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Alta Nordic Kitchen

4.6
4.6
99 Reviews
$31 to $50
Scandinavian
Alta Nordic Kitchen is Scandinavian bistro specializing in flavors from the north. Cooking style is straight forward and easy to understand. Alta Nordic Kitchen is cozy and comfortable and has a friendly service staff

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scandinavian, Nordic

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (323) 746-5221

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Christer Larsson

  • Private party facilities

    Alta Nordic Kitchen can offer space for every occasion. Enjoy Chef Christer Larsson's seasonal food along with personalized and engaged service.

  • Private party contact

    Alta Nordic Kitchen: (855) 993-4105

What 99 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. MR

    MislavR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place. Chef and staff are amazing. I mean literally perfect. Food was fantastic - very homey. We will be back for more.
  2. d

    dtc2

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really cute restaurant with delicious & light dishes. Enjoyed it thoroughly!
  3. M

    Mnaud

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really amazing food. Too bad more people haven't discovered this place yet. We had the place to ourselves. Would highly recommended it.
  4. JM

    JoeM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely delicious! In memory of Anthony Bourdain, we were looking for something different and found something very special at Alta. We loved it. Every dish was a treat. There were four of us and we shared family style. One of our party is particularly fussy and hard to please and had never had traditional Scandinavian food. They were completely satisfied with and smiling after every bite. I never thought pickled herring, not my first choice in food, could taste so good. When we go back it will be the first thing I order. And I'll order the exceptional meatballs with fries. I'm not sure why this restaurant is not packed with people waiting for a table. Could be the under stated signage or the Melrose location and parking. We found parking across the street in a lot for $10. Over all, very much worth the trouble for an amazingly pallet pleasing evening.
  5. GM

    GaryM

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, service and ambiance.
  6. F

    Foodie

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2018

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    Good food, slow service, only one waitress. Unexpected 16% service charge ( besides tip) not advertised on the menu or by our waitress.
  7. FL

    FLtoCAtoUT

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2018

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The food was very authentic traditional Swedish with great portions. The service was not to par. There were 2 people in our group that are Swedish and they joked that the service was like we were in Sweden yet we are in the U.S. They seemed to be understaffed with only 3 people (2 chefs and 1 waitress). The chef/owner was delivering the food to the tables. The waitress brought us a bottle of wine and didn't pour any in the glasses. Maybe an off day for the restaurant.
  8. KG

    KateG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    What a fantastic place! There were four of us and we shared everything - it was all spectacular. The pickled herring toast was some of the best quality fish we had ever eaten and the cod (celeriac puree!), perfect steelhead trout (looks and tastes somewhat like salmon) over cauliflower risotto, seafood casserole (tasty fennel saffron seafood stew), and tender veal meatballs with pickles and lingonberry jam - all delicious. We also had a great Austrian white wine to go with it all. One of the best meals any of us have eaten in LA - hope this place gets the attention it deserves and stays open! Only small downside - the waitress was weird and kind of judgy of our orders - they need someone who will sell how special this food is. Clean, delicate flavors - not going to knock you over the head, but all the better for it.
  9. A

    Asherooooooo

    Los Angeles

    194 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    194 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    I will never go back to this restaurant. The food was fine, average. But the service was poor. She had literally two tables in the entire place. The three of us and a table of Ye people and their two kids. She would disappear, she forgot our toast, she didn’t know anything about the menu items. Completely ditsy. And then, to add insult to injury the restaurant that has just about no customers has the gall to add a 16% service fee in addition to a tip that they expect. 16% plus the customary 15% or more for tip. You have got to be kidding me. Even Kali, Republique, and Nomad (very good popular restaurants) don’t charge even a third of that for their service fees. I will not be surprised at all when this place goes out of business. I will tell everyone I know to avoid this place because of the 16% fee. That is outrageous.
  10. B

    Blubberbrix

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food great service ! Not very crowded at all. Very cozy
  11. LD

    LaraD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Classic Scandinavian food and great ambiance. We super enjoyed celebrating May 17th there
  12. LM

    LisaM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I really want this restaurant to survive. But the price points seem out of line for the plates we had. If they simply added more low cost vegetables the food would feel more abundant, the plates would be more beautiful and the meal would feel not so "scant." I hope they can fix it. I don't see it surviving if they don't.
  13. JD

    JenniferD

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was terrific, as was service. We will definitely be back! Highly recommend!
  14. a

    akpo

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I had high hopes for this place based on the reviews as I'm not familiar with Nordic cuisine but the food was average. I loved the gravlax but my cod dish was bland and my husband ordered the seafood casserole and the broth was bland. The seafood was cooked to perfection but the flavor is definitely lacking. It was our server's first night so she was pleasant enough but didn't provide much information about the food. I didn't appreciate the 16% gratuity was automatically added on our check but applied to the back of house only.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food - clean and healthy - great find
  16. FM

    FeedMeGudFud

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    Food was good. Ambience was great for date night. The only challenge was... they charge service fee, which does not include tip. So, you pay service fee and tip the server. Fair or not? You decide.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic Nordic cuisine. The menu was simple and everything was excellently prepared. We came with a medium sized group and were able to order most of the menu given our large group and everything we had was excellent. We will definitely be going back and I would recommend this restaurant if you're looking for seafood.
  18. J

