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Swiss Chef

4.6
296 reviews
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$30 and under
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Swiss
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About

Family owned & operated, the Swiss Chef Restaurant is home to the known Master Chef Ueli Huegli who has over 50 years of experience in Swiss/Continental cuisine

We specialize in Swiss, German, Italian, & Continental cuisines using the finest, freshest quality ingredients - many of them imported to create authentic dishes.Visit our website,www.swisschefusa.com

With a full liquor license - we feature speciality, domestic, & imported beers and wine.
Speciality beers on tap:
(Bitburger)
(Erdinger)
(Köstritzer) -
Have a party you'd like to plan? Chef Ueli would be happy to discuss your party plans and menu needs. We can tailor a menu based on your specific needs & budget.

The Chef is prepairing VEGEN & GLUTEN free dishes upon request!
We have GLUTEN free bread handy
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Swiss, German, Italian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Friday's only: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;

Dinner:
Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,(W/ENTERTAINEMENT)
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(818) 904-1500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ueli Huegli
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Woodman Avenue
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Parking details
Plenty of on street parking if you choose not to park valet.
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Entertainment
Live entertainment on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday with Fritz on the Accordion & Piano. Chef Ueli sings as well!
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Special events & promotions
visit our website for announcments:
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6  based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmadsmema (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on September 4, 2016

The restaurant was over booked due to two for one special, even though we had a reservation we had to wait for half an hour. Then we waited through 4 baskets of bread before our waitress took our order, by then they had run out of many of the menu items. The food was good but next time I would not wait that long and it wasn't worth the special prices!!

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Susiet (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 4, 2016

Wonderdful food..Chef Ueli is the best..Friendly and wonderful staff..Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 2016

Fabulous cuisine. My wife and I have eaten in many of the top restaurants around the world. Swiss Chef does not take a back seat to any of them in quality of food and its preparation. wonderful dishes.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 2016

Very nice unique place, like a little Europe. Chef is great and very artistic!!! Will recommend this place to others.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 2016

The food here is great. They have French, Italian, and German cuisine. Rigo was great.

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Otto (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2016

Typical of the area, it's hard to know what an interesting place this is by simply driving past. The décor is festive and distinctly Swiss red and white. The chef himself is a veteran of fine dining establishments and the food reflects this. The menu includes items which are rarely found in the vicinity. The environment is friendly and relaxed, yet the serving staff is quite professional. Don't miss the chef playing the accordion!

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pbmb (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on September 2, 2016

It is a great Place to entertain friends or family. Ueli is the driving Force for entertainment and friendly surrounding

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

AN OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT WITH A GREAT VARITY OF DISHES.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

They need to improve their food, it is horrible. The pasta tasted like Chef Boy R D, the sausage tasted boiled with little flavor, the fondue tasted like salt and chemicals. All in All, YUCK YUCK YUCK

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KimshelleyL (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

This place is a treasure! Chef Uele has created a wonderful experience overall. The food is terrific; and Chef and Fritz singing up a storm on the weekends is a delight!

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GilbertT (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 16, 2016

The servers here were so accommodating, even with our 3 kids. The food was delicious and menu was very unique. I think the menu was slightly on the pricey side, but the quality was very good. The tap beer was delicious. I loved the boiled eisbein and the fondue for two was divine.

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DamonW (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 16, 2016

We were very impressed with the Swiss Chef and Chef Huegli. The food was very good not quite as sour as my wife would like being used to German food. But it was preparred well. Just wish there was a few options for kids but they were accommodating. Enjoyed it immensely and the Italian food was spot on.

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AlexH (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 3, 2016

Exceptional! Chef Uli split his time between the kitchen and greeting his customers. I had my family with us. All of us were from Germany but had lived here for many years. One of my Aunts was visiting from Germany and had a wonderful time. Chef Uli and his staff sang Happy birthday to my wife Carol in English and German and the cake was out of this world. My aunt visits once a year and said afterwards, "I would like to come here again." We will. My uncle Wolfgang said that Chefs in Europe greet their customers as a show of respect, and he loved Chef Uli's continuation of old world tradition. Congratulations Chef!

Alex H.

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vipFoodie (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

Been here before and always enjoy Swiss chef. We just got back from Switzerland and the food is just like being in Europe again. Have then pork knuckle for two ! It is amazing !

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JimS (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 19, 2016

We have been coming to The Swiss Chef long ago when it was at a different location and name of The Matterhorn Chef. Uli and Judy are the BEST when it comes to personal service. And Uli is a chef like no other...his cuisine is most excellent and represents all the best of Switzerland. The entertainment is SO much fun and perfect for families and any night when you want great food and a good time to really lift your spirits. Recommended beyond compare and our #1 restaurant for special occasions.

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vipLa1960 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 19, 2016

Excellent Swiss/German old school style food and the chef comes out to sing and shake everyone's hand.

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DebbieR (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 19, 2016

Lots of fun!!! Would absolutely go back! The chef sang.

