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Popular Restaurants in California

If you're a first time visitor to California, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a smaller local eatery could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the restaurants may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about restaurants in California.

What are some good restaurants in California?

Here are some of the most recommended restaurants in California.

1429 Abbot Kinney Boulevard Los Angeles, CA

(310) 450-1429
MB Post
1140 Manhattan Ave Manhattan Beach, CA

(310) 545-5405
48510 Highway 1 Big Sur, CA

(831) 667-2345
448 S Hill St 13th F Los Angeles, CA
Ike's Place
3489 16th Street San Francisco, CA

(415) 553-6888
Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
1570 Stockton St San Francisco, CA
Swan Oyster Depot
1517 Polk Street San Francisco, CA

(415) 673-2757
229 Manhattan Beach Boulevard Manhattan Beach, CA

(310) 546-1201
Tartine bakery
600 Guerrero Street SF, CA

(415) 487-2600
Kokkari Estiatorio
200 Jackson St San Francisco, CA

(415) 981-0983
The French Laundry
6640 Washington Street Yountville, CA

(707) 944-2380
Bottega Louie
700 S Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA

(213) 802-1470
Bi-Rite Creamery
3692 18th Street San Francisco, CA

(415) 626-5600
ad hoc
6476 Washington St. Yountville, CA
Slanted Door
1 Ferry Building #3 San Francisco, CA

(415) 861-8032


Here's what Trippy members had to say about restaurants:

"That said, every time we go to Gjelina we see somebody new."  See More

"MB Post, Simmzy's, The Izaka-ya By Katsu-yaThe Strand HouseLittle Sister."  See More

"There are also some great bars in Bairro Alto Lisbon and I have a really soft spot for Perch in Los Angeles"  See More

"Dolores Park is a great place to go to feel like a local, grab some sandwiches from Ike's Place (2 blocks away) and sit and enjoy the sun the way the locals do."  See More

"If you're a foodie, be sure to visit Craftsman and Wolves , Tartine bakery and Bi-Rite Creamery I could go on and on, so if you need more check out my extended list of faves here ."  See More

"When you're here, see what happens while feasting at Off the Grid, make pals in line at the Swan Oyster Depot or share a table at the The Buena Vista Cafe."  See More

"You might also like Delfina and Tartine bakery."  See More

"Kokkari Estiatorio and Foreign Cinema will both accommodate larger groups."  See More

"I also know that the The French Laundry is now taking reservations a few months in advance."  See More

"My top places are Silver Lake Ramen- the tonkotsu and veggie ramen are the best; Bottega Louie - great overall restaurant with an awesome vibe; and Sushi Sasabune Beverly Hills - their Omakase is what turned me onto raw fish forever."  See More

"Other places we enjoy are Bouchon and ad hoc."  See More

"I like Burger Bar, Pizzeria Delfina and Tommaso's Ristorante Italiano and Slanted Door"  See More

Where can I find out more about California?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about California.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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