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The Oinkster

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2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041-1238
323-255-6465
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pastrami from Heaven!

This has easily got to be some of the best pastrami I have ever had! The sandwich is really filling with a huge amount of meat and the bun was good and fresh and tasty. Their pastrami takes two weeks to fully age and is just so tender and scrumptious. My mouth is watering as I write this! The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
pilotwh
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Pinckney, Michigan
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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm a local and I saw their commercial on TV some time ago. I wanted to try it out. It has some good items on the menu but I was somewhat disappointed. Not bad food, but average. Good fries and unique blend of ketchup options. Parking convenient in their own lot on either side of their building.

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Thank DonaEspie
Pinckney, Michigan
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This has easily got to be some of the best pastrami I have ever had! The sandwich is really filling with a huge amount of meat and the bun was good and fresh and tasty. Their pastrami takes two weeks to fully age and is just so tender and scrumptious. My mouth is watering as I write this! The other... More 

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Thank pilotwh
Montebello, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Their Pastrami Sandwich was extremely tasty. Never had on with Red Cabbage in it and it just made the sandwich more exquisite. I ordered to go, and when I arrived, I said I had a pick up. They said they would have it ready in a couple of minutes since they wanted to prepare my Chili Fries fresh. After it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Went with a group of four; got lots of recommendations from regulars who've apparently tried most of the menu. I had the pastrami, hubby had the pork and oinkster fries (shared of course). Friends had a burger, slaw, fries, and salad. Everyone loved everything; great beers on tap too. We sat outside which was very comfortable and we're not rushed... More 

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Thank nomorebake
Liberty, Missouri
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We stop by each time we go to CA. Great aioli sauce, great Oinkster Pastrami. My only criticism is the attitude to the customers: Wait here until time to order, no saving places on the deck--haven't had instructions like this since Junior High. While waiting outside in our car near the rear door, a worker was cleaning the windows on... More 

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Thank john c
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

You have to have the pork, of course, at least once. Do not miss the pastrami! It is fantastic. I took my family here and everyone enjoyed their burgers and sandwiches. If you are looking for a cheap option, this will not be that. But, don't be fooled by the hamburger-joint feel of this place. It is truly gourmet and... More 

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Thank Rich K
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145 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Good rueben, but a little sloppy. Service was quick. Burgers were about average. Pulled pork sandwich was good. Outdoor tables as well as indoor tables.

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Thank mel1150
Monrovia, California
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175 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The barbecue is served in gut-busting portions with tasty hot garlic fries. Can be spicy, so ask before you order, if you are a tenderfoot! Go with the Fosselman's Chocolate Malt for dessert. The outside patio is sublime ...

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Thank Nancy O
Glendale, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Best pastrami sandwich! Ordered the oinkster pastrami and shared it. All their sauces are house made so they're amazing. Ordered chilli cheese fries and gobbled those down. The chicken breast with rice pilaf was pretty darn tasty as well! It is self serve seating and people tend to linger after they have eaten so you just have to hover over... More 

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Thank meg c
lake havasu
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Saw this place on Triple " D " on food TV and they were all raving about this place The Oinkster in Eagle Rock , Califonia ( Los Angeles ) The pulled pork tasted like it had been prepared two days prior and was inedible to the extent I had to go to the bathroom and throw up. The pastrami... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041-1238
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: 323-255-6465

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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