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Johnnie's Pastrami

Sandwich Place, Burger Joint, and American Restaurant$$$$
West Los Angeles, Culver City
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  • Eater
    EaterJuly 13, 2016
    This classic Culver City fast food joint has everything from burgers to excellent pastrami. Try the chili cheese fries for something truly gut-busting. Don't skip the fruit pies either. Read more
  • Michellé R.
    Michellé RMarch 11, 2013
    Best place to go for pastrami & the pickles go well with it. The only thing is that if you sit inside you'll feel every movement the person behind you is making but you can sit out by the fire pits.
  • Starry K.
    Starry KitchenJune 9, 2014
    If you come here+order anything else (like a "salad" 😱.. Pfffffft!) BUT their namesake "French dip" pastrami, you're just a stupidhead. A stupid, stupid, stupidhead! (Except fries, they work well 2)
  • Glafira Elena C.
    Glafira Elena CarrAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    With just a regular pastrami and some pickles, I'm set! You can even get the pickles to go! Also, make sure to ask for hot mustard for your fries!
  • Offbeat L.A.
    Offbeat L.A.January 28, 2016
    Opened 1952. Famous pastrami shack; original neon, vintage wood laminate counters, juke boxes at each table.
  • 🐯 A.
    🐯 AMay 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Bob's Special. Ask for the off-the-menu boat of pastrami au jus and feel your arteries beg for mercy.
  • Lucy G.
    Lucy GirlJune 15, 2012
    Chili fries are awesome as well. Let's be honest though, there should be at least two dollar signs on the price indicator lol
  • AlexMichael M.
    AlexMichael MayMarch 27, 2010
    Johnnie's pastrami makes their own pickles & boasts a mostly-original staff (trust me, they've been around a while!) great burgers + fries! Sit outside in the back around the firepit. Cash only, ATM.
  • Anna M.
    Anna MNovember 26, 2013
    Get fries and a chili cheese dog. Dip the fries in the gallon of chili cheese that comes on the dog. Be happy.
  • Brian R.
    Brian RansomFebruary 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The pastrami is the best!! The hot mustard is a must. Sandwich and fries will feed two! Amazing place!
  • Rj S.
    Rj St ThomasNovember 9, 2016
    Delicious!! Gotta go with the pastrami and a order of chili cheese fries!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChuApril 16, 2013
    Pastrami sandwich with hot mustard, fries + pickles. Two meals if you have enough self control.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BowmanNovember 30, 2012
    The love of pastrami is not needed here. Johnny's Deluxe Steak Sandwich is bomb bay!
  • Benjamin G.
    Benjamin GarciaMay 3, 2015
    Crinkle-cut fries, crispy on the outside, hot and soft on the inside.
  • Lisa
    LisaMarch 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Order a chocolate shake and dip your fries in it. You're welcome.
  • Cher
    CherJanuary 21, 2012
    Chili Fries are awesome ! I never cared for pickles but theirs are soo good
  • Rene L.
    Rene LopezJanuary 9, 2011
    The holy grail of pastrami. The Hat cannot be mentioned in the same sentence. Be on the look-out for celebrity sightings
  • Bryan R.
    Bryan RobinsonMay 31, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Pastrami or Big John Burger....and Chili Cheese Fries on the side
  • Jonathan C.
    Lovely service, try the Bob's special with the corned beef.
  • Serena E.
    Serena EhrlichJanuary 21, 2013
    If you like cheese, the pastrami and American is great.
  • Matt N.
    Matt NewcombMarch 30, 2010
    Make sure to get it with swiss and hot mustard. You can also ask for a side of dip, which is great for fries.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SJuly 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Damn good pastrami sandwich. Why get anything else. Fireplace is nice touch.
  • Reed J.
    Reed James3 days ago
    Try the Hot Pastrami Sandwich - So good. (via @Foodspotting)
  • David R.
    David RamirezDecember 20, 2012
    Love the pastrami, but make sure to chug some water afterwards.
  • Joshua L.
    Joshua LandsbergMarch 1, 2010
    Cash only. One Sandwich is enough for two and don't forget the fries. Extra pickles will cost you 25 cents. Enjoy! Read more
  • Max O.
    Max OkenJune 28, 2013
    French sip is worth it. Ask for extra pickles.
  • Wayne B.
    Wayne BasgallDecember 1, 2011
    Top Notch, you will have to go to NYC to get a better pastrami.
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PatrickSeptember 14, 2016
    Skip the pastrami. You've had better elsewhere. Go for the all beef hot dogs.
  • Matt O.
    Matt OrozcoApril 23, 2010
    Best damn sandwhiches I've had in a long time, a little pricey, but you get what you pay for!
  • Robert Crawford R.
    Robert Crawford REALTOROctober 20, 2014
    The classic! French drip covered in goodness
  • Sekou W.
