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Hours

Regular Hours

Payment method
visa, mastercard
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Central LA, MacArthur Park, Westlake, Westlake South
AKA

Langer Al

Langer Al Langer's Delicatessen & Restaurant

Categories
Delicatessens, Caterers, Fast Food Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Lot

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Deli, Caterers, Family Style, Fast Food

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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Kevin M.

04/20/2018

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I just ate at the famous Langer's deli for the first time and it was as amazing as I had heard!!! The service was quick and the food was delish! I ordered the oh so famous #19 and it was to die for. The rye bread had a super crispy crust and a super soft middle. The pastrami literally melted in my mouth. Definitely the best pastrami in LA and I have been to many a deli in the Los Angeles area.

C L.

05/12/2017

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Best pastrami I have ever had in my life--cannot wait to go back to devour this lovely thing again. Big plus is seeing Mr. T going into the restaurant for lunch.

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aprincess11

03/31/2012

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old syle

try the #19. We find it so fun when we are in the area. Only open in daytime makes it harder to get there when Langers is open.

JessieJessJess

03/08/2012

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Best pastrami sandwiches west of the Rockies

Run to langers if you want the best pastrami sandwiches in L A. Run after because you will need to trim some calories afterwards.

vikkhart

10/09/2011

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Overpriced...Way overpriced!

The food was OK...In my and my husband's opinion, not great! Way overpriced for what you get. Its a California landmark and famous...but for us...once was enough.

thecollinsissue

08/24/2011

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Pricey but Excellent

The claim to fame of these delicious sandwiches is the driving point about the price, I think (which is inflated a bit), however it is a wonderful experience to sink ones teeth into one of these. Great for work lunch orders.

bruinmike

11/12/2010

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Another LA historic place..in ...

Another LA historic place..in biz since 1947.. I think.. man, their #19 is to die for, what a great hot pastrami sandwich.. I think it's better then any places I went in New York. They hand cut the hot pastrami and add Cole slaw.. They also make the hot pastrami sandwich in different ways but #19 is the most famous of them all.. I also tried their breakfast and it was yummy.. can't wait until i go back..

JoeAci

11/08/2010

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Yummmmm!!! Pastramiiiiiii!!!

Best Pastrami in the world. Yes I can say that. Just be careful, because once you eat their pastrami, you just will not like anyone else's.

Location a bit undesirable, but they have curbside pickup, works for me.

la308

10/03/2010

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Best Pastrami Sandwich Ever.

My wife and I love pastrami sandwiches and didn't realize we lived next to the best in the world. My wife is from NY, and we did the NY deli tour several times. Have been looking for NY like pastrami in LA, but didn't realize how good it can be untill we tried Langers. Atmosphere and service was perfect from the moment you enter to doors, after you pass through the Tijuana like atmosphere from the parking lot to Langer's. We sat at the counter and ordered #19 (Pastrami on twice baked rye bread with slice of swiss, cole slaw, and russian dressing) and #55 (Corned beef on rye bread with cole slaw and russian dressing). Both sandwiches came with pickles that were cruchy and juicy with the perfect amount our sourness.
I had high expectations but was ready to be disappointed yet again from my memories of NY pastrami sandwiches, but after the first bite, I was in pastrami heaven. The crust of the bread was perfectly crunchy while the inside was soft and chewy. The cole slaw was surprisingly so creamy and good and complemented the sandwich in a way I didn't think possible. At first, I didn't think I wanted the pastrami with cole slaw or swiss cheese, but when in Rome.. had to try what everyone was talking about.
Now the pastrami itself was juicy, tender, smoky goodness that blew all my expectations away. Simply the best I've ever had and my wife agreed completely.
There were several gentlemen sitting next to us who were all first timers at Langer's, and their sentiment was equal to us. Everyone was blown away and at a loss for words as we devoured our precious sandwiches. The place was packed with a line starting to form at the door, the servers were everywhere attending to the patrons' needs, and the pastrami carver was going to town and the smoky hot meats with their big knives, trying to catch up to the orders coming in, but we were lost in our taste buds of how good it can really be, when it's done right. Oh and the corned beef, just as good as the pastrami.
This place is really worth whatever it takes to get there. I thank God I live close. Just don't forget they close by 4pm and don't open on Sundays.
You can't judge any pastrami sandwiches until you've had Langer's, but then why would you want to try any other after?

lucy33

02/23/2010

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Loved it

My friend and I went for breakfast today. I ordered bagles and lox, they gave me two bagels piled high. they were d'lish. my friend ordered corned beef hash and eggs with salsa that was really good. too. The only bad thing was the bad neighborhood. what neighbood is that any way?

bear731

01/05/2010

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Great Pastrami Sandwiches

Yum! Although this restaurant is in a sketchy area and you have to park a block away, this sandwich is really worth the trip.

Cynthia C.

11/12/2009

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Number 19! This is it. Order it. Eat it. Love it.

The best pastrami sandwich I've tasted. I would give it 6 stars if I was able to. Pickels are fantastic. Service is quick.



Parking is a block out, across the street but Langer's provides free validation.

10ECStud

02/03/2009

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Oh yes, it's real good!

This is a true New York Style deli minutes from downtown LA and just off of Wilshire. I had the Pastrami on Rye and some Matzah Ball Soup. Everything was excellent, including the service. The Pastrami was melt in your mouth tender and had great flavor. The atmosphere is just what you would expect at this type of place, casual and not pretentious. I highly recommend Langer's and will be back soon!

MonsieurFang

01/22/2009

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Hands down best pastrami!

Man...everytime I come here, I overdo it. I once almost ate two orders of their pastramis in a sitting. Really it's that good! I just wished they'd open later because the only time I get to go here is on weekends.

powpowpow

11/05/2007

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The #19 is the best sandwich I've EVER eaten

Langers is amazing. I've only been there once a week ago, but I've been thinking about it every day. The #19 is the best sandwich anywhere period. I'm not even a huge pastrami fan, but this sandwich got me hooked.

The service was great, got lots of refills, the crowd was great (mostly business people and old people talking about politics), and there is a parking lot!

Next time I'm in LA, Langers will be the first stop on my list.

alisonkramer

09/05/2006

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This classic Jewish deli belongs in Lower Manhattan

WOW - this place is a one-of-a-kind institution for Los Angeles. Complete with all the food, atmosphere, and service you would expect from the classic Jewish delis in New York City. I went with three friends and we all, not unwisely, ordered the number 19 - pastrami on rye with coleslaw and russian dressing. SO good. Heaping portions of cured pastrami exploding with flavor on soft, warm rye bread topped with crisp coleslaw in creamy, yummy dressing. Our waitress, a 50 something old-timer named Joan, took care of us in that Jewish mother sort of way. Sort of grumpy and cynical - but lovable and comical just the same. If you can, save room for dessert, but remember they aren't open past three and are closed most holidays. Park in a nearby lot and validate, the somewhat seedy area does no justice to the culinary oasis of Langers deli.

felnzo

09/03/2006

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Best Pastrami in THE CITY of LA

Piled high and tasty that sums up my Langers experience. When it comes to sandwiches you don't need some gimicky bread or a fancy name for it's mustard you want quality. It sickens me everytime I go into a pseudo hip restautarant wishing to be cutting edge with stupid gimicky food names or some culinary infusion. We've allowed restaurants to tell us what we want NOT here. Plain and simple a Excellent sandwich with familiar ingredients. The city is losing it's Landmarks and we need places like this otherwise it'll just turn into a Starbucks or McDonalds

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