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No Michelin, no problem: here’s the 25 most-Yelped Restaurants in Los Angeles

So you’re in Los Angeles for a few days and looking to get some good eats. You want to make sure you enjoy every meal during your short stay and you don’t know anyone in L.A. to give you recommendations. You’ve noticed that no restaurants in the sprawling metropolis has even one Michelin star — that’s because the well-known French guide doesn’t provide a guide to the City of Stars. So without it, how are you going to ensure you don’t have disappointing meals?

One way is crowd-sourcing and that’s to look at the most-reviewed restaurants on Yelp (and then looking at their reviews/star rating). We know that this isn’t the perfect solution, but without Michelin guiding you (not even a Bib Gourmand!), the following list of approximately 20 Los Angeles restaurants that have been most-yelped will help you make that final decision on where to go to dinner.

Best Los Angeles Restaurants with Most Reviews on Yelp
Rank Restaurant Reviews Stars Cuisine Neighborhood
1 Bottega Louie 14326 4 Italian DTLA
2 Wurstküche 7569 4 German Arts District
3 Daikokuya Little Tokyo 7339 4 Japanese Little Tokyo
4 Porto’s Bakery & Cafe 7096 4.5 Bakeries Burbank
5 Porto’s Bakery & Cafe 7032 4.5 Bakeries Glendale
6 Pink’s Hot Dogs 6446 3.5 Hot Dogs Fairfax
7 Father’s Office 5699 3.5 American Mid-City
8 Porto’s Bakery & Cafe 5596 4.5 Bakeries Los Angeles
9 Philippe the Original 5345 4 Sandwiches Chinatown
10 Perch 5334 4 French Downtown
11 The Griddle Café 5000 4 Breakfast West Hollywood
12 Eggslut 4756 4 Breakfast Downtown
13 Urth Caffé 4542 4 Coffee & Tea Arts District
14 Bestia 4531 4.5 Italian Downtown
15 Tito’s Tacos 4256 3.5 Tacos Culver City
16 Blu Jam Café 4108 4 American Fairfax
17 Gjelina 4077 3.5 American Venice
18 Bay Cities Italian Deli 4073 4 Sandwiches Santa Monica
19 Hae Jang Chon Korean BBQ Restaurant 3945 4 Korean Koreatown
20 Pizzeria Mozza 3771 4 Pizza Hancock Park
21 Alcove Café & Bakery 3761 4 Bakery Los Feliz
22 Masa of Echo Park 3503 4 American Echo Park
23 Kang Ho-dong Baekjeong 3502 4.5 Korean Koreatown
24 The Bazaar by José Andrés 3464 4 spanish Beverly Grove
25 République 3443 4 French Hancock Park

*We only included the restaurants and food places with more than 3400 reviews when we were looking at the data.

Bottega Louie is the most-reviewed restaurant in LA and has more reviews than any restaurant in New York City — and it’s not even close beating out the most-reviewed NYC restaurant by over 4000 reviews. I don’t have any research into this, but it probably is the most-reviewed “place” on Yelp in the entire world.

Porto’s, the famous Cuban bakery, has done quite well on this list with three of their four storefronts having garnered enough reviews to take up 1/8th of the most-reviewed locations in all of Los Angeles. In fact, Porto’s Burbank and Glendale locations have enough reviews that they’re in the top five. And each Porto, even the new Buena Park location, has a impressive 4.5 star rating overall.

If we’re just looking at Yelp for your food recommendations then DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles) seems to be a growing “foodie” paradise so if you’re short on time, head downtown, which includes Koreatown, and you’ll be surrounded by a third of the “best” restaurants on this list. Happy dining!

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