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Aug 11, 2006 07:24 AM

Tons of restaurants on Westwood Blvd. What's good?

I was driving down Westwood today from UCLA and I couldn't help but notice how many little places line that street from Wilshire down to Pico. I tried that Lebanese place today on santa monica and loved it. Any more hidden gems on that street? I noticed a lot of middle eastern and italian. Any recommendations?

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  1. Pomodoro
    Mary & Robb's
    La Bruschetta is OK.
    Feast from the East
    Pastina is OK.

    1. I like Sunnin (which is where you probably went) a lot.

      I've had good meals at Shaherzad, but lately I've been going other Persian places: Canary Chicken House where you can linger and chat forever if you want, but also good service. I like the stews and sandwiches. Attari Sandwiches (just around the corner from Westwood Blvd on Wilkins) has a pleasant, small courtyard. Interesting sandwiches - not grilled meat, but omelet-y and potato/chicken salad choices instead. Very tasty.

      Reviewed this week in the LATimes is Danube - a Bulgarian restaurant. It was delicious when I went, but it took forever. Not a good workday lunch spot if you're on the clock. I've had good salads at Delphi, a Greek restaurant, but can't speak to how good/authentic the rest of the food is.

      I've also enjoyed the robata at Asuka (next to the Crest movie theater) I wasn't crazy about the sushi there though.

      Good luck with your explorations!

      1. Living just around the block from Westwood Blvd, agree with all your recommendations, but also include a vastly improved Shamshiri. When we go to Asuka we ask to be seated at Ken's end in the sushi bar and have always had a good experience. The Danube has terribly slow service - its like being in communist Hungary - slow, grumpy and why are you bothering me. I didn't think much of the food either (one try so I suppose we should give it another whirl).

        1. Damon & Pythias is good and cheap. Huge salads and great garlic fries.

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          1. re: cycler15

            Agreed, D&P is a gem.
            Note, though, it is on Broxton, and north of Wilshire (btn. Kinross & Weyburn).

          2. Sushi Masu has very good fish for the price, particularly lunch specials. The Indian place (forget the name) just north of Santa Monica blvd on the West side of the street is also very good.

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            1. re: BabyLitigator

              I believe your referring to:

              Ambala Dhaba
              1781 Westwood Blvd.
              (310) 966-1772