About Ori Menashe

Ori Menashe is the chef/co-owner of Bestia. Born in Los Angeles and raised mostly in Israel, he experienced fine dining earlier than most. On family vacations to France, he ate at the restaurants of Ducasse and Robuchon. Those early, exquisite meals had a lasting impact. After completing his requisite Israeli military service, he returned to the City of Angels, finally set free to pursue a career in food.


  • Top 50 Restaurants in LA (2014)
  • Best New Restaurants (2013)
    LA Magazine
  • Rising Star Chef
    Star Chefs
  • Best New Chef, California (2014)
    Food and Wine People

My Venues

  • Bavel
    500 Mateo St
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Bestia
    2121 E 7th Pl
    Los Angeles, CA

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

"Goat tagine, fig leaf vinegar, coconut cream, cinnamon, Chile, pistachios, couscous. #baveldtla"
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"Delicious dinner at broken Spanish with my two ladies. @chefraygarcia this restaurant from day one has been one of my favorite restaurants in LA."
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At My Venues