The Los Angeles Restaurant Openings That Need To Be On Your Radar This Year

The LA restaurants that need to be on your radar this year. 

Café Boulud

Café Boulud
Café Boulud New York

Photo Credit: Bill Milne

This spring, our ambassador, 2 Michelin starred chef Daniel Boulud, will open the doors his Café Boulud inside the Mandarin Oriental Residences, located in Beverly Hills. The design, courtesy of artist Marc Ange, will be a perfect foil to Boulud’s French bistro fare.

Mandarin Oriental Residences, 9200 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, 90212

Cipriani Beverly Hills

Cipriani Beverly HillsPhoto Credit: Simon Tchoukriel for Cipriani

The storied Cipriani brand is opening in the former Madeo space in Beverly Hills on January 10, bringing its classic glamour, impeccable service, and Italian and Venetian recipes to the 90210. As the first Cipriani location in California, Cipriani Beverly Hills will continue the four-generation family tradition of “to serve is first to love.” Designed by Florentine architect Michele Bonan, who has collaborated with Cipriani on several other locations around the world, Cipriani Beverly Hills. embodies a sleek nautical aesthetic featuring polished wood interiors with steel trim, distinctive brown leather chairs, Murano chandeliers, black and white fashion photography and deep green velvet accents. The restaurant also features a Jazz Café designed by Carlos Almada, which captures the timeless elegance and sophistication of old Hollywood with zebra fabrics, arches, palm trees, a grand piano and more, offering guests an escape to a parallel reality that emulates the enchanting world of the silver screen. The Jazz Café will be open to diners three nights per week and will also be available for rental as a private event space. Come spring, Cipriani Beverly Hills will open its beautiful patio for outdoor dining. Guests can expect classic Cipriani dishes including Baked Tagliolini with Ham, Calves liver alla Veneziana, Carpaccio alla Cipriani, and Vanilla Meringue Cake, among many other beloved specialties.

362 N. Camden Dr, Beverly Hills, 90210 

Casa Dani & Katsuya Century City

Katsuya Century City Main Dining Room

Photo Credit: sbe

Sam Nazarian‘s SBE is opening not one but two restaurants at the Westfield Century City this year: Casa Dani and Katsuya. Casa Dani means Dani’s House, derived from southern Spain’s tradition of naming small family restaurants as if they were the chef’s home, which is celebrated, 3 MIchelin starred chef Dani Garcia’s intention. Katsuya, with its specialty cocktails, unique rolls, and spectacular sushi and sashimi platters, has become a go-to for a reason. Their new home in Century City is an impressive venue spanning 17,000 square feet with seating capacity for 400 guests, and will also play host to a trio of bars, including an open-air Katsuya Beer Garden, an atrium arrival area, and a terrace with views of Beverly and Hollywood Hills.

10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, 90067

Sushi Nakazawa

Sushi NakazawaPhoto Credit: Sushi Nakazawa

Sushi Nakazawa — which has locations in NYC and Washington D.C. — will open this winter in Los Angeles and for the first time, will serve hot food as part of its set omakase experience created by Daisuke Nakazawa, an apprentice of Tokyo’s Sukiyabashi Jiro. The beverage list, created by beverage director Dean Fuerth, will feature the deepest sake list in the state and will expertly complement the meal. Designed by Studio UNLTD, the restaurant design is inspired by an underwater cavern and will be outfitted with deep blues, shimmering golds, and dramatic lighting.

145 North Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, 90048


JôntPhoto Credit: LeadingDC/Rey Lopez

DC’s 2 Michelin-starred restaurant Jônt is slated to open at the SLS Beverly Hills this summer. The concept is seasonal, Japanese, and in a tasting menu format. Chef Ryan Ratino meticulously plays with technique, studies ingredients and searches for their soul so he can make the invisible, visible in works of culinary design. Thus, a typical meal at Jônt consists of over 20 presentations serviced directly around the kitchen over the span of about three hours. The meal is broken into a few parts consisting of small bites or finger food and composed plates.

SLS Beverly Hills, 465 La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90048

Estiatorio Milos, Sushi Noz, and Kyu

UK-based developers Simon and David Reuben are opening some pretty sweet dining situations at the $2 billion development behind the Fairmont Century Plaza. These includeAsian barbecue restaurant Kyu, the 2-Michelin-starred Sushi Noz, and Greek fan favorite Estiatorio Milos as its opening eateries.

Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, 90067

Maydan Market

Maydan MarketPhoto Credit: Jen Chase

This summer, Maydan Market will open in LA’s West Adams neighborhood, the first West Coast project of Rose Previte, co-owner of DC’s Michelin-starred Maydan, Compass Rose, and Kirby Club restaurants.This new 10,000-square-foot market will be anchored by a live fire hearth, like its DC namesake restaurant. Inspired by markets from around the world, Maydan Market will bring diverse gems together under one roof including a Maydan restaurant and bar; Compass Rose, an indoor & outdoor patio bar with bites, cocktails and natural wine; and home to five Los Angeles food businesses each with their own distinctive cuisine and family recipe.  Maydan, a word with roots in many languages from Tangier to Tehran and Beirut to Batumi, signifies a gathering place often in the middle of a city.  Here, all vendors will have access to cook from the live fire, sharing the flame.  Open from day-to-night, the market offers Angelenos a new destination within the community for events, private functions, catering and take-out.

4301 West Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90016 


For those who have heard the rumblings, they’re true: Billie Eilish and brother Finneas O’Connell are officially opening a restaurant this year. Projected to open March 1, Argento, which also cites Nic Adler of Nic’s on Beverly and Monty’s Good Burger as an investor, are opening Argento as a plant-based restaurant with American and Italian influences in the space formerly occupied by another musician: Moby’s plant-based Little Pine.

2870 Rowena Ave, Los Angeles, 90039


SomniPhoto Credit: Jill Paider

They say you should never give up on your dreams, and chef Aitor Zabala takes that adage to heart. His beloved Beverly Hills restaurant, Somni (Catalan for “dream”), is poised to make a comeback. Originally opened as a ThinkFoodGroup project in 2018, this new iteration will be Zabala’s own. Situated at 9045 Nemo Street in West Hollywood, Somni will be nearly double the size of the original location, including 2,000 square feet of outdoor space, with mature trees buffering a tranquil courtyard from the hustle and bustle of L.A. Offering one service per night for only 14 guests, every aspect of the dining experience will be personalized and feature one-of-a-kind pieces made by artisan glassblowers, millworkers, and ceramicists. El Bulli-trained Zabala will redefine Somni as a modern, transportive and emotive experience reflecting his Catalan heritage and love for Southern California where he has established roots. Expect 20+ courses with dishes such as “The Flower of Autumn” (which will bring together various types of mushrooms, pancetta, essence of egg yolk, pine nuts, and a delicate mushroom cracker); as well as “The Bone” (which will blend sweet and savory elements featuring an apple meringue, smoked eel, fresh Granny Smith apple, bone marrow emulsion and caviar for a touch of saltiness.) Barcelona-born architect and designer Juli Capella, who created the luminous look of the original Somni, will be designing the new interiors, including an exclusive private dining space for six guests.

9045 Nemo St, West Hollywood, 90069