January 18, 2019

Shalom Grill Burglarized

Shalom Grill, a popular kosher restaurant in the Pico-Robertson area, was burglarized before 2 a.m. on May 8.

Footage from security cameras in Shalom Grill shows two people donned in hoodies and masks breaking through the glass at the entrance of the restaurant. They can be seen taking a cash box that had $500 in it.

The burglars also searched through some unknown items in the kitchen area before they escape out the front. They then moved onto the neighboring Japanese restaurant, Sushiko, which they also broke into but set off an alarm.

“They seemed professional,” Shalom Grill co-owner Edwin Nikravesh told NBC Los Angeles. He also pointed out to KTLA that the burglars were able to smash “the window in seconds.”

Nikravesh added that he might use “thicker glass” or “barbed wires” to avoid future burglaries.

The burglars may not have taken much from either restaurant but both restaurants had to be shut down temporarily in order to have the mess created by the burglars cleaned up. Both restaurants are currently open.

Shalom Grill currently has a four-star rating on Yelp!, with the vast majority of reviews heaping praise on the quality of the restaurant’s food, prices and service.

“This is a diamond of a low key spot,” Cristobal R. wrote on April 18. “Friendly service meets excellent quality. Try out the chicken breast kabobs, they are tender, seasoned and cooked to perfection. Don’t pass on the fries with the spicy ketchup either. You can make sure that y’all will become a regular with one try on this spot. Don’t miss it. Treat yourself. I have been and have done so for quite a while now.”