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AbbyL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Mantee! The food is marvelous and the outdoor patio is lovely to spend an evening with friends. Also romantic, if that's your thing.

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av2001
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The manti is great, and otherwise many Middle Eastern meat and vegetarian dishes to choose from. Outdoor patio was heated and comfortable. Good service.

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JStrum
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambiance, and service are always great here. A great value. Excellent for lunch, dinner and even special occasions!

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vipLarryT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Love this restaurant.

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vipjudithG
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful experience. . . Again

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NickA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience2

Food was poor. Falafel came cold and tasteless. Little flavor in the other dishes. Only beer was a light Lebanese beer -- it was fine but what's with only one beer? Would not come back. My guest also was disappointed.

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NayP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

unfortunately the restaurant left a message on our voice mail at 7:06 for a 7:30 reservation stating that they were asking us not to come in. They could not honor our reservation as they didn’t have enough food and a problem in the kitchen. As you could hear a lot of background noise that sounded like a lot of people.
The message was unprofessional and not at all apologetic. It seems more likely a large party came in and they were more eager to please the walk ins.
Any business owner would certainly not canceled a reservation but made the situation right.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am of Lebanese dissent and this dining experience was like going to my grandmothers house on a Sunday afternoon. Everything was really awesome. Make sure you check out the hot feta with jalapeño and tomatoes

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vipYasmine
Los Angeles
96 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor patio is charming.
Food is truly delicious!
Service was excellent.

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sarahs
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot to celebrate a birthday lunch !

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vipAlto
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love going there. The food is always tasty, the noise level is low and the waiters are polite and attentive. This is one of our favorite go-to restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and good food. Lovely patio!

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vipAngelaLA
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We’ve enjoyed Mantee cafe I think 5 times already and it’s always a special experience. The food is great but it’s more about the atmosphere and the love and dedication of the establishment. There is a connection and passion on the people that work there. It’s a rare, exquisite restaurant.

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Melo
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’ve been to Mantee Cafe twice in two months, and everyone I went with was thrilled. The food is great, you get a lot of variety and quality. I always recommend sharing a bunch of cold/hot appetizer or mezze options, and the signature item is wonderfully prepared. The outside patio is always charming.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service

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vipVitoM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Both of my last 2 visits were inexcusably poor in terms of service. Food is always good. Terrible terrible service. Won't go back due to the ridiculous poor service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great
Service fine
Big disappointment in that I asked for an outside table and was told it had been given to someone else
Hostess confirmed that the request was on the reservation but that there had been a mixup
The garden patio is beautiful and we were in the backroom so we were disappointed
Would definitely try again , and hope there is not a similar mixup

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vipMichaelS
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We're repeat customers, visiting Mantee almost every time we're in LA. Best seating is at the outside garden behind the modest storefront on Ventura. The Mohammara appetizer and of course, the mantee appetizer, are just great, and we also enjoyed the Kafta kebabs with yogurt sauce and the Kashkash kababs. Great food, service and atmosphere.

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vipJUMBO
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Paper napkins a big no no. Step it up in such a nice environment why on earth would u use paper!!! Also invest in nice wine glasses in 2 different sizes. U have a nice atmosphere why cheapen it with the details.

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SarahM
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My go-to place! We've been going to Mantee for years and always leave happy.

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MollyP
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate the mantee appetizer. We both decided it was close to our families recipe. Labor intensive, so we will definitely be back. We had to take our dinner to go. Our little guy🥜❤🇦🇲developed a fever while we were there.❤😍

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rateit
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was really bad! So salty barely edible. The meat was covered with so too many tomatoes that infiltrated all other flavors. The waiter's service was poor. The bus boy gave the best service. He cleaned the table of crumbs and dishes that the waiter had just left over and over. The price of lunch was very high for very bad food. Will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Was very busy, this the glacial service.. food yummy

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PaulaK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites---everything is good from the food to the service to the patio
Love it

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vipArmine2781
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious. You can’t go wrong with any of the items on the menu. Service is impeccable, always a pleasure to visit Mantee..

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vipgabrielem
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Previous visits and this one very pleasant.Of the three meals, two were excellent, but the lamb chops, ordered as medium rare were beyond well done,almost dry.Nevertheless we plan to return for better chops.

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NicolaS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of my favorite places

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great service and food as always

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vipUno1
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Very disappointed. This restaurant used to be a nice one to have good food and service on the patio. While there has been some good changes (valet parking), heated patio, next door tavern, the service has gone down. We had to ask for water several times until we got them. The servers had no idea how to place the different types of food on the table. To top it all, huge dogs were allowed around to shed their hair all over and sniff at anything they saw. The patio is small and is not a playground for dogs. Also, no one appreciates eating food where dogs have shed their hair.

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BonnieF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it at Mantee. Always have the Manti appetizer and it is so good. The waiters are awesome. Its a special place and the food is always good.

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OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Music is too loud inside. Waiter was inattentive, we saw him three times throughout our meal. Once to seat us, once to take our order, and once to bring our order. He did not once check on us. We even had to go find him to get the check. Food was so so. I have very close Armenian friends and this doesn't come close to the good food I have shared with them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Too noisy. Food was very good.

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vipleather
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

LOVE THIS PLACE! Best Leneah ever, the kabobs are amazing. ITs perfect for work dinner or romantic.

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vipJMD111
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have been to this restaurant multiple times. It was disgusting. The service was horrible. I had to ask for the check three times. The waiter was kissing up to other customers and pretentiously boasting about their cheap wines as though he knew what he was talking about. The Mantee portions are small with ten tiny pieces doused in a ton of yogurt to hide them and loaded with Sumac. The Fettoush had one tiny piece of tomato in it. The ambience is awful. These people think they are something amazing, which they are not. They try to cater to the non-Armenians as they they are some legit restaurant. They suck. I will never ever ever go back there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious! I liked the lunch vegetarian lunch plate!

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vipilovefood
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my second lunch at Nantes. I chose one of their vegetarian lunch combos, which gave me ample portions of grape leaves, hummas, mutabal ( an eggplant spread), and labne toum (a yogurt and garlic spread), accompanied bya a basket of pita bread and a light cracker. It was a very light, tasty and satisfying meal. There's a patio with umbrella shaded tables, and a dining room with large windows open to the patio.

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NicoleB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food here, it's a trek from the westside but so worth it. Everything I've had is delicious, and the staff is great too.

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vipdoubleder
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

cutest little place and food/service is always great!

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vipAlto
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food here! Their servers are friendly, the food is always good, and, the best thing is, we just found out they are dog friendly! Their hummus is so creamy smooth and fresh. We always look forward to dining at Mantee.

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SilverB
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Great venue terrible food nice staff. Possibly the worst food we’ve eaten in LA

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 4.5 stars by 408 OpenTable diners.