Novel Cafe Wilshire
Novel Cafe Wilshire
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Novel Cafe Wilshire

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.novelcafe.com/locations/wilshire-koreatown/
  • Phone: 2133883383
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Friday
    11am-2am

    Saturday & Sunday
    8am-2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live Band (occasionally)
    Sport/Fight nights

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Western Ave
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Park on the second floor of the Ralphs Grocery Parking Structure
    Get 2 hours free with validated ticket
A word from Novel Cafe Wilshire
With three separate dining areas, and a full service bar, The Novel Cafe will be sure to entertain all your needs, no matter what. We are proud to serve only free range, hormone free poultry and eggs.
Come in today, and enjoy some of the best that LA has to offer.
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Novel Cafe Wilshire reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Mid-Wilshire Gem in a Lull Hour
    ScottDines
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Dining early on a Saturday is not the optimal time for this late-night restaurant and music venue. We had the dining room to ourselves at 6:00 p.m. The service was wonderful (good luck, Katie! Hope you book "In the Heights") and the food was quite good. I bet the place is rockin' at midnight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Novel Cafe is a good place
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    Novel Cafe is a good place to go if you are looking for something to eat before a concert or other event. Prices are amazingly low and the menu has something for everyone.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love the atmosphere - the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    love the atmosphere - the food is creative and delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, good prices, friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    great food, good prices, friendly service (the waiter was definitely new, but was clearly putting a lot of effort into doing a good job and it showed). They serve bottomless mimosas by the pitcher, which is great since it allows you to enjoy your meal without having to flag the waiter down for every refill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had dinner at the Novel
    Socalbanana
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    We had dinner at the Novel Cafe before going to the Wiltern Theatre. The food was very good and the service was wonderful. We will recommend to others and come again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When we arrived, they did
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    When we arrived, they did not have the reservation correct (7pm for 8 people. The confirmation email was correct). They told us that we would need to wait an additional half hour for our table. When they did have room for us, they took us into the bar and sat us at a small coffee table with sofas/chairs around it. Much too small for 8 people and so loud! They said that if you reserve on Opentable that it automatically reserves for the bar area, not the restaurant. We asked them to move us to the restaurant since we weren't informed that was the case and they said all of the big tables were taken, so they'd have to split us up; 4 and 4 at a table. So we gave in and just sat. Not a positive experience at all and won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were looking for a non-Korean
    PennyReview
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    We were looking for a non-Korean (can't eat most of their food) restaurant near the Wilshire Ebell Theater and found this restaurant. Good ecclectic type menu with comfortable seating. The bar is a little loud but there is a door that keeps most of the noise at bay. I'm vegan and there was a great veggie salad available that was quite tasty. My friend is not vegetarian and had a great seafood pasta dish that he was very happy with. Glad I found this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My first experience at Novel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    My first experience at Novel Cafe was quite disappointing. The service was horrible. The place was fairly empty yet it took 25 minutes to get two drinks. The water we ordered never came so I went to the bar to get it myself. The food was fresh but bland and not worth the wait. I could go on but there's no need. These are easily resolved issues and I hope the management at Novel Cafe addresses them. I believe in second chances...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good - burgers were
    Peaches
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Food was good - burgers were awesome! Drinks were good, and prices were not expensive. Went before a concert next door, and they were not crowded until closer to the show. Service was VERY slow, but overall a good experience. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate