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(Almost) Every Late-Night Restaurant in Los Angeles, By Neighborhood


THIS STORY IS PART OF HOW TO L.A., OUR ONGOING SERIES OF PRACTICAL GUIDES FOR DAY-TO-DAY LIVING IN LOS ANGELES.


It's 2:04 a.m. You stumble out of a bar or a show or your best friend's cousin's neighbor's standup set and you've got one thing on your mind. You need to get some food into your belly to soak up those overpriced tall boys and watered down G&Ts. In most of Los Angeles's nightlife-heavy neighborhoods, you'll find taco carts, bacon-wrapped hot dogs or food trucks. But what if you want some sit-down eats? Your late-night dining options can be slim — unless you know where to look.

We scoured L.A.'s neighborhoods and broke them down for you, eliminating fast food, major chains, spots that only serve so-so snacks and cruel establishments that close their kitchens at 10 p.m.

Soon tofu soup and bibimbap in hot stone bowls at BCD Tofu House. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

KOREATOWN, MID-CITY, PICO-UNION
Your best bet for late-night dining in Los Angeles is Koreatown, which has more 24-hour restaurants per square foot than any other neighborhood in the city. After a few beers at Frank 'n Hank, head to BCD Tofu House for a bubbling vegetarian hot pot and an order of crispy garlic tofu bites. Non-vegetarians typically order the spicy barbecue chicken or the bulgogi combo. (Bonus: BCD has a giant parking lot, a rarity in this 'hood.) As for Korean barbecue, Kang Ho-dong Baekjeong, inside Chapman Plaza, is well worth what's often a lengthy wait. Sure, KBBQ is all about the meat but we can't stop thinking about their corn-cheese and eggs. If you want burgers and milkshakes, Cassell's makes old-school versions of both. We've never left without a slice of pie. The flavors rotate by season, but hello, cranberry pomegranate.

  • BCD Tofu House: 3575 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; 213-382-6677 (24 hours)
  • Kang Ho-Dong Baekjeong: 3465 W. 6th St., Los Angeles; 213-384-9678 (1:30 a.m.)
  • Cassell's: 3600 W. 6th St., Los Angeles; 213-387-5502 (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)

Ahgassi Gopchang (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Beer Belly (Koreatown) (1:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Bong Soong Ah Hak Dang (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Boolieya (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Bulrocho (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Byul Gobchang (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Cactus Taqueria #2 (Koreatown) (midnight Sunday-Thursday; 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Chadolpoong (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Dan Sung Sa (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
DwitGolMok (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
El Taurino (24 hours Friday-Saturday; 3 a.m. Sunday-Tuesday)
EMC Seafood (Koreatown) (2 a.m. Monday-Saturday)
Escala (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Full House Barbeque (Koreatown) (3 a.m.)
Go Pocha (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Golden Pig (Koreatown) (1 a.m.)
H Cafe (Koreatown) (3 a.m. Thursday-Saturday)
Hae Jang Chon (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Haemaru (Koreatown) (4 a.m.)
Hodori (Pico-Union) (24 hours)
Honey Night (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
House of the Chigae (Koreatown) (5 a.m. Monday-Saturday)
Jae Bu Do (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Jjan (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
King Taco (Mid-City) (3 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday; 24 hours Thursday-Saturday)
Kitchen Sooda (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
KyoChon (Koreatown) (1:45 a.m.)
La Ddong Ggo (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Lucy's Drive-Inn (Mid-Wilshire) (24 hours)
Mama Lion (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Mom's House (Koreatown) (24 hours)
Mountain Cafe (Koreatown) (24 hours)
Nak Won House (Mid-City) (24 hours)
Pho 2000 (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Pho 24 (Koreatown) (4 a.m.)
Plato (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
MooDaePo II (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
The Prince (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Namsan (Koreatown) (24 hours)
Quarters Korean BBQ (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Red Pig (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Sea Story (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Secret IZT (Koreatown) (2 a.m. Monday-Saturday)
Shin Jung (Koreatown) (24 hours)
Shuto Izakaya (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Slurpin' Ramen Bar (Koreatown) (1 a.m.)
Spare Tire Kitchen & Tavern (Koreatown) (kitchen open till 1 a.m.)
Star Night (Koreatown) (2 a.m. Monday-Saturday; 1 a.m. Sun)
Stone Grill BBQ (Koreatown) (1 a.m. Monday-Thursday; 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
*Sun Nong Dan (Koreatown) (24 hours)
Ten Ramen (Koreatown) (4 a.m.)
Tengoku Ramen Bar (Koreatown) (1 a.m. Monday-Saturday)
Terra Cotta (Koreatown) (2 a.m. Monday-Saturday)
Thank U Pho (Koreatown) (3 a.m.)
Toe Bang Cafe (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Touhmi (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Won Jo Kokerang Agurang (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Yangji Gamjatang (3 a.m. most nights; 24 hours weekends)
Yang San Bak (Koreatown) (2 a.m.)
Zzamong (Koreatown) (2:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday)

