It’s about time the South Bay’s vibrant restaurant scene gets its due
Exciting things have been simmering in the South Bay lately. Just as Downtown Los Angeles has seen a true culinary rebirth over the past decade, so has its less-talked-about neighbor located only twenty miles to the south. In recent years, the Beach Cities have received a fair share of buzz thanks to the growing empires of several big-name chef/restaurateurs, but many of the southland institutions that represent one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the United States still go overlooked.
The South Bay has the second highest population of Japanese-Americans in the country, a demographic that lends itself to a thriving landscape of Japanese cuisine. Of course, also represented is a large population of Korean, Indian, and Latino cultures that contribute to the vibrant culinary diversity of the area. Here now, the essential South Bay restaurants (south of the 105), presented from north to south.
Added: Heung Nam Myun Ok, Miura, Barran’s 2239, Painter’s Tape, Shin Sen Gumi Shabu Shabu
Removed: Catalina Kitchen, Cho Dang Tofu, Coni’seafood, Guh Mok, Abigaile, Hikari Japanese, Mar’sel, Redondo Beach Crab House, Simmzy’s, The Kettle, Strand House, Yellow Fever
“The Essential South Bay Restaurants, Summer 2017.” Eater LA – All. https://la.eater.com/maps/essential-best-south-bay-los-angeles-restaurants.