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Alibi Room
Alibi Room

Alibi Room

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12236 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90066
(310) 390-9300
http://www.alibiroomla.com/
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This place is literally around the corner from my place. Let me start off by saying the Kogi Tacos and Quesadillas are amazing!!! Just the right amount of spices and sauces. cant ... Read more
go wrong with any item off the menu. my favorite are the short rib tacos, and the green chili quesadilla. They have a nice list of cocktails at 10 bucks a pop. This place gets somewhat crowded around 7, especially in Friday and Saturday. Friday nights are apparently the big nights, as most stick around to drink and lounge. The bar is in an interesting triangle shape. There is a nice fireplace inside as well, with some tables and chairs to chill out. There is also an outdoor area for smoking. its not exactly a wide open space, but if you are into that sort of thing, its pretty good for you. I have never needed to park here, so you might want to check it out. there are some parking spots available, but the neighborhood areas are safe to park too. i wanna say the Kentucky Mule and the Cuban Mistress are my preferable drinks. The latter IF i actually drank it. (who am I kidding, guys like fruity drinks, but just wont admit it.) Come out and have some tacos and a drink. You may see me there!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I have a soft spot for Alibi Room. It's been a part of Culver for at least the last 5-7 years now. It's a cool little bar that dominates most of the building. You get your Kogi fix here and some Chego as well. It's noisy. It's a little zany. But it's always fun especially if you're a local.

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Local from Marina del Rey, California, USA

I came here for a birthday get together. It was a great place to just hangout and have drinks! Their fries are bomb! I would definitely say this place is a good starter for the night... It starts to die down the later it gets.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Some of the most unique food without leaving a huge dent in your wallet, Alibi Room's atmosphere is a great place to meet with friends after a long day of work.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

This bar features food from the Kogi Truck! It looks like a chill place to hang out with friends. It's a bit loud, though. Still, good food.

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Local from Santa Monica

Roy Choi's Korean Taco foodie specialties at the bar. No need to hunt down his Kogi food truck.

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Local from Los Angeles

God bless Roy Choi is all I usually have to say. But after visiting Alibi room, i'd have to throw in god bless tatiyana the barista as well. She made the whole night very fun. Had the quesadilla and korean spice fries. Delish per usual.

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Local from Greater Los Angeles, California, USA

The amazing taco, spicy fries, blackjack quesadilla, and the beautiful Talia (works every Monday). Korean, Mexican heaven at night time. They even have a "reverse" happy hour ($6 bourbon and paps). GET SOME!!

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Local from Greater Los Angeles, California, USA
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I LOVE THIS PLACE. The only bar that serves the famous Kogi BBQ truck food without the long lines. Highly recommend the black jack quesadilla, sweet chili chicken quesadilla, korean spiced fried, and the 3 taco combo. You can't go wrong with the other items either such as the blue moon Mulitas.

It is a great neighborhood bar in Culver City to chill out and relax with friends or have one on one time. They also have nice cocktails and harder to find drinks here.

Def one of my favorite gems in LA.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Alibi room is the brain child of Roy Choi, and serves all the food you can find at the infamous Kogi truck. Naturally, my Korean friend wanted to meet up here for dinner. I was lucky to come early enough to score one of maybe 5 parking spots in a cramped lot. Alibi room is pretty much a straight- up bar that happens to serve food, so it got more and more crowded and loud as the night wore on. However, it was pretty empty when we walked in and the bartender had some time to talk us through the menu. We opted to share the tofu and citrus salad, chicken quesadillas, and calamari tacos. Honestly each dish was better than the last, and way better than the kogi truck if I can remember correctly. Maybe it was the ambiance? No idea. Sharing was also a great way to sample a variety of dishes, with the bill ending up being really inexpensive. If I had to pick, I would choose the chicken and salad over the calamari, but everything was really good. Alibi turns into a full-on bar around 8 or 9, at which point you should either start drinking or get out because personal space becomes non-existent as people stake out your place at the bar. At that point I was ready peace anyway. The food here was really good, and I'd definitely come back for dinner.

