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How would you rate Dulan's On Crenshaw & Dulan's Catering Company?
VERY GOOD SOUL FOOD AND STAFF WAS EXCELLENT THEY CATERED FOOD AT MY JOB WILL ALWAYS HAVE THEM CALL THEM BACK NEXT I WILL TRY THE MANCHESTER LOCATION
great tasting food I loved it
I've been to both locations and never have I been disappointed.
Largest of all the locations and I was greeted immediately which is a plus anywhere. It was also the coolest in temperature as the others always seem hot. Great customer service and so glad there is one within walking distance.
Price is right considering you can get 2-3 meals out if each plate. Love this place!
The cashiers and the servers are super super slow. They have no sense of urgency to get the customer in and out they stand around looking at each other waiting on each other to do this and do that they are extremely slow it was 4 people in there when I arrived and it still took me almost 25 minutes to get my food the old man that serves food is the fastest and most adequate person in the entire building.
The food was superb!! The smells when you walk in is so inviting! Mr Dulan personally brought our order to us which was great! The staff was friendly and they continuously checked on our large party to make sure we had everything we needed. And the portions are very generous! Dulan's is A+ anytime I'm in L.A. I will be returning! :)
I loved it! The entire staff was friendly, inviting and well-versed on the menu! The food was delicious. I got baked chicken with collard greens, mac-n-cheese & mashed potatoes. The German chocolate cake is sooo good! Also, This is the only place I've been able to find really good sweet tea(I'm from the south). I'll definitely be back!
The food was AMAZING. I had their fried mac n cheese, chicken, cornbread and sweet tea. It's been 2 weeks since I've been there and I can't wait to come again. Don't pass up on giving this place a visit.
Excellent food and very helpful staff. The short ribs were great!
I went there a couple of weeks ago for the first time from Moreno Valley. The food was delicious. The hospitality was even better. I am paralyzed and my sister was pushing me in my wheelchair, when a young lady came out and asked if she could help me. Then as we were leaving one of the waiters helped me to the car. Thanks again .We will be back soon.
Delicious!!! This place is great. Prices are fair the amount of food comma you'll get from here haha.
Amazing customer service, meet the owner and he was extremely humble and nice. The food is amazing, lemonade was really good and I had their red velvet cake that was delicious!
Very Delicious came across the fwy because I've heard so much about their great food and they didn't miss a beat. I'll be back soon.😀 Also nice size portions. Well done.
One of the best legitimate soul food restaurants that's actually black family owned and operated plus it's the same location that Harvey Levin film to show south of Wilshire which makes it a monument
My wife and I were visiting Los Angeles for the first time and we were referred to Dulan's on Crenshaw. The portions of food were large and reasonably priced. After eating there on Saturday night, we considered going back Sunday as well. Great tasting food, friendly and courteous staff!
WoW I am addicted ....roll through Dulan's at least once a week. I could just eat the vegetables and be happy.....I usually order a dinner and I can eat well for two days and maybe have some vegetables for the next. Good? ...it is great soul food and the best people behind the counters...the best and they are on their feet ..its hot and fast moving ...they are always cheerful. I love it....I met two friends there last week on Saturday, we ordered all different ribs, chicken, fish...it was great and we ate in and bagged our stuff for the next meal ....Love it ....no hassles no problems and my courtesy card for a free lunch is filling up fast. I Love It. Its Sunday and the Special...oh the greens, real mac and cheese, and the corn with okra etc...is great and I hate okra....or at least I used to...You get 1/2 a chicken with the Sunday meal if you like but everything is more on Sunday with one price for everything including dessert.....oh the dressing is great ....rice and beans .....black eye peas....yams oh God.....I gave up cokes for Dulans food and I am losing weight ....tell that to Dr. OZ . :)
Soul food restaurant. LARGE entrees. Very friendly staff. Clean establishment with its own soul food restaurant in the hood charms. The food was just fair tasting and the chef's added sugar to just about everything. The fried fish was good. The lemonade was from some powdered origin as well as the iced tea. Good place to go in a Sunday if you're hungry. Not such a great place if if you place taste above quantity.
Good food. Great customer service. Dulan was out speaking with guest. This is how resturants should run.