Bob's Big Boy in Burbank is a marvel of Googie architecture. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
In the San Fernando Valley, the late-night options are plentiful and diverse. Is there anything better than a 2 a.m. pit-stop for pad kee mao? Visit North Hollywood's Krua Thai, a bustling spot situated in a strip mall for all kinds of noodles, fried wontons (a must!), fried tofu (we clearly like fried food) and tom yum soup. Atmosphere is top of mind at Casa Vega in Sherman Oaks. The dimly lit old-school Mexican restaurant is where you go when you want to sit in a red vinyl booth where Cary Grant might've eaten lobster enchiladas, carnitas de puerco or a vegetarian Mexican pizza (OK, the latter dish is a more recent invention). If you want a Googie-style diner with tons of midcentury history, you can't do better than Bob's Big Boy in Burbank, where the burgers are hearty, the pancakes are stacked high, the colossal brownie sundaes are meant to be shared and, best of all, these dishes are served all night.

  • Krua Thai: 13130 Sherman Way, North Hollywood; 818-759-7998 (11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
  • Casa Vega: 13301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; 818-788-4868 (11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday)
  • Bob's Big Boy: 4211 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank; 818-843-9334 (open 24 hours)

The Baked Potato (Studio City) (2 a.m.)
Barney's Beanery (Burbank) (2 a.m.)
Boneyard Bistro (Sherman Oaks) (kitchen till 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Catcher in the Rye (Toluca Lake) (2 a.m.)
Chained Rabbit (Burbank) (2 a.m.)
Conrad's (Glendale) (24 hours)
Coral Cafe (Burbank) (24 hours)
Crave Cafe (Sherman Oaks, Studio City) (24 hours)
Dos Burritos (Van Nuys) (2 a.m. Monday-Thursday; 3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
El Indio Mexicano (Northridge) (24 hours)
Fat Sal's (Encino) (1 a.m. Sunday-Thursday; 3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Firefly (Studio City) (2 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1 a.m. Sunday-Monday)
The Gray Tavern (Studio City) (2 a.m.)
Harry's Family Restaurant (Burbank) (24 hours)
Idle Hour (North Hollywood) (2 a.m.)
Jasmine Thai Cuisine (Woodland Hills) (2 a.m.)
Jerry's Famous Deli (Studio City) (1 a.m. Sunday-Thursday; 3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Kaffe Rouge (Studio City) (2 a.m.)
King Taco (Glendale) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
L'Ambiance Cafe (Encino) (2 a.m.)
Little Toni's (North Hollywood) (2 a.m.)
The Local Peasant (Sherman Oaks and Woodland Hills) (2 a.m.)
Lucy's Pizza and Burgers (Glendale) (3 a.m.)
Mel's Drive-In (Sherman Oaks) (24 hours)
Mexicali Cocina Cantina (Studio City)
MiDiCi (Sherman Oaks) (1 a.m.)
Mr. Furley's Bar (Glendale) (2 a.m.)
Noho Pizza & Grill (North Hollywood) (3 a.m. Monday-Saturday)
North Hollywood Diner (North Hollywood) (24 hours)
Nostal Cafe (Woodland Hills) (2 a.m.)
Rigo's Taco (North Hollywood) (12:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Riverside (Toluca Lake) (2 a.m.)
Rock'n Pies (Sherman Oaks) (3 a.m.)
Rocco's Tavern (Studio City) (2 a.m.)
The San Fernando (Glendale) (1 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday)
Sky Restaurant (Winnetka) (2 a.m.)
The Spot (Encino) (3 a.m. Sunday-Thursday; 5 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Taco Azteca Original (Glendale) (11:30 p.m.)
The Thirsty Merchant (Valley Village) (2 a.m.)
Trap Fried Chicken (Glendale) (midnight Monday - Saturday; closed Sunday)

Wang Dweh Ji (Reseda) (2 a.m.)
Wokcano (Burbank) (2 a.m.)
The Woodman (Sherman Oaks) (2 a.m.)

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY
Speaking of valleys, the 626 is an excellent place to be hungry at 1 a.m., especially if you're craving Chinese food. JJ Hong Kong Cafe is Monterey Park's go-to for its extensive menu and late hours. Among its nearly 80 dishes, the Indonesian fried rice topped with a fried egg, is a favorite. Enjoy staying up really late? Like, never sleeping? The Rowland Heights location of Sun Nong Dan is open 24 hours, so you can fill up on oxtail soup, beef neck-bone stew or other Korean soups, all of which are excellent accompaniaments to a SoCal sunrise. Then there's Pasadena's Lucky Boy. The Arroyo location (recently reopened after a kitchen fire) dishes out grub until 2 a.m., so you have plenty of time to grab a massive breakfast burrito.

