ISO lunch spots near Wilshire/Rodeo
Sushi Sushi on Beverly Drive is a little hole in the wall with a truly delicious omakase sushi course.
If you wander north of Wilshire, drop over to Canon and hit the other Drago-owned pasta joints: Enoteca Drago (best carbonara around, great truffle pizza appetizer) and Il Pastaio (love the squid ink risotto and the fettucine with venison ragu).
Also, you must go the Cheese Store on Beverly. Just go up to the counter and ask one of the guys to give you something interesting.
Lunch at Mako is good. Secret industry insider place. American Wagyu Burger with Tempura Onion Rings one the favs, check out their website for lunch menu items. They also have a bento box for lunch and its huge can feed two light eaters or one large heavy eating kind of person. Loving their new asparagus soup and some other specials...
225 South Beverly Drive
1 and 1/2 blocks south of Wilshire
310-288-8338 (I would make a reservation just in case)
ok neighbor, I am on Crescent and Wilshire. Your options are truly endless.
Basic Bites 310-247-9673, decent salads and sanwhiches
Chin Chin - also eat in on S. Bevery 310-248-5252
Cool Basil - 120 S. Linden Drive, 310-271-8121, great Thai, also can eat in
Sharkeys - n. Beverly 310-276-7821
Pizza Rustica - also eat in 310-550-7499
Cheesecake Factory (N. Beverly)
Nate N Als (N, Beverly)
Most are on S. Beverly
O 4U - veggie and Mediterranean
Zan Grill - Olympic and Doheny
Whole Foods is North of Wilshire on Cresent
There are 100s of tiny little deli-like places that you will walk by when you walk around...stop in and try...
You could go to one of the many catering trucks. Some smell great-- there's that often stations itself north of Wilshire in a parking lot between Peck (a one-way alleyway) and Bedford. It apparently has great coffee and...ummm...brownies? I can't verify it since I'm not a brownie person. There's one that *must* be making onion rings SOMEWHERE between Wilshire and Santa Monica! I only wish I knew where it parks. Most of the trucks will make you anything within reason too.
Champagne or jasmine truffle for dessert at Teuscher?