7181 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Fax: (323) 436-7994
Parking: Street, Valet
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: South American, Caterers, Family Style, Take Out, Brazilian, Latin American
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
Good for Kids: Yes
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My family, friends and I have been enjoying Bossa Nova for many years now. Before I starting working from home, I would order lunch for all of our employees (family owned company), drive to Culver City and deliver it to the guys to devour. I especially love their salads. Everyone at Bossa Nova is really nice and professional. Love them!
I work late from home and often order late night take out. Tonight, I ordered from Bossa Nova on Sunset for the first time. It will not be the last. The food was as expected - enjoyable, but not over the top fantastic. What prompted me to write this review, however, was genuinely courteous and respectful customer service that I have not seen from any other restaurant in the area. I live in a small, 8-unit apartment building that was converted from a very old house, so it is all indoors and the walls are paper thin. Tonight at almost 1:00 a.m., I decided I was hungry and placed my order, which arrived at 1:40 a.m. Delivery people from every other restaruant from which I have ordered in the 6 months that I have lived here have all made so much noise that I am often left wondering whether I will receive a three-day eviction notice the next morning. There was even one guy who feel the need to have a loud telephone conversation in our hallway after midnight once and who let the cat out withought feeling the need to let me know. The Bossa Nova guy was nothing like the others. He called me from outside (no banging) and when I came to the door he acually spoke in a whisper! I was so surprised and I loved it!! I will order from this resaurant again and often.
08/01/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Been going here for years. Really love it. From the great food to the very friendly/great service. But, I recently stopped in at the West Side location on Pico and was very disappointed. It's a totally different vibe at this location. I tried it twice because I was shocked and figured they were having an off night but it was the same. The service was very unfriendly and even less helpful. The whole energy of the place was uncomfortable both times. It almost made me feel like I should be apologizing for even being there. So if you've never been, stick to the Bossa in Hollywood or WeHo. Both are great. STAY AWAY FROM WEST SIDE!!!! You might not ever come back.
10/17/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This is one of my favorite’s. Been going to Bossa Nova for some years now.
From West Hollywood when it opened, you could even talk to the owner, then when it got to busy left for the Sunset one. Never ever had a problem. The tasty food, the price, the quality, the quantity, all good. Steak with mushrooms and a big helping of steamed vegetables with mash potatoes, my favorite. The drink Arnold Parmer, it always seems full again before its finished. The wine is fairly priced to.
They even spend a little doing improvements gradually. They now have new real comfortable chairs and better tables. All the staff are attentive, we especially like Tracey who has looked after us a couple of times, such a nice friendly attentive waitress. At busy times you just have to wait, we avoid them and go early.
The only problem I wish they could fix. Every time some one comes out the rest room there is a strong nasty smell of disinfectant, which dose not, believe me, complement the meal. So don’t sit down wind from the Loo
08/28/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I go to luch at this place once or twice a week, the food is awesome, the service is lighting fast. What else is there to say for a busy guy who wants something good yet not slow like a traditional reestaurant it is perfect. Plus they are open real late til 2 or 3 am
01/31/2010Provided by Citysearch -
What do we expect from a place knowing for it's good food quality ?....Courteous service,respect,patience,etc..
That was not what i've got from a short curly hair manager who does NOT have the quality of being patient to those who don't know the menu as well as she probably does.One single question about the menu is enough for this unprofessional woman gives you a BIG attitude !!!...Read the menu,baby !!!...That was what she said...I'm NOT your baby !!!
No more Bossa Nova for me and all my friends.
By the way managers working in US should speak english !!
01/15/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I cannot remember ordering anything other then the Bossa Salad in the past year. It is that good, you never get tired of it! The romaine salad is huge and topped with fresh chopped ingredients: tomatoes, almonds, onions, gorgonzola and homemade croutons. The homemade dressing is the prefect blend of sweet and tangy, you really only need to dip your fork in for a huge flavor burst. If you get it topped with the grilled salmon, it is a full meal!
01/12/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I've came to this restaurant for several years. The food is delicious and inexpensive, but if you DON'T order one of the expensive entree's OR you DON'T order a drink... PREPARE TO BE IGNORED. the servers are strictly business, they don't care about your experience, they just want their tip. disgusting.
12/10/2009Provided by Citysearch -
you have not lived until you have tried victors special pizza it is orgasmic, I always take my family here when they are visiting. honestly the best pizza in LA, careful though, not all of there locations have pizza ovens so double check first, the sunset store has one though
10/30/2009Provided by Citysearch -
They deliver. They're open late night. And they oven bake tomatoes on top of their on-the-house bread. The chicken lasagna is one of my favorite lasagnas anywhere. It's massive (size and flavor). The sangria is great and they have a great list of imported beers. Only con can be the wait but that should be indicative of what you're in line for.
08/28/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Being a Brazilian, I feel obligated to inform everyone that this is not Brazilian food. It's not horrible food. Just nothing resembling Brazilian cuisine. If you want authentic Brazilian (which is some of the best food in the world) I recommend ""Pampas Grill"" in the farmer's market/The Grove on 3rd and Fairfax
07/08/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Bossa Nova is around the corner from my house, and so I've eaten there or gotten takeout a number of times. I almost always end up getting something from the Brazilian grill or sandwich sections of the menu. (The latter is more popular with me when I'm ordering take-out.) My wife seems to always get the pasta. We've never been disappointed with our food, not even when we order take-out. I'm sure it helps that we order take-out, not delivery, and pick it up right when we were told it would be ready by.
The downside is that it can feel a little loud & bustling, but that's not a big deal because it's not like we've ever had to wait for table. Then again, I don't remember us ever eating there on a Friday or Saturday night. In fact, the food seems to go hand-in-hand with the atmosphere with its bold flavors and festive feel: I kind of feel like I'm eating my favorite backyard barbeque cooked by my Brazilian uncle (who doesn't actually exist).
In the bottom line, I think there's a very good match between the food you're served and the price you pay. It's nice to find a tasty spot in Hollywood that's not about the hype.