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The Oinkster

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American, Hamburgers
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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, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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 great place!

Drove by and stopped, easy parking and the place had some business. Nice patio area, clean for the most part, and then the menu. Oh oh, all my favorites! Had to have pastrami, and the thing was huge. I couldn't eat it all, and it was so tasty, even nuked up the next morning... Service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
William M
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San Francisco, CA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My first experience at oinkster was juts okay. But I've been back several times and have realized that they are great! The food is excellent and they always have new beers to try. I love burger week where they make their versions of a lot of great burgers (but they're made fresh and with better ingredients). Love the Royale Burger... More 

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San Francisco, CA
Top Contributor
347 reviews 347 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Drove by and stopped, easy parking and the place had some business. Nice patio area, clean for the most part, and then the menu. Oh oh, all my favorites! Had to have pastrami, and the thing was huge. I couldn't eat it all, and it was so tasty, even nuked up the next morning... Service was helpful and friendly, and... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We visited early evening. Not too much of a queue. Friendly service. Pastrami sandwich was tasty as was the burger which was a happy hour discount special

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Roseville, Michigan
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was recommended after stating how much I enjoy a good Reuben. Although the Reuben looked great, I opted for the house special Oinkster Pastrami served with caramelized onion, red cabbage slaw, and cheese. The sandwich is actually big enough for two but is so good that it was hard not to try and eat the entire thing. While parking... More 

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Monterey Park, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Everything was fresh. There are some non-carb choices for side dishes when you get a hamburger or sandwich. I really appreciated that you could get unflavored sparkling water out of the soft drink machine, being among those who is trying to avoid both excess sugar and artificial sweetener. The patio was a very nice space.

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Riverside, California
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616 reviews 616 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a Diners Drive-ins and Dives recommended restaurant. They "home make" catsup, chipotle catsup and garlic aioli. They also make their own pastrami which is excellent. Their french fries are crisp and flavorful. We stopped in around 2 p.m. and they were still busy. Good friendly service.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The food doesn't disappoint. Had a cheeseburger with fries. My husband enjoys the house pastrami and fries. The line a usual occurrence but it moves quickly. Out of town visitors love this place too

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Orange, California
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Great service, and a quick lunch meal. The pull pork sandwich was not very flavorful. Even after adding sauce, it just got moist, still lacking any interesting or unique flavor. The french fries were great. Maybe I'll try a burger next time.

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Vacaville, California
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

A place for a great pastrami or Reuben,nice Thai chicken salad and a draft beer. An old fast food setting with slow food. Very busy on a Saturday with good people in line. Very worth the effort. We just moved to the neighborhood,first meal out.

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Oakland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I was in Los Angeles for a conference and we had a short break for lunch. A bunch of us jumped in our cars and headed down Colorado Blvd. in search of a Wendy's or Carl's jr. just to grab a quick bite and get back to business. As we passed the funky "Googie" sign I knew we had found... 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, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?