Restaurants in Miramonte

$19 for Two Glasses of Wine and One Appetizer at Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro (Up to $38 Value)

Pierre LaFond Wine Bistro

Lower State

$38 $19

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Local and international cabernet, pinot noir, and sauvignon blanc wash down sausage piperade flatbread or mussels steamed in white wine

Japanese Food and Sushi at Ichiban Japanese Restaurant & Sushi (Up to Half Off). Five Options Available.

Ichiban Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Santa Barbara

$20 $12

Sushi rolls filled with ingredients such as roasted eel, mussels, and spicy crab meat defeat hunger alongside rice bowls topped with meat

American Breakfast and Lunch Cuisine for Two or Four at Restaurant Open (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Restaurant Open

Santa Barbara

$20 $10

Daily specials sourced from local markets include honey-battered corn dogs, tri-tip sandwiches, and meatball subs

One Large Four-Topping or Specialty Pizza or $20 Towards Carry-Out at Papa John's Pizza - Goleta (Up to 47% Off)

Papa John's Pizza - Goleta

Goleta

$15 $8

Pile pizzas high with four toppings of choice or a specialty pizza combination, or order a meal for carry-out

$15.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Sandwiches and Drinks at Sam's To Go ($30 Total Value)

Sam's To Go

Goleta

$10 $5.33

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Sandwich shop bakes bread fresh daily for a range of signature sandwiches, including ham and cheese, hot pastarmi, and veggie combos

Pizza and Drinks Valid Weekdays or Weekends at Giovanni's of Carpinteria (Up to 45% Off)

Giovanni's of Carpinteria

Downtown Carpinteria

$20 $11

Specialty pies topped in veggies or pepperoni, salami, and Canadian bacon served alongside hot sandwiches and local beer

Chinese Gastropub Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four or Chinese Takeout at Shanghai Beer Garden (Up to 45% Off)

Shanghai Beer Garden

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$20 $12

Gourmet Chinese eats pair alongside a large selection of drinks in this dog-friendly gastropub reminiscent of a microbrewery

$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Food at Bollywood Indian Restaurant - Ventura

Bollywood Indian Restaurant - Ventura

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$20 $12

Classic Indian dishes prepared according to your preferred spice level

$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Food at The Taj Cafe

The Taj Cafe

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$20 $12

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Diners dig into traditional Indian dishes, such as tandoori chicken, vegetable biryani, and samosas

$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food at Seaward Sushi Bar

Seaward Sushi Bar

Ventura

$30 $15

Chefs whip up an eclectic menu of specialty maki rolls filled with fresh ingredients such as baked lobster, garlicky tuna & torched halibut

Homestyle Comfort Food at Bonnie Lu's Country Café (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Bonnie Lu's Country Café

Ojai

$15 $7

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Traditional comfort food including farm-fresh omelets, homemade soups, and hearty sandwiches made with ingredients from local distributors

Healthy Café Food at Mia's Place Coffee Shop (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Mia's Place Coffee Shop

Multiple Locations

$25 $12

The café promotes health with handcrafted sandwiches, fruit, salads, and smoothies packed with protein or fruit

Café Cuisine for Two Monday–Friday or Saturday–Sunday at Tomas Cafe & Gallery (Half Off)

Tomas Cafe and Gallery

Downtown Oxnard

$20 $11

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Using local ingredients, chefs dish out fresh, Mexican-influenced café food, paired with coffeehouse drinks

$40 for a Wine Tasting for Two and $50 Toward a Gourmet Meal at Herzog Wine Cellars ($84 Value)

Herzog Wine Cellars

Downtown Oxnard

$84 $40

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Tastings of six reserve wines prelude a meal at a Zagat-rated restaurant where chefs prepare new American fare from local ingredients

$12 for Gourmet Sandwiches and Sides for Two at Stone Oven ($20 Value)

Stone Oven

Stone Oven: The Oaks Mall

$20 $12

Emerging from the oven every seven minutes, still-hot focaccia is the base of each gourmet sandwich, layered with fresh veggies and meat

Pizza and Salad, Subs and Sodas for Two, or Family Pizza Meal at The Don's Pizzeria (Up to 47% Off)

The Don's Pizzeria

Simi Valley

$30 $16

Salads, subs, garlic bread and large build-your-own pizzas crowned with toppings such as pepperoni, goat cheese, olives, and bacon

