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Passover in Los Angeles

Julefish Mar 25, 2007 09:49 PM

My boyfriend's family is coming to town (sister and her two sons, 10 and 6). I am leaving town and they have to fend for themselves for a few days...but I'm worried about Passover. Where besides Jar...he and I had a not-so-great dinner there last week and I don't think he'll want to go back so soon.

  1. Emme Mar 25, 2007 09:52 PM

    Not fine dining by any stretch, but good for the kids, California Pizza Kitchen does serve matzah during passover, and will even do pizzas.

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      Golem Mar 27, 2007 12:42 PM

      Will all CPKs do Matzah-pizza?

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        Emme Mar 27, 2007 08:46 PM

        They did last year... and the year before that. Call ahead and make sure, but I think even if they were out of matzah, they'd be more than happy to oblige if you were to supply the matzah.

    2. Local Mar 25, 2007 10:43 PM

      Angeli, Spago ...tho' you generally have to reserve a few weeks in advance- we got waitlisted at Angeli two years ago, and even at No 2 on the list there were no cancellations ....less expensive, Koutoubia in Westwood - dine in or takeout available. Haven't been for Passover, but other times. Liked it. www.koutoubiarestaurant.com/

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        SusieD Mar 26, 2007 11:48 AM

        it's only a deli but try Roll and Rye in Culver City

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          SusieD Mar 26, 2007 04:37 PM

          i should have been more clear about Roll n' Rye. they do a special passover dinner with all the fixings. almost like home!

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            Julefish Mar 27, 2007 11:42 AM

            thanks - i made a reservation for them at roll n' rye. i'm on the waitlist at Jar and Angeli and couldn't fathom the idea of passover at Spago...It seems like more restaurants should do this...Gelsons has food to pre-order and pick-up - I may just have them do that...

            1. re: Julefish
              Golem Mar 27, 2007 12:35 PM

              Some delis in LA watch what they serve, and do make use of Passover matzah, but you've got to be careful and ask for it.

              Also, the Reel Inn in Malibu serves fresh (but not Kosher) fish with cole slaw and potato salad.

              Eating out is tricky that week.

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            kevin Mar 28, 2007 10:04 AM

            a great joint to hit up (though it'll take a while) is one of the kosher buthcher shops on pico-robertson corridor. get some kababs and lots of mint/basil leaves, and torshi and you're good to go. for some reason they don't serve matzah with the wares instead of the lavash breads which they usually have.

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              ozhead Mar 29, 2007 09:19 AM

              Koutoubia, a Moroccan restaurant on Westwood Bv. between Olympic and Pico, does Passover dinners in-house and (I think) with takeout dishes as well. I've not been there in a while, and never for Passover, but it's been great every time I've gone.


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              1. re: ozhead
                Julefish Mar 29, 2007 10:54 AM

                boyfriend's sister was most excited about koutoubia and she called and they said due to lack of interest they have decided to close on that night! Such a bummer!

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