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Bossa Nova

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7181 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046-4417
(323) 436-7999
11:00 am - 3:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 am
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68 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped here for lunch on our last day in Hollywood after it was recommended to us by a friend. I ordered the gorgonzola burger, my wife ordered the pasta and my sons ordered the bolognese and a sandwich. We were not disappointed with the food at all! So delicious and tasty. My burger was to die for. The only... More 

Thank HotspurUK
Helsinki, Finland
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99 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bossa nova provides Brasilian food in substantial portions - the catch of the day (sea bass) came with black bean sauce, deepfried bananas, and rice, which was enough to feed a hungry tourist. They also have Brasilian beer - definitely worth sampling! For some reason the waiter gave us free t-shirts.

Thank intonsus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bossa Nova is a cozy restaurant with delicious food and great service. We arrived early so it was easy getting a table - when we left there was a line, so I would recommend getting there early.

Thank Cathrine S
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extensive menu with traditional Brazilian food as well as American/Italian dishes. Our food was very good and we will def be back soon!!

Thank Cheryl L
Sydney, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Massive choices on the menu. Full on Americana food really. Good sized portions. Very tasty. Good service. Great beers. Nice sitting outside as the sun went down. Best place we found in the area.

Thank andy44sat
Campi Bisenzio, Italy
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here in july and i really appreciated this fantastic restaurant.... Good plates (especially pasta plates), really big and cheapest... If you don't trust me, try it Good job Bossa Nova😉

Thank Simone B
Bristol UK
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner to this neighbourhood restaurant in West Hollywood with my wife and 2 kids. Extensive menu and better than average food marred by poor service.

Thank RogerBristolUK
Peoria, Arizona, United States
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Fantastic pasta, trendy atmosphere. Love the food every time and the service is always great. The prices are a little higher, but worth the quality of the food. This is now a favorite, and that says a lot for the abundance of food in Hollywood.

Thank Joshua K
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

It's Brazilian, but we can't stop ordering the pasta and pizza because it's sooo good. No reservations and outside seating available

Thank DaveOKC
daniel2m, Public Relations Manager at Bossa Nova, responded to this review

Thank you Dave! We are thrilled to hear that you are a fan of our pastas and pizzas. We hope to serve you again! More 

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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Went here last night and did not book ahead. Reassuringly had to wait twenty minutes for a table midweek so busy and popular place. Mix of tourists and locals. Massive menu so focuses on the specialities and the highlighted popular dishes. Not disappointed with the food or service. Great selection of beers and wines also. Portions are large so sharing... More 

Thank travisthedog
daniel2m, Public Relations Manager at Bossa Nova, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, Travis. We are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We hope to serve you again. More 

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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
Average prices
Italian, Brazilian, Pizza, International, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:30 am
11:00 am - 3:30 am
11:00 am - 3:30 am
11:00 am - 3:30 am
11:00 am - 3:30 am
11:00 am - 3:30 am
11:00 am - 3:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7181 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046-4417
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighborhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: (323) 436-7999

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Staying in Hollywood

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