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1 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801-5049
626-282-0140
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9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A LA pastrami classic

If you are looking for LA pastrami...this is one of the best. Pastrami dip is great and the "small' fries are enough for two to three people. Fries are also tasty. This is the original location and a great stop if you are in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
WalkingDude1
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for LA pastrami...this is one of the best. Pastrami dip is great and the "small' fries are enough for two to three people. Fries are also tasty. This is the original location and a great stop if you are in the area.

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montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This one is the original. It was pouring rain [good for drought] and a bit cool at 6pm but we braved the picnic tables under cover, and NOTE THERE IS NO INDOOR SEATING. Had the Pastrami, it was very good and those chili cheese fries are a huge portion....brought some home. Those and a large drink was over $20. It... More 

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Thank flyboy1320
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Simply one of the biggest pastrami sandwiches you can get in town. If you're tired of the usual fast food joints and want something different, The Hat should be the first choice. Stick with their pastrami sandwich and chili cheese fries.

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Thank Donaldinc
Tulare, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

If you've got pastrami on your mind, go grab it up! Fries are good, and they give you about a thousand of them. Why not get a cherry coke to go with?

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Thank Jennifer B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We always find time to stop at the Hat when we are in town. The prices are great, the food is fresh and fast and you get a lot for your money.

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Thank Deedra007
Pasadena, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This place has lost it! It was a staple in the day, but, sadly, no more. I spent $22+ for a beef sandwich, a hamburger, small fries and two drinks -- and left hungry...and thirty. There was really no meat in the beef sandwich and my daughter's burger was a small patty. Fries were plentiful but not a meal. They... More 

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Thank HappyTraveler0109
Monrovia, California
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Good Steak Fries too. Just don't expect more than a fair level of satisfaction from pretty much everything else on the menu...

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Thank Nancy O
Arlington, Texas
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to pick up a huge take out pastrami sandwich. They have been there for decades and always provide a great sandwich right in front of you.

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Alhambra
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Cheap, Affordable and talk about quantity... I never finish my food here because the portions are so huge. Onion rings are to die for and pretty cheap too. Pastrami french fries are really good as well. Would recommend for lunch or dinner for anyone around the area. Good parking but can be packed at times.

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Thank John F
Virginia City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

If your looking a great Pastrami sandwich, then you have got to go here. Alhambra is the original, but there are several other restaurants in and around LA. The meat is great and they dip the bun in the juice. If you haven't tried one and you're close it is a must stop in food. If you love a good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801-5049
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alhambra
  • Phone Number: 626-282-0140

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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