  • JJ Hong Kong Cafe: 447 Garvey Ave., Monterey Park; 626-280-3833 (7 a.m. to 4 a.m. daily)
  • Sun Nong Dan: 927 E. Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel; 626-286-1234 (open 24 hours)
  • Sun Nong Dan: 18902 E. Gale Ave., Rowland Heights; 626-581-2233 (open 24 hours)
  • Lucky Boy: 640 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena; 626-793-0120 (6 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily)

101 Noodle Express (Alhambra) (1 a.m.)
Altadena Wine & Ale House (Altadena) (2 a.m.)
Baccali Rotisserie (Alhambra) (1 a.m.)
Barney's Beanery (Pasadena) (2 a.m.)
Conrad's (Pasadena) (1 a.m.)
Crest Lounge (Temple City) (2 a.m.)
DuPar's (Pasadena) (24 hours)
Garden Cafe (Alhambra) (3:30 a.m.)
Good Shine Kitchen (Monterey Park) (1 a.m.)
Happy Kitchen (San Gabriel) (2 a.m.)
The Hat (Alhambra, Monterey Park, Glendora) (1 a.m.)
King Charcoal BBQ (Alhambra) (2 a.m.)
King Taco (El Monte x2) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
King Taco (Pasadena) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Krua Thai (West Covina) (1 a.m.)
Lao Tie (Alhambra) (2 a.m.)
Lu's Garden (San Gabriel) (1 a.m.)
NYC Seafood (Monterey Park (1 a.m.)
Pepe's Finest Mexican Food (Alhambra) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday, midnight Sunday-Thursday)
Phoenix Dessert (Alhambra (1 a.m.)
Phoenix Inn (Arcadia) (1 a.m.)
Phoenix Inn (Monterey Park) (1 a.m.)
Phoenix Inn (Rowland Heights) (1 a.m.)
Phoenix Inn (Temple City) (midnight Sunday - Thursday, 1 a.m. Friday - Saturday)
Qin's Garden (San Gabriel) (1 a.m.)
Rocco's Tavern (Pasadena) (2 a.m.)
Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles (Pasadena) (1 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Sweethome Grill (San Gabriel) (2 a.m.)
Tacos Gavilan (Azusa) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Tacos Gavilan (La Puente) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Tacos Gavilan (West Covina) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Tasty Garden (Monterey Park) (4 a.m.)
U2 Cafe & BBQ (Alhambra) (2 a.m.)
Uncle Yu's Indian (San Gabriel) (1 a.m.)
Xinjiang BBQ (Monterey Park) (1 a.m.)
Xin Lan BBQ (Alhambra) (2 a.m.)

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WESTSIDE
There are a few pockets on the Westside known for late-night options. If you find yourself in Culver City at the intersection of Sepulveda and Washington after midnight, you'll have a conundrum. Do you swing through the 24-hour Cinco de Mayo, an old-school Mexican spot that has it all — burritos, tacos, pupusas, breakfast plates — and serves it round the clock? Or do you venture next door for a pastrami sandwich and a side of chili fries at Johnnie's Pastrami, a tiny retro diner with a killer patio? Elsewhere, there's small but mighty Daikokuya on Sawtelle, to sate your cravings for ramen or a bowl of spicy miso with an extra soft-boiled egg (for the vegetarians). Finally, when you want a modern diner that looks vintage, the Santa Monica location of Swingers is a comfort food go-to. If you can leave without ordering the cobbler (à la mode, obviously), you're a monster, but more power to you.

  • Cinco de Mayo: 11204 Washington Place, Culver City; 310-391-5354 (open 24 hours)
  • Johnnie's Pastrami: 4017 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City; 310-397-6654 (10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday-Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
  • Daikokuya: 2208 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles; 310-575-4999 (11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily)
  • Swingers: 802 Broadway, Santa Monica; 310-393-9793 (7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday; 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday-Saturday)

Almaza (Palms) (1 a.m.)
Barney's Beanery (Santa Monica, Westwood) (2 a.m.)
Bella Pita (Westwood) (3 a.m.)
Boardwalk 11 (Palms) (2 a.m.)
Bossa Nova (West L.A.) (1 a.m.)
Cafe 50s (Sawtelle) (1 a.m. Saturday-Sunday)
Father's Office (Santa Monica) (1 a.m.)
Fat Sal's (Westwood) (3 a.m. Monday-Saturday; 2 a.m. Sunday)
Go Japanese Izakaya (Beverly Hills) (1 a.m. Wednesday-Saturday)
Gabe's Bar & Grill (West L.A.) (2 a.m.)
The Galley (Santa Monica) (2 a.m. weekends)
The Garage (Palms) (2 a.m.)
Habibi Cafe (Westwood) (5 a.m. Friday-Saturday; 4 a.m. Sunday-Thursday)
Hangry Moon's (Westwood) (1 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday; 3 a.m. Thursday-Saturday)
Hinano Cafe (Venice) (2 a.m.)
Il Tramezzino (Beverly Hills) (4 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Italian Express (Westwood) (3 a.m.)
Izzy's Deli (Santa Monica) (24 hours)
James' Beach (Venice) (1:30 a.m.)
Không Tên (West L.A.) (kitchen open till 1 a.m.)
Killer Cafe (Marina Del Rey) (24 hours)
La Cabaña (Venice) (3 a.m.)
Mao's Kitchen (Venice) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Margot (Culver City) (2 a.m.)
Mel's Drive-In (Santa Monica) (24 hours)
Moon House (West L.A.) (1 a.m.)
Pacific Dining Car (Santa Monica) (24 hours)
Pho Sho (Culver City) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Pho Shop (West L.A.) (4 a.m.)
Plancha Tacos (Venice Beach) (1 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Prince o' Whales (Playa Del Rey) (kitchen stays open until 1 a.m.)
Rocco's Tavern (Westwood) (Culver) (2 a.m.)
Rock'n Pies (Santa Monica) (3 a.m.)
Tasty Wok Cuisine (Sawtelle) (2 a.m. Wednesday-Monday)
Tatsu (Sawtelle) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 a.m. Sunday-Thursday)
Tsujita LA Artisan Noodles (Sawtelle) (1:30 a.m.)
Zinque (Venice) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, FAIRFAX, MID-CITY WEST
The West Hollywood area has as many late-night dining options as it has trendy bars and dance clubs, and there's nothing worse than heading out of one of these spots and into a blindingly bright dining room (looking at you, In-N-Out). The owners of West Hollywood's sleek retro Italian joint Jones are smart enough to keep the lights dim while they serve wood-fired pizzas, skillets of spaghetti pomodoro and some of the best French fries in town. Merkato Ethiopian Restaurant, on Fairfax, is another winner and an great choice if you're out with vegans or vegetarians. Lentil samboosas for the vegans, fried fish for the pescatarians and spongy injera for everyone. Meanwhile, if you're hungry after a midnight screening at the New Beverly, Canter's comes to mind. A panini-pressed mac-n-cheese sandwich won't be what the doctor ordered but she's not there to judge you at 3 a.m.

