1002 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Babalu - Homestead Business Directory

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Top Sentiments among Babalu Reviewers

Incredible desserts Tasty Coconut shrimp Good fish dishes Nice manga sauce Big cylindar pasta Yummy corn cake BEST chocolate fudgey cake Fantastic yam fries Great veggies Amazing chicken stella

Customer Reviews (41 reviews)


on Citysearch Jun 10, 2009
Friend found a very long hair (she has short hair) mixed into her pasta. When presented to the manager, her response was not to take any responsibility. She claimed it 'flew in from the air'. This hair was NOT laying on... (more)


on Citysearch Apr 11, 2009
How is it possible that the owners of Babalu consistently produce some of the best food in Santa Monica and yet insist on hiring careless, self-absorbed, narcissistic waiters? Yes, this is Los Angeles, but the... (more)


on Citysearch Feb 05, 2009
My boyfriend recently had dinner with a friend at Babalu and had the amazing Turkey Meatloaf. He was dying for me to try it. It was great! But the big satisfying surprise was one of the best desserts I've ever had! I love... (more)


on Citysearch Jul 16, 2008
This is one of my favorite places on Montana, and while it's true that you are almost assuredly going to wait. Let me just say that it is worth it. The unusual menu offers up all kinds of weird Cuban/American fusions that... (more)


on Citysearch Jul 15, 2008
Above average food, slightly overpriced and a manager with bipolar. It's worth visiting when the angry blonde behind the counter has the day off. Coconut shrimp, chicken tacos, vegetable stir-fry, and all of the... (more)


on Citysearch Jun 22, 2008
Went to Bablu last night. We waited about 25 minutes, which I was totally ok with. It was, after all, 730pm in Santa Monica. The room has a good atmosphere, nice and airy. When we were seated, the server was frantic.... (more)

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on Citysearch Jun 01, 2008
Babalu is a wonderful place to dine. Located on Montana Ave in Santa Monica, this little locals spot is truly delicious. The atmosphere is always friendly and I've yet to be disappointed by the food. Everything is... (more)

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on Citysearch May 09, 2008
You'll be glad you did. And the pot stickers are good. And so are the yam fries. Everything is here. It's a fun, loud (esp for dinner) yet intimate place to have a meal with a friendly staff and a lot of variety on the menu.... (more)


on Citysearch May 07, 2008
<b>In Short</b><br>The sarong-clad waitstaff glides from table to table, casually serving stylish Montana Avenue shoppers and neighborhood families. Brunch favorites include pancake and omelette specials,... (more)

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on Citysearch May 04, 2008
This American, Asian and Caribbean restaurant has a Mediterranean feel with a brightly-colored decor and outside seating under colorful umbrellas. The menu is extra-spicy and extra-delicious. I have had the... (more)
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