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Langer's

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704 S Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057-4020
(213) 483-8050
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 143
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best pastrami hands down

No other restaurant compares when it comes to Langer's for pastrami. It is so tender and delicious. The last time I didn't even bother with the french roll and just got a whole plate of it. As for the restaurant itself, there's a lot of seating; however if you come during lunch, there will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Danielle R
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Winnetka, United States
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Winnetka, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

No other restaurant compares when it comes to Langer's for pastrami. It is so tender and delicious. The last time I didn't even bother with the french roll and just got a whole plate of it. As for the restaurant itself, there's a lot of seating; however if you come during lunch, there will always be a line. The staff... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

On a tip from a local, I was told to grab lunch at Langer's. So glad that I did. Has free parking at their location in central LA, about half a block from the restaurant itself. There will most likely be a line when you get there, but it goes fast. Stay the course, it's worth the 5-10 min wait.... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Once we found parking around the block and walked through a gauntlet of passed out drunks on the street and overflowing trash cans,we opened the door to Langers and stepped into a time warp. The floor plan, booths, tables, chairs, menu and food looked like east coast deli from the 1960s. Maybe older as it has been there since 1946.The... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

It was here that I discovered the practice of putting the slaw directly on my pastrami on rye. I will be forever grateful for that. Simply an excellent deli, historic, and devoted to its customers. Where as NY deli's (such at Katz's) are catering to tourists and service and quality are slipping, this place stays true to the locals with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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406 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We arrived quite close to the end of the day so they had run out of rye bread, but we had their Rueben special with coleslaw (that's what makes it special) on sourdough. According to the staff, it's their best seller. It was good, it was very good. The quality of the meat was the best I've had in any... More 

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Miami
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169 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

They are the best deli's left standing. I can't decide, but we'll go downtown LA just for the pastrami or corned beef. I just wish I could get here more often - everything I've had here is good - including the macaroni salad which is hard to find.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I'm 50 and Jewish. I've sought corned beef sandwiches in multiple major cities including several in NYC. There may be better than Langer's, but I've not found it. At $15, I was expecting a colossus (like in NYC), but it was an average size…if there can be anything average about perfection. The rye bread was outstanding…the crust crunched like it... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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33 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

To-go garden salad was well above average, but it is the only thing I had that was a good value. Other menu items, while very good, were way overpriced. Pastrami was BOML (best of my life): tender, and not at all salty. Cole slaw was well above average. Lox was thick-sliced, fresh, and very good, though a bit too-heavily smoked.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Went here after reading the reviews, just an all round awful and ordinary experience. Very bland #19, nothing world famous about it. Tats deli in Seattle kills everything about Langers. The bill was phenomenal to say the least. Will never go back, I can't understand how this place still gets decent reviews.

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New York, NY
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307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I finally made here and wow, why did it take so long. The #19 is a legendary sandwich for a reason - a serious flavor explosion in the mouth. The neighborhood is sad but at least they have a guarded parking lot nearby. I can't wait to come back. Wow!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 704 S Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057-4020
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: (213) 483-8050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Diner, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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