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Wurstkuche

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800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1820
+1 213-687-4444
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An other concept than the 'Würst' of Jeroen Meus in Belgium, but comparable in quality and taste. All wursts are prepared with some tasteful ingredients (chicken with apple & bacon; beef or pork with dried tomatoes & mozzarella; ...) and are served in a piccolo-bread with some topics to chose. And that is not all. The large choice in Belgian... More 

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Thank Carina H
Altoona, Iowa
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Los Angeles for a work conference and we decided to check this place out due to the eclectic menu and downtown location. We each got something different and we were not disappointed. The food was fresh and the atmosphere was dark but warm feeling. I loved the bench seating and sharing a table with strangers, it the... More 

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Thank AJsAltoona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is always super friendly and helpful with recommendations. Do not be shy in asking for ideas for food or beer. The Belgian fries are delicious and they have a good selection of beers.

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Thank Jezzabel L
Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

LA's arts district, east of downtown, is a repurposing of early 20th century industrial buildings for residents, galleries, artists, and restaurants. Wurstkuche, specializing in a full range of German wursts and beers, is casual, noisy, and busy, serving this local community of residents, artists and others with hearty, full-flavored fare. Cheap, tasty and authentic. Street parking.

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Thank John O
Irvine, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place was recommended to me by a colleague and I was not disappointed. There was a line already out the door at 5.45pm on a Saturday but it moved quite quickly and they handed out menus and took drink orders while you wait. We got the duck and bacon sausage and the roasted pepper, both were great but the... More 

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Thank sandram972016
Bar Harbor, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Broad selection of delicious sausages at Wurstkuche. The ordering process was straight forward and very efficient. This was aided by the excellent staff, who were on hand in the line to answer questions and get you a beer while you waited on line. Hooray for great service! Really enjoyed having a selection of mustards at the table.

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Thank Mike M
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is about as authentic a beer garden as you are going to get in the USA. Beer and sausages are excellent :-)

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Thank GreenPowerGuy
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Wurstkuche (meaning Sausage Kitchen) is located very close to the Little Tokyo Metro Station and can easily be walked to from there. They have a variety of sausages...some German, to choose from and it is a fun place to try. I've been there twice now and plan on going back again. There's plenty of indoor seating and a little area... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Just what you always wanted to try.. a rattlesnake rabbit sausage on a delicious roll. That's only the beginning of a menu full of insanely delicious sausages. Vegetarian sausages are also available for the non-rattlesnake crowd. Wurstkuche has two locations - Downtown LA and Venice. Downtown hours are 11:00-1:30am and Venice 11:00/12:00-12:00am. Beers, beers and more beers served in giant... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I would have to say the most interesting part of my visit here was the atmosphere and the live music. The food here is amazing as well- it's a little pricey for gourmet hotdogs; but it is very delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, German, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1820
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-687-4444

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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