Where to eat in Downtown LA this month

This is our list of restaurants you should check out in October. Can you try them all?

Finding a new spot to eat is hard. Too many options, too little time. That’s why we take care of all the research, so you don’t have to!

Here are our picks for spots you should try out this month:


Not sure what you’re craving for dinner tonight? Head over to Joey DTLA at The Bloc for one of the more eclectic menus around. 

This Canadian casual-restaurant chain opened just a couple months ago, but is already establishing itself as a fun, lively, and delicious dinner experience. 

Here you’ll see inspiration from Mediterranian, East Asian, Italian, and American cuisine. 

Some items we think you should eat include the Korean Fried Cauliflower Bowl, the Steak & Lobster Ravioli, and the Sake Glazed Chilean Seabass.

Joey DTLA is located at 700 S. Flower St. and will be open Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.- 1 a.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.-midnight.

Aloha Cafe

Who knew Little Tokyo would be home to one of the best Hawaiian restaurants you could eat at in Los Angeles?

Aloha Cafe specializes in authentic Hawaiian food inside a casual, unassuming storefront in a strip mall off 2nd Street, 

Open at 8 am every day, you can get your day started with a plate of Hawaiian bread French toast or the Aloha Scramble.

If you stop by for lunch, go with an order of the classic Loco Moco, or Kalua Pork plate. 

Aloha Cafe is located at 410 E. 2nd St in Little Tokyo. They’re open Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm. Sunday from 8 am to 2pm.


Carne asada cooked over an open mesquite fire just has that extra something special. Add hand-pressed flour tortillas to the mix, and you’ve just landed in taco heaven.

Over at Sonoratown, they serve up some of the best tacos in Los Angeles. And no, we’re not exaggerating. 

Drawing culinary inspiration from the Mexican state of Sonora, in the north of the country, Sonoratown has a small, but perfectly executed menu of tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and caramelos. All entries use flour tortillas, a staple of the Sonoran region. Selections of meat include grilled steak, braised chicken, tripe, and chorizo. 

While we don’t want to explicitly recommend trying one of everything, it’s not something we’re opposed to. If you’re limited to just a couple items however, we think you should try the steak tacos, and the chicken Chivichanga.

Sonoratown is located at 208 E. 8th St. and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm


Typically we think of a restaurant as seldom ever changing. Same menu, same chef, always. At Abernethy’s, however, they plan on swapping out the menu, and even the chef every three months.

Located in the revamped Music Center Plaza, Abernethy’s is aiming to be a place where emerging chefs from Los Angeles can show off their cooking prowess. 

Currently, Chef Shirley Chung of Ms. Chi Cafe in Culver City is serving her unique take on Chinese American cuisine to hungry patrons. 

We think you should eat the Chinese-style Cacio e Pepe (cheese and pepper) pasta, Ms. Chi Chicken Potstickers, and the Beijing Lamb Belly.

Abernethy’s is located at 220 N. Hope St. and is open Tuesday to Friday from 5 pm to 11 pm, Saturdays from 11 am to 11 pm, Sundays from 11 am to 9 pm

Denim the Eatery

It’s pretty fitting that comfort-food providers Demin the Eatery opened up in the Fashion District of Downtown LA. 

Serving up fresh sounthern-style comfort food, Denim’s menu stays true to it’s theme by using terms like Relaxed Fit, Skinny Jeans, and Wranglers to label different menu sections.

We think you should try the Denim Tip brisket sandwich and Braised Pulled Pork sandwich. Don’t forget a side of Mac and Cheese!

Denim the Eatery is located at 227 Pico Blvd. and is open Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 9 pm