Amazon Bar & Grill

★★★★☆
  • 14649 Ventura Blvd

    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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  • 818-382-6080

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2 weeks ago no lights, doors locked.........

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★★★☆☆

2 weeks ago no lights, doors locked.........

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On a recent Sunday, I went there with a friend who used to work nearby. She had fond memories of the restaurant. The good news was that the food was still excellent, and the prices hadn't gone up much. The bad news was everything else. The place was slow, a total of 10 customers divided between 3 tables and the bar. One waitress/bartender was handling this small load, which didn't seem too bad. Then we found out that she wasn't really a bartender, and had limited skills as a waitress. We ordered one of the place's signature mixed drinks, water to go with it, and an iced tea. She said they were out of tea, so that got switched to lemonade. She quickly returned with a lemon-lime soft drink and a weirdly distorted version of the mixed drink. When my friend pointed out that it tasted like it was missing some of the ingredients, she took it back and made another one, which tasted like bad vodka with food coloring. She replaced the soft drink with something that was closer to lemonade [it was very weak, but at least it was lemon-flavored and uncarbonated], but didn't bring the water until late in our meal. She seemed unable to cope with a request for salad dressing on the side, and never mentioned that some of the offered salad dressings would go badly with the house salad blend, which included somewhat bitter greens. Compared to the drinks fiasco, though, those were minor.
Late in the meal, she apologized for things not going well, but only at the very end did she indicate that she was a beginner at bartending. Given such a small crowd, she wasn't very attentive, considering all the mistakes and corrections. Folks from a nearby table had to strain to get her attention, to repair or replace their drinks as well, so it wasn' t just us.
We paid for everything, including the undrinkable drink, but left no tip.

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★★☆☆☆

On a recent Sunday, I went there with a friend who used to work nearby. She had fond memories of the restaurant. The good news was that the food was still excellent, and the prices hadn't gone up much. The bad news was everything else. The place was slow, a total of 10 customers divided between 3 tables and the bar. One waitress/bartender was handling this small load, which didn't seem too bad. Then we found out that she wasn't really a bartender, and had limited skills as a waitress. We ordered one of the place's signature mixed drinks, water to go with it, and an iced tea. She said they were out of tea, so that got switched to lemonade. She quickly returned with a lemon-lime soft drink and a weirdly distorted version of the mixed drink. When my friend pointed out that it tasted like it was missing some of the ingredients, she took it back and made another one, which tasted like bad vodka with food coloring. She replaced the soft drink with something that was closer to lemonade [it was very weak, but at least it was lemon-flavored and uncarbonated], but didn't bring the water until late in our meal. She seemed unable to cope with a request for salad dressing on the side, and never mentioned that some of the offered salad dressings would go badly with the house salad blend, which included somewhat bitter greens. Compared to the drinks fiasco, though, those were minor.
Late in the meal, she apologized for things not going well, but only at the very end did she indicate that she was a beginner at bartending. Given such a small crowd, she wasn't very attentive, considering all the mistakes and corrections. Folks from a nearby table had to strain to get her attention, to repair or replace their drinks as well, so it wasn' t just us.
We paid for everything, including the undrinkable drink, but left no tip.

Pros: Great chicken specialty dishes

Cons: Service all smiles, no skills

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this is a nice place to go with friends or family. there is a jungle atmoshpere, nice food and nice music. the restaurant is just very relaxing even when it is full of people. they have great drinks.

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★★★★☆

this is a nice place to go with friends or family. there is a jungle atmoshpere, nice food and nice music. the restaurant is just very relaxing even when it is full of people. they have great drinks.

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★★★★★

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You truly feel like you have stepped into the Amazon rain forest when you walk through the front door. There is a huge waterfall in the center of the restaurant, lush plants all over and the lighting is dimmed. The food is great. They have a mango chicken which is really tasty! Their drinks are strong, but really good.

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★★★★☆

You truly feel like you have stepped into the Amazon rain forest when you walk through the front door. There is a huge waterfall in the center of the restaurant, lush plants all over and the lighting is dimmed. The food is great. They have a mango chicken which is really tasty! Their drinks are strong, but really good.

