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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

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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


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HT: Dan

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Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #620 on: February 09, 2012, 10:43:24 PM »
Anyone try this new restaurant called, BEVERLY HILLS THAI,  9036 burton way. Its across from the Four Seasons, Bev Hills. I believe its RCC. Wanted to hear some reviews before i try.

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« Reply #621 on: February 10, 2012, 08:03:10 AM »
Anyone try this new restaurant called, BEVERLY HILLS THAI,  9036 burton way. Its across from the Four Seasons, Bev Hills. I believe its RCC. Wanted to hear some reviews before i try.


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« Reply #622 on: February 10, 2012, 11:39:12 AM »
Anyone try this new restaurant called, BEVERLY HILLS THAI,  9036 burton way. Its across from the Four Seasons, Bev Hills. I believe its RCC. Wanted to hear some reviews before i try.

Yup. I enjoyed it. It's small, but nice. The owner is Thai and it was opened previously as a non-kosher Thai restaurant and then she became kosher. Try the pad thai dishes, those were the best IMO. The egg rolls were pretty good too.

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« Reply #623 on: February 10, 2012, 12:35:57 PM »
pretty good i had take out from there (never as good a eat in) im not such a thai person myself but my wife really liked it

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« Reply #624 on: February 24, 2012, 11:46:58 AM »
Anyone actually stay at the SLS for shabbos (or there at all)?

Any shabbos issues with staircases/front door?
Worth the 12K SPG/night?
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« Reply #625 on: March 10, 2012, 06:59:50 PM »
Why not rent something while out in Oxnard by the winery?

Any recommendations? Google's not helping.

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« Reply #626 on: March 12, 2012, 06:25:27 AM »
Can anyone clue me in to the parking situation at the Andaz WH? Is there on-street parking nearby? Also, where is the closest shul?

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« Reply #627 on: March 27, 2012, 05:50:16 PM »
Anyone actually stay at the SLS for shabbos (or there at all)?

Any shabbos issues with staircases/front door?
Worth the 12K SPG/night?
I staid at the SLS during the week. What would you like to know?

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« Reply #628 on: March 28, 2012, 08:02:01 PM »
Would anyone recommend any particular Fish Grill location to try?

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« Reply #629 on: March 28, 2012, 08:08:38 PM »
In terms of size: Brentwood is the biggest, Beverly/ Malibu the smallest. Pico is in between.

In terms of views: Malibu is the best, followed by Pico (as it's on a hill).  Brentwood/ Beverly are just on regular streets.

Other stores in the area: Brentwood and Pico are is shopping centers, Malibu/ Beverly are not.

Near Jewish things: Pico/ Beverly are in Jewish communities.  Brentwood/ Malibu are not (although to be fair, Malibu is next door the Chabad, but I don't believe they have minyanim except for on Shabbos).

Price: Malibu & Brentwood sometimes have coupons from Groupon or similar sites.  Pico/ Beverly do not.


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« Reply #630 on: March 28, 2012, 08:11:42 PM »
Thanks!

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No problem....Happy Travels!!!

Also, to avoid the its-the-week-before-Pesach-and-everyone-is-eating-out-lines, go to Brentwood or Malibu.

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« Reply #632 on: March 29, 2012, 05:05:44 AM »
Also, to avoid the its-the-week-before-Pesach-and-everyone-is-eating-out-lines, go to Brentwood or Malibu.

I'm actually going after, but thanks.

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« Reply #633 on: April 16, 2012, 01:19:54 PM »
anyone have experience with this website: http://www.greatkosherdeals.com ? would like to use them for some discounted certificates at kosher eateries in LA but not sure if it is reliable......or anyone know of discounts for kosher restaurants in LA and/or surrounding nearby areas? Thanks!!

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« Reply #634 on: April 18, 2012, 03:47:17 PM »
Does anyone of this forum have any reccomendations for a nice place to stay for 3-4 adults in Santa Monica? Would be willing to rent a house if close to beach or a suite in a nice hotel on the beach. Thanks!!

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Does anyone of this forum have any reccomendations for a nice place to stay for 3-4 adults in Santa Monica? Would be willing to rent a house if close to beach or a suite in a nice hotel on the beach. Thanks!!

Lots of nice places either on or close to the beach - depending on how much you want to spend.

Loews, Shutters, Casa del Mar, Fairmont, Sheraton Delfina

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« Reply #636 on: April 18, 2012, 03:58:14 PM »
Lots of nice places either on or close to the beach - depending on how much you want to spend.

Loews, Shutters, Casa del Mar, Fairmont, Sheraton Delfina

I was looking in the $175-$225 range....is that a possibility at any of the places you mentioned?

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« Reply #637 on: April 18, 2012, 03:59:32 PM »
I was looking in the $175-$225 range....is that a possibility at any of the places you mentioned?

Probably not for most or any of them, but take a look around searching for hotel deals and see what you get. Season, days of the week and many other factors can play a role in the price.

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« Reply #638 on: April 18, 2012, 06:43:12 PM »
Does anyone of this forum have any reccomendations for a nice place to stay for 3-4 adults in Santa Monica? Would be willing to rent a house if close to beach or a suite in a nice hotel on the beach. Thanks!!
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« Reply #639 on: April 19, 2012, 11:24:43 AM »
Does anyone of this forum have any reccomendations for a nice place to stay for 3-4 adults in Santa Monica? Would be willing to rent a house if close to beach or a suite in a nice hotel on the beach. Thanks!!

Anyone?? Thanks!!