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Lazy Ox Canteen

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241 S San Pedro St Los Angeles CA 90012
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(213) 626-5299
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Michael Cardenas (Matsuhisa, Boa, Sushi Roku) brings you seasonal, locally sourced global cuisine paired with craft beers and esoteric wines in a casual downtown setting at Little Tokyo's Sakura Crossing.

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Michael Cardenas (Matsuhisa, Boa, Sushi Roku) brings you seasonal, locally sourced global cuisine paired with craft beers and esoteric wines in a casual downtown setting at Little Tokyo's Sakura Crossing.

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Lazy Ox Canteen
Reviewer Name
asraful
Review Date
January 30, 2012
Average Rating
5

Kitchen Remodeling

The quality of work was superior; much better than any other contractor because you have a shafran construction. The materials used were of high quality. The workmen were polite,knowledgeable and always explained in detail when you have any questions. Every aspect of this project was a pleasure and the finished results are fantastic. Shafran construction scheduled many project with kithchen remodeling.

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Lazy Ox Canteen
Reviewer Name
Vanesa
Review Date
September 16, 2011
Average Rating
3

Three and one half stars

The menu is excellent. We've tried several items and none have failed, on the contrary, they were all great. Don't be afraid to try something new. The wait was excessive and some staff members need to quit their job and become a correctional officers (attitude).

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20 Solid Picks for dineLA Restaurant Week, Summer '14

There's something magical about dineL.A., the two week dining event that sees some of the city's best and brightest restaurants open their doors for prix fixe lunch and dinner meals that might otherwise be impossible to score. But with a near-endless list of great eateries to choose from, it can be hard to narrow down one's dining options. Here then, presented in alphabetical order, are 20 of...

Lazy Ox Canteen Expanding to Alhambra's Pacific Plaza

Welcome to Meanwhile, In SGV a regular feature in which TC, our fearless leader in all things San Gabriel Valley, brings word of restaurant openings, closings, and other unsung, curious neighborhood goings on.

1) Alhambra: Lazy Ox Canteen, Downtown's New American gastropub that has served as a revolving door for up-and-coming chefs, is coming to San Gabriel Valley. This marks the very first...

Dubbed a "foodie paradise", this "exhilarating" little spot in Little Tokyo "wows" with an ever-"evolving" Eclectic menu featuring "amazing" "out-of-the-box" small plates based on "unique" seasonal ingredients and "all things pig", plus a "great burger"; prices are "moderate", servers are "informed" and the vibe is "cool", even if the "ear-splitting" music could "scare off anyone over 28."

An eclectic bistro in Little Tokyo.

Lazy Ox Canteen Restaurant Review: The décor of this busy and noisy bistro owned by Michael Cardenas is not like his previous restaurants, Sushi Roku, Katana and BOA Steakhouse. It is, in fact, rather nondescript, as the only decorative element is a picture of a big ox resting on one wall. The kitchen turns out an eclectic menu of small plates, with apparent inspirations ranging from Asia to...

Chef Perfecto Rocher Departs Lazy Ox For Solo Resto

In a rather surprising move, Perfecto Rocher — the Spanish chef who replaced Josef Centeno at Laxy Ox Canteen and who was slated to open a paella restaurant in Santa Monica with owner Michael Cardenas — has clocked out of the downtown eatery. Rocher has split not only from Lazy Ox, but from Cardenas as well, to pursue a solo project. The chef is in the early planning stages now, but his...

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was one of the original trendy places to go in LA. but now there are so many other options. they're still and oldie but goodie.

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Oh my GUH! Pig Ears "chicaronnes" with pickled radishes, Farro and bone marrow risotto were amazing. But I have to say hands down went to the buttermilk...

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100

Another favorite, more casual dining choice in downtown Los Angeles, a 15 minute drive or short metro rail ride from our home.

Nice casual spot

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80

Real interesting dishes, just not a lot to choose from. Everything was delicious but the menu is small. I actually thought the appetizers were much better than the larger dishes. Clearly better to share things here.

I used to like this place

Average Rating
60

Menu used to be innovative. Now its just "same old". Service was indifferent and acoustics boom through the room. Its a perfectly good neighborhood cafe but no good as a destination spot.

Business description (2)

“The Lazy Ox philosophy is simple, our execution anything but… To bring exceptional ingredients prepared artistically at an approachable price. We want to share our love of ingredients the world over and the joy of eating and drinking by exposing our diners to all we’re discovering. Food and wine should not be intimidating or overlooked, it is our most intrinsic need and should be celebrated.”

Michael Cardenas (Matsuhisa, Boa, Sushi Roku) brings you seasonal, locally sourced global cuisine paired with craft beers and esoteric wines in a casual downtown setting at Little Tokyo's Sakura Crossing.
Executive chef: Perfecto Rocher
Dining Style: Casual Dining
Cross Street: 2nd & San Pedro
Parking: Public Lot
Public Transit: Red Line Metro to Civic Center. Walk East on 1st and turn right...

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Parking

Free parking can be tough in the immediate area so it pays to drive around a bit as there are usually free street meters available if you head away from Little Tokyo and towards Alameda on 3rd Street or 4th Street.

Save Money

Follow the restaurant on Twitter @lazyoxcanteen to find out about specials such as 50% off bottles of wine on certain Monday evenings, etc.

What to Order

Check the specials board nightly, as some of the best items at Lazy Ox are seasonal and change according to whatever was purchased at the market that day (Lazy Ox is a true market-to-table restaurant).

What to Drink

Wine lovers take note: Laxy Ox has a fantastic selection of reds. A full liquor license should be forthcoming by mid-2010 (as of early 2009, shochu is available by the bottle here for those who want more than wine or beer).

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