L.A. Weekly put out their annual list of the 99 Essential restaurants in L.A.  It’s an invaluable issue, and one I think you should pick up at your earliest convenience…if there are still any left to be picked up.   (Worry not, if they aren’t left, you can click here, and take a look at the online version of their story).

Too lazy to do that?  Well, we’ve got the list here (click “Read More” and you’ll see it).  Truth be told, Is It Any Good’s done a decent job of going to a lot of these.  Not all, but a goodly number.

And hey, there’s still a bunch of months left in the year, and a lot of reviews still left to write.

So, here’s the list (in alphabetical order).  I figure I’ve given L.A. Weekly time enough to publicize it, so giving it out now is still fair.

Links to Is It Any Good Reviews are there, but to see what L.A. Weekly’s Squid Ink thought, I still happily encourage you to jump on their site for the 99 Essential Restaurants, and check out what they had to say.

A-Frame
Allumette
Alma
Angelini Osteria
Animal
A.O.C. (This review is for the old location, but still generally applies.)
Bäco Mercat
Bánh Mì My-Tho
Bestia
Beverly Soon Tofu ** (Want to hit it soon.)
Bludso’s
Bucato
Cacao Mexicatessen
Carousel
La Casita Mexicana
Cemitas Poblanas Elvirita
Chengdu Taste  ** (Want to hit it soon.)
Chichén Itzá
Church & State  ** (Want to hit it soon.)
Colonia Taco Lounge
Coni’Seafood
Connie & Ted’s
The Corner Place
Daikokuya  ** (Want to hit it soon.)
Din Tai Fung
Father’s Office
Gjelina  ** (Want to hit it soon.)
Golden Deli
Guelaguetza
Guerrilla Tacos
Guisados
The Hart and the Hunter
Ha Tien Quan
Hawkins House of Burgers
Hayat’s Kitchen
Hinoki & the Bird  ** (Want to hit it soon.)
El Huarache Azteca
The Hungry Cat
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Jar
JTYH Heavy Noodle II
Kang Ho-dong Baekjeong
Kiriko
Kogi BBQ Truck
Langer’s
L&E Oyster Bar
Lucques
Lukshon
Lum-Ka-Naad
Lunasia
Mariscos Jalisco
Marugame Monzo
Matsuhisa
Meals by Genet
Mélisse
Milo & Olive
Mo-Chica
Mozza  ** (Want to hit it soon.)
Myung In Dumplings  ** (Want to hit it soon.)
Newport Tan Cang Seafood
Night + Market
n/naka
Oinkster
Omar’s Xinjiang Halal
Orsa & Winston
Pann’s
Pa Ord Noodle
El Parian
Park’s BBQ  ** (Want to hit it soon.)
Philippe the Original
Picca
Pollo a la Brasa
Providence
R&R Soul Food  ** (Want to hit it soon.)
Ración
Ramen Iroha
Red Medicine  ** (Want to hit it soon.)
République (which I’m never going to…ever.)
Ricky’s Fish Tacos
Rivera
Rustic Canyon
Salt’s Cure
Sapp Coffee Shop
Shunji
Sinbala  ** (Want to hit it soon.)
Sotto
Spago
Spicy BBQ  ** (Want to hit it soon.)
Sqirl
Summer Rolls (Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa)
Superba Snack Bar
Surati Farsan Mart
Sushi Gen
Sushi Iki
Tacos Leo
The Tasting Kitchen
Trois Mec ** (Want to hit it soon, if I can ever get in.)
Tsujita L.A.
Yai Restaurant