In the past decade or so, once-sleepy Culver City has blossomed into an exciting food destination. If you’re grabbing food with friends on the westside, chances are someone pitched a place in Culver City. And why not? Culver City is back in action as a booming area. The New York Times praised Culver City as “Los Angeles’s newest stylish neighborhood, a magnet for lovers of the arts, good food, and culture.” The revitalized downtown area continues to grow with plenty of phenomenal options, from old-school tacos to a sleek Southeast Asian restaurant to a New York pizzeria transplant. Here are the 10 best places to grab takeout in Culver City.
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Mayura is a hidden gem located in a strip mall, just a block away from the Sony studios in Culver City. They are the only place in the Los Angeles area to specialize in Kerala cuisine—a largely vegetarian region on India’s South coast. Diners flock to this family-run Indian restaurant for their dosas, spiced fish curry, and butter chicken.
Address: 10406 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
2. Lodge Bread Co.
Lodge Bread Co. was founded when two friends working as chefs began baking for fun on the weekends. They became enamored with the baking process and started their own restaurant in 2015, quickly becoming well-known thanks to their habit of cranking up the reggae tunes in the dining room and serving some of the tastiest sourdough around town.
Address: 11918 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
This casual, petite-sized taqueria will become your go-to spot for lunch. Hidden in the Platform complex in Culver City, Loqui is known for their deliciously addicting homemade flour tortillas—some may argue the best in town. Their menu focuses on tacos and burritos bowls with Rancho Gordo beans, guacamole, and protein of your choice. Their perfectly seasoned, slightly smoky meat and pillowy tortillas are hands-down the reasons why you will be going back.
Address: 8830 Washington Blvd #104, Culver City, CA 90232
4. Tito’s Tacos
Tito’s Tacos is one of Culver City’s most beloved food spots. They have been serving up the same cheese-covered hard shell tacos since 1959. Their menu has a healthy mix of other Mexican staples, including chicken tamales and enchiladas—but diners always come back to Tito’s for their iconic hard-shell tacos, which are topped off with a large mound of grated orange-yellow cheddar and a handful of iceberg lettuce.
Address: 11222 Washington Pl, Culver City, CA 90230
5. Mee & Greet
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Mee & Greet is a Southeast Asian restaurant that is quickly becoming the next takeout spot. They offer a tight menu of Singaporean, Peranakan, and Vietnamese dishes like Hainan chicken rice, pho with sliced filet mignon & sauteed brisket, and garlic noodles. They are introducing Peranakan cuisine to West LA, which primarily consists of Chinese ingredients with various distinct Malaysian/Indonesian spices and cooking techniques.
Address: 3500 Overland Ave #150, Los Angeles, CA 90034
6. Maple Block
If you’re looking for a neighborhood favorite that embodies the Texas BBQ experience, but also pulls from the seasonal richness of California ingredients, you’ve come to the right place. Maple Block strives to source locally, from the wood used in the smoker to the Mary’s Free Range Chicken. They are famous for their brisket, which is truly Texan.
Address: 3973 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
7. Kay ‘N Daves
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Kay ’N Daves is a favorite neighborhood gathering spot serving up Mexican comfort food since 1991. It’s a warm and casual environment to enjoy your chicken mole, tostadas, and tacos. Regulars swear by their squash flower relleno, carnitas, and the restaurant’s signature chicken mole oaxaqueno, which features a mole recipe that has been passed down three generations.
Address: 9341 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
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Pho-nomenal Vietnamese food? Phorage has got you covered. This modern Vietnamese restaurant uses only locally sourced produce and sustainable products for all the classic dishes. Their oxtail pho has a deep, rich flavor and the tender meat falls right off the bone.
Address: 3300 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034
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New York transplants—rejoice! Roberta’s has arrived. This Brooklyn restaurant is now available at The Platform in Culver City. Roberta’s has developed an incredibly loyal fan base, with nearly tens of thousands of diners making the journey annually to their Bushwick location. This new Los Angeles location will offer many of the same wood-fired pies you can find at the East Coast location, including the popular honey-and-soppressata dotted Bee Sting, along with California-inspired plates and pies that take advantage of seasonal produce.
Address: 8810 Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232
10. Sao Acai
Sao Acai is dedicated to serving sustainable and market-driven produce. They serve a variety of healthy acai bowls, as well as pitaya bowls and organic smoothies. The menu is fresh and simple—catering to health-conscious consumers looking for a meal packed with antioxidants, protein, omega-fats and essential amino acids.
Address: 8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Hungry for takeout in Culver City? Order Now! Find yourself in Downtown Los Angeles, but don’t know where to grab dinner? Read our post to find out about the 7 best places in DTLA to grab some takeout.