Credit card policy is horrible. I ordered food $12-13 and paid with credit card. Forgot to order my drink and they said i would have to spend up to $10 to pay with my card. Disappointed that the staff was not able to resolve this issue, i did'nt want the food any more and walked out. Tried to call a manager and was refered to an answering machine and recieved no call back
Very professional, wholesome enviroment , with great food, fast service and a Grade A from the health dept. Other soul food places are always running out of food but they have more than enough at closing time . Thank you
The food is hearty and the environment is cozy. Love me sum Dulans
Veggie plate goin up for dinner. Food quality and customer service ALWAYS A1 here. Mr. Dulan is always polite also.
Ate it all but to be honest I felt like the smothered chicken was left over fried chicken from the day before with gravey that was sitting on it for quite a while...if that's soul food I don't want anymore!
Great food. Great people.
I contacted Dulan's to cater my beloved mother's repast. Ms. Kim called me, took all of the information, helped me make sdlections and quickly created a contract for my review. She was very patient and professional. She assured me that they would provide ample food and great service. Dulan's kept their promise. I received numerous compliments about their food and service. I cannot thank Dulan's enough for ensuring a beautiful repast was accomplished.
Very positive experience, a lot of food it can last me 3 days. Over the years of coming I have tried everything, all is good. Nice and quite atomosphere.
Great customer service! Good food.
Dulan's ON CRENSHAW serves the BEST SOUL FOOD! It's freshly cooked! You can Taste the love that was put into cooking it! It's never greasy it's never too salty the vegetables are cooked to Perfection not overcooked. They give you more than enough to eat on at least Two times from one plate. They have the Best Customer service! I can say this because I've tried multiple Soul Food restaurants in southern California and they don't compare.
This is the best Soul Food I have had in Los Angeles. I have tried others and this is the only one I will go back to. The food and staff are great. The owner even visited with us for a while, making us feel very welcome.
Anytime I need some Soul Food while I am here in Los Angeles I will go back to Dulan's on Crenshaw.
This was a very good place to eat lunch. The restaurant was very clean and had a nice atmosphere. The staff was really friendly and had speedy service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the L.A area. Im from Texas.
Dulans is always a great heart warming 'soul-food' homey delight! Good is delicious, perfectly seasoned and not overly salted! Great and grand portion sizes... that always last me for 3 meals!
I love their smothered chicken, macaroni & cheese, and cornbread.
I really like the way they have it set up cafeteria style where you walk up, see the food behind the glass, and select what you want as you walk down toward the register. Its quick and easy. You don't have to wait for your order to come out and the food tastes very fresh. They are constantly changing out the food pans because the food sells quickly so don't worry about getting old food.
They have inside and outside seating and the place is very clean.
The customer service is GREAT! Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Thank you for that!
Plenty of street parking in the surounding neighborhood. I think I've even seen valet service as well.
They accept credit cards.
My only con is that I am not a huge fan of their yams. Other than that I say definitely try this place. Good prices for a great portion of food.
Just ate there for the first time with cousin from S. Carolina. She loved it, too! We both had the meatloaf: she had greens, yams mashed+gravy: I had mac/cheese, blk-eyed peas, greens as well. We both had dinners.ate there, took the rest home. It was enough for two more servings! I will be going back!
The customer service was excellent. This was my first time eating at Dulan's and the food was deliciouly scrumptious. I will eat at Dulan's again when I'm in Los Angeles CA
The food is outstanding, the staff are friendly and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. They catered food for my party and everything was delicious and my guest went home full and happy.
All the good reviews ..... i ordered the meat loaf w macaroni cheese and mash potatoes and it came with a dessert and drink. The price is a little to much for the quality. If you know good food you will be highly disappointed . The macaroni n cheese and corn bread were good ...the mash potatoes were awful. The lemonade was also good. The meat loaf didn't have good flavor. The rice and gravy was watered down.The staff was very pleasant!!!!!
I went to Dulan's tonight for dinner was so disappointed 😥 in my dinner. I ordered oxtail dinner the young Lady who fixed my order didn't even ask me if I wanted rice.I didnt want the rice she wasn't listening to me my greens taste like sugar was in them my red beans were not even done. I wasted 22.00 on food I had to throw away. So disappointed.
