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Let’s face it: It’s easy to get stuck in a sad desk lunch rut. Or to get sick of your favorite coffee shop you stop by every day before work. Or to frantically search for a happy hour bar that you haven’t been to a dozen times before. Fortunately, knowing where to eat and drink in LA is a talent we’ve become known for — and we’re here to help. The good news is that even within 10 to 15 minutes from your office, you’re in the perfect radius for great bars, restaurants, fast-casual lunches, and coffee shops nearby. If you find yourself in need of some new restaurant inspiration on a slow work day, reference this list of our favorites near you — you can thank us later.

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1. Hatchet Hall

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12517 Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 391-4222
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Old and new meet to great effect at this Culver City restaurant that embraces wood-fired cooking and classic Southern foods with skill and precision. That means the cornbread is of the white cheddar variety and comes with shishitos, cultured butter, and sea salt, and meats, such as the Hunter’s Style rabbit schnitzel, are hearty yet inventive. Quaint decor that would be at home in a Victorian-era home, a magical garden, and that semi-secret Old Man Bar in the back make it all the more special.

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2. Lodge Bread Company

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11918 Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(424) 384-5097
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Darkened, crusty loaves of sprouted rye, ancient grains, and other naturally leavened breads give this Culver City shop its name, but there’s a whole menu waiting to be discovered that pivots around the breads. There is toast, including an artful rendition of avocado toast with sliced radishes and sea salt. Also available are hot dishes such as shakshuka, wood-fired cauliflower, and an ancient grain waffle. Owners Or Amsalam and Alexander Phaneuf are often behind the counter, and there’s an undeniable family feel whether you stop in for a big-as-your-head cinnamon roll or for a pizza piled high with wild mushrooms.

3. Rutts Hawaiian Cafe

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11707 Washington Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 398-6326
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Many an island expat has made Rutt’s a second home for a plate of spam and eggs or perhaps a mixed plate special with rice, macaroni salad, steamed veggies, and three meats for lunch. The restaurant has been around since 1976 and is on its second location, but the casual island attitude remains, along with a laundry list of Hawaiian comfort foods.

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4. Maple Block Meat Co.

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3973 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 313-6328
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That smoky scent wafting down Sepulveda is courtesy of this all-American barbecue restaurant. The wood-smoked meats that get the olfactory glands going include sliced brisket (ask for your preference of fatty or lean), chopped pork, smoked sausage links, and pork spare ribs. Like any good BBQ spot, there are classic sides — slaw, potato salad, beans, mac and cheese — and a few salads and some veg to keep things balanced. Choose from indoor seating or relax on the patio.

5. Tito’s Tacos

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11222 Washington Pl
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 391-5780
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Another old-school favorite, Tito’s Tacos has cornered the Westside hard-shell taco market since 1959. Its basic beef taco — shredded meat, crisp iceberg lettuce, and a sprinkle of orange cheese, served with chips and salsa — is what draws the nostalgic crowds. Day or night, there’s almost always a line, but it moves quickly. While mostly a takeout joint, there’s an indoor dining room and outdoor tables for crunching into that taco pronto.

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6. Sage Plant Based Bistro West

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4130 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
(424) 228-5835
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Vegans dine like carnivores at this Culver City spot with hot wings, taco salad, banh mi, tacos, and pizza on the cheese-free, plant-only menu — the range of food, plus the 24 beers on tap, might just attract seasoned meat eaters too. On sunny days, the outdoor patio is the place to be with its mature trees and string lights. Inside, the high-ceilinged industrial space feels warm thanks to the reclaimed barn wood on the walls. One of three LA Sage locations, this one is the largest and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner and has a family-style menu for big groups.

7. Sushi Mashiko

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10726 Jefferson Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 280-0198
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It’s an LA truism that applies here: Sometimes the most underrated sushi spots are in strip malls. Chef Mickey Horino, who named his restaurant after his hometown in Japan, is a constant presence at the bustling Culver City eatery. Expect a sushi-only lunch four days a week and dinner five nights. The simple but well-done sushi menu has the expected nigiri, plus rolls along the lines of spicy scallop and eel avocado, and a few special rolls. Dinner adds things like salmon skin salad and black cod.

8. Chargha House

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5571 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
(424) 228-4623
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This hole-in-the-wall Pakistani restaurant in Culver City isn’t winning any decor awards, but that’s not the point — the spread of dishes from Pakistan and India at a modest price is. Its namesake, whole marinated chargha chicken cooked in a tandoori oven, is a specialty, but there’s plenty more: roghni naan, a mixed grill plate, lamb biryani, vegetarian dishes, and a mango lassi to cool your mouth from the inevitable heat.

9. Dinah's Family Restaurant

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6521 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 645-0456
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The giant red-and-white bucket high above its entrance offers a clue as to what’s cooking inside this longtime Westside spot. Yes, fried chicken has been the big draw since Dinah’s opening in 1959, meaning generations of Angelenos have given the crisp bird pieces the nod. That said, the diner-style menu offers a bevy of choices, from burgers to sandwiches to breakfast items such as baked German apple pancakes, Belgian waffles (order them with fried chicken if you like), and omelettes. If the red leather booths look familiar, it’s because the restaurant was featured in The Big Lebowski.

