Izzy's Deli

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$30 and under
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IZZY"S DELI has been a Santa Monica landmark for 37 years! "The Home of the Overstuffed Sandwich" features your deli favorites 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Dinner favorites include fresh roasted turkey, brisket, corned beef and cabbage, roasted chicken, hamburgers, fish, stuffed cabbage, homemade soups, fabulous fries, sumptuous salads, and delectable desserts. "IZZY'S DELI has the best pastrami west of 7th Avenue" and was featured on the Food Network. IZZY'S offers a wide variety of beers and house wine. Looking for a great late-nite spot...IZZY'S is open 24 hours a day every day and the extensive menu has something to satisfy any craving.
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4.2based on all time ratings
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4.4
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OT
Los Angeles
476 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasantly surprised at the quality of food at our lunch, and the pastrami sandwich for $12.99, a daily special, was great. Good service, too.

s
New England
191 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

great variety and delicious diner food. Good prices!

HR
Los Angeles
453 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We love Izzy's for a mid-week dinner usually having their special soup of the evening and sharing an omelet. Everything is very good and the staff are very accommodating. An inexpensive dinner!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good and the portions extremely large. Food service was a little on the slow side, but not unbearable.

J
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good and the service fine. However the prices were way too high - up to $19 for a sandwich with potato salad! My Rueben was $16.

S
London
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

What can I say about the Iz? We bring our 83 year old mother in law here every week for a lunch, she loves it and the servers are very accommodating to our needs. Is the food great? Eh, no - but it’s good solid NY deli fare. Is it cheap? Again, no - but it’s always open and has free parking. Overall a reliable and filling experience. Thx Izzy.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good, friendly, fast service

L
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Generous portions. Great service. Sandwiches served dry, so before you take a bite, dress it. Classic deli with dated decor and high prices. But worth it.

v
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Solid and dependable! Been going for years and it never disappoints. By far the best deli on the West side.

LN
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone working there were very friendly and helpful the day we were there. Made for a very pleasant dinner.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Juan was the ultimate. He made our experience even better. Food was outstanding as usual.

KJ
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great for a large group. Service is good, space is comfortable, and there are a lot of options on the large menu.

RP
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food and drinks are way overpriced. Not worth it.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Mother’s Day brunch, low key. Tostada was interesting but the Ruben was a hit.

C
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Their Reuben sandwich is large and delicious. We took some home and enjoyed it later. Service was very good.

W
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good selection.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This was the best place on the west side that could accommodate 7 people at a low or moderate noise level and a varied menu. Being a vegetarian, I didn't have a lot of food choices, but had the veggie burger which was large on bun and slim on burger. It wasn't terrible, but I wouldn't recommend it. Luckily I was there to get together with friends and food wasn't as important. For meat eaters, the menu looked great and everyone else seemed to enjoy their meals-- ample portions-- several people had doggie bags to go. The service was warm and friendly-- we were there almost 3 hours without feeling rushed, even at lunch on a holiday weekend.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience1

The noisiest restaurant I have been in the last few years.

JA
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

there is usually no host or hostess present to provide open table credit!

CB
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good solid family style deli, no pretensions, can be a bit loud with the kids but that is to be expected.

d
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

After 30+ years on the road, this was the best Reuben sandwich I've ever had. Service was prompt and friendly. Food quality was outstanding. Can't wait to go back.

NY
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to go for late nite or post theater snack or dinner. Food was really good and everyone there - including hostess and waitstaff was friendly and helpful. Definitely will return when in Santa Monica.

F
Los Angeles
84 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traditional Jewish deli! Love the food! The service was top notch as well.

SC
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always the best place to get deli on the west side of Los Angeles. I've never had a bad meal. A great neighborhood gem.

KA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2016
Overall2food1service2ambience3

This deli seemed like a good place to meet with friends but, unfortunately, their kitchen had the amazing ability to make even the simplest of foods taste mediocre - from coleslaw to ministrone soup. None of our party of seven would go back there.

D
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a classic for a reason. They're great here, & know how to make solid Jewish comfort food!

H
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Mother's Day brunch reserved at the Ritz Marina del Rey, but they lost our reservation. Izzy's fed us and we had a great time! Delicious waffles. We will definitely go back.

FD
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall we like Izzy's, the service, food, and quality are decent and we appreciate it being a 24 hour establishment. My girl and I were looking for a place that was opened late for a meal in the Santa Monica area.