  • Jones: 7205 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; 323-850-1726 (noon to 2 a.m. Monday-Friday; 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday-Sunday)
  • Merkato: 1036 1/2 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles; 323-935-1775 (11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily)
  • Canter's: 419 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles; 323-651-2030 (3 a.m. Sunday-Thursday; 24 hours Friday-Saturday)

8oz. Poke (WeHo) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
101 Asian Kitchen (Fairfax) (2:45 a.m. Monday-Saturday)
The 3rd Stop (Beverly Grove) (2 a.m. Monday-Saturday)
Al Layali (WeHo) (3 a.m.)
Astro Burger (WeHo) (3 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday; 4 a.m. Thursday-Saturday)
Barney's Beanery (West Hollywood) (2 a.m.)
The Belmont (WeHo) (2 a.m.)
Benito's (Beverly Grove) (1 a.m. Sunday-Thursday; 3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Bossa Nova (WeHo, Hollywood) (3:30 a.m. on weekends)
Caffe Roma (Beverly Hills) (1:30 a.m. Friday; 2 a.m. Saturday
Carney's (Hollywood Hills West) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Catch (WeHo) (2 a.m.)
Cecconi's (WeHo) (1 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
C.O.D. (Beverly Grove) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Croft Alley at the Standard (Hollywood Hills West) (24 hours)
Dan Tana's (WeHo) (1 a.m. Monday-Saturday; 12:30 a.m. Sunday)
Dough Pizzeria (Hollywood Hills West) (2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday)
DuPar's (Fairfax) (24 hours)
El Carmen (Beverly Grove) (2 a.m.)
Eveleigh (Hollywood Hills West) (12:30 a.m. Thursday-Saturday)
Greenblatt's (Hollywood Hills West) (2 a.m.)
Greenwich Village Pizzeria (WeHo) (3 a.m.)
Guisados (WeHo) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Halal Guys (WeHo) (2 a.m. Sunday-Thursday; 3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
The Hudson (WeHo) (2 a.m.)
ISA Japanese (Miracle Mile) (4 a.m.)
Itacho (Fairfax) (2 a.m. Tuesday-Sunday)
Katan Robata (Hollywood Hills West) (12:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Kitchen 24 (WeHo) (24 hours)
L.A. Buns & Company (WeHo) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Los Tacos (WeHo) (24 hours)
Mel's Drive-In (Hollywood Hills West) (24 hours)
Michael's Pizza (Beverly Grove) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
The Nice Guy (WeHo) (2 a.m.)
Oki Dog (Fairfax) (1:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday; 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
One80 Pizzeria (Pico-Robertson) (2 a.m. Saturday)
Pearl's Rooftop (WeHo) (1:45 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
The Pikey (Hollywood Hills West) (kitchen: 1:30 a.m.)
Pinche's (Hollywood Hills West) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Pink's Hot Dogs (Fairfax) (2 a.m. Sunday-Thursday; 3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Pink Taco (Hollywood Hills West) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Plancha Tacos (Beverly Grove) (1 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Prime Pizza (Fairfax) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Pump (West Hollywood) (2 a.m.)
Rainbow Bar & Grill (Hollywood Hills West) (2 a.m.)
Rock House Sliders (West Hollywood) (1 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
The Roof on Wilshire (Beverly Grove) (kitchen: 12:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles (Mid-City) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
The Saddle Ranch (WeHo) (2 a.m.)
Saint Felix (WeHo) (2 a.m.)
Shalom Grill (Pico-Robertson) (1 a.m. Saturday)
Spare Tire (Mid-Wilshire) (2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday; 1 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday)
State Social House (Hollywood Hills West) (2 a.m.)
The Sunset Trocadero (Hollywood Hills West) (kitchen: 1:30 a.m.)
Sushiya on Sunset (Hollywood Hills West) (12:30 a.m. Friday; 1 a.m. Saturday)
Sweet Chick (Fairfax) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Swingers (Fairfax) (4 a.m.)
Tatsu Ramen (Fairfax) (2 a.m.)
Toca Madera (Beverly Grove) (1 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
TomTom (WeHo) (2 a.m.)
Ysabel (WeHo) (2 a.m.)
Zinque (WeHo) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)

