About Itzik Hagadol Grill

Authentic Middle Eastern restaurant with great selection of over 25 different types of salads and over 20 types of different meat. Including
A great selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options
Special homemade bread baked in our unique oven.
The best tasting homemade hummus ever! A large selection of charcoal-grilled skewers.Assortment of homemade kebabs that are ground in our kitchen.
As far as today, the best steaks and lamb chops that the market has to offer!

17201 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91316
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Steakhouse, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
we are open 7 days a week 11:00am-11:00pm

Cross Street:
Louise

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 784-4080

Website:
http://www.itzikhagadol.com/

Entertainment:
Open kitchen expirience

Catering:
We make delicious catering for up to 300 people. We offer all our salads, meats,and fish. We are also available for the kosher meat catering. We can set up the tables buffet-style or serve individually. We can bring waiters with outstanding service. We can grill our products at your place. Itzik Hagadol grill can go with your anywhere.

Parking Details:
There is a private lot but you may park on the street as well.

Public Transit:
Ventura&Louise

Private Party Facilities:
We offer private dining in the main dining area or the patio. We also offer singers with different languages, bands, dancers and DJs for large parties. We can make large platters with a variety of meats. We also have different kosher meats available.

Private Party Contact:
Garry: (818) 784-4080

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We welcome you to join us and celebrate any special event in your life together with us, Itzik Hagadol!

Itzik Hagadol Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (4)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Casual (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We love it here. Great family style authentic Israeli food. Always delicious!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Terrific food (in grotesquely large portion). Just thinking about it creates in me a longing to go back!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Love this place! The Israeli food and the array of dishes are so delicious! Great for meat lovers and Vegetarians. The SweetBreads were my favorite!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We ate at the restaurant about 4 years ago. It was a Saturday night and there wasn't an empty table. This past Saturday night there were only about 4 tables of guest. There have been a lot negative reviews and I would say some part were true and not. The service was great and fast and very professional even though they were very young. The amount of veg trays were good, not great but good and plentiful. They brought as much as we asked for. NOW for the major negative, there were 6 of us, and the bill with tip was $260, only one drink. The meat dishes are extremely expensive for the quantity. I will say the quality was good and better than expected but the a side of lamb chops $38, that's on top of paying per person $11 for the veg assortment which was a good buy. All in all we might go back but not for another 4-5 years.

There is definitely something different and missing this could be a great restaurant again that it use to be and they need to step up their game plan.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food is great and plentiful. There is a great variety. It is also a great value. Really love this place.

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Been coming here for awhile. Excellent service, great food as always...

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Chicken thigh skewers were delicious but our friend's lamb was tough and inedible.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I LOVE this place! The only downside--it's hard to stop eating because the food is so good. And don't get me started on the bread. It's unbelievably delicious and cooked on the spot. Everyone at the restaurant is very nice and it's clear they like seeing you enjoy the food. It's my favorite L.A. restaurant. One word of advice: Show up hungry!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Manager or owner is just a nasty man and should not be in the restaurant business. As I left I told him take a good look because I'm never coming back.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Staff worked slow, we took servings, but they put little food, very cheap, loved this place before, but would not recommend to my friends

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 15, 2017

I am never disappointed at this restaurant;however they should include wine from california as well

Tags: Organic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Food is fabulous. Tons of very different and delicious salads and vegetables while still being a meat-centric grill. Their meat dishes are delish. The lamb is so good! Try the garlic fries , they are like homemade chips with lemon and garlic. Fantastic service. Open all day on Sundays with ample parking.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The food was not as good as it used to be before and the price was too high.
Never would go again

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2017

love eating here, the food is always delicious.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2017

This place is great for large groups and bringing out of town guests. Service and Food are both great!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 30, 2017

Service was terrible, food was kind of tasteless and overly mild without flavor and it was pricey with a $15 corkage fee on top of every thing else. And the service was awful! We actually had to hunt down the server to have our order taken, and we were one of only 6 people in the restaurant. We won't be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2017

we LOVED the food, and there is a lot of it. make sure to share as entrees are huge! the 22 salad option is fantastic - everything was delicious! we will be back for sure.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Excellent Middle Eastern food with an unusual twist. The bread is not the typical pita, but a lighter variant that I've never experienced before. In addition to the standard Middle Eastern food, they have exotic stuff like Moroccan Cigars. Try this restaurant - you'll like it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Food is very good. Lunch special is more reasonable than menu, but still high price for the amount of main course. You get only one skewer of meat with a ton of salads. At hummus bar you get 2 skewers but fewer side dishes for about the same price.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2016

The food was excellent--classical Middle Eastern fare, very tasty and delicious.

