Want the scoop on Los Angeles' most happening local spots?
We took a data-driven look at the question, using Yelp to uncover which local businesses have been seeing especially high review volumes this month.
To find out who made the list, we looked at Los Angeles businesses on Yelp by category and counted how many reviews each received. Rather than compare them based on number of reviews alone, we calculated a percentage increase in reviews over the past month, and tracked businesses that consistently increased their volume of reviews to identify statistically significant outliers compared to past performance.
Read on to see which spots are on a hot streak this autumn.
Open since August 2019, this cocktail bar is trending compared to other businesses categorized as "Cocktail Bars" on Yelp.
Citywide, cocktail bars saw a median 1.8% increase in new reviews over the past month, but Bar Flores saw a striking 583.3% increase, maintaining an impressive five-star rating throughout.
Located at 1542 Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park, Bar Flores offers handcrafted cocktails featuring mezcal, tequila, vodka and more.
Bar Flores is open from 5 p.m.–2 a.m. daily.
Ka Sushi and Shabu Shabu
Whether or not you've been hearing buzz about Canoga Park's Ka Sushi & Shabu Shabu, the sushi bar and Japanese spot is a hot topic according to Yelp review data.
While businesses categorized as "Sushi Bars" on Yelp saw a median 1.2% increase in new reviews over the past month, Ka Sushi & Shabu Shabu bagged a dramatic 250% increase in new reviews within that time frame, maintaining a solid four-star rating.
Open at 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 2010A since August 2019, Ka Sushi & Shabu Shabu offers tempura, yakitori, sushi, sashimi and more. View the menu here.
Ka Sushi & Shabu Shabu is open from 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and noon–9 p.m. on Sunday.
Northridge's Enjoy Bowl is also making waves. Open since July 2019 at 16952 Parthenia St., the Asian fusion spot, which offers ramen and more, has seen a dramatic 470% bump in new reviews over the last month, compared to a median review increase of 1.6% for all businesses tagged "Asian Fusion" on Yelp.
Enjoy Bowl offers pork bao buns, bibimbap, chili crab and ramen. See what else is on the menu.
Enjoy Bowl is open from 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. and 5 p.m.–9:30 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. and 5 p.m.–10 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m.–10 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m.–9 p.m. on Sunday.
Winnetka's Pizza Night is currently on the upswing in the pizza category on Yelp.
While businesses categorized as "Pizza" on Yelp saw a median 1.8% increase in new reviews over the past month, this pizza spot increased its new reviews by a notable 258.3% — and kept its rating consistent at 4.5 stars. Review counts increased by more than 620% on a month-to-month basis.
Open for business at 20050 Vanowen St., Suite B since February 2019, Pizza Night offers specialty pizzas such as margherita, Hawaiian and barbecue chicken, as well as a create your own pizza option.
Pizza Night is open from 4 p.m.–3 a.m. daily.