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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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Sylmar, CA
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I was tempted to do a burger, I saw a chicken and brie sandwich on the menu. It comes with tomato, and onion on grilled sourdough bread-so delicious! Split an order of the belgian fries; it is a good serving and you will leave FULL. Lunch seems like a good time to come; short line and they have 2... More 

Thank ZRtraveler
San Salvador, El Salvador
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually visit Los Angeles twice a year and every time I'm in town, I cannot miss the chance to visit The Oinkster. My favorite, The Pulled Pork, but the chicken is amazing as well, the meat practically falls off the bone. The Pastrami is sooooo good and the burgers are done right!

Thank Jose Luis G
Las Vegas, Nevada
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821 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on an amazing first visit, we came back to The Oinkster for a second time. The sandwiches were amazing, again! Worth the drive!

Thank LV_Lee
Santa Clarita, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Fast, original and homey. Fun drinks. Great shakes and burgers. Homemade ketchup. Definitely stop by again. Not a lot of parking. No bathroom. We came at 3 and it was almost full. So come expecting a line.

Thank steviestephensteve
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Good portions . Get there before noon or you'll be waiting in line a while! The pastrami was great! They have beers on tap which is a cool option for a slow fast food restaurant!

Thank Ariel F
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I had their famous pastrami sandwich. It was good, but it was so juicy/greasy it was a disaster to try and eat. It definitely has old school charm but somewhat rundown and not the cleanest.

Thank Monte B
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?