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MikeE (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2016

Had a great meal for my Birthday!! Our second time there. Would come again and I don't like to write much so this is it. rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah!!

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David (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on June 10, 2016

My overall review indicates 'Good', however I have been to Swiss Chef numerous times in the past, and those reviews were always Outstanding. Normally the owner/award winning chef works in the kitchen and occasionally steps out to greet guests and sing Happy Birthday. Then he returns to the kitchen to work his magic. This past Friday I took a group of 10 people to share an experience that I had been raving about. We made reservations and were seated at a table perhaps large enough for 8, so we were very crowded. Service was prompt and attentive. It seems that they have increased their staffing, which was noticeable and welcomed. When the waitress took our orders, I noticed the Chef, Ulei, was out in the dining room singing. He continued to sing song after song, until our dinners were brought out. In other words, he never prepared or even supervised the preparation our or meals. The quality of the food suffered from its usual taste. The pasta was very undercooked, the sauce had no flavor, and side dishes were missing. I came here for the cooking by the owner, certainly not to hear his singing ALL NIGHT LONG. This was a very disappointing evening for my guests and myself. Although other reviewers recommend the Lazy Susan, I disagree and suggest a salad instead. Nothing special about a few small bowls of beans and cold vegetables, and some Chopped Liver.

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Ricardo (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 3, 2016

We were in the mood for cheesy food and we "discovered" this old restaurant. At the beginning we were impressed by the staff friendliness and kindness. Later the owner and chef came to greet us personally and he showed a box full of white asparagus. Then, while we were waiting for our food, we were offered a complimentary asparagus soup which was delicious. The rest of the food, including dessert, was very good. A special mention to Rico, the waiter, who provided an excellent service. Definitely, we'll go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

The Swiss are great because they can call upon so many other styles of food to keep them happy. At the restaurant they have German, French, Italian items. It was all just so good. It's hearty fare as well, with good sized portions. I was not hungry when I left, and in fact had some great leftovers. Definitely would go back again.

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IreneS (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on May 21, 2016

Fun and festive family restaurant but a bit overpriced for the food they offer.

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vipRPaulB (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

The food was a bit pricey but the portions were generous. We all had good meals. Having white asparagus dishes on the menu was a reason why we went there for dinner. The live music and singing Chef are a nice touch, if you like this sort of thing. We were there on Mother’s Day and there was a special selection of meals. We will come back on a “normal” day to try some of the other menu items.

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vipRicky (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on May 7, 2016

I must have passed by this restaurant so many times without giving it a second look. My family wanted to try some of food that we tasted on our trips to Europe and a friend suggested this place. We definitely did not expect the lively entertainment that was actively participated by the staff and diners. It seemed like everyone celebarated all the birthdays that night and we sang along and clapped our hands and had as much fun as the celebrants and their families. The food was wonderful! The roasted pork shank was beyond delicious, better than the ones we had in Germany and Austria. Our server, Anna, was just great.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 22, 2016

Ueli is an authentic Swiss Chef with quite the experienced background.
our food was excellent, and the biggest surprise was the seasonal,
imported white asparagus that is so popular in Europe.
The Chef was in the dining room quite often engaging his customers, making recommendations and following up after service.
Don't let the outside fool you or stop you from entering......go in and enjoy a great meal!
Too bad he is not in our neighborgood.
Gerti - Yorba Linda

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DreamerJean (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 22, 2016

Serving Swiss, German and Continental food, arrive hungry for a delicious, satisfying meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 13, 2016

If Uli ever retires it will be a sad day for Los Angeles. The food is excellent.
A blast from the past. The way things should be and used to be!!!

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viprockrik (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 3, 2016

This Swiss Chef knows what he's doing. The food is legit European with ample portions of whatever you order. We ordered the appetizer platter for two and although we were a party of four, the chef came over and asked if we'd had enough or wanted more of anything. So rare these days.
Most of the entrees came with several vegetable sides and a potato, rice or spaetzle, all of which were delicious even if some were colder than I would have liked. I have no doubt that this kitchen would do anything to correct that small issue but I was so enjoying my duck special that I didn't want to part with it even for a few minutes.
You will probably hear the chef come out with his accordion to play Happy Birthday to several guests: we did! This could be a bit corny, but it felt incredibly charming and Old World in a good way. This was not our first visit and won't be our last.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 1, 2016

The ambience was so inviting as you walked in. Lighting, Music and seating arrangement.
Food was excellent. We had 3 bottles of wine. Perfect. The desert OMG. My friends were
visiting from New Jersey and just loved loved the "Swiss Chef" Like being in a restaurant
from Europe in another era. I love it.

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Alexwsmom (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on March 30, 2016

Swiss Chef is a great gem of a restaurant in the Valley! If you are in the mood for yummy fondue and swiss specialities, look no further. Great service, wonderful alpine specialties and a festive atmosphere lend to a lovely dining experience. Our server Monique was fantastic! We were in last week with our grandparents and 2 kids and she was attentive and spot-on. Chef Euli is a welcoming host! Thanks for a great evening!

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