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“Friendly and good place to catch up with sports” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ye Olde Kings Head

Ye Olde Kings Head
12969 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
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Ranked #506 of 8,565 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: British
Description: phone 818-990-9055
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Description: phone 818-990-9055
Sydney, Australia
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100 restaurant reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Friendly and good place to catch up with sports”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This is a very friendly and good place to catch up with sports as well as a reasonable bit to eat, the servers are all young and appear to enjoy a little talk with customers, always a good sign, large stock of beers, good food reasonable price.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Burbank, California
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Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great British experience in Studio City.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Great local place on Ventura blvd. The beer selection is big and the basic English food was very good.
They have darts and a great British feel to it. We will be going again soon. Last thing, the service and servers
We're so friendly and helpful. Lots of fun.

Visited April 2013
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Graton, CA
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“Not especially British, but not bad either”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We were staying nearby at the Sportsmen's Lodge and this restaurant was an easy walk so we decided to give it a try. We were early for a Saturday evening dinner, but the place began to fill up as the night went on and was agreeably crowded by the time we were done. There is a bar area on one side (trying to pass as a "pub") and a restaurant adjacent; each is filled with British decorations and there are English foods, knick-knacks & candies for sale at the cash register.

The "pub" area did not appeal, with its inevitable sports TV and too-loud rock & roll music, but the restaurant was quieter and more comfortable -- there was an interesting war going on, in fact, between employees as to how loud the music in the dining area should be and how bright the lighting; each would go up, then down, then up again. It made for an amusing show. The decor of the restaurant is a bit on the twee side, but since it was mid-October everything was covered in "cobwebs" for Hallowe'en and not especially visible anyway.

The draft beer menu was extensive, and the food no less so; unfortunately, this is still America so even the British "pub ales" were served stone cold, which was too bad because they're much better when they're less refrigerated --- warming them up with my hands was tiresome, but served the purpose. This may be the only place in Los Angeles where a person can quaff a pint of "Old Speckled Hen," even if it is too cold.

The food was the biggest surprise, because it was extremely good which is not what one typically expects in a pub. My pepper steak & chips was delicious, the fish & chips were exemplary, the chicken pie was excellent and the "Irish Stew" (on special that night) was one of the best I've ever tasted.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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