We made an Open Table reservation for 8PM and upon arrival we let the hostess know that we had made the reservation. Although the restaurant wasn't really busy we wanted her to know that we were using Open Table. The lady seemed to be distracted while on the phone and motioned for us to sit wherever we wanted. We sat down because Open Table was an incentive to choose Izzy's but not the only reason we went to the restaurant. It was obvious that the young lady that was at the front counter was already mentally clocked out because she seemed disinterested in giving us a great initial impression. I don't expect anyone to bend over backwards but I hope you treat me as you would want to be treated.

Once we sat we were pleasantly greeted by a waiter. I forgot the waiter's name (he seems to work a later shift), but he was exceptional! He was super attentive and gave some good recommendations. He kept the water coming (I'm simple, as long as water is flowing I'm happy) and overall exemplified and redeemed our expectations of Izzy's.

The place is good...your typical deli fare but the Art’s Roast Turkey sandwich with fries, coleslaw, and a pickle was ridiculous! My gf had a grilled cheese and macaroni. We were both satisfied with our food and ended up over-indulging : ( The deli items are relatively pricey but the portions and quality warrant the prices.

We eventually got our Open Table points after my gf let it be known to the next hostess. The point of my overall review is to say that I like Izzy's for the Black and White cookies alone. Everything else is a bonus.

OT
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2016
Overall2food2service4ambience3

It wasn't horrible, but I've had much better food at other deli's. The service was very good, people were friendly. Valet parking was free and very convenient to use. For me, though, the service and easy parking does not make up for the food.

RK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, good value, friendly service, best matzah ball soup

TH
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2015
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Restaurant did not honor open table reservation This is baloney. It is the best west of the 405, but that is not saying much. Nate n Al's in Beverly HIlls is twice the restaurant

FC
Orange County
74 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were here on a cold Christmas Eve and the hot lentil soup really hit the spot. So good, in fact, we took a pint to go. The lox/eggs/onions tasted delicious and the potato pancakes were crisp and tasty. The friendly service was the icing on the cake. It's a California deli to be sure but one of the best!

J
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Deli has Everything that a deli should have. Its better than good, sandwiches are bigger than anyone could eat. Look at the menu and you'll be amazed...and everything is great.

m
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience4

An old pal and I have hit on a new excuse to hang out. We are on a Quest To Find The Perfect Pastrami Sandwich! It has proven to be a WONDERFUL excuse, because the nicest thing about bad pastrami is that it is still passtrami! Anyway, Izzy's, a Santa Monica institution, has a lunch special on Wednesdays which is the pastrami sandwich with cole slaw and fries for $10.99. Such a deal! Izzy's pastrami is a value at $14.00 but at $10.99 it's like stealing with excellent taste! Izzy's also has fabulous soups, and some wonderful dinner specials. Open 24/7, it is one of those neighborhood gems tbhat makes living in Santa Monica so wonderful. In fact, the only thing better than the food is the service. LISTEN to your servers - none of them will let you make a poor choice. Their expertise is both part of the deal, and part of the charm! Enjoy!

SC
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience5

You feel like you're at home. If you know East Coast deli, you know that you normally have to go to Hollywood or downtown or Beverly Hills to get at least decent facsimiles.

Thankfully, Izzy's is here for us on the west side. Go. Eat.

K
Orange County
50 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2015
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Izzy's had the potential to be a great deli experience with it's menu rivaling the NY greats; however the food just didn't deliver. The matzo ball soup was bland and the egg salad tatsteless. I had a grilled roast beef and cheese sandwich that was dry, tough and had very little flavor. It was very disappointing. That being said, the service was great and friendly. They just need to improve the tastiness of their food.

MH
Orange County
62 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We have been there many times over the years, some good some bad and some in between. I have to say they seem to have improved quite a bit. The service was excellent, the food was prepared very well and seemed very fresh and the portions are still large and prices reasonable. I had the beef stew which seemed better than I've ever had it there, so who ever is in charge of the kitchen is doing a great job. And my friend also enjoyed hers very much. So I definitely recommed for late night or any time for that matter.

L
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were driving around town finding a late night dining restaurant and I saw this on Open Table. There was a lot of people dining inside too. I think it was about 9:30pm ish...that's late if you have kids. My daughter ended up sleeping next to me after she finished her meal.
The food was typical diner food. Not much of a variety and if you are looking for different dishes or eclectic foods, this is not the place to go.
This place is good for some home made soups and deli style, greasy sandwiches and good old fashioned homestyle appeal.

f
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience4

on the whole a very good experience. santa monica restaurants usually so noisy. Izzy's certainly had customers, but because of the carpeting and such..nice and peaceful, good for relaxed dining..rooming seating..very clean... excellent pea soup. great hot dog, just wish the bun had been warmer...good desserts.very good coffee. great, attentive service. will definitely go back again.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service is amazing! The food is delicious! Will definitely go back again!