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Canal Club

The Canal Club is the brainchild of local owners James Evans and Daniel Samakow. Within our brick walls lies a celebration of Venice creativity through food and design, featuring Frank Gehry’s wondrous interior and Chef Nicholas Hale’s inspired interpretations of Southeast Asian and Latin Cuisines.

With an emphasis on sustainable and local ingredients, Chef Hale's sushi and wood grill selections are complimented by our extensive collection of hand-picked local craft beers and a wine list featuring some of today's most exciting young winemakers. A large selection of craft spirits makes for exciting flaming volcano bowls and signature margaritas that connect with The Canal Club’s beach locale and vibe. The daily Happy Hour is among the best in Los Angeles.
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37 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(37 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 37 reviews
5 stars
(15)
4 stars
(16)
3 stars
(6)
2 stars
(0)
1 star
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Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2.3 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(15)
  • good for groups(13)
  • hot spot(11)
  • vibrant bar scene(11)
  • fit for foodies(9)
  • romantic(4)
Canal Club Reviews List
Review 1 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/31/2016
 2002
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Review 2 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/31/2016
 2013
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Review 3 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

best happy hour

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"my fav place for years. Best happy hour with great appetizers and best margarita in town. Solomon is the best waiter as well. This place always makes for a great get together with friends. Have celebrated many special occasions here."
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/18/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/16/2015
 2002
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Review 7 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/10/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 8 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/12/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2011
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Review 9 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2009
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Review 10 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Always enjoy my experiences at Canal Club!

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Dined on 11/07/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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Review 11 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

All dishes where excellent! Highly recommend!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had a great time, the service was great and everything was delicious!"
Dined on 10/28/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 8/04/2015
 2009
Dined on 8/04/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/04/2015
 2009
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Review 13 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2012
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Review 14 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2007
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Review 15 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/07/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/07/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great service"
Dined on 10/07/2015
 2015
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Review 16 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/04/2015
 2012
Dined on 10/04/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/04/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 17 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/03/2015
 2009
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 9/30/2015
 2009
Dined on 9/30/2015
 2009
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/30/2015
 2009
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Review 19 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 9/21/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/21/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 9/21/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic
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Review 20 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great sushi. Great service. Great margaritas.

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/08/2015
 2009
Dined on 9/08/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/08/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot
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Review 21 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/05/2015
 2012
Dined on 9/05/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/05/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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Review 22 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 8/26/2015
 2013
Dined on 8/26/2015
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/26/2015
 2013
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Review 23 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Awesome sushi happy hour 5-7pm!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 8/01/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 24 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 7/31/2015
 2010
Dined on 7/31/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/31/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 25 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good find

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Variety menu, good service, great mojitos! Very pricey."
Dined on 6/27/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/16/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 27 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 5/15/2015
 2014
Dined on 5/15/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/15/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Canal Club
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Tasty food, outstanding service, chill environment

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Ordered a lot of plates including: rolls, appetizers, sashimi, and etc. All were tasty and came out well paced. Our server, who I cannot recall the name of, was very attentive and I noticed when he came by when I was in conversation with my date would come back at a later time to not disturb us. Outstanding service! I wish I could remember the name."
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Canal Club
Based on the average of (9) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
5 out of 5 recommend this product
Food 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
Service 
3.2 / 5
(Very Good) 3.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2.7 / 3
Energetic