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Hearing the indoor waterfall as you eat dinner or have cocktails is a very relaxing atmosphere. The food is decent and so is the service. Also, if it's a nice day, sit outside at one of the tables to enjoy your meal. It's a great place to "people watch" on Ventura Blvd.

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★★★☆☆

Hearing the indoor waterfall as you eat dinner or have cocktails is a very relaxing atmosphere. The food is decent and so is the service. Also, if it's a nice day, sit outside at one of the tables to enjoy your meal. It's a great place to "people watch" on Ventura Blvd.

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A happy hour that can only be described as "funereal." Slightly dingy with cheesy faux "ambiance." I'm not exactly sure how this place stays in business. Food is better than Denny's, although a little pricey given the general funk and mildly musty smell.

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★☆☆☆☆

A happy hour that can only be described as "funereal." Slightly dingy with cheesy faux "ambiance." I'm not exactly sure how this place stays in business. Food is better than Denny's, although a little pricey given the general funk and mildly musty smell.

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i loved the place and plan on going there again in the near future!! the menu is pretty big with a lot of options, and plus most of the dishes they offer consist of very healthy ingredients for people who try to stay healthy and watch their weight. for those who do not really care about that, they offer foods such as nachos (which were absolutely amazing). all the dishes in the menu sound so tasty you do not even know what to choose! the dessert is sooooo delicious, i tried italian tiramisu cake (it is a must if you are there). the place itself speaks for its name- there is a waterfall,trees, and the ceiling looks like the sky. you get a feel of being in the rain forest. customer service is outstanding. what else do you need? i highly recommend this place, very very nice

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★★★★★

i loved the place and plan on going there again in the near future!! the menu is pretty big with a lot of options, and plus most of the dishes they offer consist of very healthy ingredients for people who try to stay healthy and watch their weight. for those who do not really care about that, they offer foods such as nachos (which were absolutely amazing). all the dishes in the menu sound so tasty you do not even know what to choose! the dessert is sooooo delicious, i tried italian tiramisu cake (it is a must if you are there). the place itself speaks for its name- there is a waterfall,trees, and the ceiling looks like the sky. you get a feel of being in the rain forest. customer service is outstanding. what else do you need? i highly recommend this place, very very nice

Pros: FOOD, SERVICE, ATMOSPHERE

Cons: NO CONS

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My wife and I moved from Manhattan, NY over a year ago to Sherman Oaks and have to say this bar has prime location on Ventura Blvd, has great potential but the 20 plus times we have walked by (went in at least 3 times) there is no one there....I mean no one. The interior is tacky, the service is great (hence the potential) but no one is ever there so the atmosphere is lacking quite a bit. Too bad cause we would love to have a happening bar in walking distance but we end up going further down to Studio City or just take the extra drive to LA. Sorry folks but if you are picking this place as a destination please have a back up plan.

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★★☆☆☆

My wife and I moved from Manhattan, NY over a year ago to Sherman Oaks and have to say this bar has prime location on Ventura Blvd, has great potential but the 20 plus times we have walked by (went in at least 3 times) there is no one there....I mean no one. The interior is tacky, the service is great (hence the potential) but no one is ever there so the atmosphere is lacking quite a bit. Too bad cause we would love to have a happening bar in walking distance but we end up going further down to Studio City or just take the extra drive to LA. Sorry folks but if you are picking this place as a destination please have a back up plan.

Pros: Great service and has potential if people just show up

Cons: No one there - lacking atmosphere. Lets change it and get people there.

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I went to Amazon to meet a friend who is absolutely gaga over its martini menu and the establishment in general, and was I disappointed. The "rainforest" atmosphere is simply tacky and dingy. The service was very prompt but the fare was godawful: i ordered the "herb quesadillas" which consist of greasy, brittle tortillas filled with what tasted like boiled greens...and did I mention NO CHEESE? I also tried my friend's nachos, which also seemed to lack cheese and were just covered in runny sour cream. As for the martini menu, it is enjoyable if you are the type who cares more about cocktails' tasting "yummy" than having any kick (oatmeal cookie martinis, etc). With all the other nightlife options on Ventura Blvd, you can afford to skip Amazon.

