4648 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Deriving from the Arabic word for destiny (kismat), this Los Feliz restaurant from the teams behind Madcapra and Animal reinterprets Middle Eastern cuisine with a modern, Californian slant (read: lots of toast). The all-day concept pulls inspiration from across the Middle East in compositions like whole-wheat brioche toast with halva spread or date butter, or the more savory broccoli toast with labneh and pumpkin seeds. Bread-based dishes aside, Kismet's menu also features fish, vegetable, and meat small plates seasoned with tahini, za'atar, saffron, and more Mediterranean flavors.