We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“First time for fried smelts” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ulysses Voyage

Ulysses Voyage
6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3109 (Central L.A)
323-939-9728
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #908 of 8,645 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Kansas City
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“First time for fried smelts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

The waiter told me to go for it. My wife is Greek, she went for it and I shared. As the waiter said, "it's a taste of the Mediterrennean " Well everyone knows those folks live long so why not. But they are an acquired taste what with little eyes and tails and all. I don't usually do eyes but if you don't look too closely, they are like eating french fries, ....from the sea. Not great but not bad. A Greek staple. Gotta be good for you with all that omega 3.
This is a good, friendly, authentic Greek place with pleasant indoor and even more pleasant outdoor seating much like a Greek sidewalk cafe. It's at The Grove so there is a lot of passing action to watch.
I think some evenings have a live guitarist or some kind of music. I look forward to returning, if not for the smelts, for the lamb.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

42 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    12
    22
    6
    1
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Good option of greek food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

The atmosphere, music and views are a plus to take into consideration to choose this restaurant. However the food have not a plus over other restaurants of the same type, excluding the entrees which are very good; for instance, the flamed Cheese is an excellent alternative.
The available space between tables is very reduced and may improve.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Food - Great People Watching!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Ulysses Voyage is a fantastic neighborhood restaurant. Even though it is right in the middle of one of the biggest tourist attractions in LA (The Farmer's Market/Grove) they still manage to make you feel at home.
The service is always friendly and attentive. The food is 9 times out of 10 just right. (On my last visit the Lemon Chicken was a bit dry but i forgave them).
The seafood salad is tremendous! The hummus is deee-lish...and the warm pita is soft and yummy.
If you sit on the patio, the people-watching is beyond fun & hilarious. The Grove gets all sorts of folks visiting LA and they do not disappoint. Even if you sit inside, doors are wide open and you feel like you are dining outside.
I highly recommend!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ridgecrest, CA
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great relaxing, delicious Saturday lunch experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

Drove to LA to see the Farmer's Market. Stopped by Ulysses Voyage by chance for lunch. We were seated on the patio so we could people watch as we ate which was fun. Had the flaming cheese (sorry, don't remember the name) for an appetizer - exotic to watch the fire and mmmmmmmmmmm good to eat. Don't even remember what my husband had to eat, I was too busy in the heaven that was my crab benedict entree. All the staff was friendly and courteous.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
“Seafood Skewer was EXCELLENT!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2010

Seafood Skewer was EXCELLENT!!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Ulysses Voyage also viewed

Los Angeles, CA
 

Been to Ulysses Voyage? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ulysses Voyage, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.