NEW

Bistro Aix

San Francisco

Marina

San Francisco

 

Bowery Bungalow

Los Angeles

Northeast

 

NEW

Bravas

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Healdsburg

 

Broken Spanish

Los Angeles

Greater Downtown

 

NEW

Burritos La Palma

Los Angeles

San Gabriel Valley

El Monte

NEW

Bywater (The)

South Bay

 

Los Gatos

 

Campfire

San Diego

 

Carlsbad

NEW

Canon

Sacramento

 

 

NEW

Cassia

Los Angeles

Santa Monica Bay

 

NEW

Chalkboard

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Healdsburg

 

Chengdu Impression

Los Angeles

San Gabriel Valley

Arcadia

NEW

Chengdu Taste

Los Angeles

San Gabriel Valley

Alhambra

NEW

China Village

East Bay

 

Albany

 

Chuan’s

Los Angeles

San Gabriel Valley

 

NEW

Church & State *closed

Los Angeles

Greater Downtown

 

NEW

Ciccio

Wine Country

Napa Valley

Yountville

 

Comal

East Bay

 

Berkeley

 

Coni’Seafood

Los Angeles

South Bay

Inglewood

NEW

Cook St. Helena

Wine Country

Napa Valley

St. Helena

 

Coqueta

San Francisco

Financial District

San Francisco

 

Corso

East Bay

 

Berkeley

 

Cotogna

San Francisco

North Beach

San Francisco

 

Cucina Sorella

San Diego

 

 

NEW

Cucina Urbana

San Diego

 

 

NEW

Dai Ho

Los Angeles

San Gabriel Valley

Temple City

NEW

Delfina

San Francisco

Mission

San Francisco

 

Del Popolo

San Francisco

Financial District

San Francisco

 

Dha Rae Oak

Los Angeles

Greater Downtown

 

NEW

Diavola

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Geyserville

 

DongLaiShun

Los Angeles

San Gabriel Valley

San Gabriel

NEW

Dosa

San Francisco

Marina

San Francisco

 

Dyafa

East Bay

 

Oakland

 

El Jardin

San Diego

 

 

NEW

El Molino Central

Wine Country

 

Sonoma

 

Eveleigh

Los Angeles

Hollywood

 

NEW

Factory Kitchen (The)

Los Angeles

Greater Downtown

 

NEW

Farmhouse Kitchen Thai

San Francisco

Mission

San Francisco

 

Farmstead

Wine Country

Napa Valley

St. Helena

 

Father’s Office

Los Angeles

Westside

Culver City

NEW

Frank Fat’s

Sacramento

 

 

NEW

Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen

Orange County

 

 

NEW

Garlic & Chives

Orange County

 

Garden Grove

NEW

Glen Ellen Star

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Glen Ellen

 

Grace’s Table

Wine Country

Napa Valley

Napa

 

Grand Harbor

Los Angeles

San Gabriel Valley

Temple City

NEW

Gran Electrica

Wine Country

Napa Valley

Napa

 

Great China

East Bay

 

Berkeley

 

Guerrilla Tacos

Los Angeles

Greater Downtown

 

NEW

Harborview

San Francisco

Financial District

San Francisco

NEW

Hiro Nori Ramen

Orange County

 

Irvine

NEW

Holbox

Los Angeles

Greater Downtown

 

NEW

Il Pastaio

Los Angeles

Beverly Hills

 

NEW

Insalata's

Marin

 

San Anselmo

 

Ippuku

East Bay

 

Berkeley

 

Izakaya Rintaro

San Francisco

Mission

San Francisco

 

Jaffa

Los Angeles

Greater Downtown

 

NEW

Jitlada

Los Angeles

Hollywood

 

NEW

Jon & Vinny’s

Los Angeles

Hollywood

 

NEW

Juniper & Ivy

San Diego

 

 

NEW

Katsu-ya

Los Angeles

Ventura Boulevard

 

NEW

Kettner Exchange

San Diego

 

 

NEW

Kismet

Los Angeles

Northeast

 

NEW

Kokkari Estiatorio

San Francisco

North Beach

San Francisco

 

