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Canter's Delicatessen

Canter's Delicatessen

Deli / Bodega and Bakery$$$$
Mid-City West, Los Angeles
221 Tips and reviews
  • sandwiches
  • matzah ball soup
  • good for a late night
  • delis
  • pastrami
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  • LAist
    LAist2 weeks ago
    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 Rebecca3 weeks ago
    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.
  • Rj S.
    Rj St ThomasOctober 31, 2016
    Been here 5+ 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!!!
  • Joey F.
    Joey FreelandSeptember 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The atmosphere, the history, the legends.
  • 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
  • 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 5+ 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
    Upvoted Jan 3
  • 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.
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