My family, about a hundred of us, were there for a repast. The staff at Dulan's treated us so kindly, great service, great food. Reasonably priced and comfortable there.
Absolutely loved the Crenshaw and Manchester location. Awesome food wonderful service. Thank you Mr
Dulan and Staff
My see visit since this location opened. The food is absolutely excellent. The food is well seasoned, your tummy has a party with every bite. My daughter was visiting from the down south and she fell in love. She will be taking food back home with her when she returns. She said they don't have food like this down there. Keep up the great work "D"
First time here! Literally had a mouth watering orgasm the entire time. Wish I had an extra hour to wait on the oxtails but ill be back for more! Everything was excellent, service was great!
When you go here ask for Max he really makes your plate the way Dulan's intends to show you with warmth and love and happiness that comes from their comfort food. Real professional server opened the container made sure the gravy and the unions were on the plate the way I liked them. Max # 1 server at Dulan's ask about him.
I love the food here. The price is equal to the amount they give, and they give alot.The only problem is parking, but since I went at night I was able to find a spot quickly.
My first time eating here, though I've passed the place many times and had heard about it. My review: The food is really good and they aren't stingy with the portions. The food tastes truly down home. The staff is quiet but friendly. The place is on the small side and the parking isn't the best, but Dulan's is worth the trip! Umm good!
Great food with decent pricing. Good for Vegetarians also. Also they have good cakes .
I was made to wait for my food just because the register would run out of change. After 20 min Paris the register person just keep asking for me to wait I walked out. Very unprofessional
Went to Dulans last night for take out. Great, quick service with a smile. The smothered pork chops we're delicious. Had the short ribs on my last visit,. They were delicious too. Overall a great experience. Maybe next time I'll eat at the restaurant.
Great portions and very polite staff. The greens had a lot of sugar, and so did the corn bread. Not sure why the Mac and cheese was orange. The best part was the smothered chicken...
Great food great atmosphere great service just an all around great place.
Food is awesome. Hefty portions. One dinner lasts me for 2-3 days it's worth the prices. Peach cobbler yum. Lemonade/sweet tea mix is favorable. I'm hooked on Dulan's on Crenshaw. Customer service is 👍great!!
Excellent service, CORNBREAD, cabbage, and chicken were awesome. The sides need work! The mac and cheese was grainy and the collard greens were slightly bitter. Lastly, they were out of ribs which should not happen on a Saturday at a soul food restaurant!
Excellent food. Generous portions. They know you'll want to take half your food home and eat it tomorrow (and they're right!) so they bring it to you in a portable container. This saves you from having to ask for it.
The service was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! The food was fresh, piping hot and so delicious. I had the dinner plate with three sides, I added a fourth side and was just EXTREMELY happy with my visit, enough so to take a dinner home. DELICIOUS...
I'm very hesitant with soul food because there's a fine line between delicious & disgusting.
This food is delicious! If you want to try samples before your purchase you can sample everything.
The service is great! James will take care of you while you enjoy your meal.
Thank you again James & everyone at Dulan's. I will be back.
Great food enough for three days.... a little pricey but worth it.... r.i.p to the owner and much success to the son keep the business going and the quality of the product...
This place is the absolute best. I had smothered pork chop, mac and cheese and dressing. It was amazing. My fiance had the meatloaf he loved it. And the banana pudding was everything. I would definelty go back next time I'm in L.A.
I am always a bit skeptical seeing a cafeteria-style set up and not so many people. However, the food at Dulan's absolutely delivered! Everything was so delicious. I split a baked chicken dinner plate with a friend and was stuffed. Also the peach cobbler is to die for.
I love the people here. I'm speaking of the workers. They make you feel at home. Even though it can get crowded at times, they manage to keep the line moving swiftly. The food is over and above excellent.
Old-fashioned Southern cooking, like your Granny or your Mama made! Friendly, cheerful staff and the owner, Gregory Dulan, personally visited the tables to make sure we were happy; he was "raised right" too! We absconded with the last banana pudding just after 11:30, but their peach cobbler was also QUITE good. Advise you get there early, as there was a line the entire time we were there! They will be expanding to add brunch later this year, and we will definitely return well before that. Oh, and they have patio dining now too! Well worth any drive to get there!
