The results are in for Zagat's 2011 Restaurant Survey, and the big winner is perennial strip-mall favorite Sushi Zo for achieving "Top Food" (overall) as well as best Japanese cuisine. Another Zagat victor is Nancy Silverton's Pizzeria Mozza, which won both "Most Popular" and best pizza. Restaurant News details the methodology of the survey: "The survey covers 2,016 restaurants in the greater Los Angeles area as well as Orange County, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara. Over 10,800 local diners participated, averaging over two meals a day at the typical restaurant surveyed."
To see the full "best cuisine" list and winners for best decor, best service, and most popular, check out the results on restaurantnews.com.