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Art's Delicatessen

#1,025 of 8,167 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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Universal City Area
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12224 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2557
+1 818-762-1221
07:00 - 21:00
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South Pasadena, California
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was not even ok. Sandwiches were dry. Meat loaf was covered in tomato sauce. Four dollars for iced tea and all drinks?. Eighteen dollars for a sandwich? This place is not worth my time or money. Eight dollars for apple strudel? I could go on but why. Will not go again.

Thank Toni I
Scottsdale, Arizona
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190 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We sadly left behind Art's Deli when we moved out of the valley and out of state, so were thrilled to have the opportunity for a recent return visit, and just like with an old friend, we were right back at home. Almost nothing beats a scrumptious Reuben and Art's is that and then some. Large enough to share, along... More 

Thank Janike1
Scottsdale, Arizona
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281 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is bar none the best deli in the LA area. Both my wife and I lived there for years, and recently returned to find that the same Studio City location that we recall from 28 years ago, is still serving up incredible pastrami on rye. The service is great, the food is event better. Having been everywhere from NY's... More 

Thank cr8it
Alexandria, Virginia
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We came at the end of the day, the place was deserted. The wait staff was pleasant. the food was good, but $18 for a corned beef sandwich??? And, it wasn't even the one with way too much meat.

Thank Miriam450
Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

An extensive menu of deli type food. Great combos of sandwiches are offered. I had a yummy chopped liver dish ... Wonderful !! I'll be back to try many of their dishes.

Thank Fridman408
Sunriver, Oregon, United States
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66 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Haven't been to a true Good Deli in a few years(none in my area) and visiting friends we came to Art's and OH MY GOSH .... We so enjoyed it and we were stuffed and decided to come back before we left..The Pastrami sandwich is HUGE, the Chicken Liver Pate was wonderful and the Rye bread just doesn't get any... More 

Thank Janese R
Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I have been to Art's Deli a couple of times now, to meet with local friends who eat there quite often. It's a large, old-fashioned deli where people "from the industry" meet, as one of the local shop keepers told me. The sandwiches are humongous, the salads equally as huge, and the waiters are friendly and attentive. Definitely a place... More 

Thank Sylvie S
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Drove 40 miles to have breakfast here. There's just not very many places left like this anymore. Very old-school pretty expensive. But I definitely go back and the drive was worth it.

Thank Coconutsowner
New York City, New York
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130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Located on the very busy section on Ventura, closed to Laurel Canyon Blvd, this deli is in business since 1957 with old style booth, decor and to some extend ... clientele. We ordered a soup and a plate of lox for two ... and for this price, the capers & pickles were missing. There were no bialy on the menu... More 

Thank RedSkirrel
Los Angeles, CA
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231 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Art's Deli is an excellent place if you're pining for an oversized pastrami sandwich. Their rye bread is fresh and a good texture. They'll bring you a plate of great pickles. The portions are on the scale of Carnegie Deli in NY. Heart attack sized. Service is good and there are many menu options especially Eastern European Jewish specialties like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12224 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2557
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-762-1221
"Every Sandwich is a Work of Art" &"Every Customer is a Member of our Family. "Welcome HOME to Art's Deli." Serving you with care Since 1957. Your Hosts: Sandy Ginsburg & Harold Ginsburg. Most of our menu items have been created from old family recipes dating back to the early 1900's. We use only the highest quality of products. Our suppliers pick only products that meet our high standards.

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