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Sep 10, 2008 01:41 PM

Kosher/Veggie friendly in Venice/Marina del Rey?

Hey everyone,

So my kosher-keeping friends are visiting from New York and want to take my boyfriend out to dinner. They will eat out at restaurants but will not eat meat unless it is kosher. I am a former vegetarian who still prefers to go light on meat. My boyfriend likes his meat and kind of whines when I cook a vegetarian dinner, but he'll go with almost anything. Neither I nor my boyfriend keep kosher (but I did when I was a child so I know the deal).

Does anyone have a good recommendation of somewhere to go in Venice (where we live) or Marina del Rey (where my friends are staying) that is either kosher or vegetarian/vegetarian-friendly to satisfy everyone? We are looking for fairly nice (more than just salads and sandwiches) but not anything expensive or extravagant.


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  1. 26 beach is vegetarian friendly.

    what about fish WITH scales? i vaguely remember that fish is not considered to be in the same category as meat or poultry?

    for fish, although it is somewhat more upscale, i like cafe del rey.


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    1. re: westsidegal

      26 Beach is very veggie friendly and they will substitue tofu in some of the dishes. I like the Thai Curry pasta, I think there is chicken broth, if that is ok with you.

      1. re: Burger Boy

        if they use chicken broth at 26 beach, you can bet that it won't be made from kosher chickens, therefore it would not be ok.

        1. re: westsidegal

          Sorry, did not see the Kosher part. Might nix 26 Beach all together then....LOL

          1. re: Burger Boy

            no, there are plenty of salads that can be ordered using tofu as the protein source (my favorite being the tuscan salad with a double order of grilled tofu) that will work.
            also, i believe that 26 beach usually offers at least one fish dish that is made with fish that has scales..

            burger boy, you do realize that this thread is over a year old, yes?

            1. re: westsidegal

              yeah but someone commentedand then I saw your post and realized i was wrong so thought I should correct it. Happy New Year!

      2. re: westsidegal

        I second Cafe Del Rey for a finer dining option. If fish is OK then I think everyone will be very happy...

      3. you might Try LA Vegan which is on Centinela near Short. it is heavy on the Faux Meat in the menu but it is worth a try.

        LA Vegan
        4507 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066

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        1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

          We made my vegan sister very happy with food from LA Vegan. But do take-out or delivery - really not much of a dining area to speak of there...

        2. Chaya in Venice is also worth considering, as they have veggie options.

          In case you have a meal where Chinese is a consideration, try Mao's Chinese Kitchen in Venice, that offers all sorts of meat subs.

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          1. re: Emme

            chaya venice usually has ONE veggie entree option.

          2. I don't know what your dollar range is, but Axe on Abbot Kinney is very good, probably mid-priced to many in MdR/Venice, and has lots of meal options for just about any concerns.

            1. Pats is just south of Beverly Hills on Pico Near Beverly. I had never been but that area is Kosher Restaurant Row.. Take a drive to please your friends is my point of view..

              Take a look at this link as well:

              Pat's Restaurant
              9233 W Pico Blvd # 200, Los Angeles, CA

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              1. re: Foodandwine

                I hghly recommend Pat's IMHO the best Kosher steakhouse in LA - for something a bit lighter you can also try:
                Fish Grill - there are a number of locations - - they are a kosher fidh restaurant - there is one located at 12013 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA