Itzak Hagadol in Encino?
Anyone know anything about this place which is 'coming soon' on Ventura?
I wonder if it is related to the locations in Israel?
Will it be kosher?
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.
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.
Encino branch of restaurant in Israel. It does not have rabbinical kosher certification since it is open on Friday ngiht and Saturday before sundown.