    John

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time that my friend and I tried this restaurant. We had been looking for good Scandinavian food for a long time here in Los Angeles. This was not only good, but great! There was a nice variety of traditional dishes, and the Swedish pancakes sent us straight to heaven! Very authentic, and very delicious. You won't regret going here.
  19. JP

    JohnP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and menu was thoughtful and well prepared, clearly to work of an accomplished chef.... and very authentic. We particularly enjoyed the starters; smoked fish and pickled herring, the meatballs were perfect, light with a great gravy (& of course lingonberries) and the chocolate dessert with buckthorn sauce. The waitstaff was knowledgeable and made great suggestions and the dining room was comfy and quiet.
  20. DH

    DanielleH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I love this restaurant. It's great, fresh food for a good price. Wonderful chef, nice waiters and an incredible ambiance.
  21. j

    jpb1

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!! The home baked rye bread perfectly complimented the herring and smoked fish appetizers. The wood smoked chicken (with pickled dates) and the broccoli/red peppers were wonderfully cooked. Wish I had room for dessert. Service was excellent. Accommodating to special requests/allergies. Very comfortable and an excellent meal. We got lucky on parking, which could be a challenge.
  22. JR

    JoelR

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and really friendly service. A great break from LA’s endless supply of Italian restaurants!
  23. M

    Melindar

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    I invited a Danish friend of mine to join me for brunch. We loved that it was quiet enough to have a lovely conversation, that the music was appropriate and not night music. The design is warm and the staff is very friendly. We asked to meet the chef/owner and he came out to speak with us and was wonderful. We loved that the food was traditional using premium ingredients prepared all on site. The plating was good and ordering multiple plates since the portions were small would be appropriate. This is a nice place to be introduced to Scandinavian cuisine with no pretense of intimidation. I liked that it was warm and authentic.
  24. SC

    StephenC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I've had in LA. Highly recommend and will be back again very soon.
  25. DC

    DrChristopherK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and a culinary journey
  26. DT

    DukeT

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming Nordic cuisine. Well done.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal and incredibly service, can't recommend Alta enough!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Staff very friendly. Will return again!
  29. SD

    SuzanneD

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Swedish Pancakes outside of Sweden! Light and delicious! The gravlax , smoked salmon and Pate was delicious and perfect size to share. Eggs and salmon, hit the spot . The homemade rye bread and toast were so good I saved s piece to have for breakfast the next day at home! Great fresh coffee and lingonberry Sangria Too! We love this place !
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Came here because of the reviews, but was not thrilled. We were the last table to be seated at 9:30 p.m. on a Saturday and it was empty. They were out of the meatballs(?), and ordered the Salmon (Lax), Shrimp (Skagen) and Cod. We felt like the staff was rushing to leave so skipped dessert. Not bad, but did not live up to hype.
  31. b

    bobd

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing food!!! Super fresh Nordic Cuisine! Dinner Friday night, went back for Brunch and Swedish Pancakes on Sunday! Delicious both times!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excelente comida, muy bien preparados todos lo platos la calidad en linea con el precio
  33. B

    Brock

    New York Area

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Scandinavian food from a very excellent chef who worked at Aquavit in New York. The meatballs and apple dessert were especially wonderful. I wish he would put a duck dish on the menu!
  34. C

    Christine

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar to watch the chef cook and assemble the dishes, and hoped to have a short conversation with him as well. He was very warm and welcoming and the food was outstanding! Everything is simple, high quality and unique, from the gravlax to the special sea bass grilled on a delicious smelling wood fired stove using almond or oak wood. We'll be back!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful. The food was very good. I didn't know much about Scandinavian food. The server did a great job explaining things and suggesting things. I'm a bit picky on wine and the server brought me 2-3 to taste without me asking for that, and I really appreciated that extra effort. The food was delicious (I'm not much of a seafood person, but I loved this) and came out fresh and hot. The only downside was it's a bit pricey. The other thing that I didn't care for was when the check was brought it it was explained to me there was a 16% surcharge added for the kitchen staff and this didn't include the server tip. The server did a great job so I felt obligated to add a 15% tip for the server. Even though everything was great, the price of the food plus 30% service charge (this was for a party of 2) just seems way out of line. Perhaps they should consider making the surcharge be 20% and split it up or something like that? I'm not sure the solution, but I didn't like finding out about this after the fact. Perhaps I should have researched it better.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Nordic cuisine in a relaxed setting. A great neighborhood gem!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic seafood. Service was amazing. Great wine selections with very reasonable prices. Gravlax and toast was to die for!!
  38. s

    snowprincess

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    It was an ok dining experience but i would not recommend it to anyone because there are so many better restaurants in LA for the same price point or cheaper. We went on a Saturday night and half the tables were empty.
  39. M

    Mendoguy

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2018

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Our second visit here and as before the food quite good and service excellent, but this time there was a mandatory 16% service charge which the server informed us "goes to the house" so any server gratuity must be added on top of that. I normally tip 20% but wasn't about to pay a total of 36% service charge so left less for the hard working server.
  40. IZ

    IantheZ

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we had a wonderful dinner and will be looking to come back!

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Alta Nordic Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 99 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Poinsettia Place

  • Neighborhood

    West Hollywood

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Scandinavian, Nordic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christer Larsson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Wine

  • Phone number

    (323) 746-5221

  • Private party facilities

    Alta Nordic Kitchen can offer space for every occasion. Enjoy Chef Christer Larsson's seasonal food along with personalized and engaged service.

  • Private party contact

    Alta Nordic Kitchen: (855) 993-4105

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