Itzak Hagadol in Encino?
FYI- Carter or JFL or has anyone else tried it? I found this as part of a "this week in So Cal" email.
Now we know that it's related to the Tel Aviv branch--
Itzik Hagadol Grill
What: Hummus with hot mushrooms, Israeli salad, grilled chicken and lamb kebabs, and endless salads and sides call you to the first U.S. outpost of this Tel Aviv standby.
Why: You falafel for it.
When: Sun.-Thurs. & Sat., 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-midnight.
Where:17201 Ventura Blvd., b/t Louise & Amestoy Aves., Encino (818-784-4080)."
had lunch there today.
as a single diner, they would only serve me an abbreviated version of the 'assorted salad' menu along with a couple of falafal balls and terrific freshly-made flat bread (similar to naan).
i ADORED the falafal, the bread, the israeli salad, the celery salad, and the carrot salad.
pickes and olives were ok.
will definitely be returning.
wish there was a place like this closer to me.
We (4) went to dinner there one evening, late, after the theatre. We had the best time: great food, great service...and really fun atmosphere. And no, I am not an owner or stock holder! The salads were unbelievable. In a good...no great way. And the meats were top notch.
What are the prices like? I can't find the menu anywhere online.
It sounds like this place is kind of like Hummus Bar in Tarzana, which everyone raves about. I went there once, thought the food was ok, and quite expensive for what it was. Hope this place is more affordable and better.