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314 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 536-5714
http://birdiesla.com/
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I'm sure you all heard the hype about this place? Well, let me confirm that this place is BOMB and the hype is REAL! The chicken was tender, juicy and HUGE that it literally fell ... Read more
off my donut bun. At first, I thought the sandwich would taste a little too sweet but that bun was fluffy and tasted like an english muffin to me. I recommend their spicy birdie sandwich if you're into spicy (which I thought wasn't really too spicy) and order a few donuts. Not only are their sandwiches amazing, their selections of donut flavors were plentiful. The staff at Birdies were nice and helpful. They let you sample all their donut flavors before you purchase. How sweet is that? No place cuts samples of donuts for your tasting and that's what I love about this place!!! Amazing customer service and amazing food. Good luck finding parking because DTLA has the worst parking situation ever!

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Los Altos

Cute little place to grab a bite to eat. The birdies spicy had good flavors and it definitely lives up to its spicy name!

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Local from Los Angeles

New chicken joint and donuts. Lots of good friedness. Donuts are specialty made and their chicken is free range.

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If your looking for the best chicken sandwich in LA, this is the place. Forget waiting in line at Howlin rays and go here. Trust me the chicken here taste better and you will save at least an hour in your day. Also they're open during evening hours too.

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I'm drooling still thinking about the Birdies Breakfast Sandwich. Imagine a crispy fried chicken breast, two strips of applewood smoked bacon, a runny over easy egg, and a melted slice of Tillamook cheddar cheese topped with a brioche bun slathered in ghostpepper mayo. Now imagine yourself eating every bite of this deliciousness. It tastes so good you can kill this sandwich in less than 5 minutes if not for your promise to savor the taste of every bite. It's that damn good. Well worth the $10 price tag (normally $8 with either chicken OR bacon, but it comes out to $9.81 for both the chicken AND bacon with tax), though the only downside is the 25 minute wait after you order to even get to experience the choir of your taste buds singing Hallelujah. It was a long, excruciating wait, one which I recommend you call in your order for pickup before you head down there. It wasn't even busy when I came in. While you wait, munch on a few samples of donuts.

I did sample the lemon pistachio, horchata twist, cinnamon toast crunch, and banana cream donuts, but I didn't actually end up ordering any as they were all too sweet and heavy for my taste. I preferred the horchata twist the most, but even that didn't warrant the $3+ price tag despite being housemade from scratch. Maybe they should tone down on the cream filling and sweet drizzle. It was too much for me, even for this donut aficionado. But definitely worth a taste!

I would give this place 5 stars if not for the nearly 30 minute wait for one breakfast sandwich. And it's not even a full (or even a half) service restaurant! I wish I was given a warning that it would take that long as I did mention it was my first time at Birdies. It didn't help that this cafe had only 8 seats. So if you're done eating, be mindful of other guests and move out the way, so they too can chow down on this glorious breakfast sandwich.

I will be coming back for more - but I will be calling in my order first!

Credit cards are accepted here.

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Can't believe a place like this is open 24 hours on the weekend. Holy moly the boneless chicken wings I had here were good. Especially that orange sauce. Definitely coming back to try the rest of their chicken sandwiches and donuts.

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Great donut place with chicken sandwiches too. They let you try all their donuts, so make sure to sample them!

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Most known for their donuts (sample as many as you like) and chicken. Order the gold donut 48 hours in advance.

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I'm sure you all heard the hype about this place? Well, let me confirm that this place is BOMB and the hype is REAL! The chicken was tender, juicy and HUGE that it literally fell off my donut bun. At first, I thought the sandwich would taste a little too sweet but that bun was fluffy and tasted like an english muffin to me. I recommend their spicy birdie sandwich if you're into spicy (which I thought wasn't really too spicy) and order a few donuts. Not only are their sandwiches amazing, their selections of donut flavors were plentiful. The staff at Birdies were nice and helpful. They let you sample all their donut flavors before you purchase. How sweet is that? No place cuts samples of donuts for your tasting and that's what I love about this place!!! Amazing customer service and amazing food.

Good luck finding parking because DTLA has the worst parking situation ever!

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Local from Rosemead

Rating: 4.5 sounds great to me!

Reason for visiting: Came in for the Birdies Spicy, Came out with the Birdies Spicy. I was surprised that I didn't get a donut or two. I'm so proud of myself! *Pat on back*

Entertainment: While you wait, try as many donut samples you want and take pictures with a 24K gold donut that retails for $100! You heard that right, folks!

Hours of Operation On the Weekend: 24 hours! So get your late night cravings satisfied by getting the birdies spicy or donut fill!

Parking: Meter parking can be found along Olympic blvd or on Hill St. I would recommend parking in the parking lot in back of birdies. Free with validation... just go to the register and get it time stamped.

Ambiance/Decor: Small little restaurant with minimal seatings along the wall. Might feel a little claustrophobic exiting.

Service: Service was great. The staffers were very friendly and attentive. Didn't feel rushed as I was sampling some of their donuts. Food came out fast! :)

Sandwich Of Choice: Get the Birdies Spicy! Who wouldn't love fried chicken that is lightly battered and juicy; topped with house special slaw and ghost pepper mayo on a soft brioche bread! If spice is the issue, you can ask for the sauce on the side and gauge how much sauce you want. Don't forget to look out for unexpected jalapeño slices. :)

Donut Of Choice: I sampled a couple of donuts and thought they were a bit sweet, but if I had a choice I would definitely bring home the oreo flavor one! :)

Definitely a place I see myself visiting again! :)

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Local from Los Angeles
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Holy crap. I'm in love with Birdies and all of their home made creations. But the Blueberry Lemon donut has me all gaga.

To my dear friend, Danny the Donut King Nguyen, I must take you here.

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Small place specializing in fried chicken sandwiches and donuts. Funny combo, but it works. Get the spicy chicken sandwich, the sauce is not crazy spicy and gives a lot of flavor to the sandwich. So many donuts to choose from, I liked the strawberry one and banana one.

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