24 L.A. Restaurants Make The Michelin Guide California 2019

Michelin Guide California 2019
Yohei Matsuki of Sushi Ginza Onodera

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In recent years, Los Angeles’ culinary scene has been on the rise, and Michelin has taken notice. On Tuesday night during an ocean-front celebration in Huntington Beach, six L.A. eateries were awarded two stars and 18 others one star in the MICHELIN Guide California 2019, as well as a smattering of additional SoCal spots.  Southern California as a whole, however, was shut out of the three star category; those spots were filled by San Francisco and Napa Valley staples like The French Laundry and The Restaurant at Meadowood.

Michelin Guide California 2019

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Those who earned two stars included chef Niki Nakayama’s n/naka kaiseki restaurant in Culver City; Michael Cimarusti’s Hollywood seafood-spot, Providence; José Andrés’s Somni at the SLS Beverly Hills; Sushi Ginza Onodera in West Hollywood; Urasawa at 2 Rodeo; and chef Jordan Kahn’s culinary art concept Vespertine in Culver City.

Michelin Guide California 2019
Michael Cimarusti and Jordan Kahn receive their honors

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Eighteen L.A. haute spots also received one star distinctions. Those included Beverly Hills eateries such as CUT by Wolfgang Puck, located at The Beverly Wilshire; Curtis Stone’s Maude; and Nozawa Bar, a hidden room tucked inside Sugarfish, all received stars.

Michelin Guide California 2019
Curtis Stone cooks at his Michelin star eatery, Maude

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Five restaurants in downtown L.A. also received the one-star honor, including Le Comptoir; Shibumi; Josef Centeno’s Orsa & Winston;  Harayto; and Hiroyuki Naruke’s Q Sushi.

Michelin Guide California 2019
CUT exterior

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Rounding out the one-star Los Angeles list is chef Dave Beran’s Santa Monica eatery, Dialogue; the Valley’s Bistro Na’s; Kali; Kato; westside eateries Mori Sushi and Shunji Nakao; Ludo Lefebvres Trois Mec; Shin Sushi; Jeremy Fox‘s Rustic Canyon; and Nancy Silverton’s Osteria Mozza.

Michelin Guide California 2019
The 2019 Michelin California winners

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Elsewhere in SoCal, Chef William Bradley’s Addison at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego earned one star, as did chef Carlos Salgado’s Taco María and chef Atsushi Yokoyama’s omakase restaurant Hana Re in Orange County.

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