Lazy Ox Canteen

241 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Lazy Ox Canteen

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  • Daily 11am-3pm, Daily 5pm-12am
  • $$, $$$
  • Family Style, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Smoking, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Beer/Wine
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
Lazy Ox occupies a long, narrow dining room downtown, jammed into the ground floor of a new Little Tokyo condo complex, fashionably unmarked on the outside, unless you count the tables full of dudes drinking Japanese microbrews, and is as dark as Proust's cork-lined room once you finally find the door. There are many, many tables for two, some of them jammed together to create rickety banquet tables, and huge chalkboard menus, listing 20 to 30 dishes or more, posted at each end of the dining room. The restaurant's best dish may be the deep-flavored purée of pasilla chiles peppered with a handful of crunchy pork rinds, which melt into and enrich the soup.

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