Korean Food at Fresh Korea BBQ (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Fresh Korea BBQ

Simi Valley

$15 $9

Diners prepare Korean barbecue by cooking thin, marinated slices of meat at their table; meats include bulgogi beef, pork belly & calamari

Up to 40% Off Breakfast, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner for Two or Four, or Carryout at Cookin' With Lenny's Smokehouse

Cookin' With Lenny's Smokehouse

San Fernando Valley

$20 $12

Local celebrity chef Lenny Bent cooks up homestyle breakfast and barbecue such as whiskey-glazed ribs and smoked chicken

Healthy Mexican Food for Two or Four at Howdy's Taqueria Malibu (Up to 40% Off)

Howdy's Taqueria Malibu

Eastern Malibu

$30 $18

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Healthy Mexican dishes with a Malibu twist include the protein-packed Cross Fit Bowl and antioxidant-rich Rainbow Kale salad

$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Mauricio's Grill and Cantina ($40 Total Value)

Mauricio's Grill and Cantina

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Grilled chicken or vegetarian burritos, pork chili verde, and sautéed chipotle shrimp served inside brightly colored bar and grill

Pita Meal for Two or Four or Ten-Pita Catering Package at Pita Pit (Up to 41% Off)

Pita Pit

Valencia

$18.74 $11

Pita sandwiches stuffed with meat, veggies, falafel—and in the morning, breakfast fixings—topped with tzatziki and other savory sauces

Argentine Cuisine for Two or Four at Gaucho Grill Woodland Hills (40% Off)

Gaucho Grill Woodland Hills

Warner Center

$30 $18

Chimichurri-marinated steaks and Argentine wines served in a blond-wood interior striped with gray stone arches

Steak and New American Food at The Bistro (50% Off). Two Options Available.

The Bistro

Bakersfield

$50 $25

Seated in the casual bar or more upscale dining room, guests enjoy American bistro classics, including seafood and steak

Cuban Food for Parties of Two or Four at El Rincon Cubano Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

El Rincon Cubano Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Authentic Cuban food from a Cuban-born chef is paired with local DJs, live bands, and other entertainment on the weekends

Fries, Chips, and Loaded Potatoes at Potato Corner (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Potato Corner

Northridge

$10 $5

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Choose from tots, chips, or original, curly, or waffle fries, dusted with flavorful seasonings such as BBQ, sour cream & onion, and cheddar

$35 for $50 Worth of Steak-House Cuisine and Drinks for Lunch or Dinner at Steak & Grape Restaurant

Steak and Grape

Fruitvale

$50 $35

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Carefully curated wine selection complements choice steaks, handmade burgers, and fresh seafood in rustic steak house

$15 for $30 Worth of Southern-Style Steak-House Cuisine for Two or More at Logan's Roadhouse

Logan's Roadhouse - Bakersfield

Riviera/Westchester

$30 $15

Mesquite wood-grilled steaks, baby back ribs, grilled-chicken, and specialty salads are complemented by selection of beer and cocktails

$25 for $40 Worth of Middle Eastern Cuisine at Persia Lounge. Groupon Reservation Required.

Persia Lounge

Santa Clarita

$40 $25

Chef and co-owner of Persian lounge uses traditional Middle Eastern spices and flavors, such as saffron, halal meat, and pomegranate paste

Four-Course French Dinner with Option for Wine for Two or Four at Le Sanglier French Restaurant (Up to 59% Off)

Le Sanglier French Restaurant

Tarzana

$140 $59

40-year-old eatery presents fish dumplings, coq au vin, or pork tenderloin in a peppercorn sauce during four-course dinner with wine

Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Lunch or $12 for $20 Worth of Dinner at Jerry's Pizza

Jerry's Pizza

Jerry's Pizza

$5 $3

Freshly made pizzas topped with jalapeños, canadian bacon, or veggies; juicy burgers and sandwiches; cheesy calzones stuffed with chicken

$5 for $10 Worth of Microbrews, Pub Grub, and Merchandise at Pismo Brewing Company

Pismo Brewing Company

Pismo Beach

$10 $5

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Beer craftsmen slake thirst with rotating selection of six microbrews that include Pismo pale ale & Roadster red ale

Indian Food at Asha Indian Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Asha Indian Restaurant