10. Pann's Restaurant

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6710 La Tijera Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(323) 776-3770
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This classic, family-owned Westchester haunt has been around since 1958, and its futuristic Googie coffee shop design has gotten a nod from the Los Angeles Conservancy. Still, it’s the friendly service, big portions, and better-than-average execution of classic breakfast and lunch favorites — waffles, sunny-side-up eggs, fried chicken, salmon patties — that keep people coming back.   

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1. Hatchet Hall

12517 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Old and new meet to great effect at this Culver City restaurant that embraces wood-fired cooking and classic Southern foods with skill and precision. That means the cornbread is of the white cheddar variety and comes with shishitos, cultured butter, and sea salt, and meats, such as the Hunter’s Style rabbit schnitzel, are hearty yet inventive. Quaint decor that would be at home in a Victorian-era home, a magical garden, and that semi-secret Old Man Bar in the back make it all the more special.

12517 Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066

2. Lodge Bread Company

11918 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Darkened, crusty loaves of sprouted rye, ancient grains, and other naturally leavened breads give this Culver City shop its name, but there’s a whole menu waiting to be discovered that pivots around the breads. There is toast, including an artful rendition of avocado toast with sliced radishes and sea salt. Also available are hot dishes such as shakshuka, wood-fired cauliflower, and an ancient grain waffle. Owners Or Amsalam and Alexander Phaneuf are often behind the counter, and there’s an undeniable family feel whether you stop in for a big-as-your-head cinnamon roll or for a pizza piled high with wild mushrooms.

11918 Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066

3. Rutts Hawaiian Cafe

11707 Washington Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Many an island expat has made Rutt’s a second home for a plate of spam and eggs or perhaps a mixed plate special with rice, macaroni salad, steamed veggies, and three meats for lunch. The restaurant has been around since 1976 and is on its second location, but the casual island attitude remains, along with a laundry list of Hawaiian comfort foods.

11707 Washington Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90066

4. Maple Block Meat Co.

3973 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

That smoky scent wafting down Sepulveda is courtesy of this all-American barbecue restaurant. The wood-smoked meats that get the olfactory glands going include sliced brisket (ask for your preference of fatty or lean), chopped pork, smoked sausage links, and pork spare ribs. Like any good BBQ spot, there are classic sides — slaw, potato salad, beans, mac and cheese — and a few salads and some veg to keep things balanced. Choose from indoor seating or relax on the patio.

3973 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230

5. Tito’s Tacos

11222 Washington Pl, Culver City, CA 90230

Another old-school favorite, Tito’s Tacos has cornered the Westside hard-shell taco market since 1959. Its basic beef taco — shredded meat, crisp iceberg lettuce, and a sprinkle of orange cheese, served with chips and salsa — is what draws the nostalgic crowds. Day or night, there’s almost always a line, but it moves quickly. While mostly a takeout joint, there’s an indoor dining room and outdoor tables for crunching into that taco pronto.

11222 Washington Pl
Culver City, CA 90230

6. Sage Plant Based Bistro West

4130 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

Vegans dine like carnivores at this Culver City spot with hot wings, taco salad, banh mi, tacos, and pizza on the cheese-free, plant-only menu — the range of food, plus the 24 beers on tap, might just attract seasoned meat eaters too. On sunny days, the outdoor patio is the place to be with its mature trees and string lights. Inside, the high-ceilinged industrial space feels warm thanks to the reclaimed barn wood on the walls. One of three LA Sage locations, this one is the largest and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner and has a family-style menu for big groups.

4130 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230

7. Sushi Mashiko

10726 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

It’s an LA truism that applies here: Sometimes the most underrated sushi spots are in strip malls. Chef Mickey Horino, who named his restaurant after his hometown in Japan, is a constant presence at the bustling Culver City eatery. Expect a sushi-only lunch four days a week and dinner five nights. The simple but well-done sushi menu has the expected nigiri, plus rolls along the lines of spicy scallop and eel avocado, and a few special rolls. Dinner adds things like salmon skin salad and black cod.

10726 Jefferson Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230

8. Chargha House

5571 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

This hole-in-the-wall Pakistani restaurant in Culver City isn’t winning any decor awards, but that’s not the point — the spread of dishes from Pakistan and India at a modest price is. Its namesake, whole marinated chargha chicken cooked in a tandoori oven, is a specialty, but there’s plenty more: roghni naan, a mixed grill plate, lamb biryani, vegetarian dishes, and a mango lassi to cool your mouth from the inevitable heat.

5571 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230

9. Dinah's Family Restaurant

6521 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

The giant red-and-white bucket high above its entrance offers a clue as to what’s cooking inside this longtime Westside spot. Yes, fried chicken has been the big draw since Dinah’s opening in 1959, meaning generations of Angelenos have given the crisp bird pieces the nod. That said, the diner-style menu offers a bevy of choices, from burgers to sandwiches to breakfast items such as baked German apple pancakes, Belgian waffles (order them with fried chicken if you like), and omelettes. If the red leather booths look familiar, it’s because the restaurant was featured in The Big Lebowski.

6521 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

10. Pann's Restaurant

6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

This classic, family-owned Westchester haunt has been around since 1958, and its futuristic Googie coffee shop design has gotten a nod from the Los Angeles Conservancy. Still, it’s the friendly service, big portions, and better-than-average execution of classic breakfast and lunch favorites — waffles, sunny-side-up eggs, fried chicken, salmon patties — that keep people coming back.   

6710 La Tijera Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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