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Jun 10, 2011 06:37 PM

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

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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    1. re: maudies5

      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. 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.

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      1. re: petek

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

        1. re: petek

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

        2. 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.

          1. 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.