Get directions | 4156 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029
Hours | Sunday 5pm-, Monday 5pm-, Tuesday 5pm-, Wednesday 5pm-, Thursday 5pm-, Friday 5pm-, Saturday 5pm-
Do aliens exist? Is there an afterlife? Why does Marisa Tomei have an Oscar and I don’t?
These are some of the bigger questions modern society faces, and perhaps may never be able to answer. Life is full of unexplainable mystery, and that’s just part of the journey. Horrible, random songs will continue to get stuck in your head, great movies will never win awards, and McDonald’s breakfast will always taste better in airports. Such is life.
So here’s our next tough question: Why is nobody talking about Bowery Bungalow?
Bowery Bungalow is located inside a 1920’s craftsman right by Sunset Junction. House-to-restaurant buildouts admittedly aren’t uncommon in this part of town, and yet Bowery Bungalow is a sight to behold. The wood-paneled interior houses a small collection of tables and the craft wine/beer bar, while the outside opens up into the wooded patio of your al fresco dining dreams. Bowery Bungalow passes the Eye Test with flying colors.
Alright, cool. So the food must be for toilet people then?
Guess again. The kitchen combines Lebanese, Israeli, and North African flavors to produce a shockingly well-executed menu that anybody could order from happily. It’s not the most authentic place in town, but honestly, who gives a sh*t? This is fantastic, modern Mediterranean food with a few serious surprises up its sleeves.
And yet, for some reason you’ve probably never heard of it. Is the name too generic? Is the location too hidden? Is this all still Marisa Tomei’s fault?
We may not be able to answer these questions, but we can tell you one thing with confidence: you need to get to Bowery Bugalow now.
Tahini Toast, Date Jus, Spicy Pickled Cucumber, Toasted Dukkah 10
Market Fatoush, Preserved Lemon & Sumac Vinaigrette 16
Babaganoush, Smoked Eggplant, Coal Roasted Shishito Peppers 14
Spicy Potato, Harissa, Cilantro, Lemon, Feta Cream 13
Escargot, Mideast Aromatics, Green Harissa Relish 13 (not available for take out)
Smoked Hen-of-the-Wood Mushroom, Lebneh, Chermoula 18
Roast Beets, Salt-Roasted Pistachios, Beet Chips, Herbed Chevre w/ Medjool Dates 17
Grilled Corn, Red Beet Lebneh, French Feta, Hazelnuts, Sesame 14
Heirloom Tomato Za’atar Bruschetta 14
Off-Tabouli, Parsley, Sungold Tomatoes, Crisped & Soft Bulgur, Grapes, Persian Cucumber, Onion, Mint 14
Fried Cauliflower, Toasted Egyptian Dukkah, Tahini, Cilantro 14
Couscous Royale w/ Moroccan Couscous, Chickpeas, Seasonal Fruit & Vegetables, Local Dried Fruit & Nut, Saffron 37
Turmeric Fried Rice, Chicken, Organic Egg, Chickpeas, Golden Raisins, Almonds, Chilies 15
Beef Tongue Shawarma Gnocchi, Nutmeg & Mace 24
Hummus bi Tahini, Crisped Chickpeas, EV Olive Oil, Beef Cheek Kawarma 22
Baby Back Ribs, Mideast Spice Rubbed, Turkish Coffee, Grape Molasses 25
Cast Iron Mideast Chicken, Grandma’s Rice w/ Dried Fruit, Cinnamon & Almonds 27
Hanger Steak, Urfa Pepper, Crispy Brussels w/ Pomegranate Molasses, Celery Root Smash 35
Honey-Glazed Savory Lamb Shank, Spicy Broth w/ Barley & Chickpeas, Pho Finishings 35 (not available for take out).
Shishkatori – Savory Mideast-Seasoned Shish Kebobs served in Traditional Japanese Yakitori Style
Smoked Pork Belly, Fenugreek 15 / Spiced Beef Tenderloin 15 / Chicken Thigh, Spicy Yuzu Tahini 13
Smoked Trout Rillette, Lebanese Olives w/ Horseradish-Herbed Lebneh, Country Sourdough 18
Fried Calamari, Dried Seaweed & Yuzu-Tahini 14
Butter Seared Scallops, Aleppo-Turmeric Cream, Roasted Parsnip 29
Pan Seared Branzino, Cauliflower, Herb-Roasted Beets, Charred Beet Root 34
Cardamom Rice Pudding, Local Honey, Vanilla Bean, Seasonal Fruit 9
Chocolate Pot De Crème, House-Made Halawa, Lavender Whipped Cream 9 (not available for take out)
Konafah w/ Rosewater, Aromatics 12