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Mantee Cafe, Studio City, CA
Mantee Cafe, Studio City, CA
Mantee Cafe, Studio City, CA
Mantee Cafe, Studio City, CA
Mantee Cafe, Studio City, CA

Mantee Cafe

4.7
4.7
516 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
THE OUTCOME OF A DREAM
Mantee Café, a family owned and operated charming café boasts a tranquil backyard garden, with an intimate atmosphere and the full comfort to enjoy our delicious selection of Mediterranean style home cooked dishes and sweets.
We are committed to culinary excellence by using the finest and freshest ingredients, all our menu content will be served fresh and to order.

THE ART OF SHARING
Sharing is love, and when it comes sharing food, it’s more than delightful! It’s a chance to sample a wider variety of dishes. To best enjoy your experience, consider it a journey to be taken together and explore different dishes from different parts of the menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (818) 761-6565
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jonatan Darakjian
  • Catering
    Please contact the restaurant at 818-761-6565 for further details.
  • Private party facilities
    Please email at info@manteecafe.com
  • Private party contact
    Rafi Gabrielian: (818) 761-6565
  • Neighborhood
    Studio City
  • Cross street
    Vineland Ave
  • Parking details
    Limited Parking in the back
  • Public transit
    Metro Rapid 750<br />Metro 150<br />Metro 240
  • Additional
    Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 516 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Fernando Valley / Valencia

    Good for groups

516 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Very bad experience. I bought some of client and food service and over all service was bad

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  2. DikranD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Mantee we ever had in this part of the world! Everything we ordered was delicious! Service was excellent. Will definitely go there again!

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  3. MargieC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super service. Great Food. Wonderful environment outside. Will go again -

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  4. RonB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve dined here several times and the food is always great. If you’re looking for something different, just ask Michael and he’ll make a good suggestion.

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  5. DebbieR

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is incredibly good, service was attentive but not intrusive. Great ambience on patio. Wonderful evening.

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  6. LesW

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent / seated immediately as well. Food was very good...Labneh was xlnt & had to order another, and not sure why other reviewers complained about the small portions - ALL were more than ample! Copious baskets of pita...soft as well as crispy versions! The Okra dish (curious so ordered it)...decent, but wouldn't order next time. Nice patio, however passed as it was raining. The only real negative was the lack of parking...drove around for 15+/- minutes to finally land a spot, and upon return it took another 15 minutes to maneuver around 2 extremely close cars that came in after us. Do check this place out, but take an Uber!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    overall experience was OK food wise they need to do better. I’m sorry to say it wasn't what I expected for Lebanese food it wasn’t.

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  8. JillS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    What a delightful restaurant! Food and service were fantatstic, and the menu is reasonably priced! We will absolutely be back!

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  9. JeffreyG

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect experience, great food great service. We left Very happy.

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  10. Sarah

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Los Angeles. The food and service is outstanding.

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  11. MatthewC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic and the waiter provided great recommendations. While the waiter was amazing, the server was just okay so that lowered the service score a little.

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  12. JosephB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, the Mantee appetizer is our favorite. Staff is very attentive and made our special celebration perfect.

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  13. KimH

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always delicious, and the outside patio is very cute! It was raining last night, so we sat inside, but it did not change how good the food was! Recommend Hummus Cocktail, Fattoush Salad, and both Mantees. The Shish and Cxn Kebab were tender and cooked perfectly!

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  14. AnahitQ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I haven’t been there for a couple years and the Food quality has completely zero. Example, the eggplant dolma used to be a generous size, now It’s a size of a thumb. It was a joke, same with the Mante plate. In addition with a couple of other side dishes that we got the quality and the portion have completely lost their touch. I willl not be going back again!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great setting outside in the back. Excellent food and service

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  16. SusanJ

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was absolutely delicious! The hummus was the best I've ever tasted and the lemony yogurt sauce over the dolma was wonderful! The lamb chops were so tender and tasty, even though they came in a sauce when I wasn't expecting it, it was so good that I didn't mind.

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  17. DaleD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a treat to have their unique food served by delightful people

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful in making suggestions and was very attentive to our needs.

