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Canter's Delicatessen

Canter's Delicatessen

Deli / Bodega and Bakery$$$$
Mid-City West, Los Angeles
228 Tips and reviews
  • sandwiches
  • matzah ball soup
  • delis
  • good for a late night
  • pastrami
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  • Julia P.
    Julia ParkAugust 1
    Really good pastrami sandwich but the price is kinda ridiculous, not gonna lie.
  • Anastasia G.
    Cute vintage 24 hour world famous Jewish deli with a long menu & bakery. We ordered different sandwiches that had the delicious hot pastrami. Sandwiches were stacked high & 2 meals worth for us.
  • Nate T.
    Matzo Ball Soup
  • Nate T.
    Pastrami Sandwich
  • Richirich G.
    The matzo ball soup was delicious!
  • PureWow
    PureWowMay 10
    Don’t miss the onion--it's got razor-thin slices of onion and poppy seeds galore. And good news: The bakery’s just been cleared to be rebuilt. Read more
  • Max O.
    Uh boy do they know how to make sandwiches. Can't go wrong with the Reuben. Lovely interior.
  • Michael M.
    Very rude guy at the checkout counter.
  • LAist
    LAistFebruary 3
    Cheese Blintzes: Think sweet cheese (say cottage cheese, more than savory cheddar), then wrap it in a thin, crepe-like exterior. Read more
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RebeccaJanuary 30
    The staff and there was friendly, after you get their attension. I had their pastry with potato in it, and something with chocolate I think, and both were actually really tasty!
  • Zack K.
    Zack KantorNovember 26, 2016
    The Rueben/Pastrami is an OG move, but not quite New York status (Latkes also good)
  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BalnisNovember 18, 2016
    THIS is the montecristo you've been searching for your entire life.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Rj S.
    Rj St ThomasOctober 31, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the fair fax sandwich! Can't find a better place that makes a delicious corned beef/pastrami combo!
  • Ken
    KenOctober 29, 2016
    The WiFi looks suspicious.
  • Lucky L.
    Lucky LoncarOctober 20, 2016
    24 hour service
  • Tati R.
    Tati RamosOctober 5, 2016
    It's a legend!!!
  • Tom F.
    Tom FoxAugust 19, 2016
    Good Reuben
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 18, 2016
    LA has many classic diners and delis, but when Chef Thomas Keller of Ad Hoc needs a deli-sandwich fix, he always stops here for either the pastrami or the corned beef. Read more
  • Daniel Patrick S.
    No matter what you order, get a side of pickles.
  • Abu Aya a.
    Abu Aya aka KDJuly 24, 2016
    Above average deli on fairfax near the grove... Get the ruben
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 13, 2016
    The quintessential L.A. late night hang, the eighties are alive here, with vintage ceiling and leather booths galore. The pastrami is pretty solid while the breakfast items are always good choices. Read more
  • Adnan M.
    Adnan ManjalJuly 8, 2016
    Excellent place. Best deli in town. Go for the hot pastrami sandwich.
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HartJune 25, 2016
    Exactly what you'd expect it to be
  • Doug S.
    Doug SimmonsMay 14, 2016
    Potato salad!
  • Matias F.
    Matias FragolaApril 29, 2016
    Good burgers, you can sit on the tables where Guns N' Roses met, Mick Jagger or Obama ate, etc
  • Perry E.
    Perry EdmundsonApril 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best places in LA! Great food and great service! Don't forget to take home something from the display cases!
  • Barry G.
    Barry GreenbergApril 14, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The best in most areas....but I'm a huge, huge fan of the bakery. For a warm, embracing experience, go to Canter's. But for a pastrami sandwich, go to Langer's.
  • Sophia B.
    Sophia BretonApril 3, 2016
    Pastrami Sandwich!!
  • Josef S.
    Josef SzottenMarch 11, 2016
    Love love love it! Awesome staff - the perfect amount of sass. The veggie Ruben is amazing!
  • Offbeat L.A.
    Offbeat L.A.January 28, 2016
    Authentic 1950s-designed Jewish deli that originally opened in Boyle Heights in 1931. Moved to its current location in 1953.
  • Pamela B.
    Pamela BrooksJanuary 21, 2016
    Matzo ball soup is all I had and it was delicious. Loved the ambience and the service as well.
  • Chloe P.
    Chloe PetersonDecember 28, 2015
    So many things to choose from in the bakery, and they're all delicious! They'll even let you sample a little if you're having trouble deciding. Great for late night breakfast cravings.
  • connie k.
    connie kDecember 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    lauri is amazing. i seriously love her. you would be lucky to sit in her section.
