Mazza Modern Kitchen

4.6
124 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
From the Mediterranean to the Middle East

Mazza is home to a culinary experience, It’a place where food meets passion and allows us to share our love for unique creations with you. We are consistently creating culinary masterpieces that are sure to enchant your culinary experience. Every dish had been thought through and created to being you a truly amazing time. Mazza is the perfect combination of exquisite food and friendly staff that will set the tone for a warm ambience of the beautiful Mediterranean coast while creating a Middle East ethnic vibe.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 124 people are saying
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JohnF
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal at Mazza and equally amazing service from Star.

We started with the whipped yogurt and stewed tomato dip as well as the Jerusalem Flatbread and they were great.

For our main course we shared the Chicken Tikka Meatballs and Roasted Cauliflower - both excellent - as well as the Avocado and Palm Salad with feta which did not disappoint.

As noted, our server was Star and besides having a cool name, she was very attentive and checked in frequently.

The only negative was their $4 charge per soda with no refills. I know very few restaurants these days that have a no refill policy and to make matters worse, the 2nd one I ordered was in a much smaller glass.

Not cool.

This was the only reason I did not give them an outstanding rating across all categories.

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vipLisaN
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great portions. The drinks were wonderful and the service was also very good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
541 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Our first time at Mazza Modern Kitchen and we had mixed opinions on the food and the restaurant in general. I liked the appetizer of Babaganoush and my entree of the Uzbek Palov. My wife didn't like the appetizer nor her lamb kabob. The service was OK; we had to ask for anything we needed. The restaurant was noisy with several large parties. It is not inexpensive, but the portions are ample. All in all, we probably won't return.

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DanielK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The spreads were excellent and the beef skewers were a highlight. Didn’t love the tikka chicken meatballs, but they were nicely prepared. Our server, Star, was fantastic. I’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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AshleyP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing!!! We will for sure be coming back. Great service too!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We went there with a reservation but they told us their kitchen is closed and they can’t serve us. They say us down after I complained that I drove all the way there and appeared very upset. In fact not only they weren’t closed they had people dining there and left after we did. Their kitchen was fully open and they were serving their employees. Very rude!

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Gold
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Food was good, horrible waiter.
The whole dining experience was not good because of the waiter

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing very unique and special the service is very good the alcohol is great in the restaurant is very nice clean and quiet very highly recommended

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Apryl
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute perfection of all of their food exceeded our expectations. The service was tremendous and friendly. Don't be fooled by the restaurant pics, because it was lovely sitting on the terrace by the open windows and sunset, stone floor, and decorative iron gates. ONLY accolades for this gem!

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vipFrank
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat outside and the tables were perfectly placed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to do a girls night out. Happy Hour is 5-7pm with good food choices. Wine by the glass is half off. Definitely get the flatbread. Delicious.
I recommend the outdoor terrace, except when the temperature is over 90degrees. It can get very hot, but that was our choice. They have shades which can be raised and lower for the afternoon sun.
This was my second time visiting. The previous time when the temperature was a bit cooler. It was perfect.

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viplex22
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation and they had already closed the kitchen when we arrived. We had to go somewhere else.

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vipkimba
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service is very good. We enjoyed the chicken Tikka appetizers. We had 2 different lamb dishes, they were good, not exceptional, prices on the high side. We would go back again to try something else.

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NeishaR
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful dinner. The food was delicious and our server Agnes was really attentive. We had the roasted cauliflower, Florentine Khacapuri and chicken shish kebab. All three dishes were perfect for sharing.

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MartyE
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The regular dinner prices are too high for me. But the happy hour was perfect! Food was great, we could sit outside away from others (for COVID safety) and the music was quiet enough to be soothing but allow for conversation. Enjoyed it! Hope they open up for lunch - would be a great meeting place.

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JimD
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our second time here. Service was wonderful and attentive. Tried the plov; found it good but not exceptional. Hummus, on the other hand, was stupendous; would come back for that alone! Well worth revisiting.

