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Can anyone recommend good places to go post 1am for late night food?? Anywhere in LA area...

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  1. Magnolia
    Bossa Nova
    Mao's Chinese Kitchen
    Du-Par's
    Fred 62
    The Courtyard
    Velvet Margarita
    Swingers
    Belmont
    Spanish Kitchen
    Kate Mantilini
    Roscoe's
    Canter's (okay not the best, but it's an experience)
    Pacific Dining Car
    Standard
    La Cabana (nachos and margaritas)
    Cassell's
    The Kettle
    Pantry
    Jerry's Deli (only for an omelette and an Oreo cookie shake)
    Cafe 101
    Toi on Sunset

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    1. re: Emme

      Last time I was there, Cassell's was only open for lunch, closing at around 3 or 4 p.m.

      1. re: Jack Flash

        Um yes completely... why is that on my list?!?

      2. re: Emme

        Great list! Worth mentioning that Mao's closes at 10pm on weeknights.

        I love Il Tramezzino in BH, open till 4 am on weekends for paninis and nutella sandwiches.

      3. I really hope hounds keep adding to your post.

        The Pacific Dining Car (Breakfast or Dinner 24/7)
        1310 West 6th Street
        Los Angeles, CA 90017
        (213) 483-6000
        http://www.pacificdiningcar.com/

        Canter's Delicatessen and Restaurant (Breakfast or Dinner 24/7)
        419 North Fairfax Avenue
        Los Angeles, California 90036
        (323) 651-2030
        http://www.cantersdeli.com/

        The Original Pantry (Breakfast 24/7)
        877 S Figueroa St (Cross Street:James M Wood Boulevard)
        Los Angeles, CA
        90017-2507
        (213) 972-9279

        Fred 62 (24/7)
        1850 N Vermont Ave (Cross Street : Franklin Avenue)
        Los Angeles, CA
        90027-4215
        (323) 667-0062

        Du-Par's Restaurant & Bakery (24/7)
        6333 W 3rd St
        Los Angeles, CA
        90036-3109
        (323) 933-8446
        Cross Street:Fairfax Avenue

        J&S (24/7 since 1967, American & Mexican Menu)
        887 N. Garfield
        Montebello, CA
        (323) 725-8106

        The Original Tommy’s (Chili Burgers / Chili dogs, great breakfast sandwiches in the morning)
        See location for hours
        http://www.originaltommys.com/

        NOrth HOllywood DINER (24/7, NO HO Diner)
        11329 Magnolia Blvd.
        North Hollywood, CA 91601(818) 761-3341

        Harbor House Café (24/7)
        16341 Pacific Coast Hwy,
        Sunset Beach, CA 90742
        562-592-5404

        Harbor House Cafe No 2 (24/7)
        34157 Pacific Coast Hwy,
        Dana Point, CA 92629
        949-496-9270
        http://www.harborhousecafe.com/

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        1. re: JeetJet

          I do not think the Pantry does breakfast 24/7 unless they have changed. What Cassell's, the burger place?

          1. re: Burger Boy

            I don't think anything ever changes at the Pantry. It is my memory that may be changing. I know the Pantry is 24/7 but I think the only meals (many when I attended school nearby) I have had there were breakfast. I also recall that during the several years that I ate there often it was at, or near, lunch time. Maybe I just got out of class earlier than I recall and went there during the late morning hours. Anyway, what I liked there was the thick slices of San Francisco sourdough toast and enjoyed watching how they slice it with a large knife in one hand and the bread in the other hand. The pancakes and bacon were always perfect.

            1. re: JeetJet

              From what I understand, breakfast is the only meal worth having there.

          2. re: JeetJet

            I was thinking of trying Ordonez for some crispy tacos that I read about on another post and so I called to see whether they are open. I was told they are open 24 hours. "We don't close," is what they told me. I just returned and IMO the Beef tacos dorado (shredded roast beef in a crispy shell) are very good. The meat and cheese is what make these a classic hard shell taco. The asada sope is also very good made with a chary asada and fresh sope.

            Ordonez (Crispy tacos and other Mexican food)
            872 N Garfield Ave
            Montebello, CA 90640
            (323) 724-6386

          3. Man, you gotta try Sanamluang in Hollywood for some Thai.
            Roosevelt Hotel
            1 2nd La Cabana!
            Also, Commerce Casino has good food (I hope I don't get kicked out of the club for saying that)

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            1. re: Frank_Santa_Monica

              In addition to Sanamluang, there's also Ruen Pair, both open until 4am.