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HOLLYWOOD, EAST HOLLYWOOD
Franklin Village's 101 Coffee Shop is a popular hang after catching a comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Think classic diner food, only slightly less greasy and with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options, like eggs with soyrizo. There's also picture-perfect period decor you'd swear was dreamt up by Mad Men's production designer. Head to Thai Town in East Hollywood for options. Sanamluang Cafe is a favorite for its classic Thai dishes, plentiful portions and reasonable prices. You can't go wrong with much on the menu but the pineapple fried rice, larb and glass noodle soup have earned a special place in our heart (and our belly). Then there's Toi on Sunset on Sunset, decked out in all the leopard print and music memorabilia you'd expect from a "rockin' Thai" joint in the heart of Hollywood. It was once our favorite spot for unwinding after a show at Meltdown Comics (RIP), and we still find plenty of reasons to visit, such as the tofu red curry and purple rice.

  • 101 Coffee Shop: 6145 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles; 323-467-1175 (7 a.m. to 3 a.m. nightly)
  • Sanamluang Cafe: 5176 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles; 323-660-8006 (11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
  • Toi on Sunset: 7505 1/2 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; 323-874-8062 (11 a.m. to 4 a.m. daily)

Aroma Bar and Grill (Hollywood) (1:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday)
Astro Burger (Hollywood) (1 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Bamboo Chinese (East Hollywood) (2 a.m.)
Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine (Hollywood) (3:30 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday; 4 a.m. Thursday-Saturday)
Cactus Taqueria #1 (Hollywood) (2:30 a.m. Sunday-Thursday; 3:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Cajun Seafood House (East Hollywood) (4:30 a.m.)
D's Dubai Sauce (Hollywood) (2 a.m.)
Delancey (Hollywood) (2 a.m.)
Doomie's Home Cookin' (Hollywood) (midnight Sunday - Thursday; 3 a.m. Friday - Saturday)
Dos Burritos (Hollywood) (2 a.m. Monday-Thursday; 3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
El Compadre (Hollywood) (2 a.m.)
El Gran Burrito (East Hollywood) (24 hours)
Fat Sal's (Hollywood) (3 a.m. Mon-Wed; 4 a.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 a.m. Sunday)
Hollywood Pizza Cafe (3 a.m. Monday-Wednesday; 4 a.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 a.m. Sunday)
Hollywood Thai (East Hollywood) (4 a.m.)
India's Restaurant (East Hollywood) (1 a.m.)
Kitchen 24 (Hollywood) (24 hours)
Mel's Drive-In (Hollywood) (3 a.m. Sunday-Thursday; 24 hours Friday-Saturday)
Perfect Pita (Hollywood) (2 a.m. Monday-Thursday; 4 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Riki's Tacos (East Hollywood) (1 a.m.)
Rincon OaxaQueno (Hollywood) (2:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday; 2 a.m. Sunday)
Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles (Hollywood) (2:30 Friday-Saturday)
Ruen Pair (East Hollywood) (3 a.m.)
ShaBuShi (East Hollywood) (1 a.m.)
The Sit Down (East Hollywood) (2 a.m.)
Snow White Cafe (Hollywood) (2 a.m.)
Stout Burger & Beers (Hollywood) (4 a.m.)
Tabula Rasa Bar (East Hollywood) (kitchen closes at
12:45 a.m. Sunday-Thursday, 1:45 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Tacos Gavilan (Hollywood) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Te'Kila (Hollywood) (2 a.m.)
Torung (East Hollywood) (2 a.m. Sunday-Thursday; 3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Velvet Margarita (Hollywood) (2 a.m.)
Yogi Dog (Hollywood) (3 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday; 4 a.m. Friday-Saturday)

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THE EASTSIDE, PART 1 (Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater Village, Los Feliz)
Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater Village and Los Feliz don't have a ton of late-night picks but what they lack in quantity, they make up for in quality. Silver Lake's Garage Pizza is the spot for a slice of pie after stumbling out of Akbar, across the street. It's usually packed but the people-watching is top notch so try not to stare as you wait for a hot slice or three of the garlic margherita. Los Feliz's Fred 62 is no longer open all night but it's still open late and it's a good place for pasta covered in Flamin' Hot Cheetos. The dish is as glorious as it sounds. If you're leaving the Echoplex after a show, head to Burrito King, the patio-style dining spot that's been around for decades, outlasting its sister location on Hyperion. Seating is limited, so scope out a spot before you belly up to the window for a California burrito and an order of nacho fries.

