5 Most Loved Restaurants in Culver City

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Culver City, also known as the Heart of Screenland, is an epicenter for movie magic. Iconic features such as “The Wizard of Oz,” “Gone with the Wind,” and “Grease” have been filmed here. Movies, however, aren’t Culver City’s only allure. The bustling Westside neighborhood has so much to offer and noteworthy restaurants are definitely at the top of that list. From high-end dining to fast-casual spots, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Below, find five of Culver City’s most-loved and highest-rated restaurants worth paying a visit.

Maple Block Meat Co

With a solid 4-star rating and over 1,200 reviews on Yelp, it’s safe to say that barbecue spot Maple Block Meat Co. is a Culver City favorite. As its name suggests, meat (wood-smoked meat, to be exact) is the star of the show here. The sliced-to-order brisket is one of the most popular choices on the menu, which is elevated by sides like mac and cheese and crowd-pleasing buttermilk biscuits with whipped honey butter.

3973 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230

Pasta Sisters

Referred to as the “best pasta and Italian food in town” by one Yelp reviewer, Pasta Sisters lives up to its hype with its freshly made pasta dishes. Start by selecting a pasta (spaghetti! tagliatelle! gnocchi!) and then choose your sauce. Options range from a classic tomato and basil sauce to a fancier black truffle sauce. There are also entrees on the menu that go beyond pasta such as chicken Milanese and roasted organic salmon.

3280 Helms Avenue
Culver City, CA 90232

The Wallace

If you’re looking for somewhere cool and casual to grab a bite in Culver City, The Wallace, which boasts more than 1,200 Yelp reviews, is a great option. The menu features shareable dishes made with local and sustainable ingredients and is forever changing. So, every time you pop in there will be something new to delight your palate. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily as well as weekend brunch.

3833 Main Street
Culver City, CA 90232

Cafe Vida

Need a quick, healthy, flavorful meal? Swing by Latin-inspired spot Cafe Vida. The mini-food chain has been around since 2002 and values serving good-for-you dishes made with organic ingredients, hormone- and antibiotic-free chicken and meat, and without any trans-fat oils. From chilaquiles and smoothies for breakfast to Cuban-style grilled chicken and steak burritos for dinner, the menu features a wide variety of reasonably priced options for every foodie. More than 1,300 fans on Yelp agree.

9755 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232


If you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking to indulge in upscale cuisine, head to fine dining Japanese restaurant n/naka. Situated in the neighboring Palms community, the restaurant—which was awarded two-stars in the 2019 Michelin Guide, no big deal—features a 13-course tasting menu that promises to impress. There is also an optional wine and sake pairing and a vegetarian option for non-meat eaters. Fair warning: reservations are booked well in advance so be sure to plan accordingly.

3455 S. Overland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034