Hillhurst’s unsung hero
RESTAURANTS • FOUND Table
Brazilian bar and restaurant Nossa, in Los Feliz, is the unsung hero of Hillhurst Ave. Ever since chef Rory Cameron (previously of Found Oyster) took over the menu in 2022, there’s been bright, fresh crudo and ceviche, pitch-perfect pão de queijo, and expertly made cocktails.
Nossa attracts less foot traffic than its nearby neighbor All Time, making it viable for a casual weeknight dinner without much of a wait. It’s also moody enough for a date, and spacious, with plenty of tucked-away two-tops.
Think of it as a handy go-to if you’re anywhere east of Western Ave. — whether for drinks and snacks, or a full-on meal. Which you’ll have no problem making out of the creamy, dreamy prawn moqueca with yellow curry paste, bell peppers, and coconut milk, or for something heartier, the dry-aged picanha steak.
To drink, of course, there’s the requisite caipirinha. Even if you’re not one for cachaça, barman Shannon Inouye will make you a convert. –Kelly Dobkin