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Canter's Deli

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Central L.A
As featured in Best of LA on a Budget
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419 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1716
+1 323-651-2030
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Lake Forest, California
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so disappointed with the flavor of the matzo ball soup it did not taste the same as it has for the past 40+ years . Please go back to the original recipe .

Thank kd1314
New York, New York, United States
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151 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You name and I've eaten their nyc pastrami sandwich. All the way out of nyc to jersey, Bronx and Connecticut. Canters is very good and deserves the reputation it got. Highly recommend it.

Thank Edan M
Hermosa Beach, California
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit pricy but for what you get, but the price matches the food. The bakery is almost a separate visit. Amazing variety of cakes and desserts. Top quality breads. The deli is our Reuben stop in the Whilshire area. The Deli itself is in the heart of a Jewish Community on Fairfax. It is well worth the drive over... More 

Thank Judpma012
Lancaster, CA
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What can you say about Canters??? This time around we had blintzes, corned beef and matzaball soup!!!! Our server Sheryl was amazing as usual and she made our experience fun!!! The food was awesome!! Of course we bought out the bakery, cookies, danishes, etc. can't wait until our next visit

Thank maggiegirl6
Vinita, Oklahoma
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast and lunch from here. We had lunch to go. Staff were quick and friendly. Breakfast was bagels and danishes. All fresh and all good. Lunch was a sandwich for each of the four of us. Way too much food in a sandwich for one person and it was expensive for a meal. 70.00 for 4 sandwiches. It... More 

Thank b k s
Griffith, Indiana
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love New York Deli's this is the only place in L.A. to get great food. Pastrami, Corned beef, Cabbage, potato salad, & cole slaw... great oinion rings too.. Service was outstanding and atmosphere is typical deli. Parking isn't bad and if you eat in restaurant it's free...

Thank Martin P
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service here is always good. Old school deli in LA and you feel every movie ever made has been shot in this place. Had a simple egg white omelette. It was perfect. My buddy had the Party Melt and loved it. Fairfax is a very cool street to walk as well.

Thank Tyler G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The line was long and the parking was non-existent, but it was worth it! And those PICKLES.. . my god, they should be selling those online!

Thank Becky S
Englewood, Florida
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My opening sentence says it all. We were downtown heading toward the farmers market and decided to stop and get some breakfast. We saw the sign for Canter's Deli And decided to stop there for breakfast. Just stepping inside the front door, I could tell this was going to be a great experience. Just looking at all the baked goods... More 

Thank royvanhorn
San Jose, California
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191 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love places like this. Nothing fancy...good service, rich history, aged decor, and great food. It has deli in the name, and in truth it is, but it feels more like a retro diner. One of the best darn pastrami Reuben's I've ever had. Breakfast lunch or dinner, this place is awesome.

1 Thank flatfootfoodie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Kosher
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1716
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-651-2030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?