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logan Nov 15, 2006 01:10 AM

been living here for almost 8 years now, and still have yet to find decent chinese food delivery. sad, isn't it? my fav delivery spots are farfalla, michelangelo, rambutan thai, the occasional electric lotus although it's a rip off. anyone else have something interesting?

  1. Chowpatty Nov 15, 2006 01:17 AM

    This won't help you that much since you already have Rambutan, but Pattaya Thai on Vermont is closer to Los Feliz and is pretty good. I feel your pain as far as Chinese goes. Maybe the new Capriccio Pizza will offer delivery when it opens, whenever that may be. I also like to call and pick up takeout from Gingergrass and Indochine.

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    1. re: Chowpatty
      meganinlosfeliz Nov 15, 2006 01:30 AM

      Also feel the pain! We pick up from Pho Cafe about once a week, and occasionally from Gingergrass. Also pick up pizza from Casa Bianca and La Buca, though neither is close. We do delivery from Rambutan, Farfalla and Agra Cafe (indian), though the latter was better IMO when it first opened. Alas, I have not helped you at all... (maybe others will have better insight)

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      logan Nov 15, 2006 05:43 AM

      i tried that agra cafe. i wasn't too impressed. it's not bad, and feeds that indian food fix, but overall i thought it too was a rip off.

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        DanaB Nov 15, 2006 11:07 PM

        I believe the ownership (or something) changed at Agra. I went there a few times when it first opened and it was great. The last time I ordered delivery from there (3-4 months ago) it was pretty mediocre -- so mediocre, in fact, that I've never gone back.

        Delivery in this neigborhood leaves something to be desired. Nothing much to add, except that the China Inn Restaurant in Glendale delivers to Silverlake, so it might also to Los Feliz. Not great Chinese, but definitely better than other chinese delivery options.

        China Inn
        Address: 132 N Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91206
        Phone: (818) 247-2750

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          hungrymungry Dec 17, 2007 09:12 PM

          The trick with Agra is to order one of the Balti dishes. The other stuff is mediocre, but the Balti dishes all have a rich, complex sauce that you don't find very often. And if you want Indian delivery in the area, they are it.

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          psvidler Nov 16, 2006 09:30 PM

          I LOVE Agra...and the fact that they deliver (to Echo Park). Big fan and have been for quite some time.

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          Silverlaker Nov 15, 2006 05:42 PM

          We order from Louise's (I know, the salads and pizza are decent) and Michelangelo's in SL. Also Simply Thai on Hillhurst and Home (which often arrives cold). Wish there were more options! Hello, restauranters!

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          1. re: Silverlaker
            logan Nov 16, 2006 12:58 AM

            yeah i've gotten from Home quite a few times. it does tend to be cold, and a couple times i got entirely different things from what i ordered! they compensated me nicely with a free meal, but still..

          2. Chowpatty Nov 15, 2006 06:22 PM

            I meant to also add that Rocco's pizza on Vermont is pretty good, especially the white pizza. I've heard some of their pastas are pretty good, too.

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              gonoles84 Jan 24, 2007 01:03 PM

              Agreed....I order from Rocco's on Vermont frequently. Great pizza and salads....excellent pasta as well.

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                losfelizhound May 2, 2009 06:27 PM

                While driving on Vermont, I observed Rocco's was taken over and has now become a Big Mama's and Papa's Pizzeria location. Rocco's was certainly quite good, and it will be missed.

                On checking their website (http://www.roccospizzala.com/), it seems, the Miracle Mile, and the Studio City (new?) location are in operation, and there is no mention of the Vermont location.

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              janelle Nov 15, 2006 10:52 PM

              Agra used to be decent but now when you order you get a tub of sauce with a little nugget of meat.

              Otherwise, if you want delivery (as opposed to pick-up) you're looking at either Thai or Italian/Pizza. Which it sounds like you've already covered.

              If someone opened a good chinese joint in Los Feliz/Silverlake, they would make a killing. There is absolutely nothing that fits the bill on this side of town. Somebody? Please? Are you out there?

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              1. re: janelle
                logan Nov 16, 2006 12:59 AM

                seriously i agree. maybe we should open a Chowhound delivery restaurant!

