Hugo's Studio City

4.5
92 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Real food made in real ways, from-scratch. Delicious stealthy healthy cuisine - that means it tastes so good you won't realize how good it is for you. We feed omnivores, carnivores, vegetarians and vegans, sustainable, organic, non-GMO, Gluten-free options. Three Los Angeles restaurant locations: West Hollywood, Studio City & Agoura Hills
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday; 7:30 am -10:00 pm;
Saturday & Sunday; 8:00 am - 10:00 pm;
Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Friday; 7:30 am -10:00 pm;
Saturday & Sunday; 8:00 am - 10:00 pm;
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Phone number
(818) 761-8985
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nabor Diaz Prado
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Catering
Family-style catering menu is available on our web site: hugosrestaurant.com/catering
Or call our Events & Catering coordinator for assistance - 323-692-0800, ext. 101
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Coldwater Canyon
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Parking details
We have our own parking lot as well as street parking
Additional
Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 92 People Are Saying
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J
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I have been to Hugo's many times because i like that i can build a plate of the items i want. Tonight i ordered same thing and the meal was not good. The only thing i can say i enjoyed was the mashed potatoes. I had ordered salad, brocolini, garlic spinach and two vegan meat balls. I was given 1 1/2 vegie meat balls (ordered two) and called it to the servers attention and she took the half away and never came back with another one before i had pretty much finished the meal. The brocolini was just mostly cut up stems, really not good at all- not tasty, not appetizing, and too crunchy. The garlic spinach side was much smaller and had chunks of garlic that were not good and one was so sharp it hurt my gum. They were really super busy and the server did not get back enough to check on what was going wrong with our meal. It was very frustrating as she was a very nice gal- though she really should have come by more often to see if we needed anything but since they were so busy she did not have much time. My friend liked her salmon, but agreed the brocolini was bad, and she needed more sauce -- but it took a long time to get that sauce, and then they wanted to charge for extra sauce, even though her size dish size was smaller than mine was. I never got another vegie meatball-- though they tried to bring me something that they said they made for me with marinara, even though i did not order marinara vegie ball. The manager didn't seem overly concerned, though she asked what we wanted-- and honestly, i would have preferred a good meal than having to complain about it. They did remove many of the charges for my meal, and gave us a complimentary desert.

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ST
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time!

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JW
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

I am frequently disappointed in Hugo's if I come for dinner (Breakfast is better). My husband's chicken tika masala was overcooked and hard. My Salmon was fine but uninspired. There are just a few dishes I order off the very large and somewhat overpriced menu. Since I don't drink, it's nice to have a big tea list but given that they are supposed to cater to people with food issues, I'm surprised they don't have sugar free dessert options. I do like the ginseng chicken soup and the very green casserole and some of their specials are good. They lean heavily on mexican spices so just know that...

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s
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I had the Shepherd's Pie. It had so much liquid it was like soup. Not nearly enough meat in the "pie". I would not order it again.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable fresh sourced food with traditional, vegan, or vegetarian options. Nice to find a place that serves tasty healthy food in a casual environment.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was excellent. Food was very fresh prepared well. I would definitely dine here again.

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FK
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is really good. Service was so/so. Waiter wasn't attentive. Had to ask for more coffee, come and take our order as well as any refills and to get our check.

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KG
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Great neighborhood place to meet for any meal. Lots of healthy options. Always have a good dining experience here.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy the healthy choices on the menu at Hugos.

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p
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

great food and great service. takes reservations! Very varied menu with many
interesting choices.

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RB
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food is good. Service is dependable. Good variety of food. Local Valley Village / Studio City quiet restaurant. Nothing flashy or outstanding but good variety of different cuisines. Good dependable restaurant with plenty of parking.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Traveled from all the way in Thousand Oaks because one of my friend recommended it, but we got there and it's was pretty busy. Our waiter took forever to get our orders, the Mac n cheese was horrible. Had to order something else. It was really not what we expected, or maybe if the waiter was more good in customer service, and offering us what was the best in there it would have been better, but I have to say it was not the best food.