              25 Degrees in the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood is open 24 hours a day.

              And of course, Pink's.

              There's a lot of places in KTown open at all hours. I'll start with BCD Tofu House on Wilshire.

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              25 Degrees Restaurant
              7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

              Ruen Pair Restaurant
              5257 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

              Pink's
              709 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

              BCD Tofu House
              3575 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

            2. The funky all-yellow restaurant at the LA Standard Hotel downtown is open 24 hours a day. Cool spot with tasty food, too.

              1. Ramen at Koraku, I think they close like at 4am

                1. A popular late night hangout if you're in the Koreatown area:
                  -BCD Tofu House (24/7 open) - for Korean Tofu Soup. Popular with all folks. 3575 Wilshire Blvd. (1 or 2 blocks east of Western)
                  -many of the pho places in Ktown are also open 24/7 if you have the craving for tasty broth
                  *Ktown is great for late late night drinking, karaoke, dining. I don't know how open your party is in regards to ethnic dishes (I have great recs for Abalone soup at 4am!).
                  -El Taurino - open 24/7 on Olympic/Hoover for some great carne asada!!!

                  1. here's a list covering all of the late-night eateries in los angeles with yeys or neys from aarontesfai.com/news/2010/5/30/the-uber-list-late-night-dining-in-los-angeles-post-2am.html

                    If we're in Hollywood:

                    the list: Sanamluang (hole in the wall, 4am), Magnolia (3), Bossa Nova on Sunset (4), Du-Par's (pancakes>ghost town, 24/7), Standard (24/7), 101 Coffee Shop (3), Los Tacos (hitw, 24/7), Berri's Pizza (4), 25°/Roosevelt (24/7), Carney's (hitw, 3, f-s), Toi Thai (4), Dos Burritos (hitw, 3), Combo's Pizza (hitw, 3 or 5)

                    yet to audition: Kitchen 24 (24/7), Sweet Love Hangover (4, th-s&m), Waffle (3, th-s), BCD Tofu House (k-town, 24/7), Pinches Tacos (3, th-s), Velvet Margarita (4, f-s), D'Amore's Pizza (4, w-s), Tommy's on hollywood (24/7), Ruen Pair Thai (4), Chuan Chim Thai (3, t-su), Hollywood Thai (4), Pho 21 (k-town, 4), Philly's Famous Steak (3, th-s), Mi Teresita Taco Truck (3:30)

                    cut: canter's, jerry's, swinger's, mel's, pink's, norm's

                    If we're in Downtown:

                    the list: Tommy's on beverly (hitw, 24/7), Sanamluang (hitw, 4)

                    yet to audition: BCD Tofu House (k-town, 24/7), Mom's House (k-town, 24/7), Cafe Jack (k-town, 3 or 4) Suehiro Cafe (j-town, 3, f-s), Kouraku (j-town, 3, m-s), Won Kok (c-town, 3), Danny's Tacos Truck (3), El Taurino (24/7), Fred 62 (24/7), Pacific Dining Car (24/7), Farmer Boys (24/7), LA Cafe (24/7), Standard (24/7), TG Express Thai (hitw delivery, 4)

                    cut: the pantry

                    If we're in Silverlake/Los Feliz:

                    yet to try: Nad Pob Thai (4), Garage Pizza (3), Tarascos (3, f-s)

                    If we're in Beverly Hills/Westwood:

                    the list: ll Tramezzino (4, f-s), Spoc's (hitw, 3, f-s)

                    yet to try: Canary Chicken House (opm, 3:30, f/s), Enzo's Pizzeria (3, th-s), Italian Express (hitw delivery, 3), Tommy Taco (hitw, 3, th-s), Habibi Cafe (4 or 5)

                    If we're in Da Hood, ha:

                    the lone wolf: Roscoe's (hitw, 2, f-s)

                    yet to try: Johnny's Pastrami (24/7)

                    If we're in Venice:

                    yet to try: La Cabana (3)

                    If we're in Manhattan Beach:

                    yet to try: The Kettle (24/7)

                    If we're in Santa Monica:

                    the list: Tommy's on Lincoln (hitw, 3, f-s)

                    yet to try: Izzy's (24/7)

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                    1. re: lamogul

                      What, no Lucy's Drive-In? La Brea and Pico. 24/7

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                      Lucy's Drive In
                      1373 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019

                      1. re: Servorg

                        Also, Dolores on Santa Monica Blvd. just west of the 405 Fwy is 24/7 and Cinco De Mayo on Sepulveda and Washington Pl in Culver City is 24/7.

