I couldn't really participate fairly in the Ultimate poll because my high end dining has been radically curtailed due to my own fertility. We do a lot of ethnic crawling with the pups though and I was delighted at the idea of composing a top 5 list. Here's mine:
Wat Thai Temple, North Hollywood
Tacos Villa Corona, Atwater
Tung Lai Shun Islamic Chinese, San Gabriel (I know I'm the only hound who prefers this Islamic Chinese to the other one, but hey, it's my list...
Langers, McArthur Park
Uzbekistan, Hollywood (heavy, winter food but really fun with a big crowd and great kitsch entertainment...and across the street from Mashti Malone's ice cream.)
Can't wait to see other folks lists!