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Nellyb
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've paid Mazza multiple visits and enjoyed everything about it every time. The food is great, as is the service, and they offer outdoor seating that's charming and feels safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and great service - really really enjoyed. Came for my partner’s mother’s birthday and we were so impressed with the quality! All of the happy hour items were delicious and the tikka meatballs were awesome. Moroccan fried chicken is a highlight for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

We were seated on the patio and it was very hot. They didn’t have fans or misters and it was unbearable.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food was great. The service, now for the 3rd time was really bad. We tried to give it a chance… after the first time. But the second and third time were just as bad and even worse this last time. Same server.
Maybe we will just do take out next time.

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RonC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great atmosphere! Highly recommend this place - especially happy hour.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food was amazing, the service was not. The server was pleasant but never returned to check on us after someone else brought the food. It’s on the expensive side but is a unique and delicious menu.

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Shelley
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great innovation menu & food. Some food was familiar like kabob but also others we were unfamiliar with. Everything was well seasoned & delicious.Staff was attentive. A bit noisy & music a bit loud but otherwise very pleasant.

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RachelG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is an amazing restaurant!!! The food is so good and different. You will not be disappointed. Love to see this place make it.

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cleo
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food with interesting and creative variety

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a beautiful restaurant with gorgeous and tasty food very unique highly recommend

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vipjoefromLA
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - a great menu that covers the Mediterranean and Middle East, from Morocco to Uzbekistan. Even familiar Mediterranean dishes are elevated here - like the outstanding babaganoush made with truffled mushrooms. Great outdoor dining space and beautiful indoor area.
Staff was amazingly friendly and informative. When we raved to our waiter about the incredible kabobs, he brought over the head chef - who shared her secrets with us. An excellent experience, top to bottom.

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vipdkommel
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered a number of dishes family style and everything was excellent.

MB
MichaelB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had the best chicken kabobs we've ever eaten - so moist with an incredible flavor. The sweet/spicy shrimp appetizer, which wasn't cheap at $28 for 5 shrimp, was so incredibly hot that it was inedible - honestly. A real shame for the most expensive appetizer on the menu.

Also, we had 7:30pm reservations, had barely sat down, and the waiter told us that it was last call for alcoholic drinks to be served other than beer & wine. We were forced to order two drinks at once, even if we didn't know we'd want the second. Finally, my husband ordered a martini, straight up with no vermouth. They charged him for the drink, then a $2 surcharge for ordering it up, and another $2 surcharge for ordering it dry. If you're going to charge like that, just include it as one price. Giving us an itemization was tacky.

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VictorB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calm environment. It would still be nice to have tablecloths on the tables.

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Paulette
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was delicious! Go

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CarmenP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant, the hummus is to die for! The service is excellent!!

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NancyM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a slightly but delicious new take on Middle Eastern food. Friend and I split the Little Gem and Feta Salad; Cold Smoked Salmon Fillet and Tandoori Bread. Service was good and we ate outside. I know there have been several restaurants over the years in this location in Laurel Plaza. We were early but the outside area filled up. I hope Mazza Modern sticks because i wan to go back and try other dishes.

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Fran
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Baba Ganoush I've ever had! The fish I ordered was spectacular. I can't wait to return.

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Howie
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for happy hour(5pm-7pm). There is a special happy hour menu and
most drinks are half price. The food was amazing. Everything was fantastic.
I would eat there again soon.

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Surprised
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was my second time dining at Mazza Modern Kitchen in Studio City.
Food was delicious..... which is the reason we went back.......
server messed up on our cocktail order, oh well.
They quickly rectified it and all were happy.

Thank you.

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vipraffib
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy foos

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GSHO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We liked Mazza -- food was good/tasty. Our drinks came after our appetizers arrived -- way too late and not sure why, it wasn't crowded in the restaurant. And the rhythm of bringing the food out needs some work. Our server could use a mentor.

We will definitely go back and we chalk it up to it being a new restaurant.

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AnupomG
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food. Food quality is outstanding and reasonably priced. Servers and hosts are attentive and helpful. Casual and comfortable ambiance in mall setting.
Recommend highly if you like Mediterranean / Lebanese food.

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You can order delivery directly from Mazza Modern Kitchen using the Order Online button. Mazza Modern Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 299-6281.

Mazza Modern Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.