La Calenda

Wine Country

Napa Valley

 

NEW

La Cevicheria

Los Angeles

Hollywood

 

NEW

Lai Hong Lounge

San Francisco

North Beach

San Francisco

 

Langer’s

Los Angeles

Greater Downtown

 

NEW

LaoXi Noodle House

Los Angeles

San Gabriel Valley

Arcadia

NEW

LOLA 55

San Diego

 

 

NEW

Longo Seafood

Los Angeles

San Gabriel Valley

Rosemead

NEW

LSXO

Orange County

 

Huntington Beach

NEW

Luna Mexican Kitchen

South Bay

 

San Jose

 

Lunasia

Los Angeles

San Gabriel Valley

 

NEW

Maccheroni Republic

Los Angeles

Greater Downtown

 

NEW

Majordomo

Los Angeles

Greater Downtown

 

NEW

Manhattan Beach Post

Los Angeles

South Bay

Manhattan Beach

NEW

Mariscos Jalisco

Los Angeles

San Gabriel Valley

 

NEW

Meals by Genet

Los Angeles

Hollywood

 

NEW

Meizhou Dongpo

Los Angeles

Westside

 

NEW

Mercado Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Hollywood

 

NEW

Mesa Verde

Santa Barbara

 

 

NEW

Mian

Los Angeles

San Gabriel Valley

San Gabriel

NEW

Mi Lindo Nayrit Mariscos

Los Angeles

Greater Downtown

 

NEW

Millennium

East Bay

 

Oakland

 

Mix Mix Kitchen & Bar

Orange County

 

Santa Ana

NEW

Mother

Sacramento

 

 

NEW

M.Y. China

San Francisco

SoMa

San Francisco

 

Nopalito

San Francisco

Civic Center

San Francisco

 

Nyum Bai

East Bay

 

Oakland

 

Oenotri

Wine Country

Napa Valley

Napa

 

Okane

San Francisco

SoMa

San Francisco

 

Okiboru Ramen

Los Angeles

Greater Downtown

 

NEW

Orchard City Kitchen

South Bay

 

Campbell

 

Papilles

Los Angeles

Hollywood

 

NEW

Pausa

Peninsula

 

San Mateo

 

Petit Trois

Los Angeles

Hollywood

 

NEW

Pig in a Pickle

Marin

 

Corte Madera

NEW

Pine & Crane

Los Angeles

Northeast

 

NEW

Pizzana

Los Angeles

Westside

 

NEW

Pizzeria Mozza

Los Angeles

Hollywood

 

NEW

Playa

Marin

 

Mill Valley

 

Poggio

Marin

 

Sausalito

 

Preux & Proper

Los Angeles

Greater Downtown

 

NEW

Punta Cabras *closed

Los Angeles

Santa Monica Bay

Santa Monica

NEW

Ramen Gaijin

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Sebastopol

 

Redd Wood

Wine Country

Napa Valley

Yountville

 

Risibisi

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Petaluma

 

Rocio’s Mexican Kitchen

Los Angeles

Greater Downtown

 

NEW

Rosaliné

Los Angeles

Hollywood

 

NEW

Rossoblu

Los Angeles

Greater Downtown

 

NEW

Royal Feast

Peninsula

 

Millbrae

 

Salazar

Los Angeles

Northeast

 

NEW

Sama Sama Kitchen

Santa Barbara

 

 

NEW

Sea Harbour

Los Angeles

San Gabriel Valley

Rosemead

NEW

Shanghai No. 1

Los Angeles

San Gabriel Valley

San Gabriel

NEW

Sichuan Home

San Francisco

Richmond & Sunset

San Francisco

 

Sichuan Impression

Los Angeles

San Gabriel Valley

Alhambra

NEW

1601 Bar & Kitchen

San Francisco

SoMa

San Francisco

 

Sixth & Mill

Los Angeles

Greater Downtown

 

NEW

Soba Ichi

East Bay

 

Oakland

 

Sociale

San Francisco

Marina

San Francisco

 

Solare

San Diego

 

 

