Former Location –
Oki Dog became a punk hangout in the late seventies, probably because it was close to the Starwood and other Hollywood clubs. It was open late and made burritos as big as your arm for under $3. It also had the Oki Dog for which it was named which was a couple of hot dogs wrapped in a tortilla with chili, pickles, mustard, a slice of fried pastrami and a crap-load (pun intended) of melted American cheese.
It had a nice big parking lot for socializing. The police and the neighbors put a damper on the fun. It’s now a Fatburger that ironically draws the same crowd.
You can find other Oki Dog locations in Los Angeles with the same fine menu. Pastrami burritos are a specialty.
7450 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood CA 90046
I remember the old Oki Dog establishment. I used to love going there when I worked for my father. I was a young 21 year old driving a garbage truck throughout all of West Hollywood. I remember the food was excellent. I was a big fan of burgers and fries, so that is what I always ordered there. They always gave me a massive order of fries. But what drew me there in the first place was their outdoor patio.
I knew of the other Oki Dog on Fairfax. But it is too small and difficult to find parking for my truck. That place is also as good as the one on Santa Monica Blvd. Which was still there back in 2017. Haven’t been in that area in a long since then.
Anyway, it was nice to remember the place.
Jimmy moved off Santa Monica Blvd in the 70s to Fairfax
He was definitely not there 2017.