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“Fun stop for a burger and beer”
Review of Hinano Cafe

Hinano Cafe
Ranked #358 of 9,979 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Venice
Dallas, Texas
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692 reviews
453 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
“Fun stop for a burger and beer”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

How could we have passed this so many times and completely missed out? Thanks to TripAdvisor, we were looking for a good burger in MDR and found it. Burger is big and tasty, fresh cooked at the end of the bar. Who wants the fries, anyway? Perfect with a draft beer. Prices are good, crowd is lively, music loud and good. Place was full on a Saturday at lunch; we had to wait for stools to open at the bar. Only a few tables, don't expect to go in with a crowd and sit together - a few of you will be standing. Yep, sawdust on the floor. Pool tables in the back. You can get pitchers of beer. Good prices. No server other than the bartender. Cash only. We'll go back. And I'll try the chili burger.

  • Visited January 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Featured on Diners, Dives and Drive Inns”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Laid back Venice, baby!
The best burgers - no fries - chips!
Great peeps behind the bar and next to you!
No Dislikes!!!!!

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Bmanf4
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San Antonio, Texas
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Surprisingly awesome dive bar!”
Reviewed March 18, 2012

Don't expect leather seats and clean floors in this place! There's sawdust on the floor to soak up the booze and beer spilled by drunken, fun loving regulars who frequent this place.

The drinks are cheap and the burgers are AMAZING! There are plenty of big screen TVs with sports on so sports fans can tune out anyone who may be boring them. Plus, there's a pool table and a classic video game for those who are really bored!

This is a really popular place and gets crowded as people search for great food to soak up the alcohol consumed throughout the night. Go and enjoy!!

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1 Thank Nateinusaf
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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Still a cool place for a burger and a beer”
Reviewed February 23, 2012

We discovered this cool little 'dive bar' at Venice Beach on our first trip to LA in the '70's. We drop by every time we're back in town and are always delighted to find it basically unchanged. At some point they did take down the grass roof that used to hang over the bar but I'm pretty sure it's the same sawdust on the floor. Although we stopped eating meat years ago, we see other customers enjoying the famous burgers and are assured that they're still the best anywhere. This visit we sat at our usual spot at the bar and enjoyed 2 Stella pints (a pitcher would have been cheaper). The server was very friendly and offered to take our picture when she saw our camera. This is a great place to wander in from the beach (1/2 block away) and have a beer while watching sports on one of the many big TV's. There's also live entertainment in the evenings. For a funky LA experience we highly recommend a visit to Hinano.

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank 2Leftcoasters
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Oslo, Norway
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“Great Chili Burger and cold beer!”
Reviewed December 8, 2011

I always drop by this place for a Chili Burger and a few cold beers when I'm in the area! Buena onda:)

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