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The Results Are In: Zagat Releases 2012 L.A. Restaurant Rankings

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Inside The Edison, top pick for decor (Photo by current events via the LAist Featured Photos pool)
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For 25 years, some discerning customers in L.A. have relied on Zagat to help them make their dining out decisions. If you're one of those diners, this news is for you: The 2012 Los Angeles Restaurants Survey results are out.

High-end sushi still reigns supreme on the scene, with Matsuhisa taking the top spot for Food, and the hospitality of Urasawa (a very unique and pricey dining experience) was named best for service. Participants in the survey seem a little reluctant to laud newer spots, since Spago has been deemed "Most Popular."

Zagat didn't completely stay stuck in yawny old news territory, since they did include ratings for 57 food trucks in this year's guide. Well, okay, maybe that is a little bit of yawny old news territory. It seems it takes a publication like Zagat a year or two to catch on to and embrace major trends. "24% of surveyors report following food trucks or restaurants via social media," explains Zagat. That's all? Hmmm.

Other top-honors went to Savory for Top Newcomer and The Edison for Top Decor.

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This year's Zagat survey involves the ratings submitted by 11,166 local diners and covers 2.027 restaurants in the LA Area, including Orange County, Palm Springs and Pasadena.