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?
Mary & Robb's
La Bruschetta is OK.
Feast from the East
Pastina is OK.
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!
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).