Bowery Bungalow

Restaurants, North African Silver Lake
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Photograph: Courtesy Bowery BungalowFried cauliflower at Bowery Bungalow.
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Photograph: Courtesy Bowery BungalowChicken musakhan with Yorkshire pudding at Bowery Bungalow.
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From the outside, Bowery Bungalow may scream beachy clothing boutique or quaint coffee shop, but enter this Silver Lake eatery and you'll find a homey restaurant serving modern Mediterranean food. Owner George Abou-Daoud, who already has an impressive roster of restaurants under his belt (Bowery, Delancey, Rosewood Tavern, Urban Garden and more), designed every aspect of the space, from the outdoor patio (ideal for when Sunday brunch service starts) to the mounted spice racks. And, of course, the menu.

Reinterpreted classics arrive in the form of grape leave dolmas ($8) stuffed with a chickpea filling; a heaping bowl of couscous royale ($22) that boasts okra and figs alongside dried nuts and chickpeas; and a chicken musakhan ($18) that sits next to an airy, buttery Yorkshire pudding—not quite Mediterranean, but fantastic nonetheless. Fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs ($13) are rubbed in a Mideast spice and Turkish coffee mixture, while skewers of seasoned shish kebobs are cooked over hardwood Binchotan coals and served Yakitori-style—hence the name of the dish, shishkatori.

Perhaps some of the best dishes are the desserts, like a creamy cardamom rice pudding ($7) with chunks of persimmon and drizzles of local honey, and the exotic konafah, whose light and stringy texture distinguishes it from the similary composed baklava. The spices in Bowery Bungalow's food are strong, present and expertly managed, and we can't wait to see what Sunday brunch will look like—an experience that Abou-Daoud promises to be "epic."

By: Erin Kuschner

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Venue name: Bowery Bungalow
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Address: 4156 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles
90029
Opening hours: Daily 5pm-2am
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Love Bowery! It looks like someone's home and it's a beautiful place tucked away in Silverlake.


The menu is centered around Mediterranean cuisine / Middle Eastern food which is surprising since from the outside you'd never know!  All the food is delicious and love how they make their hummus and babaganoush from scratch!


The outdoor area is one of my favorite places since it just reminds me of hanging out in a friend's house. 


I remember getting a text from a friend saying she was having the best dinner of her life and I was sold. The hummus with beef cheeks dish was the game changer for me. It was absolutely delicious. They also have a great selection of beers.

moderator

Echoing everyone's praise about the couscous. It's great for sharing, or for indulging yourself in a big meal with guaranteed leftovers. I also really love the konafah for dessert—it's not something that's easy to find in other restaurants, and it's an ideal treat for those who don't have the biggest sweet tooth.

moderator

Yep, the couscous is indeed the star of Bowery Bungalow's dinner menu. It's absolutely massive, and well deserving of it's $22 price point. If you're there for brunch then definitely try the shakshouka, It's very flavorful and quite easily one of the best in LA. 

moderatortastemaker

After living in LA for 7 year I JUST came across this cute restaurant. It's a house that is turned into a restaurant! Super cozy and delicious food. I had the Couscous Royale and I really think it's the best couscous I've had! Can't wait to go back for brunch next time.

Staff Writer

While everything we ate here was delicious, the Couscous Royale was the kind of dish that actually changes your life. I can't wait to head back to this adorable restaurant and order this again.