Tarzana/Encino

$20 $12

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Variety of biyranis, plus lamb, chicken masala, seafood, vegan, and vegetarian meals adjusted to your preferred spice level

Pastries and Filipino-American Cuisine for Two or Four at Ninong's Pastries and Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

Ninong's Pastries & Cafe

Granada Hills South

$20 $14

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Eclectic blend of cafe food and Filipino-American cuisine made served with imported coffees and teas

$7.50 for $15 Worth of Breakfast or Lunch at Cope's Knotty Pine Cafe

Cope's Knotty Pine Cafe

Bakersfield

$15 $7.50

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Generous portions of pancakes, eggs, sandwiches, and steaks; antiques and knickknacks adorn rustic wooden walls

Mediterranean Dinner with Hookah for Two or Four at Shisha Cafe Lounge (Up to 46% Off)

Shisha Cafe Lounge

Encino

$53.96 $29

Guests relax on throw pillows in lantern-lit lounge while enjoying Mediterranean dinner complemented by an array of hookah flavors

Italian Cuisine and Drinks for Lunch or Dinner at Two Guys from Italy (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Two Guys from Italy

Granada Hills

$18 $9

Fresh garlic and virgin olive oil flavor Italian dishes such as carbonara pasta with a choice of seven noodles or pollo scarpariello

Hookah and Mediterranean Food at Passion Cafe & Lounge (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Passion Cafe & Lounge

Encino

$20 $11

Nosh on hand-rolled grape leaves stuffed with rice and bites of feta cheese while enjoying puffs of an array of hookah flavors

$18 for $30 Worth of Israeli and Middle Eastern Food at Itzik Hagadol Grill

Itzik Hagadol Grill

Encino

$30 $18

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Traditional Middle Eastern cuisine includes variety of kebabs and house salad dips such as Moroccan-spiced carrots and roasted eggplant

Carryout Indian Cuisine from Streets of India Café (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Streets of India

Encino

$20 $12

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South Indian dosas, idlis, and vadas tickle tongues, and chicken and lamb or vegan substitutes swim in savory masala and vindaloo dishes

Italian Four-Course Dinner for Two or Four at Buon Gusto Ristorante (Up to 53% Off)

Buon Gusto Ristorante

Mission Hills

$103.20 $49

Basil and eggplant grown in the restaurant's own garden enhance classic Italian dishes made with care

$79 for a Mediterranean Dinner for Two at Sam's by the Beach ($130 Value). Groupon Reservation Required.

Sam's by the Beach

Santa Monica

$130 $79

Owner Sam Elias takes a hands-on approach at his eatery, where he hand selects all the ingredients for his upscale Mediterranean dishes

Dinner at Blue Daisy (Up to 38% Off)

Blue Daisy

Downtown Santa Monica

$40 $25

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Crepes are king at this restaurant where dinner service takes cues from breakfast: poached eggs and crepes meet pasta, salmon, and burgers

Argentine Cuisine at Gaucho Grill (Up to Half Off). Six Options Available.

Gaucho Grill

Brentwood

$120 $60

Chimichurri-marinated steaks and Argentine wines served alongside appetizers, veggies, and traditional desserts

$12 for $20 Worth of Seafood at Fish Grill

Fish Grill

West Los Angeles

$20 $12

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Kosher seafood feasts include mesquite-grilled fish such as sea bass and boston blue, salmon wraps and sandwiches, and manhattan chowder

Mediterranean Food and Drinks at Layla's Cafe & Catering (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Layla's Cafe & Catering

West Los Angeles

$50 $28

Italian- and Greek-style tapas, market-fresh salads, chicken and beef kebabs, and pastas, with many wine options

Sushi and Japanese Food at Yen Sushi ($36 Off). Two Options Available.

