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Map & Directions 800 E. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Beer/Wine
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking


LA Weekly's Description

The restaurant brings in its sausages from artisanal butchers instead of making them in-house, which theoretically leads to flexibility, and the toppings are customizable only insofar as you have the choice of sauteed hot peppers, sauteed sweet peppers or sauerkraut to put with the grilled onions on top of your sandwich. The PETA crowd can get veggie bratwursts, kielbasas or Italian links, the sausage-joint equivalent of the Landlubbers' Platter that used to be on the menu of seafood restaurants, and for the abstemious there is dandelion & burdock, a soft drink reputed to have first been concocted by St. Thomas Aquinas, with the anisey herbal complexity of an obscure monastery liqueur. See full review.

Member Reviews

  • sarahevan wrote a review for Wurstküche
    on 03/01/13

    Come for the brats...stay for the fries! When my boyfriend asks if I want to go out to dinner somewhere, I almost always says "Wurstkuche!" It's perfect for a first date or a one-hundred-and-first date.

    As you wait in line to order your food/biers you can peruse the menu and decide what looks tasty. The best part about this is you can order a drink in line and they bring it to... More >>

  • MCee wrote a review for Wurstküche
    on 02/28/13

    This is snausage heaven. It's located in the lovely and barren (the usual hunt for street parking) Art District of Downtown LA. Order your food in line and wait for it to be served to your table. The service is efficient and abrupt. There is also a DJ set up which means some dance and indie beats for ya'll to enjoy while you munch on your juicy and tasty weiners. Yah, I know -... More >>

  • aliceholic1 wrote a review for Wurstküche
    on 02/28/13

    Wurstkuche is my go-to place for a lot of occasions - late night dining, showing out of towners around, beer sampling, JUST GOOD FOOD and ... honestly, ANY occasion is fitting. I love their late hours and most importantly, they are a supporter of Los Angeles' very own KCRW. This means they are part of KCRW's Fringe Benefit merchants. With the Fringe membership, you get to have... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • ZAGAT on 02/05/10

    This Downtown “Purveyor of Exotic Grilled Sausages” will sell you its product raw for 30% off the list price.

  • Bon Appetit Magazine on 03/04/11

    Here you'll find some 20 Belgian, German, & domestic beers on tap & the same number of inventive sausages. Round out your order w/ a Filipino Maharlika-it's sweet & savory w/ a snappy natural casing.

  • Eater on 12/01/10

    If the hipsters know anything, they know links. Or so it would seem, given how many flock to the downtown joint. Serving craft beers and tasty exotic sausages. [Eater 38 Member]

  • LA Weekly on 12/29/10

    Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!

  • Mazda on 11/19/10

    The rattlesnake and rabbit sausage sounds off-putting, but if you can get past that you won't regret ordering it.

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