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Uncle John's Cafe

836 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017-4610
+1 213-623-3555
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  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
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3 weeks ago
“Saturday Breakfast”
21 Sep 2016
“Tasty food”
All hours
836 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017-4610
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not going to lie, I came here after I saw this little diner on a Buzzfeed video about steak. Once I arrived in LA I was happy to find out that my AirBNB was around the corner from Uncle John's. I walked in at about...More

Thank WWPaci
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

New owners keeping the dishes tasting terrific. Love orange chicken, chasu, and pork chops. Servers are friendly and keep your glasses refilled.

2  Thank Richard M
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This restaurant has Chinese food as well as American favorites. We went for breakfast. The food was reasonable and very good. The menu has something for everyone.

2  Thank Jill S
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We came here for breakfast after seeing reviews describing the 'unique and expansive breakfast menu'. Turns out it's a chinese restaurant that also serves breakfast. So I had over medium eggs, skillet potatoes, english muffin with spicy chinese fried fish. My husband had shrimp fried...More

2  Thank Enna J
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Not you run of mill breakfast place. Wide variety of dishes, my favorite the spicy pork chops and eggs. Fried rice dishes are great, asian soups all above average. Great place to go for breakfast or lunch. Near staples center and other activities

1  Thank Jose B
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Downtown has its share of old-school eclectic places and Uncle John's is one. Think the Yorkshire Grill in terms of the characters who wait on you and run the place, with a menu that is part Denny's and part Panda Express....located in an old mysterious...More

1  Thank Padrino62
Reviewed 15 December 2014 via mobile

Good restaurants run by vey nice people. Quick service and very good food. The teriyaki chicken for breakfast was an awesome choice. Not too fancy and very affordable.

1  Thank Bart v
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I know the food is not authentic but it is good! I crave the teriyaki chicken and eggs! The mom and pop operation is comforable and freindly!

1  Thank Charles Q
Reviewed 10 September 2014

John's Cafe was perfect for an inexpensive home cooked breakfast. Very hard-working and friendly staff. Good menu choices and fast service.

1  Thank Teri905
Reviewed 10 March 2014

I was looking for a nice simple filling breakfast close to my downtown hotel. I was hoping for some comfort food but maybe with a little local specialty. This place was the perfect find. It looks unassuming, but the meal was delicious and served with...More

Thank SharksPep
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Breakfast, Lunch
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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  • Address: 836 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017-4610
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-623-3555
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