Yen Sushi

West Los Angeles

$40 $22

Sushi tacos and Alaskan king crab legs precede orders of sashimi and sushi rolls such as shrimp tempura and spicy tuna

Pub Dinner with Draft Beer for Two or Four at Ireland's 32 (Up to 42% Off)

Ireland's 32

Van Nuys

$42.50 $25

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Chefs prepare traditional Irish fare, including bangers 'n' mash, corned-beef sandwiches, and fish and chips, along with hearty pub food

Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner at Primitivo Wine Bistro (Half Off)

Primitivo Wine Bistro

Venice

$32 $16

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Mediterranean tapas such as bacon-wrapped dates and rack of lamb in a mint sauce, paired with sommelier-selected wines from around the globe

$11 for $18 Worth of Asian Cuisine at Tasty Wok Cuisine

Tasty Wok Cuisine

West Los Angeles

$9 $5.50

Chefs fire up the woks to cook chicken chow mein, shrimp fried rice, kung pao beef, and sesame tofu

$149 for 5-Course Italian Dinner for Two with Dessert and Wine at Michelin Starred Valentino ($250 Value)

Valentino

Pico

$250 $149

Prosecco or wine complements dishes such as shrimp-stuffed calamari, gnocchi with prosciutto, and lobster risotto in a fine-dining setting

Mexican Food or Party Catering Package at Plancha Tacos Venice Beach (Up to 61% Off)

Plancha Tacos Venice Beach

Venice Beach

$10 $6

Steak, chicken, seafood, and veggie tacos served in tortillas or lettuce cups; 40-taco catering package adds flavor to parties

$75 for $100 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Vito Restaurant. Groupon Reservation Required.

Vito Restaurant

Mid-City

$100 $75

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Trio of Italian immigrants runs 34-year-old restaurant, which serves classic, Old-World recipes in space with vintage charm

$10 for $20 Worth of Russian Cuisine at Talisman Restaurant

Talisman Restaurant

North Hollywood

$20 $10

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Dishes from various Slavic regions include Russian pork Zharkoe, Ukrainian chicken kiev, and Nalistnik crepes stuffed with chicken

Two Brunch Items With Two Drinks or Four Brunch Items With Four Drinks at Casa Ado (Up to 43% Off)

Casa Ado

Marina Del Ray

$50 $29

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Stop in for brunch for grilled hangar steak or bagels with fresh lox

Two or Four Gyros and Soft Drinks at Delphi Greek (54% Off)

Delphi Greek

Westwood

$25.96 $12

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Customers enjoy meals of gyros and soft drinks at a restaurant whose menu boasts traditional Greek food

$25 for Shabu-Shabu for Two at Wharo Korean BBQ ($38 Value). Groupon Reservation Required.

Wharo Korean BBQ

Marina Del Ray

$38 $25

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Pairs cook their own meats and vegetables inside pots of bubbling broth during Japanese shabu-shabu meal

Mexican Food at Ricardo's El Ranchito (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Ricardo's El Ranchito

Los Angeles

$20 $11

Mexican specialties such as sautéed shrimp, enchiladas in mole sauce, and huevos rancheros served all day

Vegetarian and Vegan Mexican Food for Two, or Two Take-Out Meals at Leonor's Restaurant (Up to 40% Off)

Leonor's Vegetarian Mexican

North Hollywood

$20 $12

Vegetarian menu with soy-based meats includes broccoli empanadas, soy shrimp tacos with rice and beans, and a guacamole burger

Dinner for Two or Four at On Rodeo Bistro & Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

On Rodeo Bistro & Lounge

Beverly Hills

$70 $40

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Chef who worked under Gordon Ramsay creates California-inspired dishes, such as lobster club sandwich, drunken shrimp & spicy tuna tartare

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Deli Sandwiches at Cheviot Farms ($20 Value)

Cheviot Farms

Palms

$10 $6

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Made-to-order sandwiches are stacked high with premium deli meat, crisp veggies, and fresh-baked bread

All-You-Can-Eat Gourmet Pizza for Dine-In or Pizza for Carry-Out at Bella Vista Brazilian Pizza (Up to 43% Off)

Bella Vista Brazilian Pizza

Washington Culver

$29.98 $17

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Ham, cinnamon, green peas, Brazilian-style cream cheese, condensed milk, fresh fruit, and beef stroganoff crown 30 types of gourmet pizzas

Tea Festival, Sommelier Class, or Tasting at Chado Tea Room (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

Chado Tea Room

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Fest brings together experts the world over; sommelier class teaches the finer art of tasting; afternoon tea includes scones and sandwiches

Mediterranean Dinner for Two or Four at Pi on Sunset (Up to 50% Off)

Pi on Sunset

West Hollywood

$55 $29

Lebanese and Italian fusion cuisine featuring a choice of appetizers, mixed grill entrees, and dessert

Lunch or Dinner for Two for Dine-In or Carryout or $100 Toward Catering from Label's Table Deli (Up to 50% Off)

Label's Table Deli

Beverlywood

$20 $12

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This traditional Jewish deli serves specialties like hot pastrami or white fish salad sandwiches, along with matzo ball soup and bagels

$12 for $20 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food at California Roll Factory

California Roll Factory

West Los Angeles

$20 $12

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Kosher-friendly rolls with imitation crab, tempura combos accompanied by miso soup, salad, and rice, and more than 100 sushi rolls

Lunch or Dinner at Got Kosher? (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Got Kosher?

