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Magari, Los Angeles, CA

Magari

4.4
4.4
97 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
MAGARI’s menu offers fresh-made pasta dishes with Japanese toppings, fresh seafood and crudo bar, and charcoal and wood-fired mains from the grill, including hand-selected A5 Wagyu beef. Cass Calder Smith designed the 183-seat restaurant in Hollywood’s iconic Columbia Square. A large and beautifully lit lounge will offer an extensive selection of craft cocktails as well as a robust Italian wine program. A 49 seat outdoor patio, serenely located inside the Columbia Square courtyard, presents ideal outdoor dining options including a cozy fireplace lounge.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Japanese, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 256-3555

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Cross street

    Parking available for $3 at 1538N N El Centro Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

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What 97 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    138 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Carolyne made a big difference. She was not only helpful but delightful. The food is innovative and delicious.
  2. MM

    MarkM

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    The staff and the room were lovely. The restaurant was almost empty. My fried calamari was cold and my seafood pasta was way overcooked. Dry. And the cannoli was a joke! It was the size of my pinky. The menu is lacking in good vegan and vegetarian options. I will not go back unless/until there is a new chef. It's too bad as there are few fine dining options in this area.
  3. F

    Foody

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was FANTASTIC. Seriously, we were blown away by how good everything was. It was only moderately full---which was surprising for a Saturday night----but i have no idea why is was not packed. Our appetizers were great---really fresh tuna and a salad. Our main courses---a whole cooked fish and a seafood pasta---were delicious. Even the wine by the glass was superb. Then there was a delicious chocolate torte for dessert, and really deep rich coffee. To boot, our server was really attentive and helpful. From start to finish, a great meal. A hidden gem for sure. I almost hate to write such a favorable review because it will become harder to get a reservation. :)
  4. R

    Robert

    Los Angeles

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful new restaurant in LA. Great food, great service, well-thought out menu choices, full bar. The chef is using a combined Italian/Japanese fusion, which works remarkably well.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magari is a delightful seafood forward blend of coastal Italian & Japanese flavors that please both palates. Their pastas & seafood, especially crudos, are super fresh and resonate the quality and integrity of preparation. Service was knowledgeable, thoughtful, & well timed.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    great people and service!
  7. DN

    DonN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu was inventive, the food was great, the service was delightful.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the service was courteous and helpful with good suggestions on drinks and food
  9. A

    Andrew

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Magari has an innovative menu that makes it a can't miss.
  10. DG

    DavidG

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Not extraordinary food for the price. Chicken overcooked, Caesar salad a bit sour. Very nice server.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Original and unique preparation - all delicious. Loved the beef carparcchio, scallops, asparagus cooked to perfection, and salmon entree. Nothing disappointed! The service was outstanding! Our server provided excellent suggestions from the menu and wine listings. She was knowledgeable and enthusiastic, making our dining experience even better!!!
  12. L

    La1960

    Los Angeles

    210 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    210 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful fusion of Japanese and Italian cuisines and technique. The Squid Ink bucatini was particularly good as were the lamb ribs. Very nice outdoor space.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tokyo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meals and hospitality.
  14. B

    Brad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food: kumiai oysters were unique and tasty—good balance of acid and briny goodness. Small downer…3 of our 6 oysters had some shell in em, which isn’t normally a big deal, but when you have strawberries in there too, you can’t be sure if you’re biting down on a berry/berry seed or shell until it’s too late. Hokkaido scallops: similar flavor profile to the oysters, but the shaved onions playing off the oranges added some welcomed complexity. Asparagus: perfectly cooked to our taste (just enough to make them toothsome and get the raw taste out) on a delicious English pea purée. Very good, but not “essential”. Potatoes w/wagyu fat bernaise: one of the highlights. Imagine the most decadent cheese fries possible. Trout roe added some delicious pops of umami and brine that cut the richness of the bernaise. Great dish. Yuzu tagliatelle and roasted duck (cresti de gallo?)—both were amazing. The interplay between yuzu and lobster in the tagliatelle was unique and refreshing, and the balance of whole English peas, unctuous duck, and shaved kumquat was also pretty special. Both pastas were cooked exquisitely. Highly recommended. Chocolate torte—god tier. Fudgy, crystalline chocolate goodness w/dabs of kumquat jam and sprinkled with pistachios (and a very tasty pistachio ice cream) made for a fantastic finish. We were pleasantly full after that…basically passed on the main after waffling between the salmon and the lamb ribs. Sierra was attentive, helpful, and patient, especially when we were torn between options. The yuzu lemonade is accurately described as “savory”—the only non-alcoholic drink on the menu. It was good, but my socks stayed on. Overall, a wonderful experience, and I was surprised it wasn’t more crowded. Then again, Nathan Fillion was there, so who else really matters? Kinda got squeezed between two other two-tops, but still felt like we could have a private conversation (and the couple next to us were cool so we made friends). Five stars.
  15. JW

    JordynnW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great- Must orders: Yuzu Tagliatelle was our favorite! Has a buttery crab flavor Lamb Ribs also incredible literally melted off the bones Creste di Gallo the duck in here was some of the best I’ve had but the rest of the dish is so so. Still worth getting tho Roasted Maitake Mushrooms - great sauce with these Good but would try something else: Dry aged yellowtail - beautiful presentation but flavor is a bit bland Akami Tuna - tuna quality is great the burrata tuna mix was just a weird one for us Wagyu Carpaccio - good but not a ton of flavor would pass
  16. SH