  • Rj S.
    Rj St ThomasNovember 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best Rubens I've ever eaten.
  • Douglas James I.
    Douglas James IngleNovember 13, 2015
    Any soup you order will be amazing! I have had them all! The chopped liver is to die for...if you like chopped liver...LOL
  • Paul S.
    Paul SmithOctober 29, 2015
    Cool old school Jewish deli. Have a pastry and check out kibitz room next door.
  • Natalie G.
    Natalie GuerraSeptember 7, 2015
    Matzo ball soup...
  • Randy L.
    Randy LevitchAugust 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    #SmokedTurkey on rye-the best! Been going here for years. Ask for pickles and the sweet-hot mustard.
  • Charles T S.
    Charles T SebestaAugust 4, 2015
    Great Matzo Ball Soup for those on a restricted diet.
  • Mila I.
    Mila IoffeJuly 30, 2015
    Half sandwich special is the best option. Latkes are great too!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RobinsonJuly 24, 2015
    Pastrami rueben was great
  • Chris A.
    Chris AbbottJuly 19, 2015
    Canter's Fiarfax with a plate of French Fries is the best.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJune 25, 2015
    Canter's now offers huevos rancheros and paninis, along with more than 15 salad options and gluten-free matzo. Read more
  • Ellen M.
    Ellen McGrodyMay 28, 2015
    Cookies! Matzo ball soup! Late nights! Challah bread! Random celebrity sightings!
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas ColtonMay 5, 2015
    I'm gonna go ahead and be a hater and say that it's really not that amazing. Nate n Al's or the Norm's on La Cienega are much better options
  • Free L.
    Free LAApril 27, 2015
    Canter's is not only a LA #Landmark & great deli but they have one of the #Best Pastrami sandwiches on the West Coast hands down. Try their bakery! Free 1 1/2 parking w. Validation. Friendly staff :)
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MaasApril 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent Reubens and rugala and latkes.
  • Jaron Ray H.
    Jaron Ray HindsApril 1, 2015
    Banana Pancakes #Boom
  • Kurt K.
    Kurt KollerMarch 29, 2015
    Reuben is good. Onion rings are good.
  • LAist
    LAistMarch 24, 2015
    The pastrami is excellent; it's thick cut, with the perfect amount of saltiness, and it's not too fatty. The rye bread is the stuff dreams are made of; moist and bursting with flavor. Read more
  • George H.
    George HayesMarch 23, 2015
    Corned Beef is what's up here.
  • Alex C.
    Alex CookFebruary 16, 2015
    Best in the west, excellent food it's all good. I do recommend the Ruben sandwich and there homemade pickles.
  • Michael P.
    Michael PJanuary 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for late night eats! Matzo Ball Soup is a must! Pickled tongue sandwich is also great with hot mustard.
  • Martini M.
    Martini MikeJanuary 16, 2015
    For all that ails you. #matzoballsoup #cantersdeli @cantersdeli
  • Shinji K.
    Shinji KuwayamaJanuary 9, 2015
    All the history and local color is fun, but this is basically like a nursing home cafeteria in terms of both atmosphere and food quality
  • David G.
    David GoldfarbDecember 28, 2014
    Eggs. Always eggs.
  • Derek J.
    Derek JonesDecember 27, 2014
    LA's historic diner in Fairfax. Everything on the menu is good, so don't spend too much time choosing. Also, the bakery is MAGICAL.
  • Erik U.
    Erik UriarteDecember 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great old school Jewish deli food. Amazing pastrami. 24 hours means you can get your fix whenever you want.
  • Mars
    MarsDecember 10, 2014
    Kung Fu Vampire introduced me to this place. Corned beef sandwiches here are the fuckin shit. Guns N Roses took their first photo together here. Open 24 hours so it's a must on tour.
  • Jole P.
    Jole PNovember 29, 2014
    The Rugalach is amazing
  • Katrina Z.
    Katrina ZaiNovember 20, 2014
    Famous deli in LA! Great for late night.
  • Jole P.
    Jole PNovember 9, 2014
    The baked goods- especially the rugalach- are so satisfying. Definitely worth hitting up for brunch or something.
  • DeeMagicGurl
    DeeMagicGurlOctober 26, 2014
    Reuben is fantastic.
  • Brian A.
    Brian AltounianOctober 19, 2014
    What's good here? Uhhh everything!! Love this place.
  • D O.
    D OOctober 16, 2014
    A classic delicatessen on Fairfax. The food is good but the atmosphere and the crowd are just amazing. Have a cream soda. Love it!
