6 Brand New & Trendy Restaurants in Burbank, CA

Burbank is a must-see dining destination for many LA-bound travelers and locals, with new eateries constantly making their debut. Here are some of the newest restaurants to hit the Burbank food scene — all are worth checking out!

1. Guisados

Guisados brings its trademark homestyle braises and handmade corn tortillas to Burbank, and the food lives up to the hype. Tacos are filled with simmered meats and sauteed vegetables that are simply mouthwatering. Guisados Burbank is the fifth Los Angeles location for the authentic Mexican taco shop, which was started in Boyle Heights in 2010.


Guisados in Downtown Burbank

2. Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

Gyu-Kaku (pronounced GEW-KAH-KOO) is all about social dining — shared plates and a personal grill installed at every table. That’s right; you get to be your own chef and grill your own delicious, high-quality meats, and then share your cuisine with your friends. The knowledgeable staff will guide your grilling and ensure your meal exceeds your expectations.

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Downtown Burbank

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Downtown Burbank

3. Wood Ranch BBQ and Grill

At Wood Ranch BBQ and Grill, self-described as “The Food that Makes America Great,” you’ll find award-winning entrees to suit every taste. Even vegetarians can find fresh, flavorful salads among the savory meats.

Wood Ranch BBQ and Grill

Wood Ranch BBQ and Grill in Downtown Burbank

4. Urban Press Winery

The boutique winery, Urban Press Winery, has opened up a tasting room in the heart of Downtown Burbank. The vintner, Giovanni D’ Andrea, selects premier grapes harvested by the finest growers to be crushed and fermented into artisanal wines sold exclusively in the tasting room. Come in for the rustic ambiance and wine tastings, and stay for the food!

Urban Press Winery in Downtown Burbank

Urban Press Winery in Downtown Burbank

5. Jinya Ramen

At Jinya Ramen, experience ramen like it was meant to be – thick, rich broth perfectly paired with handmade noodles. Jinya’s philosophy is “No ramen, no life” and it’s obvious once you taste the delicious noodle dishes that the mantra is taken seriously. With outdoor fire pits and communal tables, it’s a great spot for date night or a group get-together.

Jinya Ramen in Media District

Jinya Ramen in Media District

6. The Carving Board

A new favorite that’s been generating a lot of buzz The Carving Board is a place where fantastic ingredients and unique ideas meet. Specialty meats are used; the turkey is roasted in-house. The natural-style potato chips are made to order. In short, they make sure every item, from juicy burgers to gooey grilled cheese, makes you smile and come back for more.

The Carving Board

The Carving Board in Downtown Burbank


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