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Little Jewel of New Orleans

Restaurants, Creole Chinatown
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Spicy blackened chicken sandwich at Little Jewel of New Orleans
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman Spicy blackened chicken sandwich at Little Jewel of New Orleans

Time Out says

The Little Jewel of New Orleans channels the south with a deli and marketplace, selling shrimp and oyster po'boys, muffulettas and fried catfish platters, which customers dig into at tables just steps away from the counter. The market section of Little Jewel carries essential southern spices, sauces and regional beans; look for brands like Slap Ya Mama! and Bayou Magic. Wondering why that jambalaya tastes so good? All of Little Jewel's sausages and cooking meats are made in-house.



Address: 207 Ord Street
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 10:30am-9pm; Fri-Sat 10:30am-10pm
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Hilariously located in Chinatown, this NOLA outpost is styled after a convenience store serving up Big Easy classics from a deli counter.  If you're a fan of spicy foods, this is a great place for po boys and crawfish mac n cheese.  That said, they go very heavy on the spice, so if you're not used to your po boys being so extreme, it might be a trickier sell.


Little Jewel is the kind of restaurant that you can't help but crave. Their menu is extensive packed to the brim with authentic and affordable New Orleans style dishes that are unlike anything you can find in Los Angeles. Even with the resent openings of multiple NOLA-themed restaurants, Little Jewel one of the few places in the country to truly capture the heart of the Big Easy without falling into the trap of kitsch and campiness. The jambalaya is not to be missed and the blackened chicken sandwich is monstrously addictive.