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Gwen, Howlin Ray's and Salazar: L.A. Greeted Some Great New Restaurants in 2016


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It takes a ton of ambition to open any restaurant, but this year our chefs and restaurateurs seemed to reach higher, push themselves further and create restaurants that hummed with the aspirations of some very talented people. From Kali to Shibumi, here are the 10 best restaurants that opened in Los Angeles in 2016, as chosen by Besha Rodell and Garrett Snyder. Be sure to check out the full list.