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C
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Every restaurant can have an off day. Hopefully, that's what was going on at Hugo's the day I had lunch there. I've eaten there on may previous occasions - it's a good mid-valley place to meet. The staff is friendly and the food is good and on the healthy side. BUT, had this been my first visit, I would never go back.

Service was poor to non-existent. We sat there for 25 minutes before someone took our order... and that was five minutes AFTER I complained to a manager. When the food DID come, it was all average and clearly thrown together without any attention to balancing ingredient quantities. There were more olives in my salad than lettuce.

So, I will give Hugo's another chance and hope that my experience was an anomaly. Fingers crossed!

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E
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food. David was excellent server. Chicken dishes are very good. Corn chowder was fabulous

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was so nice to see so many gf items on the menu!!!

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LA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

So, I've been to Hugo's a bunch, and, while the food yesterday was really not up to their usual standards (avoid the pancakes at all costs - I should have stuck with my fave tamales and eggs), it's typically quite good, with lots of veggie options, and it's super convenient for breakfast meetings if you're meeting someone in the Valley. Service is also typically excellent.

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TB
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing waitress!

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TF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The most amazing gluten-free bread I've ever had and I'm not on a gluten-free diet! Great people watching, never had a bad meal occasionally service can be slow but it's not enough to keep me away!

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m
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place because there is something for everyone.

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t
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our go-to for healthy, tasty casual dinner. Also a great place to head if anyone in your party has any dietary restrictions. They really have something for everyone, including vegan and gluten free. They also have plenty of options for those without dietary restrictions!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Convenient location for meeting up with a friend. We chose the patio area as it was considerably quieter for conversation. Delicious food choices!

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I
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Our order got lost, we did get some bread to carry us over, but the wait was long. Other than that the food was great, a crazy amount of options for each dish, everyone can find something there, no matter your dietary restrictions.

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KG
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Always have a good meal at Hugo's! Convenient neighborhood place. Had a great server who was very attentive. Been going there for many years.

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S
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I took some of my family, who were visiting from Chicago, for dinner.
It was their first time at Hugos and they both loved it!
We had another one of their terrific waiters, by the name of David.
He's always upbeat, cheerful, knowledgeable about the menu, checks back about the order after its been delivered, and all around professional.

Food was good: we had organic create a pasta: fresh and tasty, the Cuban sandwhich - while nothing like a Cuban sandwhich in Miami, this is a fun twist: spicey & sweet with Hiugo's signature homemade honey chipotle salsa and plantains. My brother enjoyed it thouroughly. I had a create-a-plate; always a winner. Generous portions.
Will be back

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

The Mac and Chees appetizer was too sweet and not good.

The green Veggie casserole with cashew cheese and goat cheese, was grossly salty. Horrible!. I could not eat it. My friend did not like her meal.....I scheduled a business lunch there, because I used to love Hugo's Studio City.
I drove all the way from Beverly Hills to have a special meal , at special restaurant and it was neither of those.

In fact, I used to drive in from Palm Springs to LA for business and enjoyed HUGOS studio city.. Monday, April 10, 2017: Food was Bad, patio is torn up, my friend and I are very disappointed and will not recommend it to anyone again.

Seems to have gone down hill.

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MM
Philadelphia
113 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh and delicious food for healthy eaters. Love to go there for lunch.

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L
Los Angeles
208 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always terrific, healthful and an enjoyable dining experience, had another one on this night at Hugo's. Unfortunately discovered the chocolate mousse, which was spectacular and nearly undid all the smart, healthy choices made during dinner.

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S
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were thrilled to be seated in one of our favorite waitress's section. she is terrific: warm, attentive, professional, checks back with you- eveything you want in a waiter/waitress. Hugo's has some top-notch staff. Food was good, served warm, & to order. My date's hamburger was perfectly cooked (they have great burgers). My vegan meal was yummy. We go to Hugo's usually 3-4 times a month. We love the variety of their menu.