Beverlywood

$20 $12

Neshama gourmet kosher chicken and turkey sausages, signature Tunisian tuna sandwiches, and Parisian-style steaks in newly renovated café

Three-Course Thai Dinner with Drinks for Two or Four at Tuk Tuk (Up to 46% Off)

Tuk Tuk

West Los Angeles

$55.50 $32

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Wok stir-fries join classic noodle dishes and house specialties such as lemongrass chicken and roasted-duck curry

Classic French Cuisine for Dinner for Two or Four at Le Petit Bistro (40% Off)

Le Petit Bistro

Le Petit Bistro

$60 $36

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Classic French dishes such as mussels poulette in an atmosphere akin to an intimate Parisian bistro

Four-Course Mediterranean Dinner with Drinks for Two or Four at FIG & OLIVE

FIG & OLIVE

Melrose

$178 $95

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In a garden-like dining room with an indoor olive tree, guests sip wine or cocktails with dishes such as seafood paella and lobster bisque

Upscale Chinese Cuisine at Philippe Beverly Hills (Up to 41% Off). Two Options Available.

Philippe Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills

$50 $30

Upscale Chinese cuisine such as lobster spring rolls, chicken satay in cream sauce, prawns bathed in spicy black beans, and 7 lb peking duck

Persian Dinner for Two, Four, or Six at Reyhan Persian Grill (Up to 60% Off)

Reyhan Persian Grill

Culver City

$83.44 $39

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Shaded by parasols on the patio, plates of saffron rice with cherries stand by kebabs of meat prepared fresh daily

Italian Dinner and Drinks for Two, Four, or Six or More at Polentoni Italian Restaurant (Up to 53% Off)

Polentoni Italian Restaurant

Culver City

$70 $34

Traditional Italian dishes served in an eatery with rustic brick walls, exposed ceiling rafters, and rich wooden floors

French Cuisine at Crème de la Crêpe Bistro (Up to 50% Off)

Crème de la Crêpe Bistro

Fox Hills

$30 $18

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Authentic French café serves sweet and savory crepes, specialty sandwiches, and meat and seafood dinners

Pub Food for Lunch, Dinner, or Catering from Brewdog Pub (50% Off)

Brewdog Pub

Beverly Hills

$30 $15

The pub menu includes specialty pizzas, tacos, and ahi tuna burgers that complement a lineup of craft beers

$11 for Pulled-Pork or Pulled-Chicken Meal for Two at Britt’s BBQ ($21.80 Value)

Britt's BBQ

El Segundo

$21 $11

Buns soak up juicy cuts of pulled pork or chicken, accompanied by sides such as chili mac, coleslaw, and barbecue beans

All You Can Eat Dinner for Two or Four at Samba Brazilian Steakhouse (Up to 46% Off). Four Options Available.

Samba Brazilian Steakhouse

Universal City

$84 $45

Mesquite-grilled meats and colorful salads complement live entertainment at this Brazilian eatery

Breakfast or Lunch for Two or Four at Industry Cafe & Jazz (Up to 45% Off)

Industry Cafe & Jazz

McManus

$21.98 $12

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Breakfast and lunch featuring an eclectic mix of Ethiopian and Southern dishes in an intimate cafe that becomes a jazz lounge at night

Thai Cuisine at Chao Krung (33% Off). Two Options Available.

