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The Oinkster

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2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041-1238
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recommended by a friend and not disappointed!! The Oinkster and Ube Shake were soooooooooo goooooood!! Of course, I was unable to move afterwards and fell into a deep, deep Food Coma but totally worth it! Too busy to try the other food that people were eating around me but the burgers looked FANTASTIC!! Go! NOW!!!

Thank Oyabaka
Los Angeles, CA
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is my neighborhood joint. I live about a mile down the hill from this place. It takes an incredible amount of self-restraint to not eat here every week because everything on the menu is so good. We swear by the Oinkster pastrami, lean and meaty, piled with purple slaw. And though I recommend the pastrami to all comers, my... More 

Thank GumdropGirl
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We've been wanting to check out the Oinkster ever since Guy Fieri did triple Ds. We weren't disappointed. The pastrami is one of the best in LA. The Royale burger is a must try. It's a half pound patty with generous pastrami on top.

Thank NagaandKambing
West Covina, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

You get a lot of meat. But what juice there was runs to the bottom (it's served cut in half and standing up) So it was a little dry. They do serve a South Carolina style vinegar sauce with it, but I'm not crazy about that. If I had a little of "western" Bar-B- Que sauce it would have been... More 

Thank Jim H
Baltimore, Maryland
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here because of Diners Drive In and Dives. We were in the area for the Rose Bowl tour. Food was good and HUGE portions that filled me for the day. Interesting stop. Pastrami was very good!

Thank danarchist
los angeles
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had to stop going here for awhile because it became too popular. It is a great place though and worth it if you don't have to wait too long in line.

Thank Mark w
York, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Dropped into this well know local eatery for lunch . The food was OK but the venue really needed to be scrubbed clean as the floor / outdoor areas /tables and chairs were sticky and dirty. I and others needed to clear tables in order to sit down and eat. The rest rooms had graffiti on the walls and dryers... More 

Thank P G
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Hamburgers not so bad either, found a little pricey but good service and clean. The chicken salad sandwich was full and could be shared.

Thank Dee M
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

I'm a local and I saw their commercial on TV some time ago. I wanted to try it out. It has some good items on the menu but I was somewhat disappointed. Not bad food, but average. Good fries and unique blend of ketchup options. Parking convenient in their own lot on either side of their building.

Thank DonaEspie
Pinckney, Michigan
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This has easily got to be some of the best pastrami I have ever had! The sandwich is really filling with a huge amount of meat and the bun was good and fresh and tasty. Their pastrami takes two weeks to fully age and is just so tender and scrumptious. My mouth is watering as I write this! The other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041-1238
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: 323-255-6465

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?