This is the place to eat when you want a home cooked meal. And the portions are unbelievable, DULAN'S makes sure that you will not be hungry after eating one of their Dinner Meals. The main course is fulfilling, but to add on a choice of three sides and two homemade cornbread muffins to go along with the dinner, after that it's time to take a nap. You will have enough for the next day left overs. DULAN'S, I would not have it any other way when it comes down to good Southern Home Cooked meals. If I was able to give them a 6 Star Rating I would. My Daughter and I go all the time, we are life time customers.
First they don't have a kids menu. They ran out of fried
chicken at 6 and said they were not going to cook any more even though they don't close until 9. I could taste sugar in the greens and dressing. They served Basa instead of catfish and charged a lot for it and only gave 2 small pieces they were generous with the sugar sides though. I was very disappointed I have heard great things about this place for years and it did not live up to the hype.
One of l.a.'s finest examples of soul food, and black owned business five stars is a vast under rating. A family outing to this restaurant will feel like a night at Grandma's. They feed you good I never finish in one sitting.
The food is good one of my Mom and her Mom’s favorite (main reasons I patronize the place) The Crenshaw location is my least favorite my last visit was horrific tons of Hungry Big Bodied Women standing in line waiting to place an order in a tiny lobby/eating area where one can over hear customers begging for Extra scoops of this a taste of that all while other patrons are eating in the tiny eating area Customers unruly kids running around screaming laughing and playing (over others attempting to dine peacefully and eat) Mean while Mr Dylan Jr is posing like an old ass model/hood celebrity behind the tiny crowded ass food counter 🤦🏾♀️🙅🏾♀️ like seriously my guy ain’t you got some chicken to fry perhaps you can propose a deal and get some of these walls knocked down in this wee Lil spot or cut a window in a wall for take out orders.... Again if you don’t mind your shoulders being bumped and brushed by Big Hips breast’s and Butts or your feet being stepped on by unruly children by all means this is the dine in experience for you... if not call in and grab it to go.
Good service!! The food however is a different story. I had the Sunday dinner special! Chicken is tasty. Dressing is mushy.. greens are undercooked. MAC was a tad watery. The cornbread was good. The mashed potatoes were good.
Was not happy with my visit here. Staff was unprofessional. When we walked in we wernt greeted but we got to see the server take most of the mac and cheese that was on the serving line while customers are waiting for her daughter. Anyway paid for food a Sunday dinner but was charged but the items that should have been included so 14.50 overcharge. The food itself gave me terrible gas and I threw a majority of it away. So for the 56 dollars I spent it definitely was not worth it and I most likely will not be returning.
I was full off the smoothed chicken... The food is great. Dulan's is a great place to eat at, great customer service & the atmosphere is as well an overall experience you have tp experience for yourself.
The best in town as always. Thank you once again no matter the location you can't go wrong. The portions are great and the food is phenomenal.
The food was excellent you was able to sample the food before you ordered it every thing was good i offer yams green and the short ribs was very tender and the preach cobbler was tho die for i will be going back the next time i visit LA
Excellent is an understatement for Dulan's! The staff are pro and the restaurant is clean as a whistle. But wait, the food? Fantastic. I had the Sunday Dinner and every single thing was delicious from the corn muffins to the black-eyed peas. The peach cobbler was the best I've ever had.
Food was yummy but kind of greasy! The place is small... busy... and they always have a line that starts at the front door. It's like Subway but for soulfood. Meaning, that you tell the person what you want and then proceed to slide down the line. The whole time you are watching behind the glass while they make your plate. I'll give it 4 stars due to a lack of seating (due to it being over crowded) and the grease level of the food. Overall, great experience and I will be back soon! :-)
Probably one of the best places to have soul food on the weekend. Please be aware it is a family style soul food restaurant. That means don't ask for substitutions and enjoy the ride. Everything will take care of itself.
Standard soul food... buffet style with tables to sit. Sweet potato pie to die for. Really good peach cobbler also.
Good, Good, mmm good. I'm from Portland Oregon, here to celebrate a birthday. We were fortunate enough to get some of the best Soul Food at the last minute. Thank you, the smothered chicken over white rice w/ macaroni and cheese, collard greens corn bread and yams.... say no more.
