A look back at LA’s restaurant openings in 2018

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2018 was a banner year for Los Angeles restaurants, with so many anticipated openings that it’s difficult to remember them all. Smorgasburg  GM and avid eater Zach Brooks joined Evan Kleiman to review what they thought were some of the year’s most important openings and trends.

Zach Brooks and Evan Kleiman’s best new restaurants of 2018:

500 Mateo St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

1725 Naud St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Ma’am Sir
4330 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029

1356 Allison Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026

5916 1/2 N Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Joy on York
5100 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042

1463 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

All time
2040 Hillhurst Ave
Los Feliz, CA 90027

339 N Fairfax Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Ding Tai Fung
Various locations

Sichuan Impression
11057 Santa Monica Blvd.
West L.A., CA 90025

Night + Market Sahm
2533 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Badmaash Fairfax
418 N. Fairfax Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90036

Guerrila Tacos
2000 E 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Porridge + Puffs 
2801 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Ma'am Sir, a Filipino-inspired restaurant in Silver Lake, was Evan Kleiman's most frequented restaurant of 2018. Photo credit: Stan Lee/Fried Chicken Sandwich Studios



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