The 10 Most Instagram-Worthy Restaurants in West L.A.

It’s no secret that Instagram can influence where (and when) we eat – especially in West Los Angeles where restaurants put almost as much effort into plating as they do crafting their recipes. If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’ve recently discovered a restaurant and added it to your ‘must-try’ list simply from a tasty looking food spread. You’re not alone. In addition to influencing users, Instagram has even started to change the way restaurants design their spaces.

So whether you love indulging in the photos or the food itself, we’ve done the legwork for your next inspired meal by rounding up the 10 most instagrammable restaurants in West Los Angeles. For the brightest interiors and the dreamiest food flat lays, get inspired by these photogenic restaurants and prepare for some serious #feedgoals.

1. The Butcher’s Daughter
Butcher's Daughter New York
The industrial elements against the earthy materials will surely catch your eye.

Location: Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, Los Angeles

Why we love it: If anyone knows the power of the perfectly photogenic interior, it’s The Butcher’s Daughter. This NYC concept recently opened in LA and its whitewashed walls and hanging greenery make for Instagram gold (they should know after amassing over 95k followers themselves). Don’t forget to power up with some of their cold pressed juices while you’re there.

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2. Sugarfish
Sugarfish Los Angeles
The Trust-Me includes Tuna sashimi, Yellowtail, Blue Crab, Salmon, Albacore, Shrimp and Edamame.

(Photo by @lindseyeatsla)

Location: Marina Del Rey, Brentwood, Santa Monica, & Los Angeles

Why we love it: Ah, these perfectly-shaped and sauced pieces of nigiri will haunt your dreams. It’s no wonder Sugarfish is a favorite for instagrammers, sushi lovers, and basically anyone who has a stomach.

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3. Loqui
Tacos Loqui Los Angeles
Chicken taco with pickled red onion, avocado and cilantro.

Location: Washington Blvd, Culver City, Los Angeles

Why we love it: Two words: beautiful tacos. Loqui has the perfect “cali casual” vibes, and the tastiest mexican food to go along with it. All the ingredients are ultra fresh, and your photos will be too.

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4. Gjelina
Gjelina Take Out Los Angeles
Guanciale Pizza has green olives, fresno chilis, pomodoro, asiago, and mozzarella.

(Photo taken by @avokween)

Location: Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, Los Angeles

Why we love it: Gjelina has both a sit-down and take away concept next door (GTA, short for Gjelina Take Away), and each is picturesque in its own right. The rustic and chic interiors are the perfect backdrop for your food photos, and the colorful and pizzas, pastas, and apps will have you pulling all the stops to get that perfect angle.


5. Huckleberry
Donut in the face Huckleberry Los Angeles
Maple donut with candied pecans.

Location: Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Why we love it: We’d be lying if we said we didn’t spend plenty o’ Sunday mornings here, fawning over the dessert case and ordering more food than we can eat. Its airy interior and chalkboard menus and abundant brunch choices will have you inspired while you wait in line for your morning latte.

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6. Milo & Olive
Garlic Knot (extra virgin olive oil, sea salt).

Location: Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica

Why we love it: Milo & Olive is the sister concept of Huckleberry, and the sophisticated older sister at that. The warm atmosphere at this local Italian joint is not to be missed, and their famous garlic knot deserves a photo in itself.

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7. HiHo Cheeseburger
The Classic Double Cheeseburger

(Photo by @lindseyeatsla)

Location: 2nd Street, Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Why we love it: Who doesn’t love a classic cheeseburger? HiHo is a new addition to the Santa Monica food scene but with some serious manpower behind it (specifically, the visionary at Sugarfish). For that close-up you’ve been looking for, focus on the cheese and get ready to make some people drool with your posts.

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8. Daikokuya
Daikokuya Ramen
The Daikoku Ramen has a pork broth, half-boiled egg, sliced roast pork, bean sprouts, green onions, bamboo shoots, and sesame seeds.

Location: Sawtelle Ave, Los Angeles & Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles

Why we love it: Step into the interior of Daikokuya and you’ll feel like you entered a Tokyo back alley. The walls are adorned with lit up signs and telephone wires, and you can peer into the kitchen from your stool at their traditional noodle bar. Don’t let the inspired interior distract you from also getting the obligatory noodle pull photo.

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 9. Plan Check
The Bleuprint Burger has smoked blue cheese, pig candy, fried onions, roasted garlic steak sauce, and peppercress.

(Photo provided by Plan Check)

Location: Sawtelle Ave, Los Angeles

Why we love it: The gourmet burger was taken up a notch when Plan Check hit the ground running. Served in mini-skillets, these mouthwatering creations will make anyone want to lick their phone screen.

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10. Da Kikokiko
Hawaiian poke bowl at Da Kikokiko
Build your own poke bowl with choices of salmon, octopus, yellowfin tuna, eggplant, hamachi and krab with a k.

Location: West Jefferson Blvd, Playa Vista, Los Angeles

Why we love it: This modern poke concept was dreamed up by husband and wife team Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts, and the result is true #foodporn. From their colorful poke bowls to their picture-perfect tiled interior, you’ll be pulling out your camera phone like your lunch depends on it.

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