• Food,  Food Spot Reviews,  Los Angeles

    Kato: Simple Elevated

    The 10-course tasting menu at Kato is chef’s Jon Yao’s interpretation of Asian American on a plate.  His constantly rotating menu inspired by seasonal flavours is a nod to Los Angeles, Taiwanese, and Japanese fare.  Food and Wine Magazine awarded Chef Jon Yao the Best New Chef in 2018.  He also received a nomination for a Rising Star from the James Beard Foundation.  Chef Yao and thus Kato’s popularity is inevitable.  Get in before the rush hits.  Their simple elevated plates will guarantee to stir your taste buds and evoke discussion.   @Kato, Los Angeles: First Impressions Kato is tucked in a corner of a random mini-mall.  The sign is subtle,…

  • Uncle John's Cafe: The Ultimate Diner
    Food,  Food Spot Reviews,  Los Angeles

    Uncle John’s Cafe: The Ultimate Diner

    When it comes to Uncle John’s Cafe, we’re always down.  Uncle John’s Cafe is an iconic DTLA diner since 1968 serving up incredible American-Chinese fare.  With reasonable prices, laid-back vibes, delicious food, and quick service, you literally can’t go wrong with this place.  From experience, as repeat offenders at Uncle John’s, it has always delivered.   Busy but Chill Diner Vibes We usually hit up Uncle John’s Cafe on Saturdays around brunchtime, and it’s usually bumping.  Despite it being busy, I’ve never had to wait for more than 10 minutes for a table.  The servers are quick, the food comes out fast, and peeps get in to dine and they’re…