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“Great place for music and fun” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hinano Cafe

Hinano Cafe
Ranked #322 of 9,846 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Neighborhood: Venice
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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75 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great place for music and fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

We heard the music as we walked down Washington St so we decided to check it out. At first it looked a little sketchy but once inside we had a great time. Everyone was very friendly and the beer is ice cold. The place is known for their music and the blues band was fantastic. The burger is their specialty.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Palm Springs, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Enough for Jim Morrison”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

Best cheap hamburger in LA. Beer is cold and arrives promptly; particularly after any one of the excellent bar keeps sees you more than once. I have been an on and off regular since I lived in MDR in the late '70s. Hinano's was a little rough in those days but time has mellowed the crowd (Jim Morrison, Doors lead singer and well practiced alcoholic hung our there enough to carve his initials)...but that's probably a good thing. Bring cash- no cards and the ATM is a bandit.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best $6 Burger in Venice Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

Read a review of burger places in the LA area so was anxious to try this one. We were staying in Venice Beach so it was within walking distance. It did not disappoint, the burger was great! It is a dive bar and you must be 21 to enter. We were there for lunch & it seemed like a place that the locals like to hang out in. I would highly recommend it.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kathy611c
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Carmel, Indiana
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116 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fantastic Burger and a Beer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

Had a double cheese burger with grilled onions, simply outstanding. It is a bar so over 21 only, but got it to go and ate at the beach tables a block away, just a delicious grilled burger after a day at the beach, you can't go wrong!

Visited October 2013
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Great burgers for $6, great music and amazing atmosphere...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Visiting my old haunts in Venice we decided to pop in to Hinanos as we've been before and it's usually buzzing. This time, 2 nights in a row, a fantastic blues band were on. It's spit and sawdust, up close and personal, great beer and the best burgers you can get for just $6. Service is friendly and fast and I love it. There's also 3 pool tables to play on. If your near Venice beach it's an absolute must.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kipims
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