NEW

Son of a Gun

Los Angeles

Hollywood

 

NEW

Sqirl

Los Angeles

Hollywood

 

NEW

Starbelly

San Francisco

Castro

San Francisco

 

Stockhome

Wine Country

Sonoma County

 

NEW

Sushi Ran

Marin

 

Sausalito

 

Teni East Kitchen

East Bay

 

Oakland

 

Thai House

East Bay

 

Danville

 

Thai Thing

Los Angeles

Hollywood

 

NEW

Trestle

San Francisco

Financial District

San Francisco

 

Tsubaki

Los Angeles

Hollywood

 

NEW

Tsubasa

San Francisco

Civic Center

San Francisco

 

Vesta

Peninsula

 

Redwood City

 

Village Sake

Marin

 

Fairfax

 

wonderful

Peninsula

 

Millbrae

 

Wood Tavern

East Bay

 

Oakland

 

YAFA

Monterey

Carmel-By-The-Sea

 

NEW

Yank Sing

San Francisco

SoMa

San Francisco

 

Z & Y Bistro

San Francisco

Nob Hill

San Francisco

NEW

Z & Y

San Francisco

Nob Hill

San Francisco

 

Zero Zero

San Francisco

SoMa

San Francisco

 

 

Building on the selection launched in San Francisco last year, California now includes 86 new Bib Gourmands highlighted below:

Aburiya Raku in Hollywood features an open kitchen with a menu that revolves around 30 skewer varieties, as well as hot and cold dishes that tend to be quite interesting.

Adana Restaurant is a Middle Eastern kitchen in Pasadena that offers a parade of food that is well seasoned and cooked with care from snappy dolmehs to juicy kebabs.

Amor y Tacos is a wonderful expression of Mexican-American cuisine with Coca-Cola glazed pork belly and short rib taquitos in Los Angeles.

Ayara Thai Cuisine delivers a one-two punch of flavor in Los Angeles, where organic eggs and free-range chicken elevate the already impressive dishes.

Badmaash offers great Indian cuisine in downtown Los Angeles, featuring familiar dishes delivered with layers of flavor and creativity.

Baran's 2239 in Hermosa Beach boasts creative and flavorful small plates and an impressive beer list.

Bowery Bungalow offers impressive Middle Eastern cooking in Los Angeles with portion sizes that allow for value-conscious, family-style dining.

Broken Spanish in downtown Los Angeles provides a concise menu with a clear personality and offers vegetable-based small plates like masa dumplings with potatoes, green garlic and chile pasilla.

Burritos La Palma in San Gabriel Valley delivers a concise menu of burritos made with flour tortillas that have a delightful chew and richness.

Campfire in Carlsbad marries fine dining with the chef’s Mexican heritage. Cooking over fire is a staple with the 12-foot, wood-burning hearth.

Canon in Sacramento delights crowds with the chef’s menu of fun and shareable contemporary plates.

Cassia in Santa Monica offers bold flavors inspired by Vietnamese and Asian fare with clear leanings toward French brasserie fare noted in the house-made charcuterie and breads. 

Chengdu Impression serves impressive Sichuan fare. With more than 30 locations in Asia, this Arcadia location is the first U.S. outpost.

Chengdu Taste in Alhambra will tantalize your taste buds with a delectable and ample Sichuan menu with a heavy hand of unmissable Sichuan peppercorns.

Chuan's packs serious firepower and spice in San Gabriel Valley with dishes like mapo tofu, while chicken and ginger soup channel a more electric spiciness.

Coni'Seafood is a lovely establishment in Inglewood that focuses on the cuisine of Mexico’s Pacific coast with fried and sautéed whole fish and shrimp options.

Cucina Sorella in San Diego embraces every season with pastas including tagliatelle with pistachio pesto, peas, pickled celery, mint and lime, and small plates like the carrot arancini with tarragon-basil aioli.

Cucina Urbana’s menu in San Diego varies from Neapolitan-style pizzas to sophisticated dishes like a ribeye carpaccio with pickled beech mushrooms, shaved parmesan, malted melba toast crumbles, and dots of earthy porcini aioli.

