mabuhay, which is welcome in tagalog, the language spoken in the phillippines

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Sari Sari Store is a Filipino concept from James Beard nominated Chef Margarita Manzke with business partner and husband Walter Manzke. In Tagalog “sari sari” translates to “whatever” and is used to describe small stores that sell everything from candy to skewers.

 

The menu is based around savory rice bowls or silog that pull from Margarita’s Pinoy heritage, as well as a few sweet items like halo halo, banana turon, and her famed coconut buko pie. Sari Sari Store is located within Downtown LA’s Grand Central Market, and is small, colorful and casual. To find us quickly, enter the Hill Street entrance across from Angel’s Flight and look for the neon wall on the left.

Open Daily | 11:30 am- 7:00 pm
Happy Hour | 4:00pm- 7:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: as of 8/31, all orders over $250 will be subject to an automatic 18% gratuity.

pulutan, which is happy hour in tagalog

HAPPY HOUR 4PM TO 7PM

Modern Times Pilsner for $3.50 each! Perfect way to wash down some wings or our famed rice bowls. Regularly $6.00.

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THE LA TIMES

“Margarita Manzke is making the best coconut pie in the city. Only it’s not exactly coconut pie, it’s buko pie. The coconut custard pie popular in the Philippines is typically made with sweetened condensed milk and young coconut, and it’s just about the most luxurious thing you can eat on top of crust.”

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Margarita Manzke, who is known for her French baking and pastries at République, puts together an extraordinary Angeleno version of halo halo, the Filipino dessert, at her small restaurant inside Grand Central Market.”

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EATER LA

From “19 Essential Filipino Restaurants”:

 

“Margarita and Walter Manzke operate a fast-casual Filipino rice bowl restaurant inside Grand Central Market and it’s one of the most popular stalls in the Downtown food hall. Try the sisig, full of pork and liver bits over perfectly cooked rice, and topped with fried eggs. The roasted eggplant over garlic rice is another standout.”

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THE LA TIMES

“It may be an odd thing to say about a restaurant, but at Sari Sari Store it really doesn’t matter what you order. If you get adobo fried rice, you will find a bit of sweetness from the pork belly’s marinade; the sisig, fried pig’s head, is crunchier and more assertively salty; and the grilled eggplant is smokier, richer, more tart.”

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