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Panini Cafe

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600 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015-4301
213 489 4200
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Downey, California
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50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

How I love sitting outside on the street side patio watching the people from downtown LA flutter by but what i go for is the organic, free ranged chicken, lamb and beef kabobs. Served with a side of basmati rice and a choice of salad. OMG and under 9$ LOL what a deal. you can easily spend that a Jack... More 

Thank gmartinez2016
Oceanside, California
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Delicious, healthy sandwiches, salads, soups, and entrees. Friendly, quick service, busy for lunch !

Thank BarbB2000
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with a few friends. The hostess was very friendly. We did not have to wait long and we were there at twelve. My chicken kabob was amazing. My friends had the Mediterranean salad and a veggie sandwich. They said it was delicious. Quick service with a family attitude.

Thank Kendra H
State College, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

After being on the road for several weeks and all kinds of food, heavy or light, fast or fancy, I was very happy to find this place. The place is well located next to the campus of UCLA. The food was good and hearty. The balance of meat, vegetable and rice is perfect for a traveler.

Thank Chun L
Melbourne, Australia
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428 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

We had dinner here one night before the basketball at the nearby Staples Center. Fortunately we ordered some of the main meals without the accompanying rice or potato dishes because the salad and either salmon or chicken dishes were more than enough for a meal. The food was served hot and tasty and could not be faulted, and is reasonably... More 

Thank Johnpsau
Scottsdale, Arizona
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

This was an unexpected surprise. We stopped for lunch and Panini Café was so good. Healthy, healthy, chicken. I ordered the chicken kabobs and when my plate came I thought there is no way I can eat all that but that is just what I did. It was so good. Service is great and the place is clean with interesting... More 

Thank Susan B
Patchogue, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Imagine your first day in a new town and you find an awesome restaurant! Literally was just looking for something to eat after checking into the Residence Inn down the street and walked into this place, which looked warm and inviting from the outside. Great selection and the food was incredible. The prices were amazing too! Being from NYC and... More 

Thank DK345
Long Beach, California
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Excellent Greek food at a fair price. What a delightful find in Los Angeles. We had the steak wrap and date salad. Amazing. Indoor and outdoor seating, great food, fair prices, attentive and friendly wait staff. Mostly downtown locals eating here. That's nice to see.

Thank JAR411
Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

I love coming here for lunch. I've had some of the panini's, which are pretty good. But my favorite is the chicken kabobs. It's a large portion with rice and salad. The avocado salad is delicious and the dressing is light & flavorful.

Thank Marina V
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Food was amazing! Went there on a Sunday for their breakfast. Oats with all the toppings on the side, delish. The next day we went for lunch - best food in LA, service was amazing, the beautiful lady took our order with a smile and made sure our dietary requirements were met.

Thank Debbie K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015-4301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 213 489 4200

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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?

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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