Anthony Bourdain has 48 hours to eat the best food that LA has to offer. He stays at one of Hollywood's most luxurious and legendary hotels, Chateau Marmont.Go to Episode
Anthony Bourdain gets a double-double "animal style" cheeseburger and chocolate shake.
9149 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Owned by Chef Ludo Lefebvre from LudoBites restaurant and "Top Chef." Locate the truck by checking Twitter, @ludotruck, or Facebook. LudoTruck only serves chicken. Tony samples chicken balls, biscuits baked with honey and lavender.
This food truck serves Mexican-style tacos with a Korean culinary twist.
Serves sea bass, mahi-mahi and yellowtail. People come for the fish tacos, lightly battered and deep-fried.
422 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Ham Ji Park
Tony meets friend and owner of Kogi truck, Roy Choi. They start with side dishes. Ham Ji Park is famous for 3 dishes (pork belly, pork spare ribs marinated in spicy pepper paste, and pork stew).
3407 W 6th St, Ste 101-C, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Tony Also Recommends: Yu Chun
Their house special is cold noodle soup.
3185 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
At this old-school, traditional Korean restaurant, Tony drinks some makali (a fermented rice drink), and samples chicken gizzards and spicy octopus.
3317 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020
This laid-back lounge offers one of the best preserved interiors in LA, and serves beer and Korean-style fried chicken.
3198 1/2 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Set up like an old-school cafeteria/diner, Philippe is best known for its "French-dipped" sandwich. The breakfast of choice: cake donuts, along with 10-cent coffee.
1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
This bar starts pouring at 6 a.m. Recommended for beer and whiskey.
131 E 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tacos Villa Corona
Tony has 1 chicken and 1 steak taco. Tacos Villa Corona is a family- run, hole-in-the-wall restaurant, serving tacos and burritos from a closet-sized kitchen. Tony goes back for a second round and gets papas burrito (breakfast burrito).
3185 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039-1805
Tony Also Recommends: Mexican Fruit Stands
Fresh-cut fruits (whatever they have) are thrown in a bag with salt, chili and lime. $5 of fresh, tasty and pretty-good-for-you food. Locations all over LA.
Animal is a carnivore-centric restaurant specializing in all those good bits. Tony sits down with owners Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. The men have marrow bone, chicken hearts, hamachi tostada, coconut sweetbreads, pig tails and crispy rabbit legs.
435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tony Also Recommends: Kokekokko
Yakitori grilled over traditional white charcoal (flown in from Japan) -- chicken livers, heart, thigh, skin and, if you go early, ask about the off-the-menu stuff like the sublime “chicken butt.” It runs out fast. Regulars sit at the counter.
203 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
For late-night, non-traditional Vietnamese, people enjoy this modern take on French and Vietnamese food involving very creative uses of herbs and flowers. Open late until 2 a.m., and very popular with food-service industry types.
8400 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Jumbo's is a last refuge for the ancient art of burlesque. This ain’t no strip club. Tony, Jon and Vinny (from Animal) sip on beer and tequila.
5153 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027-6113