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The Oinkster

2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041-1238
323-255-6465
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Ranked #151 of 8,563 restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Two pastrami sandwiches and one hamburger later, we were happy that we finally came here after all this time. The staff is really friendly, the sides are good. Pastrami was really tasty, just the right kind of spices and you MUST have it on rye!! The burger was so juicy and delicious, perfectly done at MEDIUM, not overcooked. Pretty good... More

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Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Love, love, love The Oinkster! Great patio, great burgers, yummy shakes and malts, relaxed atmosphere. My favorite place along a great strip of eateries.

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Saw it on Diner's Drive-Ins and Dives. It was wonderful fresh made Pastrami. Come with an appetite because the servings are big!

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Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Just went to the Hollywood location for the first time and loved it. We had a burger, pastrami sandwich, Belgian fries and their lemonade, which they call Oinksterade. The burger was fantastic (I think you'll like it if you are an In-N-Out fan). Pastrami sandwich was also very delicious (although a bit fatty if you are set on lean-shaved pastrami).... More

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Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The Oinkster is one of those places you hope never goes away. It's got casual charm, excellent food, enough choice to satisfy most, and best of all, decent beer! I've been several times now, and I originally sought the place out because it was featured on Guy Fieri's, "Diner's Drive-Ins & Dives." He actually left his signature plaque on their... More

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Pasadena, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Even before we stepped inside here we knew we were going to love it. The scent coming from outside the restaurant was delicious. It was crowded inside, which was another good sign. My brother and I ordered one Oinkster pastrami sandwich and one pulled pork sandwich to split. Both were excellent. We both agreed that we liked the moist pastrami... More

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USA
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459 reviews 459 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

It so good it's just truly unbelievable! I didn't even LIKE pastrami before trying theirs. They've sold me. Burgers are very good as well. And those fries! OH MY! They are fantastic, and probably enough for most duos to share easily. The staff here is super nice even though the place is very, very busy. I also really like the... More

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Ogden, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Burgers and sandwiches were excellent, but the fries were bad. Not worth getting a combo. The Ube shake is very good and worth trying at least once if you have never had it.

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I flew out to Los Angeles to visit our children. After a long flight were hungry. We went to the Oinkster, where we had some great sandwiches. The food is good and prices were reasonable.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Katz's Deli in New York, you have competition!!! This was by far the best pastrami I have ever eaten! Warning, this could be habit forming.

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