Topic Wiki

DansMeals: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/38870

Eruv: http://www.laeruv.com

Minyanim Thread and Wiki: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=55006.0

Accurate and verified minyanim and restaurants: https://lajewishtimes.com/-click on the picture of the restaurant to get to the menu.

Baby gear gemach: www.lababygear.com

Trip Reports:
Dan 1, Dan 2, Dan 3, Dan 4, @Yehuda - 1 day trip
Joel2 - 4 day trip

Map of Jewish & Kosher LA

RESTAURANTS


Meat:

   [th]RESTAURANT NAME[/th]
   [th]Rating[/th]
   [th]Description[/th]
   [th]Area - Address [/th]
   [th]Supervision[/th]
Tierra Sur At Herzog Winery in Oxnard 5/5 stars-The menu here is constantly changing but is always amazing.  The flavors you will try here are unlike any you will get at another kosher restaurant in the world.
Oxnard -

   
La Gondola4.5/5 stars
-Avocado eggrolls to die for (I had it and I didn't like it
 I can't eat Avocado when it's warm, I'm sure others can't too-Sillypainter).  Great Bread with garlic margarine on the house(agree-Sillypainter) Great Gondola Burger special for lunch with excellent pasta or a soup.  And the Chai Steak with Carmelized Steak Sauce and arguably the best kosher ribs out there.   I'm getting hungry thinking about this place!
Pico

Meatos - https://meatos.us/

http://charcoalgrillbar.com/


   
Shiloh's4/5 stars
-Great baby back ribs and peppercorn steak.  They serve steaks with a number of dipping sauces which is pretty cool.  Also had some delicious key lime pie.
I did have a bad experience here with really bad food though...and service can be poor here as well.
Beverly Hills Thai4/5 stars-It can get very crowded so it's best to make a reservation in advance.
Jeff's 3.5/5 stars-Homemade onion rings, homemade sausages, Steak Sandwich, Western burger, lots of good and greasy stuff here.
PKD (Pico Kosher Deli)3.5/5 stars
-Excellent Deli-style food along with equally good homemade onion rings. No Reservations, but rarely more than a few minute wait. closes at 9 PM.
Pat's3/5 stars
-Either you love this upscale steakhouse or you hate it.  I used to hate it until my brother became good friends with the bartender.  Now when I go back with him we're treated to a feast for a king! Don't miss the bread pudding dessert!
Shanghai2.5/5 stars
-LA hasn't had very good Chinese since Sholom Cuisine closed.  This place is decent though.
Harissa4/5 stars-Home of the LA-famous pretzle challah! They offer Middle Eastern/Mediterranean/North African cuisine.  They have lots of seating and long hours.


1. Tierra Sur At Herzog Winery in Oxnard
5/5 stars
-The menu here is constantly changing but is always amazing.  The flavors you will try here are unlike any you will get at another kosher restaurant in the world.

2. La Gondola
4.5/5 stars
-Avocado eggrolls to die for (I had it and I didn't like it
 I can't eat Avocado when it's warm, I'm sure others can't too-Sillypainter).  Great Bread with garlic margarine on the house(agree-Sillypainter) Great Gondola Burger special for lunch with excellent pasta or a soup.  And the Chai Steak with Carmelized Steak Sauce and arguably the best kosher ribs out there.   I'm getting hungry thinking about this place!

3. Shiloh's
4/5 stars
-Great baby back ribs and peppercorn steak.  They serve steaks with a number of dipping sauces which is pretty cool.  Also had some delicious key lime pie.
I did have a bad experience here with really bad food though...and service can be poor here as well.

4. Beverly Hills Thai
4/5 stars
-It can get very crowded so it's best to make a reservation in advance.

5. Jeff's
3.5/5 stars
-Homemade onion rings, homemade sausages, Steak Sandwich, Western burger, lots of good and greasy stuff here.

6. PKD (Pico Kosher Deli)
3.5/5 stars
-Excellent Deli-style food along with equally good homemade onion rings. No Reservations, but rarely more than a few minute wait. closes at 9 PM.

7. Pat's
3/5 stars
-Either you love this upscale steakhouse or you hate it.  I used to hate it until my brother became good friends with the bartender.  Now when I go back with him we're treated to a feast for a king! Don't miss the bread pudding dessert!

8. Shanghai
2.5/5 stars
-LA hasn't had very good Chinese since Sholom Cuisine closed.  This place is decent though.

9. Harissa
4/5 stars
-Home of the LA-famous pretzle challah! They offer Middle Eastern/Mediterranean/North African cuisine.  They have lots of seating and long hours.