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                        Dolores
                        11407 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

                        Cinco De Mayo
                        11204 Washington Pl, Culver City, CA 90230

                        1. re: Servorg

                          Thanks for tip. I'll add it to the rotation, check it out, and report back! :)

                          1. re: lamogul

                            Another 24/7 Korea Town recommendation:

                            Mountain Cafe on 8th St.

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                            Mountain Cafe
                            3064 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005

                            1. re: Servorg

                              Another 24/7 place - Carnitas Michoacan in Lincoln Heights

                              http://findlocal.latimes.com/lincoln-...

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                              Carnitas Michoacan
                              1901 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031

                              1. re: Servorg

                                And one more (Sherman Oaks - rare find) for 24/7: Crave Cafe

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                                Crave Cafe
                                14504 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

                                1. re: Servorg

                                  I heart chowhound. Thanks for the tips, and as usual, will add it to the rotation, check it out, and report back! :)

                                  1. re: lamogul

                                    I love 24/7 places due to my insane middle of the night bike riding program - so the more places we can list here the better off my (eating) life will be. Thanks for your field work!

                                    1. re: Servorg

                                      Niiiice! By the way, if you or anyone else happen to have checked out any of the places above in the "yet to audition/try" lists, and would recommend to STAY CLEAR, please let me know, thanks!

                                      1. re: lamogul

                                        Well, it all depends on what you get at Lucy's Drive-In and how drunk you are (hopefully your designated driver can be your designated orderer too!) as to the quality of the food.

                                        Another place I've heard about (24/7) and that I want to try one of these days:

                                        Tv Cafe

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                                        TV Cafe
                                        1777 E Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90021

                                        1. re: Servorg

                                          Can't forget one of my own neighborhood fixes (when my body is crying our for extra grease). Big Tomy's on the NE corner of Sawtelle and Pico Blvd. - 24/7

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                                          Big Tomy's
                                          11289 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

                                        2. re: lamogul

                                          Since you have an interest in late night (and especially 24/7) eats I wanted to come back and link one that ipsedixit came up with on another late night thread: http://www.phociti.com/ (and they also have 24/7 locations in Glendale and Burbank).

                                          This is just a bit south of Westwood Village. I haven't been yet but plan on checking it out soon.

                                          1. re: lamogul

                                            I don't think La Cabana is supposed to be very good, except for maybe the nachos & margs.

                                            1. re: Phurstluv

                                              their food improves as ones blood alcohol level increases.

                                              1. re: westsidegal

                                                true statement. and the nachos and margs are the way to go.

                              2. re: lamogul

                                The Kitchen (at Fountain and Hoover) hasn't been 24/7 for a number of years.

                                Coral Café
                                3321 W. Burbank Blvd.
                                Burbank, CA 91505
                                (818) 566-9725

                                For my links I'm only including the bona fide 24/7s.
                                http://www.coralcafe.com/

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                                25 Degrees Restaurant
                                7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

                                Belmont
                                747 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

                                Pacific Dining Car
                                1310 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

                                Roscoe's House of Chicken
                                1518 N Gower St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

                                Tommy's Original World Famous
                                2575 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057

                                Farmer Boys
                                726 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

                                Pink's
                                709 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

                                Original Pantry Cafe
                                877 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

                                Kettle
                                1138 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

                                Fred 62
                                1854 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

                                Du Par's
                                6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

                                Canter's Fairfax Restaurant
                                419 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

                                Jerry's Famous Deli
                                12655 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604

                                Ordonez Mexican Food
                                872 N Garfield Ave, Montebello, CA 90640

                                Andrew's North Hollywood Diner (fka Sitton's
                                )11329 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

                                Harbor House Cafe
                                34157 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629

                                BCD Tofu House
                                1413 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006

                                Du Par's
                                12036 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

                                Izzy's Deli
                                1433 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

                                Coral Cafe
                                3321 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

                                Swingers
                                802 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401

                                Harbor House Cafes
                                16341 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92649

                                Kate Mantilini Restaurants
                                9101 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                                Sanam Luang Cafe
                                12980 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605

                                The Spanish Kitchen
                                826 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

                                Los Tacos
                                1 W California Blvd Ste 211, Pasadena, CA 91105

                                J & S No 3
                                887 N Garfield Ave, Montebello, CA 90640

                                Johnny's Pastrami On Adams
                                4331 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018

                                Du-Par's Restaurant & Bakery
                                75 W Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

                                Cabana Club
                                1430 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

                                Toi On Sunset Rockin' Thai Food
                                7505 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

                                The Restaurant at The Standard, Hollywood
                                8300 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

                                Pacific Dining Car
                                2700 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

                                1. re: maxzook

                                  Max, is Belmont now 24/7? Because I don't think it used to be.

