Lazy Ox Canteen
Owner Michael Hide Cardenas has forged a buzzing brand in the heart of little Tokyo, serving up seasonal picks of the local LA markets and crafting them into global masterpieces. Its difficult not to immerse yourself in executive chef Travis Chase’s flavourful melting pot – just take the sea bream cudo, kishu tangerine and baby radish for a taste of his culinary creativity. Beyond food, The Lazy Ox has a fantastic choice of fine wines (sourced from growers just up the coast in Malibu), whilst the restaurant’s resident mixologists showcase their impressive skills via an extensive selection of delicious cocktails. With a diverse and neighbourly vibe, Lazy Ox accommodates all in its sleek, chalk-boarded walls – and at prices that won’t hurt too much the morning after.