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“A Real Difference.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Curious Palate

The Curious Palate
12034 Venice Blvd, Frnt, Los Angeles, CA 90066-3887 (Westside)
310-437-0144
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Ranked #530 of 8,891 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: Westside
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“A Real Difference.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

So glad we choose to eat here. There was plenty of choice and the food was refreshingly different, from the battered crab sandwich to the soup of the day (which was amazing, lemongrass, chorizo, coconut, thai curry flavour). The choice of beers was excellent but choose well as some of them are 11% proof. Ask the server (Joshua) for recommendations as he was really knowledgable and informative. Thanks for a good evening.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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147 reviews 147 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 90 cities Reviews in 90 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Funky menu filled with fresh and hearty choices.

Friendly and open staff help you navite the menu. Order at the counter then have a seat in an open and bright room where you can see the very open kitchen prepare your food.

Turkey sandwich is light yet filling, moist meat and a rich aoilinlike sauce

Mac and cheese is crispy on top, al dente pasta and rich and cheesy sauce...plannon sharing this rich dish

Market veggies are the hidden gem, perfectly seasoned and roasted, it could be a meal on its own!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good quality sandwiches and soup and bakes goods. A cool place to eat!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I highly recommend this place as most everything is homemade. Warning that the location on Venice near Inglewood gets busy at lunch time and it can take a while to get your food. They also have a location at the Santa Monica Place Mall.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Very good wraps”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

We had the coconut shrimp & miso beef wraps and both are really good. There's also outdoor seating which is perfect for a sunny day. This plave seems quite popular. Overall, very good food & ambience.

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Chico, California
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48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Not Expected To Be This Good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We didn't expect to find a place this good in a shopping mall in Santa Monica, but went due to the raves of our son who had been there before. The food is not mall cheap, but is well worth the slightly higher price. This place is true gourmet! Their menu is eclectic, expansive and highly varied. Everything from wraps to full dinners. The white truffle fries are to die for! At first the atmosphere seemed odd for a high end restaurant, but we soon got used to it. After dinner we discovered that the entire floor of the mall was dedicated to fine food and drink establishments.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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