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Local from West Los Angeles, California, USA

This place is literally around the corner from my place.

Let me start off by saying the Kogi Tacos and Quesadillas are amazing!!! Just the right amount of spices and sauces. cant go wrong with any item off the menu. my favorite are the short rib tacos, and the green chili quesadilla. They have a nice list of cocktails at 10 bucks a pop.

This place gets somewhat crowded around 7, especially in Friday and Saturday. Friday nights are apparently the big nights, as most stick around to drink and lounge.

The bar is in an interesting triangle shape. There is a nice fireplace inside as well, with some tables and chairs to chill out. There is also an outdoor area for smoking. its not exactly a wide open space, but if you are into that sort of thing, its pretty good for you.

I have never needed to park here, so you might want to check it out. there are some parking spots available, but the neighborhood areas are safe to park too.

i wanna say the Kentucky Mule and the Cuban Mistress are my preferable drinks. The latter IF i actually drank it. (who am I kidding, guys like fruity drinks, but just wont admit it.)

Come out and have some tacos and a drink. You may see me there!

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Sunnyvale, California, USA
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Great lounge in Culver City. Parking is really difficult in this area on Friday evenings; I used to walk here with some friends. LOVE the Kogi food here! Korean fries, sliders, quesadillas. Oh and of course the drinks. There are seats around the bar and a couple tables. It tends to get crowded, but it has a great atmosphere.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA
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Alibi is owned by the same owners of kogi Truck! Great hidden gem in the middle
Of west la! The drinks are fantastic as well!

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Local from Santa Monica, California

This place was a dumpy, divey little bar until they remodeled and changed their signage, and started serving up Kogi tacos. Now it's impossible to get a seat.

I went for the first time recently, and then a few more times. Even at around 7PM on a Thursday night, it was crowded. It's a teeny tiny, triangular-shaped place that's pretty much just one room and a patio. It's very dark, with a sleek, trendy atmosphere.

I've tried most of the menu and my favorites are the Sweet Chili Chicken Quesadilla and the Blue Corn Mulitas. Tasty, original menu items, and it's nice to be able to eat them at a bar rather than sitting on a curb. You can't go wrong with any of the quesadillas, really, and the calamari tacos are SPICY. Be warned and avoid embarrassment if spicy isn't your thing, fellow white people.

Full bar, good beer selection, and the cocktail menu gets changed up every so often. There are quite a few bourbon and tequila-based drinks if any of those are your thing. One of my faves is the Cuban Mistress (Rum, hibiscus, strawberry, rhubarb bitters, lemon, ginger beer) and they serve up a pretty good Old Fashioned too.

Bartenders are all very nice, and food and drinks come out fast.

Just be warned that it's ALWAYS crowded, whenever you go, so be prepared to wait for a seat!

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Cupertino, California, USA
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Great little delectables bar food! Must try the kimchi fries and tacos! I prefer the chicken filling!

Bomb atmosphere! Great if you can grab one of the seats for your group.

This place reminds me of the New York east side bar scene.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

The original home of the Kogi taco but with alcohol! The food here is good (though not good FOR you) and they have quite a beer selection. Seating can be limited depending on how packed it is but otherwise this is a great little bar with good food and drinks!

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My first experience with kogi was at Alibi. I had no idea kogi was so good! I'm going to be honest in that I mostly like this bar for their music. Not a lot of place keep 90's hip hop on the rotation.

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Reverse happy hour from 11p-2am. Only local
bar serves Kogi! Get the Korean fries, short rib sliders. Local bar, love this place. Say hi to Brad for me.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

You go to this place for the food! Korean Taco's and other fun stuff. Drinks are a lil pricey but its definitively not a dive.

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Belmont, California, USA

Cool little lounge in Culver City to have some drinks and enjoy food made by LA's famous Kogi BBQ. Mobile truck food permanently offered at a bar? So genius.

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Local from Long Beach, Calif.

Came here specifically because they offer food from the Kogi truck. The food was fantastic, without the crazy food truck wait. The atmosphere is laid back, but also nicer than your typical dive bar. Servers were friendly and pretty attentive.

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