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Alibi Room - 16 Reviews - 12236 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066-5508, Los Angeles, CA - Bars, Pubs & Clubs Reviews - Phone (310) 390-9300

Alibi Room

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12236 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066-5508 (at Washington & Campbell)
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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(310) 390-9300
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Best

really don't know what I can say about this place that does it justice. Alibi room is hands-down THE BEST wine restaurant in the westside...forget being the best in culver. ...

Worst

With all the Kogi hype I was very excited to check it out. And what a disappointment it turned out to be. They are ill equipped to make it a good experience with their staff. The ...

Editorial review from Citysearch 9/2/2013

Had an order of the Kogi Three Taco Combo (~$7): corn tortilla, slaw, cilantro, onions, salsa roja, and choice of meat (in this case tofu). Also had an order of the Kimchi Sesame Quesadilla (~$7): flour tortilla, cheese, kimchi, red pepper sour cream, salsa roja, and choice of meat (in this case tofu). Additionally, had an order of the Korean Spiced Fries (~$5): sriracha, ketchup and sesame mayo dipping sauce. Food was delicious, staff was informed, and the ambiance was intimate. more

5-Stars just isn't enough 6/12/2011

really don't know what I can say about this place that does it justice. Alibi room is hands-down THE BEST wine restaurant in the westside...forget being the best in culver. Service = Awesome, personal, friendly. Food = OMG. OMG. Fantastically delicious. They know us by name now before we even have a chance to identify ourselves over the phone when making reservations. Who does that!? 5-Stars just isn't enough. more

great place to hangout 6/4/2011

great food and great service...staff is nice and the bartender is hot hot.. i love this place more


Would you like some Koji with that beer? 1/18/2010

Something as simple as grabbing a beer can often turn into a whole production in LA. The nightlife scene is just so exhausting. This is one of the reasons why I love Alibi Room so much- it?s easy and uncomplicated. It?s not sceney, but not lame either. You can really make this place whatever you want it to be; it can be your casual after-work hang out, somewhere to gather a bunch of friends for a night out, or even a great dining spot. That last reason is actually what really put Alibi Room on the map. By now, you?d have to be living under a rock to not be aware that food trucks have taken over Los Angeles, and the one that started it all was the Koji Korean BBQ truck. For those who are a tad too lazy to track the truck down on the streets, they can just had directly to Alibi Room. Koji has a permanent residence in their kitchen so you?ll always be able to get your Koji fix, Twitter or not. Their three-taco combo is the item to get, but everything is amazing. Keep an eye out for their dessert specials, as well; they're always unique and incredible. Additionally, their beer selection is solid, their cocktails potent and refreshing, and the prices are pretty excellent. Pros: good prices, great food, creative drinks Cons: Parking, slowish service more

Good Booze Selection-Yummy Kogi Tacos 11/4/2009

Nice to have a local bar-even tho I miss the dive bars that have now been taken over by the Yuppies ! and the prices tripled- Anyway -On my way home from work-Having a craving for the Kogi Tacos- (I had several times off the truck) I stop in after circling the area looking for parking (tuesday night too)- Interior is concrete and grey-I like the triangle shape bar-Kinda dark and cold-Sit at the bar have the 3 tacos special and a glass of red raw power wine-7 plus 7=$14 Talk to some folks at the bar- and leave- Overall good experience-The smoke from the patio filled the interior-yuck - The bartender kinda slow and uninterested- Noticed some top shelf tequilla's and Bourbans-agood sign- Pros: Good Selection of Booze Cons: Parking and Service more

don't go if you are thirsty (or want service) 10/27/2009

I thought the girl bartenders were nice looking enough but were more interested in dancing with each other and moving in circles around the bar doing a lot of busy work than watching for all the customers trying to get their attention to buy drinks at the bar ( as there were a lot of us trying to spend our money.) I thought this would be a good neighborhood spot to come to often, but I can't justify the high prices with bartenders who don't seem to care about building a loyale customer base or paying attention to their clientele. After 40 minutes and only able to get one drink, we left. I probably won't go back. Too bad...Life is too short to waste time with poor service. Pros: nice interior decorating, lighting, effect Cons: not good service (bring a flask) more

HORRIBLE BARTENDERS 9/7/2009

A group of us went to the Alibi on Friday night. The bartender served 1 of us and ignored the other 3 girls. She was NOT busy at all. We finally got the other bartenders attention and told her that the rest of us want a drink as well. I ordered a Corona and she told me that they didn't have Corona and probably wouldn't have anything that I would like. She was SO rude. So I asked for a bar menu. As I was exploring my options I saw the bartender make a face and roll her eyes at my friend. My friend was shocked. If she hadn't ordered food already she said she would have walked out. We left after 1 drink and will not go back there, ever. All of us were appalled. Never have any of us received such horrible service. Both bartenders were useless and rude. Pros: cute bar Cons: the 2 bartenders more

Alibi Room 6/19/2009

I've been here a few times to eat the Kogi Tapas. A friend of mine and I agree that the quality of the food can be inconsistent. Some nights, it may be great, and on other nights not so great. Otherwise, the food is great, the staff maintain their composure even when it gets really crazy. Pros: Kogi Tapas, Generous Wine Pours Cons: Can get crowded more