Dai Ho makes the most out of the few hours its doors are open each day. Its Taiwanese beef noodle soup draws in waves of San Gabriel Valley customers. 

Dha Rae Oak is a Koreatown stalwart that serves a tasty and unique opportunity to feast with friends. The menu features a whole duck cooked in a clay pot, which should be ordered at least one day in advance.

DongLaiShun serves premium cuts of meat and flavorful, spicy broths, which give this San Gabriel Valley hotpot temple a leg up on its competitors.

El Jardin is a regional contemporary Mexican gem in San Diego's Liberty Station, with dishes that pop with creativity and flavor.

Eveleigh in Hollywood is great for social gatherings or a romantic tête-à-tête, with standouts like crushed peas and burrata or buttery spaghettini twirled with tender and delicious chunks of Dungeness crab. 

The Factory Kitchen in downtown Los Angeles serves lovely Italian cuisine with splendid focaccia di Recco col formaggio.

Father's Office in Culver City is in the historic Helms Bakery district and offers a delicious acclaimed burger made with dry-aged beef, caramelized onions and bacon compote.

Frank Fat's is a longtime Chinese-American staple in Sacramento that has been passed down throughout generations. The food sings with flavor, and the space is filled with charm.

Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen has been an Orange County fixture for more than 15 years for a good reason. The hearty panuchos de Yucatán are a local favorite. 

Garlic & Chives delivers incredibly fresh and vibrant Vietnamese food, which makes this an Orange County standout.

Grand Harbor is a bustling Chinese restaurant in Temple City that offers quality dim sum, including beef rice noodle rolls, abalone dumplings and crystal shrimp dumplings.

Guerilla Tacos serves delightful fare in the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles. The variations range from eclectic to elegant and change regularly.

Harborview offers expertly executed Cantonese cuisine with a wide array of pushcart dim sum near the Embarcadero.

Hiro Nori Ramen in Irvine is deliciously concise, serving three types of ramen. Other options include rice bowls that are bound to please.

Holbox puts an emphasis on fresh seafood prepared simply but astutely in downtown Los Angeles. Fried fish tacos and tostadas piled high with local fish and uni showcase clean flavors worthy of recognition.

Il Pastaio is a Beverly Hills flagship of the Drago family empire, serving impressive Italian cuisine. The house-made pasta is a highlight.

Jaffa provides impressive Israeli cuisine in Los Angeles. The signature hummus prepared with sweet potatoes is a must.

Jitlada is a Hollywood favorite that stimulates the palate with bold, zesty flavors. Diners are enticed by the range of curries and more adventurous fare.

Jon & Vinny's offers Italian-American cooking in an easygoing café set along hip Fairfax. Pasta and pizza are the focus.

Juniper & Ivy is a contemporary San Diego hit, loaded with clever dishes bursting with technique. The menu may change frequently, but the food is always fun and filled with high-quality ingredients.

Katsu-Ya showcases decades of sushi mastery with pristine seafood in this original, simple Studio City setting.  The true reason to visit is for the chef’s innovative sushi and creative cocktails.   

Kettner Exchange in San Diego serves global small plates, like bigeye tuna ribbons tangled with sliced avocado, radishes, nori chips, chive batons and a Makrut lime-soy marinade.

Kismet provides contemporary Middle Eastern cuisine in Los Feliz. It has an all-day menu, and dinner items include the likes of zesty ground chicken and pine nut pies swaddled in crispy phyllo, garnished with sesame seeds and tahini.  

La Calenda in Napa Valley is a casual walk-in-only restaurant that’s full of finesse. The chef’s Oaxacan upbringing shines through in regional Mexican cuisine.

La Cevicheria is a restaurant with heart and focus in Los Angeles. The menu’s myriad ceviche options and cooked fish plates veer into Latin American and Caribbean-style preparations.

Langer's Deli has been at its downtown Los Angeles address since 1947, and it’s been run by the same family. The menu is massive, with items such as potato pancakes, blintzes and matzo ball soup.

