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Ken & Kent's NY Style Deli - Hermosa Beach?

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Has anyone tried this deli? How's the pastrami and corned beef sandwiches?

TIA,
JinCC

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  1. We went yesterday for the first time and my husband declared the pastrami sandwich to be delicious and pretty authentic. It came with two sides, he picked potato salad (yummy) and coleslaw (unfortunately, not vinegar-based dressing but still okay). I think it wasn't cheap, probably about $12, but big enough that my husband, who is a big eater, could only finish one half.

    We also got a nice free starter of pickles, sauerkraut, etc. Definitely a place we'll be going back to many times.

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    1. re: tuxedosam

      Gotta try this place.. so close to me and so out of place in the Southbay.. anyone else been there??

    2. I went about three weeks ago. I ordered the pastrami sandwich with cole slaw and russian dressing, and it came with two sides. The sandwich was made with sourdough bread which was way too dry and they didn't put any dressing or cole slaw on the sandwich. I didn't notice their absence until I got home and re-read the menu. I was practicaly drowning it with mustard to give the sandwich more moisture.
      About every 30 seconds a different server would ask if everything was ok. This was way to often and interfered with my meal.
      I will say this, the pastrami itself was very good, flavorful and tender.

      1. been going there for a while since they opened - food and service has gotten much much better - i love this place - new website too. - www.kenandkents.com

        1. Had the Chicken Soup with Kreplach- delicious! The broth was rich and had intense chicken flavor with right amount of noodles and meat and carrots. The Kreplach could have been bigger, or they could have given two, the meat filling was perfectly spiced.

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          1. re: Veggietales

            I am meeting my friend for lunch today. Looking over the menu, so many different choices. I think I will try the Rueben today and then take Hubby tomorrow and try out something else. Can't wait, will report back.

          2. I picked up a Pastrami Sandwich (Sky High) to go with cole slaw. It was a big and tasty sandwich. Next time, I'm going to try the NY Pastrami as recommended by the sandwich maker at the counter. It is supposed to be more peppery.

            Also, the menu reminds me of Jerry's Deli. Bagel chips, split pea soup, sky highs, etc. This isn't necessarily a bad thing as long as the pastrami is tasty. I couldn't find this in the South Bay, but I'm still learning this area.