Huge disappoint 3/26/2009

With all the Kogi hype I was very excited to check it out. And what a disappointment it turned out to be. They are ill equipped to make it a good experience with their staff. The two bartenders really need to kick it up a notch and light a fire under it. They have the attitude that they couldn't possibly care less if the patrons are having a good time and being properly tended to. The dishwasher behind the bar has more interest in standing around keeping himself hydrated that helping out his coworkers and the poor waitress was trying her hardest to keep everything organized and maintain a sweet demeanor. She was the best thing about the whole night. The place was packed, but very poorly run to say the least. We didn't get several things we ordered, mainly because it was so chaotic. The food was fair, not great, but good enough to find the truck somewhere around town. There's no way I would go back to give it another shot. Pros: Comfy interior, good parking Cons: Service more

Decent bar - overhyped Korean tacos 3/15/2009

Went to the Alibi Room last week to get some Kogi and drinks. On my own, I had 2 of the taco combos (3... more

Decent bar - overhyped Korean tacos 3/14/2009

mikeop34 Provided by Partner
Went to the Alibi Room last week to get some Kogi and drinks. On my own, I had 2 of the taco combos (3 tacos per order, I tried all 3 meats and tof... more

Expensive, Slow Service 3/3/2009

I used to frequent this place before the renovation when it was a dive bar. I noticed it was open again when passing by so I stopped in for a drink with a friend. The service was slow to say the least. It was on a saturday early evening. There were maybe 10 patrons in the place. We sat down at the bar and probably waited 10 minutes before we were noticed by the bartender. I ordered a glass of wine and got a glass with the previous patrons lipstick all over it. After waiting another 10 minutes to get the bartenders attention I gave it back, even though I did not drink any of it I still paid almost $10 for the glass. I'm not stepping foot in there ever again. Pros: Example: best croissants in town Cons: expensive more

A Black Diamond in the Rough 2/16/2008

Approaching the entrance, you immediately stumble upon an awkward ramp leading to the heavy, tinted threshold. Designer lighting creates a subtle glow once you step foot onto the concrete flooring, and you are welcomed into the serene atmosphere. At first glance, you notice the protruding bar, designed to fit the occupying space. Then, your eye wanders to the right, catching a glimpse of the cozy fireplace situated on the back wall. Lounge seating compliments this section, allowing for prime conversational areas. An outdoor space provides for additional conversations as it is separated from the street by a pattern-based brick wall, creating an ?indoor? feel. Heading back indoors, you find yourself captivated by the large 3?x3? photographs of derelict pools and suburban Los Angeles, leaving a lasting impression of this ?black diamond in the rough.? more

The Food is awesome!!!! Atmosphere is fun and inviting!!!! 11/16/2007

Walked in around 8:00pm on a wednesday night, to grab a bite to eat before my friends started arriving for drinks. Very quiet around this time easy to get a drink. Chicken tacos were recommended had them, and they were fantastic! Order the Frys guys!!!! Chatted with the locals everyone was very friendly, as the evening progressed so did the number of occupants. Never got loud enough that you couldn't hear what anybody was saying. There were very attractive people scattered amongst the place, bartender was on top of everything, definitely a positive recommendation. Newly renovated, locals talked about what an old dive it use to be. Very hip and trendy, definitly envied the couple that was able to snag the couch next to the fireplace!!! If you do go, try to bring a jacket, noticed that the AC was on high through out most of the evening- being from Michigan I was even a little chilly. Definitely a place you want to visit if your looking for something new, and fun!!!! Pros: Very nice decor, friendly people all over! Cons: AC was on all night making it chilly more

Great local spot 10/9/2007

Loved the fact that I didn't have to drive across town for a small, simple, nicely decorated bar. I like chill environments and usually go to The Well when i'm in hollywood. but that's far when you live in Ladera. Place was brighter than most bars and that's a plus...bartenders were cute and flirty so taht added to the fun. I had the mozzarella, fried chicken oysters, zucchini, and the beer on tap...all fantastic. was able to have good convo with friends...nice drinks....didn't notice the pricing because i think the folks that say stuff is too expensive haven't relized the old idea of too expensive is now the new norm. I got there at 9:15pm so i had no issue with sitting at the bar. the place did get crowded and folks stood around and chit chatted. but that's the appeal as well. not the place for large bday parties or a night out on the town...it's the place for ""hey what do you wanna do tonite?"" ""i dunno...i just wanna chill out and have a drink and not pay a cover or wait in a line and eat some simple good eats"" ""well let's got to the alibi"" ""done."" Pros: Modern decor, good bar food, fun beers, cute bartenders, plenty of parking, small so it stays a local bar, lighting is not nonexsistent, music is not distracting Cons: none for me, bar got crowded but isn't that a good thing? don't want them out of business more

Another Bar From the Owners of the Brigg 9/23/2007

Another Bar From the Owners of the Brigg. Went on a Saturday night for a birthday. We also live near by. Very crowded because the layout of the place is not very functional. The bar is an odd shape that takes up most of the space in the room. Along side of the bar are seats & peopel stand behind them but the aisle is too narrow to get through so people are constantly bumping into eact other. Pros: Not much Cons: Expensive, trendy, & poor us eof space & design more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    The look is minimalist--soft gray walls and natural wood--but the vibe is fast and smoove, much like the electronica wafting from the owner's iPod. The bar itself is an...

  • 9/17/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Bar open 5:30pm - 2am Monday through Saturday Kitchen open 6pm - 12am Monday through Saturday
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    West LA, Culver - West
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