Milk/Parve:

1. Fish Grill
4.5/5 stars
-The best fish you'll ever have, period.  I'm not such a fish person, but their Grilled Salmon on Angel Hair Pasta with a huge order of well-seasoned fries...YUM! Get the grilled salmon sandwich.

2. Milky Way Reopened, brand new place worth a visit
4/5 stars
-Steven Spielberg's adorable mom will come shmooze with you and show you his movie posters in the back.  Cheeze blintzes and lemon tart are awesome. Chimichangas, potato latkes, and more all at prices that haven't been raised in decades.

3. Pizza Nosh (Agoura Hills)
4/5 stars
-Excellent pizza and Eggplant Parmesean, worth a stop if you're in the area.

4. Pizza Mayven
4/5 stars
-Good plain pizza and excellent fries, and that's about it.

5. Nagila Pizza
3/5 stars
-Good but pricey stuffed crust pizza, and that's about it. There are some big fans of their Naco's out there as well.

6. Trattoria Natalie
4.5/5 stars
-A trattoria is translated from Italian as a tavern, and that's what this restaurant feels like.  They have a cool on-table feature: its a paging device with three bottons.  One botton calls for water, the other for the bill, the last for a waiter.  The food is very good and prices not too expensive.

7. Meshuga for Sushi/Meshuga for Sushi 2
4/5
-With 3 locations (one in La Brea, one in Pico, and one in the valley), they offer great sushi at reasonable prices.  They have some space to eat in the restaurant.  They have long hours and a decent lunch menu.


IF you eat non-CY:
-Sweet Rose Creamery, on Beverly is Kosher and considered some of the best ice cream in LA by foodies http://www.sweetrosecreamery.com/, usually have 4 or 5 non dairy flavors
-Toppings Frozen Yogurt 349 S Robertson Blvd, good frozen yogurt, usually have a non dairy flavor or two


If you eat CY:
-Milky's at 1429 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035 recently became kosher and is cholov yisrael.

Breakfast/Bakery:
1. Cafe Elite
4.5/5 stars
-Amazing cake/crumb donuts along with your usual breakfast food.

2. Schwartz Bakery/Circa NY
4/5 stars
-A great but expensive bakery.  The crumb cheese danish is a personal favorite, as is their wonderful Caramel cake and "kit kat" chocolate rice crispy bars.
They also now serve breakfast in their Pico and Fairfax location.  I had the combo Pancake+Waffle+Franch Toast meal with fruit salad that was very good.
On friday's only they sell raspberry cheese pockets - they always sell out of them early.

3. La Brea Bagel
3/5 stars
-Very good bagels with all kinds of toppings and other breakfast food.

4. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf - 7235 Beverly Blvd
4/5 stars
-The only coffee bean in LA that has Cholov Yisroel upon request and offers 3 Pas Yisroel bakery items from Delice; Chocolate Almond croissant, Custard twist, and chocolate croissant - also upon request.


SHABBOS TAKE OUT OPTIONS

1. Ralph's - both the Pico and La Brea locations have a kosher section with takeout
2. PKD: http://www.pkdla.com/soon.htm
3. Western Kosher on Pico: http://www.orderstart.com/westernkosher
4. Lieders La Brea: 129 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
5. Lieders Takeout, 8721 W. Pico Blvd, supposed to be excellent, check FB page for hours, (Shabbos Food LA: http://www.shabbosfoodla.com/)
6. Ariel's glatt has a nice selection - NE corner of La Brea and Beverly
7. Got Kosher has very ethnic style shabbat take out- lots of Moroccan food.
8. Elite Cuisine on La Brea/Detroit and Beverly has some nice options and the staff is really nice.


ATTRACTIONS

Attractions for the first time visitor (in no particular order):

1. Santa Monica (Pier, 3rd St. Promenade)
2. Hiking (Santa Monica Mountains, Hollywood Hills)(list of hikes sortable by distance)
3. Theme parks (Universal, Disneyland, Knotts, Six Flags Magic Mountain)
4. Beaches (Venice and Santa Monica are the most popular; Hermosa and Manhattan are the prettiest, Marina del Rey is the emptiest as it's in a residential area)
5. City Sites (The Grove, Hollywood & Highland Blvd, Rodeo Dr/Beverly Hills, Beverly Center)
6. Segway tours with www.segwow.com (tours are available in various locations)
7. TV Show Filmings (get free tickets to local TV shows being filmed) www.tvtix.com
8. Getty Center and Getty Villa.
9. Warner Bros Studio Tour
10. Mulholland Drive in Burbank (view of LA and the Hollywood sign)
11. Marina Del Ray Sportfishing or Whale watching (sometimes on groupon)
12. Griffith Observatory- Driveable Scenic View
13. LA Zoo

