Privy’s L.A. Dining Guide featuring Mika’s Top 5

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Trans-pacific focused social network, just launched their local Los Angeles dining guide with food-centric cosmpolitan cities New York, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Beijing, Seoul, Taipei and Tokyo to soon follow. The "top five" guide is a list of must-visit dining spots which helps visitors and locals discover the best L.A. has to offer. It has a particular focus on authentic Asian cuisines such as Korean Barbeque, Shanghainese, Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup, Dim Sum, Japanese Sushi, Hotpot and Vietnamese Pho. The Privy 5 Guide also showcases top-picks from a group of 50 local Los Angeles Asian-American celebrities, entrepreneurs, socialites, community leaders and artists. 

Some familiar faces featured in the member "top five" list include Kelly Hu ("X2", "The Scorpion King"), Lisa Ling ("The View", "Oprah"), John Cho ("Harold and Kumar", "Star Trek"), Justin Chon "Twilight"), Liza Lapira ("Fast and the Furious", "21"), Russell Wong ("Romeo Must Die", "The Mummy 3"), Archie Kao ("CSI"), Aaron Yoo ("21", "Disturbia") and Robin Shou ("Mortal Kombat").

I was also asked to contribute my top five to Privy's guide which was slightly difficult to narrow down for this vast, dynamic city. It would've been much easier to come up with a top fifty list, but despite the title of a "top five", my Privy 5 is best described as a slimmed down, eclectic group of eateries that all differ in price point, ethnicity, and ambiance but will fit a varying mood, taste and budget.

See Food Fashionista / Mika Takeuchi's L.A. Privy Top Five HERE

See Privy's Los Angeles City Guide HERE




  1. Marina
    22/11/2010 / 2:17 pm

    Very cool website. I’m happy to have a great selection of Asian choices for Los Angeles.

  2. ansel
    22/11/2010 / 3:18 pm

    Great picks Mika! Gjelina is one of my favorites too.

  3. jr
    22/11/2010 / 5:19 pm

    Rickys sounds like a delicious taco place. Is it a truck or stand or pop-up? Is he there every day?

  4. 23/11/2010 / 3:18 pm

    Marina – Yes, Privy did a fantastic job.

    Ansel – Thanks! Always love sitting outside on Gjelina’s patio on a nice Venice day with a truffle pizza and bottle of wine.

    jr – Ricky’s Fish Tacos is a stand that is open on the weekends. You can check his twitter for updates.

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