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Mama Lion
Mama Lion

Mama Lion

9.89 reviews
American, Bar
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601 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 377-5277
http://www.mamalion.com/
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Mama lion has some of the best cocktails in town and the friendliest staff all around - From the doorman to management. The bartenders are mixology geniuses - they're just great. ... Read more
Try the black swam if you love coffee it's the best topped with a light and creamy coconut foam. If you want something sweet and summery I'd recommend the Sun God. Even the classes theyre served in are great theyre big and hefty and have a nice feel in the hand.

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I first came here for a friends' going away shindig and I have to say the music vibe is upscale with class and sophistication spewing out of the bar table. There are only a few drinks I linger and dream about and I have to say their Black Swan is one of those drinks!
at $13 it is worth every penny- I love coffee/Kahlua taste so if you are anything like me , you won't regret this Black Swan!

I arrived yesterday to meet a girlfriend for some catching up and we realized they just revamped their menu ! We came during happy hour so many of their food and drinks were only $6.01 ( a nod to the street 601). My fave on the plate was def. the Bucatini pasta dish, I love that they have the options for Vegetarians to order without the bacon. It was sooo flavorful and the pasta was slightly chewy and so perfect, I could of ordered two of those! I also really liked their Taro chips with guac, healthy yet delicious.

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Local from Los Angeles

Great service! Turns into "night life" around 10 pm with minimums for tables. Go for dinner between 5-8 to avoid that. Delicious food though and lovely people!

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Local from Los Angeles

Great food. Great drinks. Tater tots with braised short rib ragout, and pasta is a must try dishes. If you love coffee, try black swan cocktail, which is cardamom infused vodka, kahlua, cold brew, vanilla, and coconut form.

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Local from Los Angeles

Higher end bar/lounge in Koreatown. Decent vibe but expensive drinks. It's another addition of high end bars in the Koreatown area. Good for groups and large events. Only downside is the expensive drinks and lack of parking, which is all of LA, basically.

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Local from Los Angeles

The best Old Fashioned I've ever tasted. Valet parking only. Foie Gras was simple and excellent.

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Westwood

I came here for the first time for their soft opening party. I was impressed with the beautiful and classy lounge, great food and service. Needless to say I went back just couple weeks later and I will be going with friends again soon.

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Local from Los Angeles

The sexy new addition to nightlife is queen of the KTown jungle. Mama Lion brings the essence of crafty cocktail creations to the corner of Western and 6th. Small bites and luscious libations fill the menu!

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Mama lion has some of the best cocktails in town and the friendliest staff all around - From the doorman to management. The bartenders are mixology geniuses - they're just great. Try the black swam if you love coffee it's the best topped with a light and creamy coconut foam. If you want something sweet and summery I'd recommend the Sun God. Even the classes theyre served in are great theyre big and hefty and have a nice feel in the hand.

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Sneak Peak into the most anticipated lounge opening of the summer, Mama Lion. One of LAs most remarkable chefs, Micheal Hung (of Faith and Flower and Viviane), beverage director Aidan Demarest (Seven Grand, Spare Room and Neat bar) and Robert Kim (Beverly Hills Hotel, Park Plaza Hotel) have combined forces and are opening up a brand new lounge in the heart of Ktown on May 2nd. Everything from the moment you arrive at the door and kindly greeted by a suave gentleman in a suit, to the perfectly plated and well balanced dishes and exquisite cocktails and luxurious royal blue and gold decor of the spot will take your breath away. This is the perfect date spot or just a good place to meet up with good friends for a classy night out. Some of my favorite dishes I got to try were the plancha mediterranean bass, smothered tater tots with braised short rib ragu, hamachi tartare, jidori Chicken schnitzel, finishing off with the sweet cream panda cotta. Every dish was perfectly cooked, garnished and plated. As for cocktails, I loved the rusty nail and the golden tonic. Finally an upscale space in Ktown that looks as good as the food and drink taste. I'm thoroughly impressed and have found a new watering hole.

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