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Canter's Deli

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$$ - $$$
Central L.A
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419 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1716
+1 323-651-2030
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11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Delicious food! Ordered an omelette with onions, feta cheese & spinach & asked them to make it very well done which they did & it was perfect! Liked the onion bagel too! Their pastries are very good too!

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Thank Ellen F
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Canter's is the ultimate west coast deli experience. The history, the food, the atmosphere...all amazing. Just writing this really makes me want to go get a hot pastrami.

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Thank Bonk00
Corona del Mar, California
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150 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

So old, but still so good. Service was ok, could be better, but the sandwich was great. Watch out for parking, the police give tickets, and the neighborhood is getting worse.

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Thank JeffBransford
LOS ANGELES
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

I have been eating at this restaurant since the mid-1960s when I would drive from 20th Century Fox Studios during lunch hour for a GREAT PASTRAMI which I couldn't find at the Studio's Commissary and then rush back to the Sound Stage.

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Thank 100PENANG
Austin, Texas
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132 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Having been to Canter's before, I knew what to expect it when I came in. When you walk into Canter's you are greeted by amazing looking pastries. While much of LA is about what is trendy Canters is a classic. I had the pastrami ruben, it did not disappoint, one of the best rubens I've ever had. The best part... More 

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Thank Grant M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 June 2015

It was on our list to visit as recommended as one of the best "diners" for food. It went above our expectations and in fact we craved the food and ate there three times! Located in downtown with a parking lot next to it. Traditional Kosher deli with Huge free pickles for appetizers. We ate lunch, dinner, and breakfast there... More 

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Thank Patti B
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Canter's is a landmark that you can depend upon. We don't get there often, so we really look forward to the kosher-style menu choices when we do go.

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Thank 86michealb
Fullerton, California
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197 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

I love this place. A real deli. Service is great delivered by people who have worked there forever. Deli counter is at the front. They have bagels but no bialys. Shucks. The restaurant is as enormous as the menu. No one batted an eye when eight of us came in and asked for a table. We were shown to a... More 

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Thank MaryLouise H
Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

I like Canter's for breakfast only. I don't consider Canter's the best deli in town. It's just a landmark eatery that's been around for over 50 years. I think their prices are too high and the lunch and dinner is just okay, and nothing to write home about. A coffee shop can compete with Canter's just fine. On a positive... More 

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Thank Ginger T
South Jersey
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374 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Many restaurants give you a big slice of bread or roll and little contents. Canters gives you a sandwich which is stacked with the meat and virtually no bread or roll. For a modest amount I had a 1/2 turkey sandwich, potato salad, bowl of matzo ball soup. The matzo ball was delicate and very large in a nicely flavored... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
American, Kosher
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1716
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-651-2030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?