Credit: De Buena Planta
Credit: De Buena Planta

10 TikTok-Famous Restaurants in LA We Love

From Underrated Italian Eateries to Rooftop Lounges, Take a Trip to These LA Restaurants (and Film a TikTok, Too)  

Scrolling on TikTok can seem like a mindless activity, but there really are some great hacks and hidden gems to be found on the app—including some unique LA eateries. From chic new digs to the traditional, historic hot spots, you’ll be wondering how these places have stayed off the grid until now. Just in case these 10 places have gone viral by the time you’re reading this, be sure to check out how to make reservations! TikTok-Famous Restaurants in LA

 

Superba

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Sometimes, it’s the places that are hidden in plain sight that become your new go-to spot, like Superba. Though it has multiple locations in LA, it’s not a name you’d hear thrown in the list of typical brunch spots. The Hollywood location is off the iconic Sunset Blvd, but as you enter the domed archway, it almost feels like you’re stepping into someone’s backyard. They offer brunch, lunch and dinner but are definitely known for their brunch menu, including the iconic pastry and bread cart that roams the restaurant.

Location: Hollywood

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TikTok-Famous Restaurants in LA

Gra

Gra is an intimate eatery specializing in sourdough pizza and natural wine. Just by glancing at their abstract website, you know it’s artsy, which lures you in to actually visit instead of just web-stalking. The viral videos of Gra showcase the amazing pizza and simple yet elegant space. If open-concept dining rooms and hanging plants are your vibe, make your reservation to visit Gra as soon as possible because this place is gaining popularity oh-so quickly.

Location: Echo Park

TikTok-Famous Restaurants in LA

La Puglia

The decor stopped us mid-scroll, but the food made us book a res. La Puglia, or “Apulia” in Italian, promises an authentic southern Italian dining experience. The restaurant has a certain elegance to it that feels welcoming and reminiscent of its European influence. The menu features an entire section for their bruschetta pairings, and the dessert menu is just as extensive. We recommend trying the C’u’uava Sape’ (prosciutto melone) for a change from your typical appetizer order as well as the Beautiful Brindisi (pizza with salmon and pistachio).

Location: Santa Monica

Ella

@localemag Ella #sixtyhotel #beverlyhills #beverlyhillsbrunch #losangelesbrunch #labrunch #localemagazine #lafoodie #beverlyhillsfood 🎥: @BeastlyAppetite ♬ Sunday Vibes – Masego & MEDASIN

Some of the coolest eateries in LA happen to be in hotels. Ella, part of the Sixty Beverly Hills hotel, is a self-acclaimed neighborhood bar and restaurant. Not just for hotel guests, Ella offers a nostalgic diner feel with an elevated ambiance and menu. Executive Chef Brian Min creates dishes that celebrate the Mediterranean, Asian and Italian flavors found in the city; he pairs these plates with a craft cocktail menu that pays homage to the history of Los Angeles.

Location: Beverly Hills

TikTok-Famous Restaurants in LA

De Buena Planta

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With this being the second location (first one is in Venice), De Buena Planta has truly mastered the modern Mexican decor and cuisine. Offering plant-based food isn’t new for LA, but the wide selection of choices is quite impressive. Their take on aguachiles (a traditional seafood dish) features coconut as the fish replacement—and it does not disappoint. To sum it up, if you’ve been looking for a place to re-wear your vacation outfits, this is it.

Location: Silverlake

 

El Carmen

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The tall neon sign outside El Carmen makes this gem not-so-hidden in the literal sense, but it can be overlooked in the numerous lists of hot spots in Los Angeles. The bar and taqueria just celebrated its 25th anniversary in May and is continually celebrating with live mariachis every second Monday of the month. The food is great, but the selection of tequilas and mezcals is even better. The dim lighting and cozy seating makes El Carmen perfect for a date night or an intimate night out with friends. 

Location: Beverly Grove 

TikTok-Famous Restaurants in LA

Supersweet Tattoos and Coffee

At first glance, Supersweet is the ever-popular, cute millennial pink coffee shop, but that buzzing you hear isn’t the espresso machine. Just feet away, tattoo artists are adding permanent art to their patrons. Praised for their friendly baristas and artists, this shop takes pride in both of its art forms. You can book your appointment with one of their tattoo artists prior to stopping in or simply let the coffee buzz inspire your next piece in person.     

Location: Echo Park

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Pizzeria Sei

@localemag #pizzeriasei #lapizza#lafoodie #losangelespizza #localemagazine #lafoodie #lafoodies 🎥: @Ali Coll ♬ Tokyo – Leat’eq

One thing you can always expect from TikTok is the unexpected. Have you ever heard of Tokyo-style pizza? Extra-virgin olive oil and salt makes this pizza slightly different from the typical ‘za—but it’s worth the new experience. The menu is on the smaller side, so you’ll have the opportunity to try everything and find your favorite. This pizzeria has a small bar area to dine in with less than 10 seats, so if you’re one of the nine, consider yourself a VIP.

Location: Pico-Robertson

 

Yamashiro Hollywood

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If you’re not looking for it, you’ll miss the inconspicuous driveway that leads to the picturesque Yamashiro Hollywood. This is truly a Hollywood gem, starring in various productions over the years and registered as a national landmark. It’ll make you wonder how you could’ve missed this place. Yamashiro was originally a private estate before its conversion to the Asian fusion restaurant it is now. Dining atop the Hollywood hillside at this spot is good for the viral TikTok and good for the soul.

Location: Hollywood 

TikTok-Famous Restaurants in LA

Lilly Rose

Credit: Jim Bartsch

You’ve heard of rooftop bars in Los Angeles, but have you heard of basement bars? Located underground, you can enjoy a cocktail and a live show at Lilly Rose. The lounge is set with cozy seating and home decor to make it feel like you’re in someone’s (well-kept, not creepy) basement. This place gets especially decked out during the holiday season with a special tea menu, and if you’re lucky, your waiter may even sing you a carol or two.

Location: DTLA 

 

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Reyes is a graduate of Hope International University with degrees in General Management (BA) and Marketing Management (MBA). She loves visiting new and trendy restaurants, pop-ups, lounges, etc. Exploring Southern California keeps her busy!

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