Kismet Brings Fresh, Middle-Eastern Flavors to LA

Mideast flavors meet West Coast cuisine at Kismet, a sunny, modern eatery on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Feliz, Los Angeles. The casual, family-style restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, remixing classics like whole wheat french brioche toast with halva spread and fried cauliflower with caper yogurt in shareable portions (“so bring company!” the website prompts).

Both Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson (the two chef partners of Kismet) worked at Blue Hill, the restaurant at Stone Barns, prior to moving out West, and their flavors– like the restaurant itself– have a light, clean charm, honoring the freshness of the original ingredients. Light wood paneling and simplified lines create a graphically inviting (and imminently Instagrammable) space, perfect for meeting up with family, friends, or first-dates.

Kismet is located at 4648 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles. Daytime eating is strictly walk-in, and dinner reservations start at 5 PM.


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