A great soul food option in the area. Some of the best I've had in Los Angeles. Very large portions so you better come hungry.
The food is great. The service is extremely good. Friendly and courteous. It is not unusual to be greeted by the owner himself.
The food was outstanding. The short ribs were fresh and tasty. The food portions were perfect. The mac n cheese was great in every element. The greens were good. The yams were the perfect amount of sweetness. It reminded me of a good old fashioned home cooked meal.
GREAT FOOD! The severing was plentiful. The staff was amazing and friendly. I wish I has a picture to show. From now on this will be my first stop when I fly in through LAX.
Yummy! This was my first time eating from here I saw them on Google and I placed an order to go and 15 minutes later it was ready the lady at the front was so nice and she was so helpful should've asked her name. But the Fried Chicken was crunchy with white juicy meat the mac and cheese was so flavorful and cheesy the yams were sweet to the perfection and I just love the cornbread the sweet tea is a must-have I should have ordered three cups LOL the best sweet tea I have purchased from a restaurant by far they also have Rewards each time you visit you can get a stamp on your loyalty card I thought that was so awesome I definitely will be returning thank you Dulan's team! My tummy is happy .
I was double charged for two meals because the employee wasn't sure if the first transaction went thru although it did. The charge will be reversed but their employees need to learn how to reverse charges instead of having to wait for someone who does.
Overall, the food is excellent and plentiful. I can eat one meal in two sittings.
Was in the Los Angeles area and wanted some soul food. Found this place on google. I have to say I was not disappointed. The staff was very friendly. The portion were generous and prices are reasonable. I had smothered pork chops,greens, mac and cheese Delicious!!!. I dined in but ordered to go meals to take to my family. If your ever in Los Angeles area this is a great place to eat.
Before heading back to the Bay, the hubby and I went to Dulan's for a bite to eat. It was Sunday, so they opened at 11am. We arrived at 1030, mad early, as we planned to eat somewhere else. We followed suit of the regulars and stood in line. There were only 3 people ahead of us, so we didn't have to wait to get in.
My husband's order came quickly. He had smothered chicken, cornbread dressing, string beans and mac and cheese. He was getting down on it too. I ordered fried fish, which is made to order so it was 20 minutes for my meal. They give you so much food, one meal feeds two people. For the Sunday price, you get a good deal. My husband ate half of his meal and couldn't eat anymore. I couldn't meet the 1/2 way mark. There was soooo much food.
There's a parking lot and plenty of street parking. There weren't as many people as I had imagined (per the reviews). The staff kept the line moving pretty quickly. The food wasn't overly spicy or seasoned or greasy, which worked for me.
Where do I start with the praise for the experience I just had? The food was delicious and the service fantastic.
The staff that took the orders and dished up the food were friendly, efficient, and fast.
When we went to sit, James went above and beyond making sure our group had everything needed to enjoy our stay.
He sang the Stevie Wonder version of the Happy Birthday song along with my group and then came over and warmly wished me many more. I left full, satisfied, and happy.
Please bring this magic to Seattle! I fly out tomorrow and will be snacking on my leftovers with a smile.
After two weeks in the UK, bland food daily. With a head cold and a desire for some comfort food I made my way to Dulan's. I had fried chicken lunch special, with Mac n cheese and collard greens. I chose the pineapple coconut cake for dessert. All delicious. I forgot to snap pics but I will be back. Yummy in my tummy .
After church on Sundays, my favorite dish is the turkey wings that are only served on Sundays. I feel it is important to support this Iconic and community serving organization. The staff are friendly and accommodating. I miss seeing the stunning Mr. Adolf that used to greet us , A owner, but it's such a treat to experience the legacy of Dulan's in several locations in Los Angeles as well.
Wow. Yes, sir! This place lives up to all the respect it gets around town. Everybody knows Dulans, so i was excited to try it. It does not disappoint! I got fried chicken lunch with red beans and green beans. Those green beans are so good. Its a nice size helping by the way. Comes with two of some tasty cornbread buns too. Good thing i got a loyalty card!
Came in today with my brother and friends, and let me tell you ... we were treated like real MVP's from the staff to the owner.
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