Attractions for the experienced visitor:

1. Santa Barbara, 2 hours north (40 min from Tierra Sur)
2. San Diego/ Coronado, 2 hours south
3. Big Bear/ Lake Arrowhead, 2 hours east
4. Hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains.
5. Secret Stairs by Charles Fleming- check out the book
6. Hollywood Bowl
7. Descanso Gardens and Huntington Library and Gardens
8. Calico ghost town, 2 hours east
9. OC County fair (July 12-Aug 11 2013)
10. Adamson House in Malibu
11. Griffith Park - Merry-go-round, Pony Rides, & wagon rides for kids, Horseback Riding for older children.
12. The Queen Mary. Out of commission passenger and WWII ship. Is currently a museum, and a hotel. You can explore the ship or stroll along the empty decks at midnight (closed to tours at night, but open to hotel guests) with a great view of the Long Beach Harbor. 45 minutes south of L.A.

This is a general list.  I can go into specifics if you're interested. HT: Yehoshua

Hotels within walking distance of shuls (under 2 mi.)

Pico
1. Mr. C (closest YOLA)
2. SLS
3. Residence Inn by Marriott (closest to Adas Torah or YICC)
4. Beverly Hills Marriott (closest to Adas Torah or YICC)
5. Best Western Plus Carlyle Inn (closest to Torat Chaim or Anshe Emes)
6. Intercontinental Century City (closest to YOLA)

Hancock Park
116northfuller.com
116northfuller.com - in the heart of Hancock Park / La Brea area. 5 minute walk to many shuls. 4 bedroom house with full kosher kitchen, hot plate, everything you need for shabbos.

Other areas
1. Andaz West Hollywood
2. W Westwood
3. Four Seasons, Beverly Hills
4. L'Ermitage


http://kosherconciergela.com/

HT: Dan

« Last edited by Joel on February 16, 2020, 12:47:23 AM »

Author Topic: Los Angeles Master Thread  (Read 1527332 times)

Offline steeeveknowsbest

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 945
  • Total likes: 3
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: denver, Co
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #760 on: July 12, 2012, 01:22:15 AM »
also how are the westin pasadena and the westin Long beach ( they both have chas and points for the time i need)

Offline vintastic16

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 282
  • Total likes: 4
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: NY
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #761 on: July 12, 2012, 01:03:54 PM »
Hi, I’m going to LA for a week in the summer, just me and my wife, and will spend just one day in San Diego. We have been to Sea World recently so we won’t be going there but we definitely want to check out the San Diego Zoo. Which is the better thing to do, the zoo, or the safari? Thanks

Offline Yehoshua

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 9933
  • Total likes: 144
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #762 on: July 12, 2012, 01:18:27 PM »
Check out the San Diego Master Thread for ideas of what to do in SD for the day. http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1596.0

Offline vintastic16

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 282
  • Total likes: 4
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: NY
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #763 on: July 12, 2012, 01:23:00 PM »
Thanks!

Offline shmelive

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Nov 2011
  • Posts: 176
  • Total likes: 36
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Washington Heights, NYC
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #764 on: July 16, 2012, 04:02:26 PM »
I'll be in LA for a wedding 8/13-8/15.

I've been in LA before, just wanted to know if there's anything going on those days that I shouldn't miss.

Offline YudiG

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 2345
  • Total likes: 6
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #765 on: July 16, 2012, 04:09:20 PM »
I'll be in LA for a wedding 8/13-8/15.

I've been in LA before, just wanted to know if there's anything going on those days that I shouldn't miss.

the wedding :P

Offline shmelive

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Nov 2011
  • Posts: 176
  • Total likes: 36
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Washington Heights, NYC
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #766 on: July 16, 2012, 04:35:09 PM »
the wedding :P

Ha! I'll try not to miss it. It's a toss-up between the wedding and Tierra Sur.

Offline Yehoshua

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 9933
  • Total likes: 144
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #767 on: July 16, 2012, 04:35:54 PM »
Nothing I can think of besides Latin week at the Hollywood Bowl!

