Canter's Deli

★★★★★
  • 419 N Fairfax

    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  • 323-782-0659

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As close as you get to New York home cooked Jewish food. The pastrami is the best in town and you can't go wrong with the chicken noodle soup if you're under the weather. Pastry case will call to you as you leave so have your credit card

3
★★★★★

As close as you get to New York home cooked Jewish food. The pastrami is the best in town and you can't go wrong with the chicken noodle soup if you're under the weather. Pastry case will call to you as you leave so have your credit card

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This deli might make you feel like you're in New York. The house pickles are unique and pretty good, and this is also a nice place to hang out at any hour.

3
★★★★★

This deli might make you feel like you're in New York. The house pickles are unique and pretty good, and this is also a nice place to hang out at any hour.

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Good deli. Good food, large portions. Sandwiches are overstuffed so I usually have the other half for lunch the next day. The corned beef and cabbage is good and so are their omelets. The cobb salad is huge. \r
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One weird thing - no

3
★★★★★

Good deli. Good food, large portions. Sandwiches are overstuffed so I usually have the other half for lunch the next day. The corned beef and cabbage is good and so are their omelets. The cobb salad is huge. \r
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One weird thing - no

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Great food and lots of it. Great smoked samon

3
★★★★★

Great food and lots of it. Great smoked samon

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This is a great spot when the items are fresh and just out the oven.. The staff is always friendly and accommodating and the pastries are to die for! I always bring my nephew here for cookies and cupcakes and he never wants to leave...

3
★★★★★

This is a great spot when the items are fresh and just out the oven.. The staff is always friendly and accommodating and the pastries are to die for! I always bring my nephew here for cookies and cupcakes and he never wants to leave...

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Who doesn't like chicken noodle soup and corned beef??? This place is an LA icon and can't be missed when that late night snack is needed!

I love Canter's!

3
★★★★★

Who doesn't like chicken noodle soup and corned beef??? This place is an LA icon and can't be missed when that late night snack is needed!

I love Canter's!

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I was hoping to capture a bit of New York style dining. I particularly have had a craving for a knish. The one I had at Canter's was dry and salty...downright bad. My friend asked for a rueben mix of corned beef and pastrami. The waitress

3
★★★★★

I was hoping to capture a bit of New York style dining. I particularly have had a craving for a knish. The one I had at Canter's was dry and salty...downright bad. My friend asked for a rueben mix of corned beef and pastrami. The waitress

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i ordered a salami sandwich, then waitress suggested i order tuna instead so i did. 10 minutes later i got salami sandwich made of 2 pieces of dry bread and 2 inches of impossible to eat dried out salami. might as well bite into the

3
★★★★★

i ordered a salami sandwich, then waitress suggested i order tuna instead so i did. 10 minutes later i got salami sandwich made of 2 pieces of dry bread and 2 inches of impossible to eat dried out salami. might as well bite into the

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Last time I ate at Canters was over 7 years ago, but I do still stop by the deli counter to pick up the mini chocolate chip rhugulas every time I have a sweet tooth. There deserts are great.

4
★★★★☆

Last time I ate at Canters was over 7 years ago, but I do still stop by the deli counter to pick up the mini chocolate chip rhugulas every time I have a sweet tooth. There deserts are great.

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oddly expensive but very good.

3
★★★★★

oddly expensive but very good.

Pros: dam good

Cons: expensive

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I have been to many delis in my lifetime. Born and raised in Cleveland, we had some of the best! NYC has incredible places as well. I have been living in LA for over 22 years and been to Brent's, Junior's, Weiler's and a list of others.

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★★★★★

I have been to many delis in my lifetime. Born and raised in Cleveland, we had some of the best! NYC has incredible places as well. I have been living in LA for over 22 years and been to Brent's, Junior's, Weiler's and a list of others.

Pros: Zip

Cons: Dumpy, Pricey, Subpar Food

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I've been driving out to canter's for many years from Riverside. I've always loved it. I once thought the prices for the sandwiches were a bit high but then I realized that for the size and taste it was priced right. The cream cheese cake

3
★★★★★

I've been driving out to canter's for many years from Riverside. I've always loved it. I once thought the prices for the sandwiches were a bit high but then I realized that for the size and taste it was priced right. The cream cheese cake

Pros: Amazing Cream Cheeze Cake!

