Kitchen 24 (Kitchen Twenty Four)
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A 24 hour place that serves up Comfort Food classics…but with Beer and wine…in Hollywood.
My theory has been that the Great Crash of 2008 brought a lot of uncertainty, a lot of nervousness, and a great desire for Comfort Food, if for no other reason to stave off the uncertainty and nervousness that was out there.
With that, we had a bunch of places spring up that specialized in chef prepared, first class, kinda high-end American Comfort Classics: Burgers, Fries, Shakes…with a some adult beverages to go along with it.
We had the late great Go Burger. We had the constant explosion that is the Umami franchise. And we have Kitchen Twenty Four.
Walking in is like walking into…yes, a Diner. There are tables, yeah, but a lot of Counter Service. I almost expected the Guys from Johnny Rockets to come pour out the back, but Kitchen Twenty Four is a bit more hip than that…in a good way. Think of it as a top shelf Denny’s only with a bar and a menu that won’t make you totally ashamed when you walk in.
Could you bring a date here? Yes.
Granted, Kitchen Twenty Four is surrounded by a few higher end places, or places with a bit more edge to them. But if you want what you want, and the hour don’t matter. Come here.
The place is pretty nice overall. Decently comfortable. You could even see it as fun on a good night. It’s not too far away from the Arclight and Amoeba Records, so if you’re headed down there and want a little variety, you can pop your head in there.
WHAT SHOULD I GET?: Well, that is question isn’t it? I got something off their Experimental menu, a TBA. It’s a Turkey, Brie and Avocado Sandwich on good Ciabatta bread.
Which is why I suggest you get the Kitchen 24 Burger.
Look, this was totally my fault. I saw Turkey. I saw Brie and figured I could handle a little Avocado. (I might be the only person in California who doesn’t like Avocado). The problem was, the sandwich came with a LOT of Avocado. The taste was…well…disturbingly creamily…really disturbing. It was like biting into a wedge of creme de la everything at once. I didn’t taste much Turkey until the second half of the Sandwich.
Again, this was me. It shouldn’t stop you from going. Especially because the Fries that came with this Sandwich were fantastic.
But dive into their experimental menu with caution.
IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP, PEOPLE: I think we covered that with the Experimental menu, didn’t we?
PARKING: Difficult. Kitchen Twenty Four doesn’t have it’s own lot or garage. I wound up parking over at the Arclight, since I had a LOT of stops I wanted to make that afternoon. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it since going to the Arclight structure because of how much it’s gonna cost you.
Kitchen Twenty Four
1608 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
Tel: (323) 465-2424
Hours (not quite 24 hours, but close enough):
Mon, Wed-Sun 12 am – 12 am
Tue 12 am – 4 am
Tue 9 am – 12 am