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Palikao

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#93 of 18650 restaurants in Los Angeles
#96 of 28130 places to eat in Los Angeles
Open now 11:00 - 21:00
$$$$ Average price: $11-30
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130 E 6th St, 90014
Los Angeles, California, USA
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Seeing Indian Alley asks for time and efforts, so if you feel hungry after, visit this restaurant for a good meal. If hungry, come here for mouthwatering couscous, merguez and chicken. It might be nice to enjoy great tea.

The attentive staff welcomes people all year round. The fabulous service is something these restaurateurs care about. You will appreciate the fine decor of Palikao. The latest Yelp reviews awarded this place 5 stars.

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I love everything about this restaurant, its story, the food, and the people behind its wonderful dishes. Located next to Coles French Dip in Dtla, Palikao is named after a town in Algeria where chef/owner Lionel's grandmother originated from. At the entrance, you will see a board with an ode written by Lionel for his grandmother. I thought that was so sweet. Old pictures of Palikao and his grandmother adorned the place. Palikao offers couscous bowls served with unlimited choices of veggies topped with cilantro, scallions, and harissa, a native spice from Africa. Veggie broth is added according to your level of spiciness. Regular size bowls are priced at $7 while the large bowl is $10. You can add proteins such as matzo balls, lamb sausages, beef meatballs, etc for an additional $3 for one or $5 for two. On the day of my visit, Lionel wasn't around but his lovely wife, Nelum and kitchen helper, Diego were running the show. I had a regular sized couscous bowl with fish kefta. I had squash, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, kale as my veggies. Serving was huge and very filling so I wonder who orders a large sized bowl? Anyhow, that dish was pretty damn good! Honestly, it was my first first time eating couscous and was in love.
Super yummy and the owner is very sweet.  Only advice I would give is to please use air conditioning.  It gets very stuffy in that little space.
As a vegetarian, I got a bowl of deliciously roasted veggies (carrots, peppers, kobocha squash), chickpeas, spicy broth, even spicier zoug-type salsa and...wait for it...herbed matzo balls. Yes, you heard it, MATZO BALLS IN YOUR COUS SQUARED! As Queen Elizabeth once claimed, "Balls said the queen! If I had 'em I'd be king!" Palikao is king of DTLA.
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Address
130 E 6th St, Los Angeles, California, USA, 90014
Features
Outdoor seating Vegetarian options Сredit cards accepted Delivery Wi-Fi Takeaway Parking Booking No TV Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours
SundaySun Closed
MondayMon 11:00-21:00
TuesdayTue 11:00-21:00
WednesdayWed 11:00-21:00
ThursdayThu 11:00-21:00
FridayFri 11:00-21:00
SaturdaySat 11:00-21:00

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