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Canal Club

2025 Pacific Ave. (Venice Blvd.) Send to Phone
310-823-3878 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
An eclectic mix of flavors, including California and Pacific Rim influences.
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4.0 rating over 6 reviews

Canal Club Restaurant Review

: Not satisfied with just one hip Venice eatery and nightspot, noted restaurateur James Evans created another right across from his James' Beach and executive chef Jorge Valines hustles back and forth between both. Celebrating the rich artistic heritage of the Venice community, Evans kept some of the Frank Gehry pieces that decorated the building's former occupant Rebecca's, including the raw bar, and added artwork from other local talent. The kitchen celebrates an eclectic mix of tastes. The California and Pacific Rim influences are evident in small plates like pork belly lettuce cups and a refreshing, substantial white fish crudo, while the choclo (corn nuts) in the halibut ceviche give it a Mexican tilt. Larger plates include a hefty Angus beef burger and our favorite, a satisfying bacon and egg udon bowl. A wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls from executive sushi chef Takuma Ieto, plus innovations like a Dijon-heavy tuna sashimi pizza, engages many of the regulars frequenting this casual, beachy space. There's a full bar with signature cocktails, beer on tap and a short wine list. Finish with the sweet sticky toffee pudding.

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