101 Best restaurants of Los Angeles
In many ways, the avocado hummus at Yours Truly is the perfect California dish. The satiny blend of avocado — spliced with tahini, poblano chiles and yuzu — revels in easygoing multiculturalism. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s delicious. Chef Vartan Abgaryan is fond of Middle Eastern spice blends, Japanese seafood, Mexican peppers and Italian cheeses; sometimes you find them all on the same plate. He tosses roasted carrots with XO sauce and serves them with burrata; mussels and clams are boiled in a coconut, lime and roasted poblano broth; octopus is encrusted in dukkah. His finest dishes have a vibrant, kaleidoscopic quality, smoothed over with the finesse of a fine-dining kitchen veteran. Dishes that might flop elsewhere — a plate of crisp Nashville hot shrimp, or a bowl of cacio e pepe fingerling potatoes — shine under his command, in a space tucked in between a metaphysical bookstore and an upscale jewelry boutique on Abbot Kinney.
Credit cards accepted. Wine menu. Street and valet parking. Dining room and restroom are wheelchair accessible.