                                  1. re: Servorg

                                    What about Damiano's (Mr. Pizza). Aren't they still 24 hours (and delivery as an option for every one of them)? (I guess they do close for a few hours)

                                    Another likely suspect to add here: Hodori in K-town. Also 24/7

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                                    Damiano's Mr Pizza
                                    412 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

                                    Hodori Restaurant
                                    1001 S Vermont Ave Ste 101, Los Angeles, CA 90006

                                  2. re: maxzook

                                    Which is why Kitchen 24 is posted...the one on Cahuenga, which is 24/7. Thanks! :) Oh, and Belmont is not 24/7, and Damiano's closes at 6am.

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                                    Kitchen 24
                                    1610 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

                                    1. re: lamogul

                                      Ah-hah, I was wondering ... the Silver Lake Kitchen used to be known as The Kitchen 24/7 when it was always open, thus my confusion.

                                    2. re: maxzook

                                      oh, and thanks for posting these links, but a lot of these are NOT, as you say, 24/7, like Roscoe's, Sanamluang, Toi, Belmont, Kate Mantilini, Spanish Kitchen, etc. Look at the above post (after 2am spots) for more accurate times, thanks!

                                      1. re: maxzook

                                        The Spanish Kitchen is not 24/7. I've sat outside waiting for them to open for lunch at 11 am.

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                                        The Spanish Kitchen
                                        826 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

                                    3. any more Burbank suggestions? I just started a job that includes nights in Burbank, I'm not much for nosh up here and Portos closes at 7. :( places that are open past 10 are much appreciated.

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                                      1. re: jadekarrde

                                        What places are on your list now? For instance, are you tuned in to all the Thai places over in adjacent NoHo that are open late? Or Little Toni's at 4745 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood? They are open until around 2 AM or so, 7 nights a week (IIRC).

                                        1. re: jadekarrde

                                          Upthread, somebody (and it may have been me) mentioned the Coral Cafe, which is on Burbank Blvd. two blocks west of Hollywood Way and is open 24/7. It's a very respectable coffee shop with a HUGE menu and breakfast all day, not haute cuisine but just what I'm looking for after a late shift.

                                          Bob's Big Boy, at Riverside and Alameda in Toluca lake, is also 24/7. Not as big a menu as the Coral, and again it's not going to win any food polls, but it's good for what it is.

                                          Barney's Beanery's Burbank outlet is on 1st St. near the Media Center, open until 2 am. Not a huge fan of their menu, imho a bit heavy for late dining, but it's there.

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                                          Coral Cafe
                                          3321 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

                                          1. re: maxzook

                                            i put Coral Cafe (that is exactly the sort of food I love after a late shift) and PhoCiti on my list (omg, Pho at 2am, reminds me of college days). I've tried Bog's Big Boy once and was not impress.

                                            I am all for Thai any time, what places are open late? Gindi Thai is very close, and open to 11. That's actually what I got last night.

                                            Any staple late night taco trucks that have been around for ages and are always in the same place?

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                                            Gindi Thai
                                            4017 W Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505

                                            1. re: jadekarrde

                                              Sanamluang Cafe and Krua Thai are both open very late I believe.

                                              ADD: Harry's Family Restaurant is open 24/7

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                                              Krua Thai Restaurant
                                              13130 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605

                                              Harry's Family Restaurant
                                              920 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504

                                              Sanam Luang Cafe
                                              12980 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605

                                              1. re: Servorg

                                                Thank you, I will try all three sometime in the next month or so, they're all a bit further than I want to go, but within range, anything you'd recommend from the thai places?

                                                1. re: jadekarrde

                                                  It's been long enough since I was out that way that my recommendations are lost in the mists of time...I thought I had put up place links but maybe not? These things sometimes seem to disappear for no good reason. I'll try again with this post and see if they stick.

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                                                  Krua Thai Restaurant
                                                  13130 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605

                                                  Harry's Family Restaurant
                                                  920 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504

                                                  Sanam Luang Cafe
                                                  12980 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605

                                          2. re: jadekarrde

                                            Linking ...

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                                            Coral Cafe
                                            3321 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

                                            Bob's Big Boy
                                            4211 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505

                                            Barney's Beanery
                                            250 N 1st St, Burbank, CA 91502