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FK
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent... we had a very nice time.. would go back again soon..

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S
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We go to Hugo's almost every week.
It has a wide variety if choices on the menu for meat eaters, vegetarians, & vegans. We like their mission statement. We also support locally owned restaurants rather than chains.
On this visit we went late afternoon and the reataurant was lovely & more quiet than usual; arriving in between the busy lunch & dinner crowd.
Service was good, food was fresh, tasty, and warm.
A few visits ago, both of us got lukewarm entrees so we appreciated the dishes today arriving to the table still warm.

We both like that you can get some breakfast dishes all day long.
My friend enjoys the Papa Pasta which has Hugo's organic pasta mixed with eggs and bacon. He said it was better than usual today.
I tried their American veggie burger: their homemade patty was yummy & satisfying. I had it on their gluten-free rye bread with cashew cheese, grilled mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, & avocado. Delish!
Will order again.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I meet for business and for pleasure at this wonderful local restaurant. The Menu is eclectic for me but I always find something good to eat here. Service is good. They are always busy. Lots of Show people at this place. Very enjoyable.

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S
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We eat at Hugos several times a month. I usually can count in consistent good meals with quality ingredients. I like that they offer options for meat-eaters, vegetarians, & vegans. They have an extensive menu & you can get breakfast at any time of day. This evening's visit was an all-around off evening. We ordered our food. A table next to us was seated after us, ordered after us, & got their food before us. My companion's food salmon, was in his own words "mediocre at best." I got the create-a-plate with black bean cakes that were smaller than usual, bland, & lukewarm. The table next to us had to send their burgers back. Our waiter was affable enough but not very attentive. Most of Hugo's wait staff is very attentive and professional. We chalked it up to the restaurant having an off night in the kitchen. Not their norm.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It's ready to come here when you want to be on the healthy side and you have a few people with different dietary needs.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I used to go to Hugo's all the time growing up. I hadn't been in a number of years due to severe food restrictions, but decided to give it a shot since I remember it so fondly.
I ordered a lettuce wrapped burger with grilled onions and avocado. It was the worst burger I have ever had in my life. It was very overcooked (I ordered it medium well) and super charred. All it tasted like was burnt/charred food. I hate wasting food and sending it back but the waitress asked how it was and i didn't want to lie and pretend like it was decent. She insisted on having them remake it, despite me saying I didn't want to waste the food. Our server was very sweet, I think her name was Dona (sp?). The remade burger was so much better than the charred inedible one they had previously cooked, but it still wasn't good. It was flavorless and still a tad dry. I could buy organic meat and make it at home way better for a few dollars. It definitely made me not want to go back. A burger is a pretty easy thing to make; it shouldn't have tasted so bad, especially for $15.
However, the one thing that I do really like about Hugo's is that they have a number of options and are accommodating for people with food restrictions.

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MH
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was okay but food amazing

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I like Hugo's and normally they are dead on, but this time, the food and the service was just so so. I felt sorry for the waitress, she was trying hard but clearly there were not enough servers. The food was not as good as usual, still okay, but usually better.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was so good! My boyfriend and I came for Valentine's Day because I'm vegan and he's not, so we liked how they had options for everyone. I got the tofu scramble and he got the reuben, both were so delicious. Would definitely recommend, especially if you're vegan or have any type of food restrictions (they really have something for everyone!)

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B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting, healthy food. Wide range of options from Vegan to hamburgers. Ingredient notebook is helpful for anyone who has food restrictions.

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JL
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Hugo's is...Hugo's. Really, there is no ambiance.

In my opinion, the food is very good but pretty highly priced. A bit of a buzzkill, yes. Still, I enjoyed it.

My GF wanted to go to Hugo's for dinner for a long while. She enjoyed the vegetarian fare. Overall, I was pleased and could very well return.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would go back again...such variety and such nice people serving you

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