Offline shmelive

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Nov 2011
  • Posts: 176
  • Total likes: 36
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Washington Heights, NYC
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #768 on: July 16, 2012, 04:36:56 PM »
Nothing I can think of besides Latin week at the Hollywood Bowl!

What is that?

Offline YudiG

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 2345
  • Total likes: 6
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #769 on: July 16, 2012, 04:40:01 PM »
Ha! I'll try not to miss it. It's a toss-up between the wedding and Tierra Sur.

go there for lunch and pre game

Offline TBurtonTMD

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2012
  • Posts: 5
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: LA, CA
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #770 on: July 16, 2012, 04:40:32 PM »
Thanks for mentioning Hollywood Bowl - I work on a couple shows there every year, so I am a tiny bit biased, but I love that place: picnic and music under the stars, cheap seats (buy them direct from box office to skip Ticketmaster fees), very "summer-y." Depending on when you're here, there's everything from Joshua Bell (http://hbowl.com/JoshuaBell) to Pixar (http://hbowl.com/PixarInConcert) to Brian Setzer (http://hbowl.com/BrianSetzer) and much more. "Latin Week," programmed by Gustavo Dudamel, is here: http://hbowl.com/Americas&Americans.

/endshill

steeeveknowsbest, some other ideas for you:

Rent bikes in Venice, ride around the boardwalk/Abbot Kinney, and have a bite or a beer.
There's a couple not-too-strenuous hikes your SO may enjoy in Malibu or other Westside towns with gorgeous views.
Take a drive up PCH and picnic at Surfrider beach in Malibu or eat on the Pier.
Find a nice rooftop restaurant and enjoy cocktails/food (Roof on Wilshire is pretty good for that).

...good luck and have fun!

Offline Yehoshua

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 9933
  • Total likes: 144
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #771 on: July 16, 2012, 04:42:47 PM »
It's a week of concerts showcasing Latin music, conductors and/or artists.  I'm going that Thursday went Gustavo Dudamel (Latin) conducts Copeland (American music).

Offline Yehoshua

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 9933
  • Total likes: 144
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #772 on: July 16, 2012, 04:44:28 PM »
Thanks for mentioning Hollywood Bowl - I work on a couple shows there every year, so I am a tiny bit biased, but I love that place: picnic and music under the stars, cheap seats (buy them direct from box office to skip Ticketmaster fees), very "summer-y." Depending on when you're here, there's everything from Joshua Bell (http://hbowl.com/JoshuaBell) to Pixar (http://hbowl.com/PixarInConcert) to Brian Setzer (http://hbowl.com/BrianSetzer) and much more. "Latin Week," programmed by Gustavo Dudamel, is here: http://hbowl.com/Americas&Americans.
+1

Offline TBurtonTMD

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2012
  • Posts: 5
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: LA, CA
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #773 on: July 16, 2012, 04:46:28 PM »
As in, "You'd like to be my...?"  :P

Offline Yehoshua

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 9933
  • Total likes: 144
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #774 on: July 16, 2012, 04:53:38 PM »
Read this thread to find out what the acronyms mean:
 http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10531.msg243423#msg243423

Offline TBurtonTMD

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2012
  • Posts: 5
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: LA, CA
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #775 on: July 16, 2012, 04:59:18 PM »
(I was being facetious...but I did read that and learn a couple things, so thanks!)

Offline YudiG

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 2345
  • Total likes: 6
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #776 on: July 16, 2012, 05:00:00 PM »
how is pixar?

Offline moish

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 9837
  • Total likes: 167
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: AA LT Plat, Avis, SPG Plat
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #777 on: July 16, 2012, 05:17:19 PM »
nothing like the hollywood bowl on a summer evening. a nice box, and some great fireworks

Offline Yehoshua

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 9933
  • Total likes: 144
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #778 on: July 16, 2012, 05:18:57 PM »
Um, Pixar is fine.  The Pixar concert hasn't happened yet, but I do plan on going.  They'll be showing clips from Pixar movies to live soundtrack music.  Plus, it all takes place at the Bowl. It sounds awesome!  Can't wait!

Offline shmelive

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Nov 2011
  • Posts: 176
  • Total likes: 36
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Washington Heights, NYC
Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #779 on: July 16, 2012, 06:09:48 PM »
I'm looking at Tuesday night and Wednesday night (8/14 and 8/15) at the Bowl.

Dudamel and Juan Luis Guerra; Rubén Blades, respectively.

Anyone know what the atmosphere is like - as far as kol isha, dancers, etc?