Canter's Deli

(323) 651-2030 | View Website

419 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions   90036

34.078916 -118.361434

Open Hours

Daily 24 hours

 
Restaurants, Bakeries, Catering  more

More Categories: Delis And Delicatessens

Price: $

Tags: Carry Out, Family-Friendly Dining, Group Dining, Late Night Dining, Lunch Spot, People Watching

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 24 Hours

Neighborhoods: Central LA, CBS Television City

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Canter's Deli
Canter's Deli
Canter's Deli
Canter's Deli
Menu
Baked Beans, Dinner Salad, Potato Salad, Chopped Liver, Gefilte Fish, Hearts Of Romaine, Garden Salad, Italian Salad, Greek Salad, Caesar Salad... more

Reviews for Canter's Deli

Recommends

Canter's has, what seems like, an endless menu. This is a typical Jewish delicatessen, with pastries, bagels, soup, matzo brei, deli meats...and you can get it all 24/7.

Recommends

Their pastrami on rye is legit. And their chicken noodle soup is exactly what you need on cold days. Also, the bar attached is a fun little place to go for a drink.

Canter's Deli
Recommends

Classic LA Jewish deli. Sandwiches are solid, bakery is brimming with rugala, black and white cookies, and petite cupcakes. Fun late night.

Recommends

This is where you go late night for Matzoh Ball Soup, retired waitresses, and quite possibly among the greatest people watching spots in all of LA! If you stroll in after 1am, you're sure to be entertained.

Canter's Deli
Recommends

Legendary Fairfax neighborhood Jewish diner has served pastrami on rye and mishmash soup to rock stars and high schoolers alike (although at different hours) for generations.

Recommends
2 months ago

As close as you get to New York home cooked Jewish food. The pastrami is the best in town and you can't go wrong with the chicken noodle soup if you're under the weather. Pastry case will call to you as you leave so have your credit card out.

Recommends
2 months ago

This deli might make you feel like you're in New York. The house pickles are unique and pretty good, and this is also a nice place to hang out at any hour.

Recommends
8 months ago

Good deli. Good food, large portions. Sandwiches are overstuffed so I usually have the other half for lunch the next day. The corned beef and cabbage is good and so are their omelets. The cobb salad is huge.

One weird thing - no chicken salad. I don't think I've ever been to a deli that didn't have chicken salad. Chicken salad is a staple in Jewish delis on the east coast.

I love it that Canter's is open all nght. It's the perfect place to go after a concert or movie. They don't attract an obnoxious after hours crowd - or maybe they're just on their good behavior. No matter what time of day, you go, it's a good place to watch people. Even the waitstaff is interesting.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Unbelieveable – Great food and lots of it. Great smoked samon

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Goodness! – This is a great spot when the items are fresh and just out the oven.. The staff is always friendly and accommodating and the pastries are to die for! I always bring my nephew here for cookies and cupcakes and he never wants to leave... Keep up the good work!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesome Deli! – Who doesn't like chicken noodle soup and corned beef??? This place is an LA icon and can't be missed when that late night snack is needed!

I love Canter's!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Big disappointment – I was hoping to capture a bit of New York style dining. I particularly have had a craving for a knish. The one I had at Canter's was dry and salty...downright bad. My friend asked for a rueben mix of corned beef and pastrami. The waitress made a hand gesture similar to what an umpire makes to indicate an out, and said...NO, we can't do that. They can't make half corned beef and half pastrami. My friend settled for pastrami.

I thought about what had gone down and decided that I nicely needed to speak to the waitress when she returned to our table with our food. I explained that he wanted the meats mixed, not one half one meat and the other half another meat. She said, "Oh, that's three dollars more." So, they could have honored my friends request. For some reason she didn't want to try to accomodate. She was happy being surly I guess.

My sandwich was really bad, as dry as the knish, as was my friend's. The subpar food is way overpriced, too. Needless to say, we won't return.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

miserable waitress and her psychopath nice side kick – i ordered a salami sandwich, then waitress suggested i order tuna instead so i did. 10 minutes later i got salami sandwich made of 2 pieces of dry bread and 2 inches of impossible to eat dried out salami. might as well bite into the nearest cactus. then she charged me 20 $ for tuna sandwich and told me that salami i ordered wouldnt even be good for a homeless person. I left hungry, upset and very much confused. thank God there's Damianos pizza across the street

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

dam good – oddly expensive but very good.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Canter's SUCKS! – I have been to many delis in my lifetime. Born and raised in Cleveland, we had some of the best! NYC has incredible places as well. I have been living in LA for over 22 years and been to Brent's, Junior's, Weiler's and a list of others. SInce I live in the Valley, it's not often I have an opportunity to go over the hill and since Canter's has a great name, I exposed my sons to it several years ago. We were not impressed then but nothing compares to our visit yesterday.

With the waitress smoking outside telling us to enter another door, to not greeting us walking in to Canter's. Settling us into an old uncomfortable booth where we waited for the "expected basket of bread, pickles, etc." to arrive. We instead received nothing. We ordered a Chef's Salad and Matzo Ball soup with 1/2 Pastrami sandwich. The Matzo Ball soup arrived in a tiny bowl with liquid and a Ball, nothing else, no veggies, noodles or anything. Bland tasting. 1/2 Pastrami resembled more of 1/4 sandwich with a lot less meat than is customary in delis. Our Chef Salads were less than awe inspiring., with a few pieces of ham and turkey lined on a big bed of wilted lettuce. When we asked for bread, our waitress was taken aback and brought out some bagel chips and than 3 pickles. As you start to eat the urge of more bread, etc. consumes you and you ask for more. Her response was I can bring 1 or 2 slices. I believe for over $30.00 for lunch should entitle you to the same quality as you can get from Brent's or the others. Instead, their 50 years of business has been all about pocketing the money and not reinvesting anything into the business or the customers. I will take BRENT's over Canter's any day of the week. Canter's cannot even remotely compare and urge anyone not to spend their hard earned dollars on such a sub-standard place!

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