    Sekou WritesFebruary 15, 2014
    Good late night food option. Cash only.
  • Christina W.
    Christina WMay 7, 2012
    The crushed ice makes the drinks taste soooooooo much better!
  • Firooz K.
    Firooz KiamaneshNovember 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Chili Taco is amazing!
  • Christie 🇬🇧👑 B.
    The best pickles this side of NYC
  • Rene C.
    Rene CoraAugust 1, 2014
    Go in hungry the sandwiches are big.
  • Eileen R.
    Eileen RiveraAugust 22, 2016
    Get the pastrami.
  • Robert S.
    Robert StackMay 4, 2013
    Without a doubt the best Pastrami on the planet!
  • Marc V.
    Marc Van NordenApril 8, 2012
    Put the sandwich in your mouth and not your ear.
  • B M.
    B MoAugust 4, 2011
    Best pastrami sandwich in LA. cash only.
  • jared r.
    jared reitzinApril 17, 2010
    Get a pastrami sandwich, chili dog, onion rings and a chocolate shake. Hopefully have someone with you.
  • Skywalker23nAZ
    Skywalker23nAZAugust 12, 2012
    I like the one in the hood better, but u pick
  • Stegosaurus S.
    Stegosaurus StargazerJanuary 22, 2013
    It's good but make sure they give you the pastrami sauce! :( I was so sad when I walked out and noticed it wasn't in my bag
  • Nick D.
    Nick Don VitoJune 8, 2014
    Great pastrami piled high!
  • Karl V.
    French dip!
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Great Pastrami sandwich
  • Baja R.
    Baja RatJune 29, 2011
    The best this side of Geno's in South Philly.
  • DishOnIt
    DishOnItFebruary 24, 2013
    Found Chili Burger with Onions as Yawn. Try it and dish on it at http://dishonit.com Read more
  • Brian H.
    Brian HongFebruary 2, 2014
    pastrami as it was designed to be.
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KFebruary 2, 2015
    http://www.johnniespastrami.com/
  • Mike M.
    Mike MoAugust 12, 2015
    the pastrami tastes like butter.
  • Gary S.
    Gary ShirasagoJuly 29, 2016
    Pastrami sandwich and French fries.
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MillerDecember 10, 2012
    Great lunch today!!!
  • Tim L.
    Tim L.August 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Look - if you're not here for the Pastrami, you need to re-evaluate your life.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HearneMarch 3, 2013
    This place is awesome!
  • Brian K.
    Brian KayJune 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Hot mustard is a must....
  • Angela H.
    Angela HarrisOctober 10, 2014
    Pastrami sandwich. Fries
  • Scott M.
    Scott McSeptember 16, 2009
    Get the Bob's with Pastrami instead of corned beef...and don't forget to put mustard in it.
  • Maria S.
    Maria SantoyoNovember 19, 2011
    Cash only! So good!
  • Nigel S.
    Nigel StewartAugust 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Pickles pickles pickles!
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MenigApril 14, 2010
    Go with the Pastrami Dip with fries and a beer.
  • Deanna K.
    Deanna KurmanApril 30, 2013
    Go to a real deli (sorry!)
  • Jesse T.
    Jesse TenorioFebruary 9, 2010
    Fantastic Pastrami Sandwich. Mustard to die for...
  • Mark H.
    Mark HannaMay 30, 2015
    Pastrami sandwich
  • L.O D.
    L.O DuranSeptember 3, 2013
    Great taste *!
  • Faiyaz T.
    Faiyaz ThaverApril 21, 2013
    Great sandwiches.
  • Wayne B.
    Wayne BasgallDecember 1, 2011
    It gets no better than Johnnie's
  • Jonathan
    JonathanDecember 7, 2011
    hot pastrami. damn good
  • John D.
    John DayDecember 6, 2012
    Always yummy!
  • carly
    carlyJuly 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    oh my god. soooo good!!!!! PASTRAMIII <3<3<3
  • Wandy S.
    Wandy Sae-TanMay 30, 2009
    Don't forget to request a good dip for your glorious pastrami sandwich.
  • Eduardo A.
    Eduardo ArguetaSeptember 18, 2014
    Spaghetti&Meatball
  • isaac h.
    isaac hernandezFebruary 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't go wrong with the pastrami
  • David S.
    David SmithSeptember 9, 2009
    Pastrami with American Cheese - plain. Yes.
  • Scott M.
    Scott McSeptember 16, 2009
    Eats lots of pickles. They are the best.
  • Scott M.
    Scott McSeptember 16, 2009
    Ask for the HOT mustard.
  • Scott M.
    Scott McOctober 8, 2009
    whoa! Watch that joy mustard. It's potent.
  • Caroline G.
    Caroline GJanuary 9, 2010
    Not a fan. Not at all. The meat was crazy fatty and rubbery. Get on a plane right now and head for Katz's in the East Village NYC.
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