Their Reuben sandwich is large and delicious. We took some home and enjoyed it later. Service was very good.
Very good selection.
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.
The noisiest restaurant I have been in the last few years.
there is usually no host or hostess present to provide open table credit!
A good solid family style deli, no pretensions, can be a bit loud with the kids but that is to be expected.
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.
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.
Traditional Jewish deli! Love the food! The service was top notch as well.
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.
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.
It's a classic for a reason. They're great here, & know how to make solid Jewish comfort food!
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.
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.
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.
Good food, good value, friendly service, best matzah ball soup
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The service is amazing! The food is delicious! Will definitely go back again!
If you like a casual dinner that is quite good, try Izzy's. My wife and I usually share a small soup and an omelet. It hits the spot for a casual night out.......Add a bag of bagel chips if you like them and you will have a filling dinner for about $25 including tax and tip. Service is always good and the staff is extremely courteous. Nothing fancy, but perfect when you don't want to spend $60 to $100 for dinner.
serve fresh vegetables! forget that canned stuff............
As close to a NY deli as u can get to the East Coast!!
Consistent with good service and huge portions and decent deli food. Some options are lacking but stick with deli choices and you won't go wrong. Lare menu which is great for late night cravings or off hour eating.
When you crave a lot of deli food, this is the place to get it. Huge portions, tasty food and a great selection.
They have a lot of menu options, a lot of which are decent, and some excellent. However I tried the beef stew for the 2nd time, with the same result, dissapointing. It's merely a bowl of gravy with a little bit of meat, and no vegetables. a few potato pieces in the gravy. Other than that you should be ok.
Always large portions to take home, consistent with good food, a large menu to choose from and the service is always at least good. Also open 24 hrs., with a full menu.
A huge menu satisfies any appetite. You can have breakfast, lunch or dinner around the clock. The portions are big and the food is delicious.
Menu options and food execution was good -- what you would expect from a traditional Jewish deli. But the dining room could use some sprucing up. And then there's the ladies' room -- based on the condition encountered and on the log on the back of the door, it would seem that no one had cleaned it in several days. I would not go back because of that...makes me wonder about the kitchen and management in general. A shanda!
Izzy's is what a great Deli should be! Great food, generous portions, and savvy wait staff that actually knows their borscht from their pastrami!
I'll be back! Often!
Way too much, plan on a two day meal :)
Overall I enjoyed my first visit to Izzy's. I had the pastrami sandwich and thought it was pretty good. Also had the mish-mash soup (matzo ball, noodles, kreplach, etc. soup, but that was just ok. I would go back again.
The matzo ball soup was quite bland and the potato pancakes were a little dry. All in all, not their best.
One of the worst delis I have ever been to. The chopped chicken liver was TOUGH. I have never had tough chopped chicken liver before! I was interested in the fried chicken but was told it was frozen and heated up. Will never go back.