LaoXi Noodle House in Arcadia is inspired by China’s famous Shanxi province. The menu won inspectors over with noodles slicked in chili oil as well as springy “wife special noodles” served with crispy pork.

LOLA 55 in San Diego serves sophisticated tacos made with fresh ingredients. Counter service means queuing up is required, but while in line diners watch tortillas being prepared.

Longo Seafood is a very popular San Gabriel Valley dim sum parlor that offers enticing buns and dumplings worth lining up for.

LSXO is an intimate Huntington Beach-front charmer that serves polished contemporary Vietnamese dishes filled with technique.

Lunasia in San Gabriel Valley crafts some of the more impressive noodle rolls around, translucently thin and filled with the likes of fresh lobster and tender slivers of fish and ginger.

Maccheroni Republic in downtown Los Angeles is an inviting place featuring tightly packed tables loaded with festive dishes like tender Mediterranean octopus with lentils and calf tripe soup with pasta.

Majordomo serves dishes that range from small plates, like sausage-stuffed shishito peppers, to noodle dishes to large shareable fish and meat dishes, like the crispy pork belly ssam. 

Manhattan Beach Post provides a menu that is a foray into just about every cuisine, but with Californian touches, such as hamachi & pear crudo or pork chili chimichangas, to Scotch eggs and bacon-cheddar buttermilk biscuits. 

Mariscos Jalisco impressed inspectors with the owner’s Jalisco-inspired tacos. These fried shrimp wonders have all the delicacy and crunch of expert tempura.

Meals by Genet is an inviting Los Angeles spot known for skillfully rendered traditional Ethiopian cuisine.

Meizhou Dongpo serves Sichuan-style plates as commanding as its Century City setting. Tender pork hock submerged in chili oil, as well as bowls of fish with fistfuls of ginger and garlic go full-throttle on flavor.

Mercado Los Angeles is a loud and convivial family friendly spot for contemporary Mexican fare. The choriqueso and guacamole dip duo is a great way to settle in. 

Mesa Verde is a Santa Barbara café that serves impressive plant-based cuisine and offers good value, making it a highly recommendable, health-focused establishment.

Mian is a small San Gabriel noodle house that channels all the peppercorn tang and tongue-numbing ma la one could hope for in a bowl of Sichuan cold noodles or Ziwei beef noodles.

Mi Lindo Nayarit Mariscos offers many signature dishes at this Los Angeles spot, but the molcajete al gusto and mi lindo nayarit plates are strongly recommended.

Mix Mix Kitchen & Bar delights Orange County diners with its contemporary spin on Filipino fare. Think pork cheeks adobo and tamarind-kissed soups.

Mother serves serious vegetarian fare in Sacramento. The creative offerings are expertly conceived and incredibly craveable.

Okiboru Ramen, near Chinatown, is noted for its house-made noodles and impressive broths. The menu is very focused.

Papilles is a quaint little French spot hidden in plain sight in Hollywood. The strip mall aesthetic is eased by a budget-friendly, three-course, prix fixe dinner menu. 

Petit Trois in Hollywood serves comforting French food in big portions packed with flavors authentic enough to delight any Frenchman, or Francophile at heart, with items including escargots with garlic parsley butter, steak au poivre and a heavenly omelet.

Pig in a Pickle provides smoky, juicy, tender barbecue that is delicious thanks to impressive sourcing standards. Quality ingredients are lovingly prepared in Marin to take you on a flavor journey of the South.

Pine & Crane in Los Angeles serves a highly enjoyable take on Asian cuisine with a focus on Taiwanese specialties. The chef’s family is from Taiwan, and the menu is prepared with produce that comes from the family farm.

Pizzana is a Westside Los Angeles pizzeria that prepares pies in the Neapolitan tradition featuring a "slow-dough" crust and locally sourced toppings.

Pizzeria Mozza is Hollywood's favorite pizzeria. It’s still a hot ticket more than a decade after it opened in 2007.

Preux & Proper serves cuisine that follows the contours of Creole and Cajun fare with creative touches that make it at home in Southern California.

