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Wurstküche Restaurant

800 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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4.0 out of 5
36 member's reviews
5,478 people visited Wurstküche Restaurant
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    Mon-Sun 11am-12am (Kitchen) 11am-2am (Bar)
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    (213) 687-4444
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  • Wurstküche RestaurantPro 2014
    Hanae
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    4 Dec 28, 2013

    Their gourmet hot dogs are overrated but they are tasty :) i need to come back and try their regular hot dogs.

    What I recommend:
    -fries!!! And their sauces!!!!! Get a medium and share it with a friend.
    - cucumber soda: light and refreshing. It goes well with the heavy greasy fries.
    - apple beer if u like sweet alcohol like me
    - if u love beer then this place won't disappoint you

    Dont bother leaving room for dessert. It's not worth the price.

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    JR Cajigas
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    4 Sep 24, 2012

    Wurstkuche is one of those trendy bar/eateries that makes most of its business by word of mouth. There is usually a line out front on popular nights, but on a Wednesday night, it was an easy walk up. This place is deceiving at first, because Wurstkuche is located in a dark back road and through a garage entrance. Once you order your food, at the front then you pass through a long hallway to the large dining bar area in the back. The first thing that I usually notice about this place is the dim dim dim lighting. Drives me insane really, but whatever style moves this place.

    -=-Rabbit Dog-=- The Wurstkuche menu is categorized into how brave you are feeling. The rabbit dog appropriately seats itself in the brave category. It's actually a mixed sausage with veal, which I'm usually not a big fan of, but I did not get that gamy taste that I deteste. There was actually a good spice to the sausage enough so that I did not need to dump any type of sauce on top of it. Try this out with an open mind sometime and you'll see what I mean.

    -=-Houblon Chouffe Beer-=- There is an extensive beer menu at this place, which mostly focused on Belgium. The Houblon Chouffe was recommended to me as dark brew. I figure I needed something dark to go with my exotic dog. Had I been dying off the sausage gamy-ness, I would have been able to wash it down with a bitter beer. Didn't need any of that though because it all was delicious, down to the dog.

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    Margaret Seelie
    4 Jul 26, 2012

    This underground hip joint may have a line strung out the door, but the wait is short and well worth it. Sip on one of their Belgian or German Biers while you wait for your alligator or rattlesnake sausage. Then stay for the German infused LA bar scene for a drink or two at one of the many dimly lit picnic tables.

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    Jin Yoo-Kim
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    5 Dec 06, 2012

    i love this sausage kitchen. you can't go wrong with the duck and bacon with sweet or hot peppers and a side of belgian fries with TRUFFLE OIL and a few steins of beer.

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    Denesse Elias
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    5 Dec 24, 2013
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    4 Sep 04, 2012

    Great sausage in a cool part of town. Reminds me of Williamsburg.

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  • Wurstküche RestaurantPro 2014
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    4 Jul 20, 2012

    Great place for sausages, fries, and beer. You really can't go wrong on the dogs. You have the choice to top them with onions, peppers, and sauerkraut. Definitely try the fries. They come with your choice of 2 dipping sauces. Chipotle aioli and blue cheesewalnut and bacon are my favorite sauces.

    The line to order can get long and so can the waiting time for a table, but the food makes it worth trying.

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    Jenn B
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    4 Jan 25, 2014
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    Yulree Chun "@GogobotLA"
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    3 Dec 29, 2013

    Wurstkuche was one of the first places that had gourmet house-made sausages, which permanently put them on the foodie map. They do provide solid food (albeit a bit pricey) and they do have awesome family-style picnic tables, but I still think it's a bit over-hyped. They use meats like snake and rabbit, but honestly, you can't really taste the difference when ground up, heavily salted, stuffed into a casing and eaten with a hot dog bun.

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    Angry LA Artist
    1 Feb 20, 2014

    "Over rated and over cooked."

    Wurstkuche is nothing more than Mediocre Dry Sausage at Double the Price.
    Wurstkuche Restaurant is the most over rated, crank it out sausage factory in Los Angeles and not worth the long wait in a line they purposely create to attract attention. Fab Hot Dogs, Pinks Hot Dogs, or Vicious Dogs all have sausage as well as hot dogs and they all actually know how to cook it properly. And that doesn't mean char it from raw to a shriveled wiener on a grill, then hide it's size with the limited selection of toppings offered by Wurstkuche. And despite the array of so called "exotic" sausages", they all tend to taste the same when they are dry and over cooked.

    Wurstkuche is just like any mediocre hamburger joint. The guy behind the grill is usually some hired hand that is shown how to sling a dog on the grill. And Wurshkuche's owner Joseph Pitruzzelli may be Italian, but I don't think he's an actual Italian chef and I seriously doubt you'll find him behind the grill at Wurstkuche, except maybe for a photo opt. Fab Hot Dogs' Joe Fabrocini is a class "A" Italian chef at Fabrocini's, (fabrocinibeverlyglen.com) his family's Restaurant for decades before going on his own and opening Fab Hot Dogs. Now Joe knows how to cook a sausage and so does any chef he hires. Wurskuche just hire a hot dog slinger and you pay double the price.

    Compare Wurstkuche spicy sausage to Fab Hot Dogs "Firecracker" . My favorite because it's spicy as hell, and compare it to anything Wurstkuche has on it's menu. Plump and juicy even if you want it grilled. And there are so many toppings and combinations to choose from on the menu already. And you can always swap a Hot Dog for a sausage with any of them.

    Wurstkuche has 4 toppings and few types of mustered and that's it! Onions, sweet or spicy peppers and sauerkraut and if you want more then 2, you have to pay more! And if you look at the picture above that was already on line, you can see that the toppings overwhelm the sausage because the sausage is over cooked to a shrivel and smaller then the bun! At Pinks, the sausage is bigger then the bun and sticking out both sides and it's plump and juicy.

    Now let's talk price for that shriveled little Wurstkuche wiener. Wurstkuche is at least 50% more then any other sausage place. Fab Hot Dogs charges 3.95 for the Firecracker and 2.25 for their incredible garlic fries and 1.95 for regular. Pinks charges 450. for their spicy sausage with everything on it and 2.65 for fries. Wurstkuche charges 6.50 for a Louisiana hot link with 2 toppings and then 3.50 for their small order of fries. A large order of fries is 5.50 at Wurstkuche! That's why Wurstkuche reportedly made 3 million their first year.

    "Overprice it and they will come". WurstkucheSucks.com

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Description:

Belgian fries with dipping sauces, imported biers on draught, and, of course, sausages are the greasy-yet-yummy draw at this LA establishment.
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