Top Ten Restaurants on the Sunset Strip

Exclusive, award winning restaurants are to be found a plenty on the sprawling and always glamorous road that is the Sunset Strip. As are cheap eats, classic diners and trendy eateries. Popular with celebrities, Angelenos and tourists alike, eating out on Sunset Strip is always a unique and exciting experience. But with so many options, it can sometimes be difficult to find the right dining spot for the right occasion.

In an effort to help you make the perfect dining choice we have rounded up our top 10 selection of restaurants and cafes located on the Sunset Strip. Whatever your budget or occasion, you should be able to find the perfect dining destination within our list below:

BOA, 9200 W Sunset Blvd

An upscale steakhouse, BOA offers a wide selection in steak and seafood. This is definitely a pricey option, but as a regular celebrity haunt the chance of getting to do some star spotting combined with top notch steak may make it worth the hefty price.

Il Sole, 8741 Sunset Boulevard

Another posh option, Il Sole offers a traditional Italian menu in a very classy setting. Ideal for romantic dates and occasions, this formal restaurant is also known for frequent celebrity guests and is best enjoyed if reservations are made well ahead of time. 

The Cactus Lounge, 8300 Sunset Boulevard

The Cactus Lounge can be found within the trendy The Standard Hotel and plays up to its name by featuring a quirky wraparound cactus mural. Adjoined to the hotels swimming pool, this casual eatery is a great place to eat before a dip in the pool or after a long day of sightseeing.

Cabo Cantina, 8301 Sunset Boulevard

Home to one of the Strip’s most popular happy hours, Cabo Cantina is a fun and lively option. Serving Mexican food and hosting a happy hour seven days a week, this restaurant is a good choice if you are looking for somewhere extremely casual and that’s easy on the wallet.

 BLT Steak, 8720 Sunset Boulevard

BLT Steak is a swanky steakhouse featuring an exclusive menu created by acclaimed chef Laurent Tourondel. A wide selection of steak and seafood is available as well as an impressive cocktail list. Due its popularity, you will probably want to make a reservation before dining here.

Mel’s Drive-In, 8585 Sunset Boulevard

What’s not to love about Mel’s Drive-In? This traditional American diner is a favorite with tourists and locals alike. Enjoy classic diner food such as pancakes and burgers and with additional outside seating available you can make the most of the Californian sunshine while you chow down.

Sushiya, 8650 Sunset Boulevard

A trendy sushi restaurant with outdoor seating available, Sushiya is not only great for high quality sushi but also for people watching. Prices are fairly high, but its excellent reputation may make the expense worthwhile.

Carney’s, 8351 Sunset Boulevard

A totally unique dining experience, Carney’s is a restaurant housed in a vintage yellow train car. Serving classic American diner food, local favorites include their chili hamburgers and hot dogs. For an offbeat dining option on Sunset, Carney’s is definitely worth a look in.

Tower Bar, 8358 Sunset Boulevard

Located on the ground floor of the historic Sunset Tower Hotel, this restaurant also boasts being situated in the original apartment space of legendary gangster Bugsy Siegel. Featuring an inviting fireplace and traditional furnishings, the Tower Bar offers a menu of French and Italian fusion using mainly local ingredients.

Saddle Ranch Chop House, 8371 Sunset Boulevard

If you are looking for something a little different, Saddle Ranch Chop House may be a good bet. Billed as the only rock western chop house on the Sunset Strip, this lively Western themed restaurant features a mechanical bull and was even the subject of its very own VH1 show. Great for casual diners, it features a traditional American fare menu.