Hollywood celebrities have long moonlighted as restaurateurs. In the 1960s, Los Angeles diners tied on a bib at Alan Hale's Lobster Barrel, wondering who could know seafood better than the Skipper. In the 1970s, Sonny told us how to eat Italian at Bono's. tip sheet checked out the latest crop of celebrity hot spots dotting the Sunset Strip.
Blowfish Julian Lennon's Zen-ish haunt serves some of the best sushi in town (try the halibut sushi with lemon or ponzu sauce). TV screens play anime, and a young, chic crowd grooves to house music (9229 Sunset Blvd., 310-887-3848).
Katana So hip it hurts. Wear disaffected black and sit among the beautiful people outside on a veranda overlooking the bustle of Sunset Strip. Or sit inside and try the Robata open-flame charcoal-cooked dishes. Partly owned by Ryan Seacrest and Tori Spelling (8439 Sunset Blvd., 323-650-8585).
Chi Dark and swank contemporary Asian interior and cuisine that includes dim sum, skewered meats and vegetables, and noodle entrees. Co-owned by Justin Timberlake--who wants to rock your... taste buds (8401 Sunset Blvd., 323-848-3884).
Boa Tired of fish? Try this modern take on the American steak house, with camel-colored tufted leather walls. It's the second Seacrest-Spelling collaboration. Maybe they hit the same tanning salon, too (8462 Sunset Blvd., 323-650-8383).