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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Cozy (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
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Casual (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Authentic (9)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Healthy (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Vegan (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Romantic (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

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 8, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 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 15, 2017

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

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·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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 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 24, 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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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 9, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 6, 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 27, 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 13, 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 30, 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 29, 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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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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 17, 2017

We've been several times now. Everything about the place is positive.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Very delicious Food everything was amazing, and the service was very great very very nice people. Definitely recommend this place. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We sat inside - only a few tables to pick from and very small/intimate. But they have a huge outdoor patio in the back and on a nice evening it is the perfect place to sit! Parking is a bit tough - they have a few free spots in the back, but there's free street parking around the corner. No valet - which is nice in this part of town to not have to pay extra for that.
We had never been there before so asked the server for some recommendations:
Fattoush Salad - this is not something I would have selected for myself without a reco as I'm not a fan of mint. HOWEVER - this reco was fabulous!! The mint flavor was extremely subtle and did not overpower the rest of the dish. It was fantastic.
Spicy Potato - tiny cubed crispy perfectly seasoned potatoes. Delicious. Not really spicy at all, just a tiny kick.
Queen's Delight Appetizer - OMG one of the best appetizers I have ever eaten - hand's down! Diced filet mignon covered in warm cherries. Again, not something I would have ever selected for myself, as I'm not a fan of fruit and meat combo, but the server recommended it and I'm so glad he did. The flavors were incredible - highly recommend!! One thing to note - the cherries are NOT pitted - so watch out when you bite down.
Lamb Chops - perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned. 4 large lamb chops plus sides included in the meal. One of the more expensive mains, but COMPLETELY worth it!
This restaurant is a hidden gem in Studio City! I will most definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We were treating our niece to lunch for special recognition that she achieved at work. It was she who recommended Mantee as we wanted a place close to where she lived for her convenience. The food was excellent, service prompt and efficient, and the atmosphere of a covered patio suited us perfectly for lunch. With my niece and wife being of Armenian descent, it was their liking the food that confirmed it's authenticity of quality. I enjoyed my meal as well. Would return to, as well as refer, Mantee.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on April 16, 2017

great place and great bunch of guys running it - good sense of humor

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Mantee has the best waiters. Funny and engaging and chill. Combined with the great food, they really make the restaurant!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Small cozy place, good food.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Delicious food. Intimate dining space. Servers know menu well. Owner was there too.

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 11, 2017

This place has a beautiful patio. Unfortunately we did not get a table on the patio. The inside is just not as nice. The food, drink and good service made up for the not so good table however.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We love this restaurant! We are regulars and have never had a bad meal!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 5, 2017

It is a really solid place with a convenient location on Ventura. Delicious food, friendly and attendant staff, overall good place. Not big, not too fancy, but just very on point. Definitely plan to return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Not only is the food delicious, but the staff is very very friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Food, service and ambience are great! Love Mantee!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Ambiance of place was old European and very cool. Food was delicious. However service was somewhat disjointed as multiple waiters were involved. Also, One waiter advised a particular dish was not available for the evening, and afterwards we saw it brought to our neighboring guests at table next to us. Inside room was extremely loud as table of six next to us were talking and laughing loudly. We could not have a conversation across our table.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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