Top 10 Best New Restaurants

by LA Magazine, December 12, 2011

5. THE SPICE TABLE

The Vibe: Casual, cramped, on the louder side.
The Crowd: The usual downtown mix of loft dwellers, suits, and Little Tokyo locals.
The Must-Have Dishes: Laksa, chicken livers on toast, banh mi.
The Drinks: There’s a decent selection of local beers from Craftsman as well as a tightly edited wine list.
Worthwhile Splurge: Everything on the menu is reasonable—even the $17 black pepper crab toast tastes like a steal.
Getting a Table: There’s a bar for walk-ins, but the place is small, so call a day or so ahead.
Insider Tip: Come during the day for the banh mi sandwiches—they’re a lunch-only special.