The best tasting menus in Los Angeles

L.A. is home to a new kind of tasting menu: less pretentious, more casual, cuisines that span the globe and chefs hungry for innovation.
Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • February 23, 2022
One of the best tasting menus in Los Angeles is served on a folding table, in a dark alley next to a dumpster. It’s where Justin Pichetrungsi hosts his omakase dinners, behind Anajak Thai, his family’s Sherman Oaks restaurant. It is the meal I...
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