Dr. Gabriel Chiu Shares His Favorite Things About Los Angeles

Dr. Gabriel Chiu, founder of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Inc. and the Anti-Aging Institute of Regenerative Medicine in Beverly Hills is a renowned, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in customized aesthetic procedures and highly advanced techniques combined with a unique artistic perspective and surgical precision. Known as “the curve creator,” Dr. Chiu is sought by international celebrities, royalty, athletes moguls and moms for his uniquely bespoke and ‘couture’ contouring techniques. He took a break to discuss his favorite things about Los Angeles.

Photo Credit: Dr. Gabriel Chiu

How long have you been practicing in your market?

17+ years

Market (area):

Beverly Hills/Los Angeles

Best hidden gem:

Yamakaze- Invitation only Omakase Japanese restaurant with a very limited seating

Best fine dining restaurant:


Best place for a power business meeting:

Craig’s Steakhouse

Best hotel for out of town guests:

The Beverly Wilshire- you are right across the street from Rodeo Drive, the world’s most famous street for shopping, and half a block from my world-famous office!

Favorite shopping venue/boutique:

Neiman Marcus – with the TVs and bar on the men’s floor and the private luxury man-cave in Bloom’s Room, you can’t go wrong

Favorite charity event:

The Art of Elysium, the night before the Golden Globes. We have been attending for almost a decade and have co-chaired for 2 years ago honoring Stevie Wonder.

Favorite cultural event:

Any weekend at the Hollywood Bowl, but especially when there is a musical. We have a box in the pool circle and the performers usually carry the singing and dancing along the ledge of the pool circle, essentially surrounding you with the performance!

Favorite cultural institution:

MOCA, LACMA, Getty Villa

Best museum/exhibit:

Cayton Children’s Museum in Santa Monica- the Let’s Help wing. We privately funded the wing. It’s dedicated to brave first responders and we had it named after our son, Gabriel Christian Chiu III.

Best weekend getaway/staycation:

Malibu- so close yet you feel so far away from the rat race!

Describe your city in three words:

Beverly Hills is known for shopping, star-gazing, and plastic surgery, of course!

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:

Santa Barbara/Ojai region for polo, wine-tasting, cute villages/towns, and relaxation

All-around favorite spot in your market:

Carbon Beach, Malibu

The best aspect of your market:

The entire world seems to be at your fingertips!