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Purveyor of Exotic Grilled Sausages

General Info
Wurstkuche is an exotic sausage grill in the heart of the downtown Los Angeles Historic Arts District.

Regular Hours

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Fax: (213) 687-4440

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Price Range
Central LA, Historic Cultural, Arts District
Outdoor seating

Wurstkuche Restaurant

Restaurants, German Restaurants, Brew Pubs, Family Style Restaurants, Sausages, Bars, Beer & Ale
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Brew Pubs, Family Style, European, German, Continental

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average


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The vibe is laid back, and if you like sausage and beer, this place is for you. Sundays are like Mimosas & Brunch for Dudebros. The fries are good, and they do have vegetarian options. Beer can be ordered from either the bar or the counter, but food orders are placed only through the counter that is separated from the seating area. Tables are a mix of shared space and individual tables along the walls. Pricing is fair, parking is street.

Gunjan S.
Edited: 12/22/2016

I may be slightly partial to this place..afterall it was opened by a USC alum (go trojans!)

All my events at this place have benefited from the rowdy, fun vibe..they have a solid selection of beers and an exotic selection of hot dogs...tailor-made for the adventurous!

Jen F.
Edited: 12/07/2016
Great place to meet friends

Great Food & Bar! Belgian sausages w/ great flavors and 'snap' factor. I had the mango/jalepeno and it was tastey!! Also, nice vibe in backroom with bar and DJ.

Food is pricey for a sausage, but beer is cheep - and good selection :P

LA Artist


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Wurstkuche: Mediocre sausage at double the price.

What people don't know or seem to care about, is the effect they have had on the arts district. They themselves may think it's cool for them to be there, but I was the artist next door and they literally were a living nightmare and drove me out of my studio! They are the anti-artists of the arts district as far as I'm concerned and I've been there 30 years! They suck as neighbors and have brought nothing but non stop 24 hour noise, 10 times the congestion and their yuppie arrogance! And as far as their overpriced mediocre sausage, Pinks or Fab Hotdogs blow them away at half the price.

That's my review as their X-artist neighbor. See what they put the LA arts district artists through can be seen at WurstkucheSucks-dot-com
LA Artist



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Wurstkuche must be German for Overrated

Seriously overpriced. Annoying layout that creates a line and no seating. It's weird because they are paying people to take orders in line but it doesn't help anything move faster. They need to police the insanely loud dining room when they're crowded for the hoards of people sitting around that are not eating and drinking while people stand there with food in their hands.

Also, why can't I drink a beer while waiting 20 minutes outside. Oh, that's right, the horrible ""hip"" design.

This place is a mess. Food included. Once all the hype dies down this place will too.

Jacek D.


This is the place to hang out in east Downtown!

Get your necessary infusion of sausage, fries and beer here. This place celebrates the fusion of sausage philosophy from all over the world with delicious Belgian fries and traditional beers. Love it!

Jessica Lopez


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A good sausage soothes the soul.

Everyone needs a good sausage, every now and then.

Can I tell you how excited I am about downtown LA's renaissance? I'm FREAKING REALLY EXCITED! Just a few years back my only lunch options were Korean BBQ in Little Tokyo or a bag of chips from one of the many crack-head laden liquor stores near by.

Now? Now, I get to choose 2 sauces for my Belgian fries. And for that I thank you Wurstkuche. Thank you for not one but 3 veggie sausage options. Thank you for that extra side of sauerkraut. Thank you for that serving of apple beer that was just enough to be relaxing and still allow me to return to work in an operable state. And thank you even more for letting me sit in your devastatingly decorator perfect dining area, making me feel more awesome for choosing to lunch here.

Long live sausage and beer. And fries.



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YES!!!! Another Awesome Place Downtown!!

Heard about Wurstkuche from two friends who simply called it ""This German Sausage Place"". I soon got the name from them and went down on a Saturday Afternoon. Ordered a rattlesnake sausage and a Louisiana red hot with a small order of fries. Sat at the bar and ordered a strong Belgium beer and when my food came I enjoyed a really delicious meal. I hate that it took me so long to hear about it. Just understand that parking isn't the best in the area so if you go at night expect to do some walking and some waiting in line. It's worth the trip!



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This place is THE BEST

This place is an absolute MUST EAT.

Here's a tip: if you're feeling brave, go for the Rabbit/Rattlesnake/Jalapeno sausage, with caramelized onions and sweet peppers. I'm a picky eater and trust me, it's not weird, it's just good. Really, really good. Tack on one of their other exotic sausages, and you may even eat 5 different animals in one meal! FTW!

Another tip: get your fries with the truffle oil. Amazing. Choose from about a dozen home-made condiments to go with those fries. I'm partial to the Curry Ketchup and the Thai Peanut sauce.

One more tip: Ignore the spiteful other reviewers who acknowledge the wonderful food and great beer selection (Belgian Ales on tap!), but feel the need to knock the place because lots of people like to eat there. What kind of logic is that?!? ""It's so good and popular and hipsters like it, so booooooo"" I hear McDonald's serves up a really fast burger for people with that kind of attitude.

However, if you're like me, you'll find Wurstkuche to be a real treat, and if you want to avoid the lines, don't go at prime-time.

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