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  19. LaurelCanyonGuy

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was almost empty. We were seated in the garden. It was somewhat cold and I should have asked them to turn on our heat lamp but I didn’t want to appear to be a wimp! The food was really good as always. Service was friendly and attentive. I was pleased to see that they have fixed up the inside room at the front facing the street. It used to feel kind of depressing but now seems quite warm and inviting…I might try it on a future visit.

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  20. ElisaF

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff is so friendly. The vibe outside feels like you are in someone’s relaxing beautiful backyard. The food is excellent but there is one dish that you MUST try. The mantee. Sooooo damn good.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This place use to be really good bu lately the food and the parking situation is terrible

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming little place with great atmosphere and friendly wait staff. Food is amazing, fresh and delicious! Surprising great little find!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant! We have eaten here over the years…still great!! Wonderful food and lovely back patio.❤️

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  24. TammyM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was okay; not great. The food was average, at best.

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  25. BigDaveD

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although I don’t eat all things on the menu, everything that I DO eat is always delicious! The best tabbouleh in the world is made here at Mantee. The hot feta appetizer is always a must too. And the most efficient and professional server anywhere works here at Mantee! His name is Michael and we’re always so happy to see him and he always gives us a very warm welcome. Michael takes care of our every need and I think he can read minds. He knows that you want something when you’re merely just thinking about it. And both the interior and patio are very pleasant to enjoy your meal.

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  26. Tereskiii

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice outdoor setting!! Our server Rachel was wondering Great suggestions and took care of all our needs The food was delicious

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  27. DKUWS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time at Mantee and was as good as the first.

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  28. HovigT

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, some dishes better than others. Nice service, good ambiance.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was fabulous! And the food was delicious.

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  30. CrisS

    Los Angeles

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food full of flavor, everything cooked to perfection--the branzino, chicken and beef skewers. Servers were attentive and friendly and deserving of a generous tip.

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  31. GaryD

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The negative: street parking only. Main courses were served too far apart. Vegetarian Mantee got cold while waiting for the chicken kebab plates. Positive: food was one of the best I’ve had. Appetizers were very good. Worth giving it a try and find out on your own.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, excellent food, pleasant atmosphere. One of the favorite restaurants in the area.

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  33. Nilat

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The tent that's covering the parking is taking away from the appearance of the restaurant and also its horrible that there is no parking available and have to walk through the dirty alley with infinite number of pot holes. Also, never take a child here ... its not a child friendly atmosphere. Lesson learned.

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  34. JohnP

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a nice place to enjoy a delicious meal with friends and family. (or have a romantic dinner with a special someone). This place really is a treat. The food is so amazing, and the service is top notch. While the garden courtyard is casual, inviting and super pleasant. Love eating here.

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  35. BobL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot near Universal Studios. Good food and service

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  36. LisaN

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So we just discovered this little gem of a restaurant which is walking distance from our home. It has been here 14 years and this is the first time we dined here. So happy we found it! Delicious traditional Lebanese food - hummus, mantee "dumplings", and chicken kabob. The service was impeccable and we dined outside on the back patio which was divine.

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  37. LATV3440

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal and our server Rachel was great on top of it. Neve had to ask for water or soda refills.

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  38. Awesome

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been here several times and it never disappoints. The kitchen was a bit slow this last time but the food was delicious. Definitely recommend!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and great waiter! Get the Mantee veggie, dolma yogurt, bamia, kebab yogurt, yummy rice, and really anything else on the menu. You can’t go wrong.

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  40. Reviewer

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food but for a Mediterranean “family style” restaurant, the portions are just too small. :-/

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FAQs

Mantee Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Mantee Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 761-6565.

Mantee Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 516 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mantee Cafe

10962 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Vineland Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Studio City
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Limited Parking in the back
  • Public transit
    Metro Rapid 750Metro 150Metro 240
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jonatan Darakjian
  • Additional
    Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (818) 761-6565
  • Catering
    Please contact the restaurant at 818-761-6565 for further details.
  • Private party facilities
    Please email at info@manteecafe.com
  • Private party contact
    Rafi Gabrielian: (818) 761-6565
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