Are you in the mood for great food in sunny Santa Monica? Well, we have some recommendations for you! Whether you want to dig into a juicy steak, want some fresh seafood or want to try something new, Santa Monica has a mouthwatering array of cuisine to try. Here are five of the best food spots in Santa Monica.  

Boa Steakhouse

Photo: Boa Steakhouse

You can’t go wrong with a classic hearty steak for dinner.

Boa Steakhouse serves up delectable meals, and the diverse menu includes a 40-day dry-aged New York Strip, A5 Japanese Wagyu and live Maine lobster! Their robust steak and seafood menu makes Boa Steakhouse a must-visit. With dazzling decor to complement their cuisine, the ambiance is also up to par and is perfect for a date night or for an intimate gathering with friends.

Rustic Canyon

Photo: Rustic Canyon

Cozy and charming, Rustic Canyon is Michelin starred and award-winning for its ample wine list. Guests are sure to be pleased with their elegant outdoor patio strung with romantic lights.

Their curated menu of American fare includes dishes such as grilled & glazed pork ribs, beef tartare with wild berries, coffee vinegar and salted cream. Finish off your meal with Rustic Canyon’s honeycomb ice cream or tangerine sorbet.


Photo: KazuNori

Give your palate a break with the fresh and humble taste of the sea at KazuNori! A part of the esteemed Sushi Nozawa Group (with SUGARFISH and Nozawa Bar), it’s a premium spot for high-quality sushi.

Guests can also look forward to their fish being sourced from around the world: the restaurant’s salmon is from Europe, the Hamachi from Japan, sea bream from New Zealand and uni (sea urchin) from the Californian coast.

By Kaleen Luu
Feature Photo: krakenimages on Unsplash

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