Lazy Ox Canteen

241 S San Pedro St Los AngelesCA90012
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“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.”
by gogobot on May 26, 2015 from gogobot


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.
by Citysearch on April 02, 2010 from Citysearch
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.
by Citysearch on April 02, 2010 from Citysearch

Member Reviews

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.
by asraful on January 30, 2012
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).
by Vanesa on September 16, 2011

Editorial Reviews

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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...
by eater on July 08, 2014 from eater
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...
by eater on May 06, 2014 from eater
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."
by zagat on January 21, 2014 from zagat
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...
by gayot on December 26, 2012 from gayot

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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.
by yahoolocal on November 02, 2013 from yahoolocal