  • Isabel P.
    Isabel PadronOctober 1, 2014
    Great jewish deli
  • Celin C.
    Celin Cruz ColemanSeptember 20, 2014
    Love their pastries.
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaAugust 27, 2014
    Good sandwiches and fast service. Very good chicken liver spread.
  • Piper C.
    Piper CollingsAugust 26, 2014
    Canter's Fairfax - dear god.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    David LeFevre, chef of Manhattan Beach Post, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Brooklyn Ave. sandwich. Read more
  • Chad T.
    Chad TovarAugust 22, 2014
    Great bengals!!!
  • D O.
    D OAugust 13, 2014
    I simply love this place and would go for the pastrami sandwich and a cream soda.
  • Katie M.
    Katie MackleyAugust 10, 2014
    The lox is to die for...
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DAugust 9, 2014
    So much history in this place. Look at all of the cool photos on the wall! Neat phone booth area in the front of the second room too. And those huge, delicious sandwiches... omg.
  • J Gabriel H.
    J Gabriel HuertaAugust 9, 2014
    Rubens Sandwich, picles
  • Juliana P.
    Juliana PkAugust 7, 2014
    Dr Browns and Lox Bagel are great. Yum!
  • Shaun S.
    Shaun SingerAugust 7, 2014
    The fishermans folly sandwich is a fav!
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyAugust 4, 2014
    Based at its Fairfax District location since 1953, the landmark Jewish restaurant has been a classic rock & roll hangout since the 1960s. Read more
  • Douglas James I.
    Douglas James IngleJuly 23, 2014
    Been coming here 40+ years. There is nothing bad on the menu and everyone is so friendly! Had my own booth in the back section, when I was going to U.S.C.
  • Tony B.
    Tony BlassJuly 6, 2014
    sandwiches ok, skip right to amazing cookies and chocolate egg cream
  • Diana K.
    Diana KoenJune 20, 2014
    Best Reuben sandwich, ever!
  • Kelly F.
    Kelly FloresMay 17, 2014
    Some kind of bread comes with the Mac & Cheese; not sure if it's "garlic bread" but it's BOMB!!! 👍
  • Phillip J. K.
    canters is the best.
  • Jenn W.
    Jenn WuApril 16, 2014
    vanilla macaroons & potato latkes
  • Warren H.
    Warren HuartApril 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I've been coming here ever since I moved to LA. I love it, great food and totally down to earth.
  • Martini M.
    Martini MikeMarch 23, 2014
  • Cassandra P.
    Cassandra PoulainFebruary 23, 2014
    Perfect spanish salad !
  • Jës
    JësFebruary 2, 2014
    Welcome to the Jungle.
  • Musette I.
    Musette IsaiasJanuary 20, 2014
    Best corned beef sandwich Ever!!
  • Gary B.
    Gary BischoffDecember 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're not going to eat your pickles I'll have yours.
  • Joséphine R.
    Joséphine R.December 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You gotta love Canter's, it's an LA staple. Great old school ambiance. Try the Corned Beef Reuben. Get a Black & White cookie. Go on, just do it.
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneDecember 21, 2013
    Classic interiors and a surprising selection of vegetarian options! Limited vegan options as well.
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesNovember 12, 2013
    Softball-sized matzoh balls in steamy chicken broth are a meal on their own.
  • Akiko I.
    Akiko IOctober 24, 2013
    Pastry section only: 30 min free parking for deli purchase. Everything is old fashioned and very sweet. Poppy seed strudel was too sweet to eat a bite.. Not my ally.
  • Akiko I.
    Akiko IOctober 21, 2013
    Very old fashioned on everything. Review is for Pastry section only. Very old fashioned. The poppyseed strudel was too sweet to eat. I'm not a fan of Jewish food.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsOctober 15, 2013
    One of America's most infamous Jewish delis, where hopeful rockers come to eat at all hours, or drink at the attached Kibitz Room.
  • John D.
    John DixonSeptember 26, 2013
    Prices have gone up, but so has food cost everywhere. Still a fantastic classic deli.
  • Stanley J.
    Stanley JacobusSeptember 13, 2013
    Saw Brittany Murphy here once. Usually spot a star or three each visit.
  • Will B.
    Will BottinickAugust 15, 2013
    This place holds it own against East Coast establishments. Very friendly wait staff.
  • LeAnne G.
    I don't care if it is a Landmark LA Institution, it was THE WORST corned beef hash I have ever had. I've been, the box is checked, I don't need to ever go back.
  • Vladimir K.
    Отвратительная еда
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