    SueH

    San Diego

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was excellent except for the fried calamari and fish which is a pretty good track record. The tomato basil pasta was excellent as was the chicken entree. We’ll definitely be coming back here frequently.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was absolutely amazing!
  18. RR

    RRaeB

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Magari was excellent. Very special evening for a birthday celebration. Even a birthday card! Nice unique touch!
  19. K

    Kaylawayla

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the Akami Tuna, Gnocchi Pesto Genovese, Yuzu Tagliatelle, and Squid Ink Bucatini. All of these dishes were incredible (especially the tuna and the gnocchi) except for the squid ink bucatini which we sent back. We ordered the Akami tuna twice because we liked it so much. Our server was amazing and incredibly sweet and took the bucatini off the check for us. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a trendy date night place, or if you're a fan of Japanese and Italian food. Parking is easy, there's a garage behind the restaurant and the restaurant validates for you. Note: The serving sizes are small so they tell you to order 4-5 dishes each. My partner and I ordered 5 and shared them and we were full by the end. I didn't know that before I booked and I thought $30 for a pasta dish would be reasonable, but the bill came out to over $100. It was worth it for the quality, but just keep that in mind before you book.
  20. N

    Nicole

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service - loved the food!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience overall. Every dish we ordered was well prepared and tasty. I especially love the lamb - the flavor is so rich but not over seasoned. For dessert we ordered the Japanese Cheesecake which was average good, not as exciting as the other dishes. Will def come back.

    MagariResponded on May 21, 2022We hope to see you back soon! Thank you for your review!!

  22. EC

    EastCoastEater

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food here is amazing and the service was phenomenal!

    MagariResponded on May 21, 2022Thank you for your kind words, see you soon!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Service was great. Our waitress was super super responsive and when we made comments they were super proactive and gracious.
  24. DB

    DezB

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was so yum we are still talking about it!! can't decide what was the best dish because there are soo many good ones!! yellowtail a must! oysters were delish! and the burrata with tuna was a game changer. sooooo good. will definitely be back. if you're not sure which wine to order and you wanna do red get the bottle of cab Franc. !
  25. OL

    OLIVAS3D

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The creative cuisine at Magari is another reason why LA is one of the world's great culinary cities. Thank you!

    MagariResponded on May 21, 2022We appreciate your review! We hope to see you back soon!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, food, and drinks
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing cocktails. Great food. Excellent service. Beautiful ambience! I would recommend and go again in a heartbeat!
  28. J

    Janak

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Food was ok, service was bad.
  29. SH

    SueH

    San Diego

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent flavors on creative dishes. We had two pasta dishes the eggplant and the crab. Both were excellent. I just wish that there were more pasta dishes to choose from. The panna cots dessert was decadent and delicious.

    MagariResponded on May 14, 2022Hi Susan, Your review means so much to us! Thank you and we hope to see you soon. Best, Adrian Juarez

  30. D

    Dannyfork

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Under the radar-Really great food made and conceived by world class chefs-seasonal delightful imaginative cuisine that was nonetheless grounded in tradition. You will also enjoy the reasonable pricing which allowed the two of us to share seven opulent courses for $200. I give this place my coveted GOLDEN FORK

    MagariResponded on May 14, 2022Hi Danny, Thank you for your review! We appreciate you coming in and enjoying the efforts of our staff. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Adrian

  31. CD

    ChaddD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One word, Unbelievable……………………………………………………………………..
  32. R

    Rec55

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a wonderful dining experience at Magari. The restaurant has a modern look and has a nice ambiance. The food is served on small plates which allowed us to try several different dishes. Our server was very attentive and made excellent suggestions from the menu. We tried the Dry Aged Yellowtail and Akami Tuna from the crudo section of the menu. Both dishes were sooo delicious! We also ordered Roasted Maitake Mushrooms and Bufala & Prosciutto from the Antipasti section and the Gnocchi Pesto Genovese and Yuzu Tagliatelle from the Pasta section. All of the dishes were prepared well and very tasty. We especially liked the Maitake Mushrooms and the two crudo dishes. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others!
  33. TK

    TatsuoK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crudo are the best! Yuuuum. Our server was super friendly too.
  34. m

    maitai53

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time in. Went for my birthday dinner. Waiter explained the menu and ordering process concisely. I have a soy allergy so it’s always difficult at Asian restaurants but she let me know everything I could safely order so that was very helpful. Had a great experience.
  35. RD

    RyanD

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks in a beautiful space
  36. N

    Norville

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Service and Food were exceptional! The Chef even gave us a complimentary dish because he/she was not happy with how they made one of the dishes and asked us to be patient as they made it over for us even before it came out!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a phenomenal establishment!! I am a regular costumer. Their drinks are out of this world as well.
  38. m

    mphatic12

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Very good food. Tapas style and interesting fusion of Italian and Japanese.
  39. C

    Cleo

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful classy place with delicious food . Very tasty Japanese -Italian fusion . Great service.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Some dishes a little on the sweet side

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Magari is rated 4.4 stars by 97 OpenTable diners.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Parking available for $3 at 1538N N El Centro Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Japanese, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

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