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8360 Melrose Ave (at Kings Rd)
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 651-5866
New American
Mon–Thu, Sun: 6:00 PM–11:00 PM Fri–Sat: 6:00 PM–Midnight

Top Chef Michael Voltaggio’s sandwich shop seeks to satisfy multiple palates and cravings. The flavors are classic and created with the best available ingredients. The menu is short, sweet, and to the point, but the sandwiches are perfect for a quick lunch.

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Ink, the new restaurant by 'Top Chef' champion Michael Voltaggio, features cutting-edge cuisine that is exciting and very much the chef's unique vision.
Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 16:35
Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio is showing his might with restaurant ink., which features "modern Los Angeles-style cuisine" as well as an omakase bar.
Friday, September 23, 2011 - 08:35
Best of LA 2012 - Best Culinary Cocktails. Bartenders keep up with chef Michael Voltaggio's penchant for highly conceptual, designer food with a list of designer drinks.Try the Cold Brew, it's badass!
LA Weekly
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 22:20
Banh Mi Sammie FTW.. No seriously, I'm Vietnamese and I like it a LOT!! (Get some pork rinds & crab chips for good measure too ^^)
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 14:15
Michael Voltaggio agonizes over every gram of sea-bean chimichurri on the beef tartare, every plate of potato charcoal with crme frache and every scoop of wood-smoke ice cream that leaves the line.
Los Angeles Times
Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 14:43
it's inventive, sure. but don't worry, not everything is covered in foam. i loved the pork and the lamp neck dishes.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 05:39
Michael Voltaggio, the tattooed "Top Chef" season six winner, will open this long-awaited restaurant in September 2011.
The Hollywood Reporter
Friday, August 26, 2011 - 14:27
Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggios arty penchant for molecular gastronomy doesnt distract from triumphs such as egg-yolk gnocchi, but it does make Ink as serious as its sexy, all-gray space.
Travel + Leisure
Friday, September 21, 2012 - 11:43
Spicy tuna!
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 13:30
Top Cheffer Michael Voltaggio's first formal restaurant, hip and minimalist in aesthetic. Expect beautifully presented seasonal dishes prepared using innovative techniques. [Eater 38 Member]
Monday, January 28, 2013 - 07:12
I really love the banh mi here.
Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 17:12
Grab some food before they run out by the afternoon!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 11:38
Has to be one of my favorite meals of my life. I have been to Daniel, I have been to State Bird Provisions and this is the perfect combination of the two. Get the gnocchi, lambs neck, octopus. BOOM!
Monday, May 27, 2013 - 16:55
Stick toward the top of the menu, where the less-heavy dishes reside.
Tasting Table
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 14:45
Try the banh mi, maple-pepper turkey, and jose andres.
Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 19:52
The apple desert was the winner, with the wood-smoke ice cream. The rest of the top chef winner's dishes were inventive and tasty, especially the "corn" with nori Doritos. Fancy cocktails, too.
Monday, October 13, 2014 - 18:58
Pork rinds, always. Great selection of sodas. Perfect sandwich size, too.
Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 07:18
Remarkably tender cold fried chicken; banh mi with crackly chicharrones; CLT with chicken liver mousse and curried chicken skin; simple and satisfying maple-pepper turkey melt; bbq pork rinds
Serious Eats
Friday, August 19, 2011 - 10:51
Menu changes constantly, from this menu my favorite orders were wild salmon, egg yolk gnocchi, corn & wagyu beef cheek. Skip the desserts, didn't like any of them. Rhubarb cream soda is very good.
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 14:33
So many great small plates to try! The corn (corn, housemade doritos, nori, green onion) was a table favorite for sure!
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 08:55