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1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3740 (Venice / Beach Areas)
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Ranked #164 of 8,696 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: Milwood
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We were recommended Gjelina by a local. We were vacationing in Santa Monica and given the opportunity to dine at one of Abbot Kinney's finest. Reservations for four were made for 7:15 Monday night. We anticipated a fantastic experience having been told how good the restaurant was. Got to the restaurant at 7:15. Was told to wait to the side... More 

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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Recommended by a friend for a biz lunch-was very busy and very loud so might not be the best place for that type of lunch. Decor is very cool and back terrace is quite nice-would recommend sitting out there if you can. Hostesses were very nice although we did have to wait since our party was not complete when we... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The place was recommended by friends who had been there before as a must-go-to. I went for lunch and the food was amazing, as well as the setting and the crowd. The desert, a warm date cake with ginger ice cream is the best I ever experienced in a restaurant. Absolutely out of this world. The main course was amazing... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We went to GJelina based on a recommendation. This restaurant is fantastic! My husband and I went to GJelina with friends for brunch on a Friday( they only except reservation for six people or more for lunch); We then went back just the two of us for dinner on the Sunday because we enjoyed it to much! It's rustic modern... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Above average food, but poor, poor, poor service. Service was so poor that this was a first time i did consider asking them to deduct service from the bill.

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Cairo, Egypt
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Just had a family confab at Gjelina last week. This venue was highly touted and upon arrival, it was plainly evident that it had a strong following. We made reservations and got to the area early, parked and headed to the G2 art gallery across the street from Gjelina to bide our time before our seating. After we were seated... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

In this place you eat as the chief wants plus the arrogance of the waiters! If you like the stake medium or medium well don't come here they only serve it red. If you are skeptic to any ingredients forget about asking to cook without it. Or simply if you don't like any thing they just don't change it. Ahh... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

we went here for New Year's Eve and had a great time. It's so "hip" you can't find it as the name on the window is so small. The food was varied and tasty. The wine is expensive(we set a new record for the most expensive family meal ever!)but it was worth it as the DJ was great and our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Amazing!!! My husband and I went there for breakfast / brunch yesterday and I think this was one of the best (but simple) meals that I have had in Cali to date. At first when we arrived, although the ambiance was nice (we were seated on the cute little outdoor back patio), we were not blown away because the menu... More 

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New York City, New York
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Hostess had all the warmth of a ice pop.... Had the feeling she was doing us a huge favor by sitting us. However once seated waiter was super competent and very cool as we're all other wait staff. Food was all well prepared and tasty, drinks, wines all excellent. Would def go back.

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Additional Information about Gjelina

Address: 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3740
Phone Number: 310-450-1429
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice / Beach Areas
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: American

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