  • Garage Pizza: 4339 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; 323-668-1190 (11 a.m. to 4 a.m. daily)
  • Fred 62: 1850 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles; 323-667-0062 (7 a.m. to 4 a.m. daily)
  • Burrito King: 2109 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; 213-484-9859 (10 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily)

Agra Cafe (Silver Lake) (1 a.m.)
Astro Family Restaurant (Silver Lake) (24 hours)
El Compadre (Echo Park) (2 a.m.)
Electric Lotus Kitchen of India (Los Feliz) (1 a.m. Thursday-Saturday)
House of Pies (Los Feliz) (2 a.m. Monday-Friday; 3 a.m. Saturday-Sunday)
Red Lion Tavern (Silver Lake) (2 a.m.)
Silverlake Ramen (Silver Lake) (1:45 a.m. Friday-Saturday)

Late night diners discuss what to order from Carnitas Michoacan's extensive menu. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

THE EASTSIDE, PART 2 (Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Cypress Park, Lincoln Heights, Boyle Heights, East L.A.)
Mexican food is the name of the game when you're hanging out in these 'hoods. Lines get long for Lincoln Heights hotspot Carnitas Michoacan, so the later you arrive, the better. Favorites include the super nachos, the al pastor tacos and the albondigas soup, which you can eat on the roomy patio out back. Lincoln Heights is also home to La Chuperia, a true hole-in-the-wall with an excellent jukebox that serves a damn fine — and damn spicy — michelada, not to mention carne asada tacos and giant nachos (aka Chuper Nachos) that you'll probably need to share. Little Machinsito has one of the best logos around and the menu's also great. Tucked into a small shopping center in Boyle Heights, it has plenty of seating and is known for its molcajetes and fresh juices, although you're more than welcome to grab an order of tostilocos and a raspado. No judgment here.

  • Carnitas Michoacan: 1901 N. Broadway, Los Angeles; 323-225-2729 (open 24 hours)
  • La Chuperia: 1145 N. Mission Road, Los Angeles; 323-352-8721 (1:45 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
  • Little Machinsito: 2917 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles; 323-622-9982 (open 24 hours)

El Atacor (Cypress Park) (3 a.m.)
The Greyhound (Highland Park) (kitchen open till 12:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
King Taco (Boyle Heights) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
King Taco (Cypress Park) (2 a.m. Friday, 2:30 a.m. Saturday)
King Taco (Lincoln Heights) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
La Estrella (Highland Park) (open 24 hours)
La India Bonita (Boyle Heights) (1:45 a.m.)
Marcelino's Cafe (Lincoln Heights) (2 a.m.)
Mi Ranchito (Boyle Heights) (2 a.m.)
Sam's Tacos (Boyle Heights) (24 hours)
Tacos Super Gallito (East L.A.) (3 a.m.)
Troy Burgers #8 (Highland Park) (1 a.m. Sunday-Thursday; 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Xelas (Boyle Heights) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)

Yakisoba from Suehiro Cafe in Little Tokyo. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

DTLA, Chinatown, Little Tokyo
After a movie at the Downtown Independent or a night of bar-hopping in the Historic Core, you're going to need sustenance. Luckily DTLA, has just about every kind of cuisine you might crave. Sometimes, slabs of sourdough bread slathered in butter are what you need. On those nights, iconic late-night spot The Pantry is here for you, and has been since 1922. In Chinatown, Full Moon House has a late-night menu packed with traditional Cantonese dishes like Peking duck and beef chow fun, served with complimentary hot tea. Little Tokyo's Suehiro Cafe is another great spot for after-hours dining, especially if you've got a craving for soba or deep-fried tofu. Last but definitely not least is Cole's French Dip, an L.A. landmark that opened in 1908 and has been fighting with Philippe's ever since about who invented their namesake item. Either way, the sandwiches are delicious at any hour.

  • The Pantry: 877 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles; 213-972-9279 (open 24 hours)
  • Suehiro Cafe: 337 E. First St., Los Angeles; 213-626-9132 (11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday-Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday-Sunday)
  • Full Moon House: 960 N. Hill St., Los Angeles; 213-537-0792 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to midnight Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday; 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday)
  • Cole's French Dip: 118 E. Sixth St., Los Angeles; 213-622-4090 (11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday-Monday; noon to 2 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday)