Rocio's Mexican Kitchen is a tiny stamp of a restaurant in Bell Gardens. The chef’s mole dishes pack in impressive depth and focus, commanding a symphony of flavors worthy of citywide admiration.

Rosaliné is a seafood-focused Peruvian spot in Hollywood that serves meals meant for sharing, including an ample selection of flavorful ceviches and vegetarian dishes married with large plates and numerous starters. 

Rossoblu in downtown Los Angeles proudly displays the chef’s Italian lineage at this venue, featuring delightful antipasti and a roster of pasta that will have you wanting to return as soon as possible.

Salazar in Los Angeles is a festive and upbeat spot almost entirely outdoors that focuses on simple, yet delicious, Mexican fare and grilled meats. Hand-made flour tortillas are the base for tacos.   

Sama Sama Kitchen is an Asian eatery in Santa Barbara that offers the likes of crispy rice salad and tamarind-glazed free-range Jidori chicken wings crafted from local ingredients.

Sea Harbour is a San Gabriel Valley favorite for hot, fresh, made-to-order dim sum. You can’t go wrong with the Cantonese cuisine here.

Shanghai No. 1 offers a formidably lengthy but quality menu in San Gabriel. Shanghai favorites like braised pork and pan-fried dumplings impress as much as classics like fluffy fried rice kissed by a hot wok.

Sichuan Impression provides spicy, tingly and crave-worthy Sichuan dishes at the original Alhambra location, making this San Gabriel Valley gem a destination that can’t be missed.

Sixth & Mill is led by the team behind The Factory Kitchen and Officine Brera. This Arts District Italian kitchen serves a sublime pizza.

Solare is an inspector favorite for pastas, bread and house-made sausages in San Diego. Produce, fish and meats come from local farms and fishermen. 

Son of a Gun is a contemporary seafood spot in Beverly Grove. A tuna melt, smoked mahi dip and raw seafood are the norm, but the fresh vegetarian plates and the fried chicken sandwich are also worth a look.

Sqirl is a tiny, massively popular all-day café in Hollywood that offers toasts, grain bowls and salads. It also has luscious homemade jams for purchase.

Stockhome in Sonoma provides Swedish food as found in Stockholm today; that is, with an intriguing global influence as found in kebabs and Swedish meatballs offered side by side.

Thai Thing in Hollywood serves luscious Thai dishes cooked to order with bright flavors, textures and aromas. For the record, “hot” here is HOT!

Tsubaki in Los Angeles offers a creative mix of traditional Japanese and contemporary dishes as well as a respectable sake selection. The menu is composed of grilled, steamed and fried izakaya fare. 

YAFA in Monterey is nothing short of charming. From the father-and-son team manning the front of the house, to the live music, to – of course – platters full of flavorful Mediterranean fare.

Z & Y Bistro is a sibling to San Francisco's ever-popular Z&Y. This place is a mashup of hits from the former, plus juicy, smoky yakitori in a contemporary wine bar setting.

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments

renée oliver- concierge | June 10, 2019 @ 4:00PM
They added YAFA !!! I always recommend them, not only are the prices good...but the interactive atmosphere and entertainment is a unique experience , and different every time. If you prefer dining without being close to other tables, and want to sit alone, it’s probably not your spot (at least not anymore), I expect to be even MORE popular than it already was. Since it’s a small intimate venue, be ready to mingle and make reservations, so you won’t need to wait. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I have.

Paul Fang | May 31, 2019 @ 3:47AM
The owner also frequently challenges or insults customers to never come back! you are banned! Come sue me! Hopefully this is just a one off mistake or I would feel bad for the other potentially good restaurants on this list as they are being dragged down by one bad apple

Paul Fang | May 31, 2019 @ 3:38AM
Certainly an extremely inaccurate entry on this list - Wonderful in Millbrae is one of the least customer oriented restaurant ever. The owner publicly like to refer to customers who give honest low-star review as whiners, trash, punk, cry baby, crazy!

Erica | May 28, 2019 @ 6:32PM
Snubbed Meze in San Diego! It’s a GREAT Mediterranean restaurant .

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