Cons: Far away from home

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Surprised to see some negative reviews. We've never had a bad experience at Canter's. And we've been going there for 10 years now and continue to do so every time we're in L.A.

Staff has ALWAYS been friendly, service is prompt, prices

3
★★★★★

Surprised to see some negative reviews. We've never had a bad experience at Canter's. And we've been going there for 10 years now and continue to do so every time we're in L.A.

Staff has ALWAYS been friendly, service is prompt, prices

Pros: Traditional Jewish Deli Food & Atmosphere

Cons: They don't have a branch in Palm Springs

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If anyone thinks that Canter's is a good deli, go back to the McDonalds that you came from.
I've been going to Canter's on & off for over 50 years. What was once a pretty decent deli has evolved into an overpriced, deteriorating quality

3
★★★★★

If anyone thinks that Canter's is a good deli, go back to the McDonalds that you came from.
I've been going to Canter's on & off for over 50 years. What was once a pretty decent deli has evolved into an overpriced, deteriorating quality

Cons: Food, Attitude

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I'm biased because I'm part of The F.O.C.K.R.s (Friends of Canter's Kibitz Room) but Tuesdays are a blast here.
We want everyone to know that we're back (started in '92).
We play every Tuesday at 10 and it's always FREE.
We have some of the best players in L.A. in the core band and as it is a controlled but accepting jam we invite and encourage talented guest performers to sit in with us.
You never know who may turn up and reward you with a great time and stories to take home with you.
See you next Tuesday.

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★★★★★

I'm biased because I'm part of The F.O.C.K.R.s (Friends of Canter's Kibitz Room) but Tuesdays are a blast here.
We want everyone to know that we're back (started in '92).
We play every Tuesday at 10 and it's always FREE.
We have some of the best players in L.A. in the core band and as it is a controlled but accepting jam we invite and encourage talented guest performers to sit in with us.
You never know who may turn up and reward you with a great time and stories to take home with you.
See you next Tuesday.

Pros: The F.O.C.K.R.s Jam With and For Friends for FREE!!!

Cons: We have to End at 2.

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I love Canter's! It is like walking into the past. They have a great menu that offers traditional deli items and amazing sandwiches. I have never gone in there and been disappointed or still hungry.

The only con is it is pricey for their sandwiches that run from $15 and up.

Check out their pastries afterwards. Great and affordable.

5
★★★★★

I love Canter's! It is like walking into the past. They have a great menu that offers traditional deli items and amazing sandwiches. I have never gone in there and been disappointed or still hungry.

The only con is it is pricey for their sandwiches that run from $15 and up.

Check out their pastries afterwards. Great and affordable.

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Canters is an awesome restaurant with tons of food and an amazing baked goods section as well. It has amazing nosh and great sandwiches and soups. great wait staff also!

5
★★★★★

Canters is an awesome restaurant with tons of food and an amazing baked goods section as well. It has amazing nosh and great sandwiches and soups. great wait staff also!

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Just got back from the Kibitz room and I have to say it was a great time. The drinks were cheap, people where very friendly and I saw one of the most amazing bands ever. They were called Bronson. Amazing show!

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★★★★☆

Just got back from the Kibitz room and I have to say it was a great time. The drinks were cheap, people where very friendly and I saw one of the most amazing bands ever. They were called Bronson. Amazing show!

Pros: Cheap drinks, cool people, great music

Cons: mmm..., m..., hmmm....

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WONDERFUL DELI WITH REASONABLE PRICES. STILL OWNED BY THE ORIGINAL CANTER FAMILY -- WHO ALL WORK THERE AND ARE VERY FRIENDLY. THEIR BAKERY PRODUCTS ARE FRESH AND TASTY. THEY ALWAYS OFFER MY KIDS A FREE COOKIE!

PROS: OPEN 24 HOURS
CONS: SOMETIMES THE PARKING LOT IS FULL

4
★★★★☆

WONDERFUL DELI WITH REASONABLE PRICES. STILL OWNED BY THE ORIGINAL CANTER FAMILY -- WHO ALL WORK THERE AND ARE VERY FRIENDLY. THEIR BAKERY PRODUCTS ARE FRESH AND TASTY. THEY ALWAYS OFFER MY KIDS A FREE COOKIE!