24/7 Restaurant at the Standard (Historic Core) (24 hours)
Amante (South Downtown) (3 a.m.)
A-Station (Westlake) (4 a.m.)
Beelman's (Historic Core) (2 a.m.)
Braazo Pizza (Historic Core) (1 a.m.)
Comfort LA (Downtown) (3 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, midnight Sunday, Tuesday-Wednesday, closed Monday)
Coronado's (Historic Core) (1:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Daikokuya (Little Tokyo) (1 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Dama (Fashion District) (1:30 a.m.)
D-Town Burger Bar (Historic Core) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Far Bar (Little Tokyo) (2 a.m.)
FryMadness (Historic Core) (1 a.m.)
Guisados (Historic Core) (1:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Hop Woo (Chinatown) (1 a.m.)
Izakaya Honda-Ya (Little Tokyo) (1 a.m. Thursday-Saturday)
King Taco (South Downtown) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Kouraku (Little Tokyo) (3 a.m. Monday-Saturday)
The Little Easy (Historic Core) (2 a.m. weekends)
Lupetti Pizzeria (Arts District) (1 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday)
Manna Korean BBQ (Little Tokyo) (12:30 a.m. Thursday and Sunday; 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Margarita's Place (Historic Core) (24 hours)
Mayflower Seafood Restaurant (Chinatown) (2 a.m.)
Mezcalero (Historic Core) (2 a.m.)
Pacific Dining Car (Westlake) (24 hours)
Perch (Historic Core) (1 a.m.)
Phoenix Inn (Chinatown) (1 a.m.)
Prime Pizza (Little Tokyo) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Rakkan Ramen (Little Tokyo) (1 a.m.)
Tomgeorge (Historic Core) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Triple 8 (South Downtown) (2 a.m.)
Wangs Tavern (South Downtown) (2 a.m.)
Wokcano (South Downtown) (2 a.m.)
Won Kok Restaurant (Chinatown) (3 a.m.)
Wurstkuche (Arts District) (1:30 a.m.)

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SOUTH L.A., INGLEWOOD
If you want to celebrate after an LAFC game, one of your best options is the Tacos Gavilan on South Broadway. Locations of this taqueria seem to be popping up everywhere, but it started in South L.A. You can count on the local chain for cheap tacos and giant quesadillas, served into the wee hours. Roscoe's Inglewood location is open extra late on weekends, which is great news if you're craving chicken and waffles but bad news if you're an easily tempted vegetarian. In that case, opt for the candied yams and cornbread while inhaling secondhand fried chicken fumes. Special shout-out to Compton's Louis Burgers II on Rosecrans, a must-visit if you love chili fries smothered in cheese or are craving a club sandwich (more on that when we get to its sister restaurant in Long Beach).

  • Tacos Gavilan: 4380 S. Broadway, Los Angeles; 323-233-2302 (7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday-Thursday; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday)
  • Louis Burgers II: 1501 Rosecrans Ave., Compton; 310-603-9547 (7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday-Thursday; 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
  • Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles : 621 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood; 310-981-4141 (8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)

Acapulco Mexican Restaurant (Downey) (1:30 a.m.)
Alberto's Mexican Food (Downey) (1 a.m.)
Aldewaniah (South L.A.) (1 a.m)
Burger Factory 2 (Vermont Square) (24 hours)
Costero California Bar + Bistro (Westchester) (1 a.m.)
Diana's Las Playas (Bell Gardens) (24 hours)
El Atacor No. 9 (Downey) (24 hours)
El Huero (University Park) (24 hours)
El Oaxaco Taqueria y Antojitos Oaxaqueños (Inglewood) (Friday-Saturday 3 a.m., Sunday & Tuesday - Thursday, midnight, closed Monday)
El Puerto Escondido (Inglewood) (24 hours)
Jim's Super Burgers (Pico Rivera) (1 a.m.)
Kanpai Sushi (Westchester) (1 a.m.)
King Taco (Baldwin Park) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
King Taco (Bellflower) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
King Taco (Maywood) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
King Taco (Lynwood) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
King Taco (Pico Rivera) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
King Taco (Walnut Park) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
La Barca (Downey) (2 a.m.)
La Louisanne (Windsor Hills) (1 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
La Perla Del Mar (Downey) (1:30 a.m.)
Melo Burger (Inglewood) (24 hours)
Melody Bar & Grill (Westchester) (1:30 a.m.)
Mr. Pete's Burgers (Downey) (1 a.m. Sunday-Thursday; 3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Norm's (Downey) (24 hours)
Norm's (Huntington Park) (24 hours)
Norm's (Pico Rivera) (24 hours)
Rock and Reilly's (University Park) (2 a.m.)
Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles (Inglewood) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Taco Chabelita (Arlington Heights) (24 hours)
Tacos El Guero (Norwalk) (1:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Tacos El Sinaloense (Compton) (3:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 a.m. Sunday)
Tacos El Unico (Bell) (2:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Tacos El Unico (Compton x2)
Tacos El Unico (West Adams) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Tacos El Unico (South Gate) (2:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Tacos El Unico (Westmont) (2:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Tacos Gavilan (Bell) (3 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Tacos Gavilan (Downey) (2 a.m. Thursday, 3:30 a.m Friday-Saturday, 1 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday)
Tacos Gavilan (Lynwood) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Tacos Gavilan (South Gate) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Taqueria Tierra Blanca (Compton) (1 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Tom's Jr. (Compton, Lynwood, South Gate) (hours vary)
Tacos Listo (South L.A.) (1 a.m Sunday-Thursday; 2:30 Friday-Saturday)

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SOUTH BAY
For the full 24-hour diner experience in the South Bay, head to Manhattan Beach's The Kettle, a family-owned restaurant near several popular bars. A laid-back spot with a wood-covered interior, it has been known, since 1973, for its barbecued pot roast quesadilla and crab cakes. In nearby Redondo Beach, Subhannahong is the place to go for your standard Thai dishes — think fried garlic shrimp or pad see ew — as well as niche specialties like the laab taco. It has great ocean views but you won't see those after dark. For super-spicy ramen, look for Torrance's Ramen Izakaya Ajido, a cozy spot that's easy to miss. It's worth the search and the wait, as the dining room is small. Start with deep-fried squid legs and a side of pickled cucumber before you dig into a bowl of the signature black shinsen ramen. And heed your server's warning if you don't dig spicy food.

