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Restaurant Supply Stores in West LA? (Especially for knives)

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realbigfoodie Jun 10, 2011 06:37 PM

Does anyone have some suggestions for a good restaurant supply store in West LA where I can go to buy good and affordable knives?

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    maudies5 Jun 10, 2011 06:46 PM

    Surfas !

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      perk Jun 11, 2011 01:04 PM

      I've had good luck at Surfa's for knives. Not cheap, as a rule. But they do have sales. And Williams-Sonoma has a pretty good sale on select knives right now....up to 70 percent off.

    2. petek Jun 10, 2011 06:49 PM

      I've heard that Japanes Knife Imports(JKI) is going to open a brick and morter shop somewhere in L.A.Next in the next couple of weeks.Great selection of knives.

      www.japaneseknifeimports.com

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        AAQjr Jun 10, 2011 07:38 PM

        Jon is a great guy, really goes out of his way for customers and is very knowledgeable. Highly recommended

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          jaykayen Jun 11, 2011 12:16 PM

          Ditto to this. Not sure how affordable it would be, though.

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          nosh Jun 10, 2011 07:47 PM

          Surprisingly, you might check out the Bad Bath & Beyond, which has a huge store on Olympic between Barrington and Bundy. Not only do they have a nice selection of high-end knives, but you can use their ubiquitous 20% off coupons on many of them.

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            Petey McNichols Jun 11, 2011 02:59 PM

            Surfas would probably fit the bill the best but there are great spots outside of W. LA that may have a better selection. Chef's Toys in OC and Torrance is not too bad. Chefmart in Gardena nice. If you're looking for a pretty nice selection I second the Williams Sonoma rec. They have great sales every other month on different brands at deep savings. For Japanese knives, Mutual Trading Co. in downtown LA is probably one of the biggest selections, it is industry only but if you pay cash most of the time they will not care if you buy directly from the showroom.

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