We will definitely come back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Our waitress did not come back to our table. There was an automatic 18% charge for gratuity, so she made no effort. We had to track her down for more water and the bill. Food was good.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2016

The salads are delicious and I really love the stuffed eggplant dish with beef and lamb. The prices are a bit high, but worth a special celebration or evening.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2016

very disappointing and likely our last visit.

when we first ate here years ago, the salads would be refilled as the plates emptied. this didn't happen on our two most recent visits (over a year apart). we used to be offered to-go boxes for the uneaten portions of the salads. this hasn't happened the last two visits. (i even remember a waitress offering to refill a salad plate when we were full JUST so we could take home leftovers.) i don't know if the policy changed or if we just changed our luck with the customer service of our waitresses.

the salad spread is fun, but with a party of three, the plates take up the entire table. when our entrees arrived... barely 10 minutes into our dining.... there was no where to put the new giant plates. my husband, who doesn't really like about 15 of the 20 salads (but pays for them anyway... which is fine, but why we never go when it's just the two of us), was willing to switch his plate for his entree. i already had food on my plate and didn't want to switch. waitress seemed annoyed by this. i asked her to just box it up since there was literally nowhere to put it down. she chastised me for not even tasting the entree.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Food is plentiful and good. Prices are very reasonable.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2016

Expensive, small portions and poor quality meats.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Food and service was good. Outdoor patio is large and pleasant. The bread is unique and delicious. Wine list is intersting.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2016

Fun atmosphere, good meats and assortment of salads.. Will definitely be back again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 10, 2016

Great food and lots of it!!!!! Go when you're hungry!!!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2016

It was a bday get together that they knew but still charged the bday cake. Which they shouldn't have had!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Our first visit. We felt transported back to Jaffa where we had partaken of a similar meal a few years ago in Israel. That was a fun and most memorable day in our lives. To be able to relive that moment in time and space with a drive to Encino to this wonderful restaurant is beyond belief.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Great service and delicious food! sooooo good

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 9, 2016

We had a group of 9, sat outside and had a lovely time. We were not rushed at all. The food and drink refills just keep coming. I will be back again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Good food. Very authentic. The hummus and bread are a must! The food is mostly tapas plates and meant to be shared. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 5, 2016

Been to this place many times. Love the food. We shared a few salads, Romanian Kebabs (very tasty) Lamb chops( very tasty)

Service was lacking. not as usual. No water refills, no water unless we asked for it, no side dishes...
We shared 2 deserts. At $11 a desert, I felt they were overpriced for what we got.
No plates for desert sharing....

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 27, 2016

You should order the salads. Lots of different types, something for everybody

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Food is always good but service was not good at all our waiter didn't come to check out once and we had to wait for really long time to get his attention and the things.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 26, 2016

If you love salads this place is amazing. You can get 20 salads, with unlimited refills. I could not pick a favorite, they were all so good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Fun atmosphere, great music, fabulous consistent food. We go here often.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 30, 2016

Food was excellent our waitress was a bit slow she didn't realize they didn't give us the side until we told her and we had to asked twice for refill the drinks.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2016

Midweek concert: How do we get cross town have a wonderful dinner, and arrive in time to enjoy a wonderful concert?

The restaurant accommodated our schedule as traffic changed.
We were quickly seated.

Our server was charming, prompt and helpful all night.
The food was delicious. Our server ensured we knew what to expect for each dish we ordered.

We enjoyed a wonderful, relaxed meal. Our server ensured that we could bag leftovers and get to our destination in plenty of time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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