  • The Kettle: 1138 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach; 310-545-8511 (open 24 hours)
  • Subhannahong: 1212 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach; 310-316-3033
  • Ramen Izakaya Ajido: 1730 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance; 310-534-1698

3355 Asian Grill (Torrance) (2 a.m.)
Barney's Beanery (Redondo Beach) (2 a.m.)
Bistro Beaux (Torrance) (1 a.m.)
El Tarasco (El Segundo) (2:30 a.m.)
Fabulous Charbroiled Burgers (Hawthorne) (24 hours)
H.T. Grill (Redondo Beach) (2 a.m.)
Holé Molé (Huntington Beach) (midnight Tuesday, Friday and Saturday)
Iccho Restaurant (Torrance) (2 a.m. Monday-Saturday)
Jute Coastal Bar & Kitchen (Manhattan Beach) (2 a.m.)
King's Cove (El Segundo) (1 a.m.)
Louis Burgers VI (Torrance) (1 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Manhattan Pizzeria (Manhattan Beach) (2:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Moshi Moshi Mambo (Hawthorne) (24 hours)
Norm's (North Torrance, South Torrance) (24 hours)
Paisano's Pizza (Hermosa Beach) (2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday)
Palmilla Cocina (Hermosa Beach) (1:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Pedone's Pizza & Italian Food (Hermosa Beach) (midnight Monday-Tuesday; 2:30 a.m. Wednesday-Sunday)
Ryo Zan Paku (Torrance) (2 a.m.)
The San Franciscan (Torrance) (2 a.m.)
Shipmates (Cerritos) (1:40 a.m.)
Sojuya (Cypress) (2 a.m.)
The Standing Room (Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach) (1 a.m.)
Sushi Anza (Torrance) (1 a.m.)
Taco Sinaloa (Torrance) (2 a.m.)
Torrance Tavern (Torrance) (2 a.m.)
Umenoya (Torrance) (3 a.m. Monday, Wednesday-Saturday)
Zabon Ramen (Torrance) (12:30 a.m.)

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LONG BEACH, SAN PEDRO, WILMINGTON, ETC.
Long Beach and San Pedro are home to some of the best counter-style late-night spots we've encountered. Long Beach's Louis Burgers III has a ridiculously long menu of Mexican dishes, breakfast plates, sandwiches and hamburgers. The kitschy Southwestern pastel color scheme is a bonus. Down the street from Alex's Bar, there's La Revancha, a divey spot known for its massive burritos, caldo de pollo and tacos de lengua. La Frida, situated in the heart of Long Beach's Retro Row, on Fourth Street, is decked out in Frida Kahlo memorabilia. It's newer to the scene but has attracted a following for its mulitas, fish tacos and mountainous carne asada fries. There's the original Roscoe's, in Long Beach on Broadway, founded in 1975 and still going strong.

  • Louis Burgers III: 555 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach; 562-437-4078
  • La Revancha: 2634 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach; 562-439-7702 (10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday-Sunday)
  • La Frida: 939 E. Fourth St., Long Beach; 562-283-9928 (2 to 10 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday)
  • Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles : 730 E. Broadway, Long Beach; 562-437-8355 (8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 8 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday)

Alberta's Mexican Cuisine (Wilmington) (2 a.m.)
Bangkok Blvd Restaurant (Artesia) (1 a.m.)
Archibald's Drive-Thru (Long Beach) (1 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday; 2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday)
Blue Bird Sushi (Long Beach) (1 a.m. Friday)
Cha2O (Artesia) (12:30 a.m.)
Diana's La Bonita Restaurant (Carson) (24 hours)
El Taco Loco No. 3 (Long Beach) (24 hours Friday-Saturday)
Golden Star #1 (Long Beach) (24 hours)
Holé Molé (Long Beach) (midnight)
Holé Molé (Long Beach) (midnight Tuesday - Saturday)
Los Potros (Long Beach) (2 a.m.)
Los Tres Cochinitos (Wilmington (24 hours)
King Taco (Long Beach) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)
Krua Thai (Artesia) (1 a.m.)
Nile Cafe (Long Beach) (4 a.m.)
SongHak (Artesia) (1 a.m.)
Tacos Super Gallito (San Pedro, Wilmington) (3 a.m.)
Tamarindo's (Long Beach) (12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday; 1 a.m. Saturday)
Taqueria Los Primos (Long Beach) (1 a.m.)
Wokcano (Long Beach) (2 a.m. Friday-Saturday)