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Nov 13, 2007 11:57 AM

Matzo Ball Soup in West LA

Does anyone know where to get quality matzo ball soup in the Santa Monica/Brentwood area? I need some for the holidays and don't know where to go in the area. Thank you in advance..

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  1. The best matzoh ball soup i had recently was from Braney Greengrass on the 5th floor of Barney's in BH. I had a pint to-go but they also sell by the quart.

    1. I recall someone recommending the MB soup at Izzy's Deli (Wilshire Blvd. @ 15 street) in Santa Monica. I think my favorite version is from Junior's Deli on Westwood Blvd. just north of Pico on the west side of the street.

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      1. re: Servorg

        i found izzy's inedible. in that neighborhood Fromin's is better.

      2. One of the few things I actually really like at Jerry's Famous is their MBS. (It's the abundance of big, bright orange chunks of soft cooked carrot that get me.)

        Adding place links for JFD and the other places mentioned, btw.

        Barney Greengrass Restaurant
        9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

        Jerry's Famous Deli
        10923 Weyburn Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

        Jerry's Famous Deli
        8701 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

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

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        1. re: David Kahn

          Sorry, forgot Junior's.

          Junior's Restaurant-Deli Bakery
          2379 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

          1. re: David Kahn

            I actually find Jerry's pretty good for Matzoh. Better than Brent's, IMHO

          2. When my daughter is sick she always wants matzo ball soup and I like the version at Fromin's on Wilshire and 19th (altho' Tabachnik's frozen will do in a pinch). Juniors is also good, but less close to you.

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            1. re: NAspy

              I stopped at Fromin's a few weeks ago for a bowl when I had a cold.

              It was early in the am, on my way to work.

              Not fantastic, but it hit the spot.

            2. Maybe because I have enjoyed it since I was in a high chair, and my children (now in their 20s) after me, but the best is Nate n Al's. But as I said, as with all nursery food, it is personal.

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              1. re: Paliman

                No need to apologize -- Nate n Al's has excellent matzo ball soup. My favorite.