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★★☆☆☆

I went to Amazon to meet a friend who is absolutely gaga over its martini menu and the establishment in general, and was I disappointed. The "rainforest" atmosphere is simply tacky and dingy. The service was very prompt but the fare was godawful: i ordered the "herb quesadillas" which consist of greasy, brittle tortillas filled with what tasted like boiled greens...and did I mention NO CHEESE? I also tried my friend's nachos, which also seemed to lack cheese and were just covered in runny sour cream. As for the martini menu, it is enjoyable if you are the type who cares more about cocktails' tasting "yummy" than having any kick (oatmeal cookie martinis, etc). With all the other nightlife options on Ventura Blvd, you can afford to skip Amazon.

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THE AMAZON IS GREAT. AMAZON U ARE THE BEST KNOW ONE HAS THE ATMOSPERE LIKE YOU! SERVER GIVES U UNDIVEDED ATTENTION. WINE LIST NOT TO SHABBY, WITH EXCELLENT CHOICES. LADYS IF YOUR LOOKING TO CRUISE WITH YOUR MAN AND HAVE GOOD STORY THIS IS A GREAT PLACE. AND LOTS OF PRIVACY. THE MAN IN BLACK JACKET HAD GREAT SERVICE GREAT FOOD AND THEN TAKES GIRLFRIEND AND TAKES HER TWO HAVE EASTER AND HAS A GREAT TIME .

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★★★★★

THE AMAZON IS GREAT. AMAZON U ARE THE BEST KNOW ONE HAS THE ATMOSPERE LIKE YOU! SERVER GIVES U UNDIVEDED ATTENTION. WINE LIST NOT TO SHABBY, WITH EXCELLENT CHOICES. LADYS IF YOUR LOOKING TO CRUISE WITH YOUR MAN AND HAVE GOOD STORY THIS IS A GREAT PLACE. AND LOTS OF PRIVACY. THE MAN IN BLACK JACKET HAD GREAT SERVICE GREAT FOOD AND THEN TAKES GIRLFRIEND AND TAKES HER TWO HAVE EASTER AND HAS A GREAT TIME .

Pros: NO WORRIES, LOW KEY, EXCELLENT DRINKS

Cons: NO CONS, NO CONS, ?

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For The Village that is just revamping its social scene, Amazon is the first decent place to eat/drink/catch the game and has a patio on The Boulevard. Different happy hour specials every day of the week in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Great escape from Hollywood!

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★★★★☆

For The Village that is just revamping its social scene, Amazon is the first decent place to eat/drink/catch the game and has a patio on The Boulevard. Different happy hour specials every day of the week in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Great escape from Hollywood!

Pros: Fun and relaxing, big screen for games

Cons: it's kinda tiny!

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While I haven't had the pleasue of dinner, they have a great selection of beers from all over the world, as well as the best hot wings (east coast style) I've had in Los Angeles. Also love the live steel drum music and the magician table hopping on the weekends. Sure it sounds cheesy, but honestly it's a good time.

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★★★★☆

While I haven't had the pleasue of dinner, they have a great selection of beers from all over the world, as well as the best hot wings (east coast style) I've had in Los Angeles. Also love the live steel drum music and the magician table hopping on the weekends. Sure it sounds cheesy, but honestly it's a good time.

Pros: Not Crowded, Variety of beers, Hot Wings!

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My group of six loved this place!! The menue is vast and the prices are amazing.
The best value in town. Lot's of vegetarian options and the food was good. The waitress was charming and on top of it. I will bring people here often Great for familys and kids too.

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★★★★★

My group of six loved this place!! The menue is vast and the prices are amazing.
The best value in town. Lot's of vegetarian options and the food was good. The waitress was charming and on top of it. I will bring people here often Great for familys and kids too.

 

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