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Late Night Dining in LA

March 27, 2010  
Filed under Smart & Savvy

A list of the best 24-hour or super-late open restaurants and cafes.

Hoot, hoot. This is a call to all you late night owls out there. Do you ever wonder why it’s so hard to find 24 hour eateries around LA? And when you find one, you think, “jackpot!” But it’s understandable since Los Angeles is so spread apart with more cars on the streets than people.

To keep you from loitering and to save time, we compiled a list of the 12 best places to eat during the wee hours of the morning. Some are open 24 hours and others are open until 4AM—we think that’s still pretty good. Currently, late night dining options seem to trend more toward the Hollywood and Koreatown neighborhoods.


    Mom’s House (look for Korean letters)
    3126 W 8th St
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (213) 480-8625

Mom’s House is a Korean hole-in-the-wall restaurant with soothing, hot comfort food.

    Café Jack – closes 4 a.m. Fr–Sa, 3 a.m. Sun–Th
    508 S Western Ave (on 5th St)
    Los Angeles, CA 90020
    (213) 365-8882

Ship-shaped architecture and Titanic-themed interior, Café Jack may be a bit overpriced, but it’s a good late, late night option if you’re not too hungry—pasta, sandwiches, Korean/Japanese food, coffee, tea and desserts.

Downtown LA, near Little Tokyo

    Farmer Boys, LA
    726 S Alameda St
    Los Angeles, CA 90021
    (213) 228-8999

The neighborhood might be a bit shabby, but the food is a different story. Try their long and tasty fried zucchini which sets them apart from other breakfast and burger joints. They also have drive thru.


    Sushi Kingz
    7445 Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90046

Sushi and sashimi at 2 a.m. is possible, actually. Try out Sushi Kingz for a fun and funky ambiance.

    Kitchen 24
    1608 N Cahuenga Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    (323) 465-2424

Get your late night breakfast fix at the Kitchen 24 diner. They’ve got waffles, pancakes, sweet potato fries, soups, grilled cheese sandwiches and more.

    Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine – closes at 4 a.m.
    7181 W Sunset Blvd (btw La Brea & Poinsettia)
    Los Angeles, CA 90046
    (323) 436-7999

Might be a little crowded, but not a problem when you want hearty food—the right place for chicken, steak, plantains, lamb skewers, pizza, pasta, fries, gnocchi.

Los Feliz

    Fred 62
    1850 N Vermont Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90027
    (323) 667-0062

A popular haunt for hipsters, Fred 62 is a diner with an ambiance worth the trip. Good breakfast food.

West Hollywood

    Swingers Diner – closes at 4 a.m.
    8020 Beverly Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90048
    (323) 653-5858

A popular American diner that is vegan friendly. Humus and pita, salads, burgers, chili cheese fries, shakes and smoothies galore.

North Hollywood

    Sanamluang Café – closes 4 a.m.
    12980 Sherman Way
    North Hollywood, CA 91605
    (818) 764-1180

Authentic Thai food at an affordable price without compromising on taste—Pad Thai, fried rice, duck noodle soup, eggrolls.


    Pacific Dining Car
    1310 W 6th St, LA, CA 90017

It’s late, but if you love steak and want a little elegance to go with that along with some wine, why not? Pacific Dining Car has been around since 1921 and they choose their USDA prime beef from cord-fed American herds.

Sherman Oaks

    Crave Cafe
    14504 Ventura Blvd
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
    (818) 990-7888

Crepes are served at any hour of the day, along with coffee, tea and sandwiches. They also have free Wi-Fi.


    Coral Café
    3321 W Burbank Blvd
    Burbank, CA 91505
    (818) 566-9725

Coral café is a small family restaurant café and has been around since 1957. It’s one of the few places in Burbank that never closes. Cheesecake, pies, tapioca, tea, milkshakes, pancakes and omelets to sandwiches, pizzas and burgers.

Let us know if you have a late night favorite not mentioned here!


One Response to “Late Night Dining in LA”
  1. Kat says:

    7am -3am every day!!!

    101 Coffee Shop
    6145 Franklin ave
    Hollywood, CA 90028

    Great diner food, breakfast, lunch dinner, great service. I often meet with friends or pick up food on the way home.

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