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About Mantee Cafe

A quaint little cafe serving delightful Mediterranean food.

10962 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00AM - 4:00PM

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: & Sunday: 4:00PM - 9:15PM

Friday & Saturday: 4:00PM - 9:45PM

Cross Street:
Vineland Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 761-6565

Website:
http://www.nobhillhotel.com/dining/colombini-cafe.htm

Parking Details:
Limited Parking in the back

Public Transit:
Metro Rapid 750
Metro 150
Metro 240

Executive Chef:
Jonatan Darakjian

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant for further details.

Private Party Contact:
Rafi Gabrielian: (818) 761-6565

Additional:
Beer, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mantee Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Cozy (10)
Romantic (9)
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Good for Birthdays (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Healthy (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Business Meals (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food... horrible parking The restaurant recommended to park across from the restaurant at the Walgreens shopping center.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2018

not really very good; too expensive given what the food is; very noisy and difficult for conversation; seating accommodated our late arrival but got attitude about it

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I love this restaurant and the food and service is always outstanding. This time the food was not 100% but still very good. We sat indoor since the weather was cold but I love their outside seating and the ambiance. The waiter was not the regular and he was not as good as the rest of the team.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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food4
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service4
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent service here. It was windy and cold, so they figured out a way to get us to an inside table. Server was knowledgeable and food was prompt and pretty good. Parking was not terribly easy. The owner parked in front of the handicapped spot because of some construction...
Overall, a nice dinner with a nice atmosphere. We would definitely come back.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is hands down my go-to place for a great meal, whether with family or friends. It's consistently wonderful. They're probably tired of seeing me there ... but I will keep going back. The Queen's Delight is awesome -- just one of so many things to try.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We had an excellent evening. I took my family there and all loved it. Great food, great service, great feel.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

😋 lamb chops are insane!!! Worth the price, chicken and beef kebabs are also to die for. Money well spent

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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I LOVE this place but hadn’t been there in a long time. So glad I thought of it for our lunch,

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Pretty place in a good location. The food was ok, service was fair and portions are very small. The server initially told us that the entrees were large enough to be family style but it is most definitely not the case. Order your own entree. The lamb chops I ordered were severely charred and inedible. We decided to not bother with dessert based on the mediocre dinner. Standard gratuity charge for a party of 5. Servers seemed really busy and could not keep up with the tables so maybe they were short handed.

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food2
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Love this place! Hidden gem in the valley. They have many different options to choose from.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always great food & great service! Will be returning soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

My husband and I LOVE Mantee, and are reminded of why whenever we eat there. We love yo take friends, but this time, it was just the two of us. Nevertheless, we still ordered all our very favorites -- tabouleh, hummus with pine nuts, sue berag, queen's delight, mantee traditional and spicy potatoes -- and took the extra home. Yum!!!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very charming restaurant, nice wait staff, attentive and don’t rush you.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Beautiful outdoor setting and great food!!!! The staff is warm and welcoming.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great for eating family style (sharing), waitstaff is very helpful and accommodating. Went with 6 other people and everyone agrees we'll be back.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Vegan, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Tasty food, nice patio, friendly server, and quiet enough for conversation!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was excellent and unique. Would definitely go back again!

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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fount this gem through a friend. The food is absolutely delicious and I love that it is a family owned restaurant. I’ve been there late and the owner on several locations has come out to greet each table.
This place is perfect for two or larger group if you give advanced notice on reservation.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Delicious food. Very friendly and professional service. Has never failed on us.

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

Very good food, ambience and service, all for a reasonable price.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food and restaurant itself was nice but our service was mediocre. I had to ask our waiter 3x for lemon for my water when everyone else in the restaurant had lemon come with their water. I then asked another waiter for some lemon and he also never brought me any lemon. I asked a third waiter who happened to be new for some lemon and he brought me a bowl of lemon wedges within a minute. Our initial waiter didn't seem that busy but he only came by a couple of times. We had other waiters who came by to ask us about our meals and make sure we had everything we needed. If it wasnt for the other waiters I don't think I would want to return even though the food was good. We even had to ask for our check a couple of times.

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food4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Wonderful Gem! Mediterranean is the theme (which could mean anything these days) but actually it’s Armenian, with a varied menu of hot and cold appetizers as well as the usual kebab meals.
Last time I checked, Armenia doesn’t border the sea whose food this restaurant represents; this is due to the rich cultural history of the Armenian diaspora from Asia Minor and the eastern Mediterranean cuisine that they brought with them.
We are now the fortunate beneficiaries. Salut!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2017

What an absolutely charming place. You need to enter from the alley. The front door is rather deceiving. The garden has little lights, great service and a delightful menu. We shared a fabulous salad, yogurt marinate lamb chops and hummus with pine nuts. First time trying a white wine from Lebanon (delicious). Can't wait to go again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Tapas
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Excellent as always! Love the food, service and location. Great food

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 1, 2017

One of my favourite spots in the area for lunch. Beautiful outdoor patio and lovely ambience. I'll be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food. A twist on traditional middle eastern fair. The Resturant is in a converted home. Very Charming.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

What would have been an hour long dinner turned into 2 hours due to not being served. We ordered appetizers then our waiter took our menus away and when asked for another one he never came back. We then were charged the expensive glass of wine because the waiter didn't write down the order all together so chose to give us that. The food is great and the bus boys should be the waiters and paid more as they were so nice and willing to help as much as they could.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Mantee Cafe is a neighborhood gem! I've brought many friends here who never heard of it and they fall in love with this restaurant, too. It's one of those, (sadly), rare privately owned restaurants that's authentic, delicious, relaxing, real, casual, NOT trendy, healthy, friendly and wonderful. Can't say enough great things about this place!

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Mantee is one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles! Just try it and you'll see what I mean. I recommend getting a bunch of things to split with the table, and make sure to try the Mantee Traditional and the Dolma w/Yogurt. :)

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

what a pleasant treat. The food was presented well and very tasty. The waiter was personable and informative. we will definitely return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This is hands down one of my fav restaurants. I love the fish here!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Great food, funky hip cafe
Service is very good too
Not much choices for beer

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We went to Mantee because of the dog-friendly patio. The wait staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The food was good, a bit over-priced, but good!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Excellent! Especially if you have vegetarians and meat eaters. You must try the Mantee, signature dish. Wonderful!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Delicious Armenian and Middle Eastern food, some of which I'd never heard of (being neither Armenian or Middle Eastern, not surprising). The Veggie Mantee combines crunchy pasta, spinach, garlic, and the richest yogurt imaginable...amazing comfort food. The shredded wheat/candy floss dessert is wonderful and enough for four.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The four of us shared small plates. Everyone thought each dish was amazing this is a unique and special foodie place

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 2, 2017

I loved the food. Interesting assortment of dishes. I'm not adventurous when it comes to new foods but took the waiters recommendation and was very pleased - Looking forward to returning to try other new things.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Really enjoyed the outdoor garden area, the very delish food and the warm, friendly staff and ambience

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 (Memphis)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Staff wa super friendly and the food was great. They were flexible with food allergies.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 24, 2017

I ADORE this restaurant. Our family has been going here regularly for years (long before they had their liquor license) and each and every time the food, the service and the ambience is impeccable! Everyone we take, friends, business associates, ladies nights, LOVES this little gem! And Jake, when there, is the very best!!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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