Chao Krung

Mid-Wilshire

$40 $27

One of the city's oldest Thai restaurants serves up tom yum, crying tiger steak, and curry noodles in an elaborately decorated dining room

$11 for $18 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food at 161 Street Pizzeria

161 Street Pizzeria

Hollywood Hills

$18 $11

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More than 20 toppings such as barbecue chicken rest atop crust and house-made sauce alongside pasta, subs, and chicken parmesan

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Inspired by the "North of Little Italy" neighborhood of Manhattan?which is lined with quaint and authentic family-owned restaurants?Nolita Ristorante serves up classic Italian cuisine alongside an extensive craft beer selection at a contemporary bar, featuring 24 taps and a myriad of specialty cocktails. The impressive menu lists off a plethora of dishes, each composed with a nod toward sustainability, such as fresh produce and meats that are locally sourced whenever possible. Tender shrimp ravioli are tossed in a saffron cream sauce, while a bone-in pork chop is plated alongside a crispy polenta cake and sweet grilled peaches.

520 Castillo Street
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

With an adventurous spirit and love for California's central coast, Captain Jack began his tour company to give him a platform to share his passion with others. After gathering the best team of tour guides he could find, each exhibiting the same enthusiasm and upbeat outlook he has, he devised tours that got people outdoors to experience physical activities such as kayaking the sea caves at Channel Islands or paragliding over Santa Barbara's verdant, rolling landscape. The tour ideas he has in mind know no bounds, involving everything from wine-tasting tours and glider rides to whale watching, sailing, and fishing the deep sea for the sneakers that fell out of Davy Jones's locker. To ensure safe and memorable outings, Captain Jack backs up his guides and tours with required licenses, insurance, and years of experience in various backgrounds.

933 Castillo St
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Between the disco ball that glitters above the dining room, the toy sharks swimming in bucket-sized cocktails, and the Pop Rocks that crackle in watermelon margaritas, it's pretty obvious that Baja Sharkeez is a lot of fun. These playful touches are the handiwork of Ron and Greg Newman, a father-son team for whom Sharkeez is a labor of love. Ron had found success with the Red Onion chain of restaurants in the '70s and '80s, but upon Greg's graduation from USC, the pair decided to start fresh with a new concept. According to The Tasting Panel, Greg enlisted some of his fraternity brothers to help develop the brand, and today, the small chain maintains a boisterous, beachy vibe that reflects Greg's Hermosa Beach upbringing.

In that spirit, Sharkeez hosts plenty of special events, including July 4th hot-dog-eating contests and bachelorette parties with drink specials and party favors. But even on a normal day there's generally a crowd, whether it be families ordering off the kids' menu at lunch, or coworkers stretching happy hour into a late night. The kitchen cooks up an extensive selection of Baja-Mexican dishes, such as burritos stuffed with mesquite chicken or the very popular mahi-mahi tacos. Those looking to drink with their meal can order spiked lemonades and fresh-fruit margaritas or build their own cocktail at the bloody mary bar.

525 State Street
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Between the two of them, longtime friends David Schwartz and Gary Nardilla have nine children. That is a number of mouths to feed, and the fathers do it with fresh, healthy ingredients. So when the friends opened Epic Bowl, they decided to cook for every guest as they would for their own families. Using whatever organic fruits and produce they receive from the farmers’ market that week, the chefs fashion dishes they think will taste great, whether that includes sprout salads, smoothies infused with young-coconut water, or pesto-caprese sandwiches layered with cucumbers, tomatoes, and hearty slabs of cheese. Hot and cold bowls include ingredients such as organic acai, organic chicken, quinoa, and swiss chard. Through the stone-flanked entryway, an outdoor patio is scattered with tables and oversized umbrellas that protect patrons from feral satellites.

819 State St
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Stan Nicolaides often recalls eating at the kitchen table of his “yia yia,” the affectionate Greek term for one’s grandmother. There, he was unable to go play until he’d downed plates and plates of moussaka and gyros. Even then, it was clear he belonged in the kitchen.

Now, Stan makes his own rules while dishing out falafel, kebabs, and gyros named Best Greek Food two years running by SantaBarbara.com. After sopping up creamy hummus with fresh pita bread, guests have Nick whip up a chicken breast with thyme and lemon while he chatters in Greek.

5 W Haley St
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Mad Dogs calms cravings from noon until 2:30 a.m. with classic ballpark franks and a variety of specialty sausages. Cold draft beers temper the smoked Santa Fe turkey sausage’s jalapeños and pepper jack cheese, and crispy fries echo the delicious snap of a sizzling pork bratwurst. Thirteen flavors of Hawaiian shaved ice cool down meals with sweet flavors, and bearded ices wait patiently for a lumberjack who will appreciate them.

505 State St
Santa Barbara,
CA
US