PROS: OPEN 24 HOURS
CONS: SOMETIMES THE PARKING LOT IS FULL

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I am not kidding you, order the Matzo Ball Soup and you get a bowl that has a matzo ball in it almost the size of the bowl and some chicken stock... It is so good.... They have a fresh bakery and deli counter.... The 7 layer cake is amazing..... The chopped liver is almost as good as what my mom made..... You walk into there and you can tell you are in a deli...... The smell, it is permiated into the walls they have been there for so long.... I understand that they have one now in Las Vegas too.... Same waitresses have worked there for years.... You never know who you are gonna bump into there...... Once at 3am Hank Williams Jr. was inside eating breakfast....

PROS: Good old fashioned Jewish Foods (also non-jewish)
CONS:

4
★★★★☆

I am not kidding you, order the Matzo Ball Soup and you get a bowl that has a matzo ball in it almost the size of the bowl and some chicken stock... It is so good.... They have a fresh bakery and deli counter.... The 7 layer cake is amazing..... The chopped liver is almost as good as what my mom made..... You walk into there and you can tell you are in a deli...... The smell, it is permiated into the walls they have been there for so long.... I understand that they have one now in Las Vegas too.... Same waitresses have worked there for years.... You never know who you are gonna bump into there...... Once at 3am Hank Williams Jr. was inside eating breakfast....

PROS: Good old fashioned Jewish Foods (also non-jewish)
CONS:

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Girls puking in the bathroom, a bartender overserving a drunk jerk who seemed to be itching for a fight, same bartender had a laissez faire attitude to the point where a female patron was phycially threatened by the drunk guy; and when it got to the seriously scary point and one of us had to call for help before someone got hurt, the bartender publically berated us and kicked US out!!! all because we did what all patrons that night felt was right and called the police. Sad because it's a great concept and showcase for up and coming artists. I have no problems with the Deli side. But stay away from the Kibitz Room! You've been warned. There was a late night tv show producer at the bar that night who witnessed how abusive the bartender was. I hope the owners turn this around.

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★☆☆☆☆

Girls puking in the bathroom, a bartender overserving a drunk jerk who seemed to be itching for a fight, same bartender had a laissez faire attitude to the point where a female patron was phycially threatened by the drunk guy; and when it got to the seriously scary point and one of us had to call for help before someone got hurt, the bartender publically berated us and kicked US out!!! all because we did what all patrons that night felt was right and called the police. Sad because it's a great concept and showcase for up and coming artists. I have no problems with the Deli side. But stay away from the Kibitz Room! You've been warned. There was a late night tv show producer at the bar that night who witnessed how abusive the bartender was. I hope the owners turn this around.

Pros: Great small showcase, Opportunity for risin, cozy

Cons: Poorly managed bar, Unstable bartender

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This place has that not-so modern look to its interior and it's a good place to get away from the modernism of today. I don't really think the prices are justifiable since they are high and it's not really worth it. It's also very crowded and packed. But where-else can I go for Corned Beef and a boiled head of cabbage?

3
★★★☆☆

This place has that not-so modern look to its interior and it's a good place to get away from the modernism of today. I don't really think the prices are justifiable since they are high and it's not really worth it. It's also very crowded and packed. But where-else can I go for Corned Beef and a boiled head of cabbage?

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There something about this place that just makes it so hard for me to stay away.

3
★★★☆☆

There something about this place that just makes it so hard for me to stay away.

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... this place is one of the best to spend a great night listening to new bands who play good music !...

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★★★★★

... this place is one of the best to spend a great night listening to new bands who play good music !...

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Unless there's a show here or it just happens to be a busy night, then the Kibitz Room can be really slow. I've stopped in on several occassions before films at Silent Movie Theatre or after dinner in the area, only to find a ghost town of a bar. It's too bad because the place can be a lot of fun when they have bands. The bartenders are always friendly, as are the longtime customers who saunter in and out regardless of who else is around.

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★★★★☆

Unless there's a show here or it just happens to be a busy night, then the Kibitz Room can be really slow. I've stopped in on several occassions before films at Silent Movie Theatre or after dinner in the area, only to find a ghost town of a bar. It's too bad because the place can be a lot of fun when they have bands. The bartenders are always friendly, as are the longtime customers who saunter in and out regardless of who else is around.

Pros: cheap drinks, live music

Cons: sometimes too slow

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It's funky; it's run-down; it's been here forever; but if you want a deli sandwich, a bowl of chicken soup and a pickle at 3 a.m., there's always Canter's. Regulars swear by Canter's in-your-face waitstaff, gargantuan sandwiches of deli…

 

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