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Gjelina

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1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3740 (Milwood)
310-450-1429
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Home Style
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 201
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great take out

The did not have reservations so we purchased food at Gjelina Take Away, which is next door to the restaurant. I cannot judge the food at Gjelina Restaurant but if it is a thing like the food at the Take Away I am impressed. To appreciate Gjelina Take Away is to understand that it is a meat lovers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Tom H
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
Good for:
  • Home Style
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The did not have reservations so we purchased food at Gjelina Take Away, which is next door to the restaurant. I cannot judge the food at Gjelina Restaurant but if it is a thing like the food at the Take Away I am impressed. To appreciate Gjelina Take Away is to understand that it is a meat lovers paradise. They... More 

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Santa Monica, California
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This review is specifically for Gjelina Take Away (GTA), which is a separate entity adjacent to Gjelina with a little patio seating area. As much as I like Gjelina itself, GTA is an easy choice for breakfast or brunch. The menu lists a generic egg sandwich, which usually includes kale and bacon, but I recommend the turkey tomato egg sandwich... More 

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Just do not understand how there can be so many great reviews of this place. We are not fussy eaters but really the food here was just OK and the service was awful. We waited over 1 hour for a table outside and was eventually given one inside because the guy at the door didn't hear the word outside. So... More 

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Venice, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I stopped in for a glass of L.A.'s first and only hard cider, because it's available exclusively at Gjelina. The stuff was delicious and refreshing!!! It's made from California apples and local honey. It's also no slouch at 6.9% ABV. The cider pairs great with many of the dishes I tried and Honest Abe is committed to eco-friendly sustainability with... More 

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Oslo
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We ate here Friday night. The food was excellent - oysters, pizza, chicken and dolce. The service was impeccable and the place looks great - wood, concrete and bricks. Friday night this street fills up with young party people and all the bars gets packed - a perfect day to visit this place for a LA night out.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

One of the most original brunch menus I've ever had. visiting a friend for the week-end and he took my here for Sunday brunch. The cutest outdoor patio with amazing food, quick service, great coffee and totally reasonably priced. Located on Abbott Kinney with its cool hipster vibe. Fantastic experience for anyone (we came early, I'm told if you want... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Mad Irie trill vibes up in this join. Very Hard to get into. I like that Food was incredible. Menu changes once in awhile when the Chef gets sick of it. COOL My favourite place in LA

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Aspen, Colorado
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is a great place to go in LA. The food is always good. The place is always packed. The vibe is great. I highly recommend this restaurant on one of your nights out.

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We love this place. It's hip, with great food. All their vegetable dishes are extremely tasty. The Carmel salted custard is completely addictive, we ordered one and then got a second. Every time we are in LA we stop here for at least a cocktail and the great vibe.

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3740
    (Milwood)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighborhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: 310-450-1429

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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

Questions & Answers

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