Night owls, rejoice!
Los Angeles has plenty of yummy places to eat if you’re out and about and hungry after the clock strikes midnight, even beyond the standard come-to-mind fast food spots like In-N-Out or Tommy’s.
Granted, late-night in L.A. may not be quite as wide-awake as that certain other city that never sleeps, but angelenos still have plenty of options, whether you’re looking for diner style goodness, deli sandwiches, soul food, or some after-hours seafood grubbing.
Keep this rundown handy for when that post-bar-hopping hunger hits or when you’re simply on the hunt to satisfy your taste buds in the wee hours of the night.
Check out the list (in no particular) below.
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1. Honda Ya Izakaya
“Izakaya” means to sit down, eat and drink comfortably and Honda Ya makes that possible with locations all around Southern California that are mostly open until around 1:00am. The restaurants offer traditional Japanese dishes like sushi, udon, soba, deep fried soft shell crab, and more. They also have a Yakitori menu where you can order up skewers of chicken skin, liver, beef balls, eggplant, bacon wrapped enoki mushrooms and much more.
2. Fred 62
Getting a table after midnight at this Loz Feliz diner could be a long wait, but it’s well worth it. Fred 62 is open 24/7 and serves its famous mac n’ cheese balls, along with an extensive menu of breakfast, burgers, and sandwiches. They even have a Night Owl menu, inspired by dishes from some of L.A.’s most famous food trucks.
3. The Pikey
This very popular bar and cafe serves local, organic farm produce and free range, cruelty-free meats until 2:am in Hollywood. In addition to the menu’s yummy plates and bar snacks, The Pikey will let you get in touch with your inner bon viviant with a mind-blowing selection of vintage whiskeys.
4. Pacific Dining Car
Located in Santa Monica and Downtown L.A., Pacific Dining Car is always open and always delicious. The restaurant also offers a late-night menu just for night owls, which includes Eggs Sardou, prime rib open face sandwich, lamb burger, duck confit salad, and a Training Day baseball 10 oz. steak named for and inspired by the Denzel Washington movie.
5. L.A. Cafe
Whether you’re having a night out downtown or you want to order-in late at night, you can hit up L.A. Cafe, which is open 24 hours and offers delivery! Order from their extensive menu of tacos, breakfast dishes, salads, sandwiches, and burgers in person or online.
6. Canter’s Deli
Open 24 hours, the Fairfax deli serves up legendary matzo ball soup, along with pastrami and corned beef sandwiches from an epic menu. It’s perfect for dinner before or after a movie at the nearby Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater.
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7. Crave Cafe
This is the Valley’s own 24-hour cafe with locations in Sherman Oaks and Studio City. Crave’s menu features sweet and savory crepes, salads, paninis, all-the-time breakfast, and even burritos. Take your pick!
8. Greenblatt’s Deli
Craving a hot pastrami sandwich and some fine wine after midnight? Greenblatt’s Deli is for you. Open until 2:am every day, the Hollywood deli has triple decker sandwiches (you read that right) and an extremely delicious and well seasoned matzo ball soup, pair your late night meal with a glass of wine from their amazing selection.
9. BCD Tofu House
Get your soon tofu on 24 hours a day and at various locations around SoCal at BCD Tofu House, which has locations in Koreatown, Garden Grove, Cerritos, Irvine, Torrance, Fullerton, Rowland Heights, and Reseda. In addition to soon tofu, BCD also serves spicy BBQ chicken, bulgogi, galbi, bibimbap, spicy raw crab, and much more.
10. 25 Degrees at the Roosevelt Hotel
Open 24 hours in the heart of Hollywood, 25 Degrees will let you craft your own late-night burger or you can order one of their creations. Wash it all down with one the hot spot’s famous spiked milkshakes, like the Guinness Milkshake, the Bananas Foster, or the Night Owl.
11. Brite Spot
Open until 3:00am on Fridays and Saturdays, Brite Spot isn’t your usual late-night diner. The Echo Park eatery has some delicious vegan options (like veggie nachos, vegan burgers, and a BLTA with tempeh bacon), along with other classics like fried chicken, fish and chips, burgers, and sandwiches.
12. Stout Burgers & Beers
Stout has an impressive menu of burgers and craft beers — what more could you ask for? Well, the burger joint has locations in Santa Monica, Hollywood, and Studio City that are open late for your hamburger needs. The Hollywood spot is opened the latest — until 4:00am — while the Santa Monica and Studio City restaurants are open until 2:00am.
13. Johnnie’s Pastrami
Get your sandwich on at the Culver City landmark, which has been open since 1952. Like the name says, you can go for the pastrami sandwich plate or there’s always the beef burger plate, shrimp and fish plates, chicken plates, and chili cheese fries. They only take cash, but there is an ATM.
14. Ruen Pair
You can get authentic and delicious Thai dishes like pad thai, pad kee mao, and spicy shrimp salad at this restaurant, which has locations in Hollywood and City of Industry that are open until 3:00am. Take note: Ruen Pair is cash only.
15. Comfort LA
When you’re looking for late-night soul food on the weekends you can always head over to the Arts District for a fried chicken plate at Comfrot LA. The $12 special includes 5 chicken wings, two sides (mac n’ cheese on point) and a small square of cornbread. Open on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00pm to 3:00am.
16. Tatsu Ramen
Let some ramen soothe your late-night soul at either this shop’s Sawtelle or Melrose locations. Order up on Tatsu’s iPads, where you can build your own perfect bowl with broth, egg, and all the trimmings — then indulge in a ramen burger or pork bun side dish, too.
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17. 101 Coffee Shop
Named for that nearby freeway, you’ll recognize this classic Hollywood diner from the movie Swingers. It’s no wonder those guys hung out here — 101 Coffee Shop is famous for signature dishes like Cajun catfish and eggs, silver dollar buttermilk pancakes, and the waffle brownie sundae with vanilla ice cream.
18. Suehiro Cafe
This Little Tokyo spot may look unassuming on the outside, but inside, it’s famous for its popular homestyle Japanese dishes with lots of classic combination plates to choose from. Suehiro is open until 1:00am on weekdays and until 3:00am on Fridays through Sundays.
19. Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine
If you’ve got a late-night craving, Bossa Nova has you covered from West Hollywood to West L.A. and Hollywood. Their never-ending menu has everything from sirloin steaks, burgers, sandwiches, salads, pastas and even custom pizzas. The Hollywood location is open until 3:00am throughout the week and extends its hours to 4:00am Thursday through Saturday.
Where are your favorite late-night food spots in Los Angeles? Let us know in the comments below!