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                ScatchandMax Nov 16, 2006 06:05 AM

                We go to Song Hay Inn (I think that's the name) at Griffith Park and Hyperion, next to Gelsons. It's not great, but it's the most decent Chinese (for the price) we've found nearby. Haven't tried Chi Dynasty on Hillhurst....thoughts?

                1. Chowpatty Nov 16, 2006 09:38 PM

                  I don't know if Chi Dynasty delivers -- we went recently and it was not as bad as I thought it would be, but it's not cheap. I hear the hot and sour soup and Chinese chicken salad are two of the better things.
                  You're very brave to go to Song Hay Inn! I dream of taking over that place and turning it into a great Chinese restaurant with delivery.

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                    logan Nov 17, 2006 04:08 AM

                    do it! we need some freakin chowhound restaurants already...

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                      smonkey Dec 5, 2006 07:46 PM

                      Chi Dynasty is my new favorite discovery - although it's been here forever I just tried it for the first time. The Buddha's Delight was amazing - a huge assortment of fresh vegetables and tofu in a nice light brown sauce... It's my new go to spot for easy take-out in the neighborhood - I've had enough of Simply Thai...

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                        perk Nov 7, 2008 12:28 PM

                        Yea, I agree as well. I longingly look at that space and dream of better things. Please do it!

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                        JPomer Nov 16, 2006 11:04 PM

                        We order pizza from Palermo all the time and Thai from Simply Thai. Farfalla also delivers, but it's a bit more pricey. As for Chinese, agreed. We need a good Chinese restaurant that delivers in Los Feliz.

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                          scuzm Nov 17, 2006 12:47 AM

                          tubtim siam (on hillhurst next to the drawing room) delivers and is really cheap.

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                            prooster Dec 6, 2006 12:10 AM

                            Kung pao kitty delivers to Los Feliz. Not everything is great though. The 70s style egg rolls are amazing and the Sesame chicken is solid. Skip the beef w/ brocolli. If you're up for take out though, Chi-Dynasty is better. Dig their chicken lettuce wraps.

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                              meganinlosfeliz Dec 8, 2006 09:41 PM

                              Had Michelangelo's delivery last night for the first time based on some recent posts. We ordered a funghi pizza and the Insalata Michelangelo. Both were very tasty. Thanks, 'hounds! We can now add it to the rotation.

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                              makcity Dec 17, 2006 02:11 AM

                              Try Jitlada for Thai. truly authentic thai food if you don't mond that they barly speak english and take a while to deliver but trust me it's worth it! Here's a link. Try the Spinach of flame and the spicy mint beef - we live on it.


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                                Blakekitty Dec 17, 2006 05:24 PM

                                Palermo's is great for delivery..but I think they're closed on Tuesdays (?)
                                My favorite delivery in the area though is Electric Lotus for amazing Indian food...it's a real find. I wish there was a good pizza place.

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                                  will47 Dec 17, 2006 05:29 PM

                                  Pizza Buona and that Italian place near Electric Lotus / Psychobabble both deliver (the latter will even deliver you beer IIRC, as will Zen Sushi).

                                  Leela Thai will deliver. Not the greatest in the world, but....

                                  1. Chowpatty Dec 29, 2006 06:08 PM

                                    We tried (Makkah) Halal Tandoori last night after a rec on this board and they said they would deliver to Los Feliz and Silver Lake. I thought it was better than Agra and Electric Lotus. Here's a short review with address and phone:

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                                      logan Jan 23, 2007 08:19 PM

                                      wow thanks chowpatty. i still check this thread every now and then for ideas... i'll check that out too.

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                                        benblair Nov 27, 2007 11:57 AM

                                        I can hardly believe that no one has put this on here... but Nicky D's Pizza on Rowena/Glendale Blvd right in Los Feliz is BY FAR one of, if not THE best pizza joints in L.A., let alone the Los Feliz area. From their regular pies to their amazing Clam Pie (white sauce - which actually is a recipe from Boston, no cream, just tons of garlic and clams) everything they sling is fantastic. One of their other best is the tomato and fresh basil pizza, which was my introduction to this place a couple years back.Delivery is available too. A little pricey but so damn good it's totally worth it.

                                        Other great L.A. pizzas include Johnny's Cafe and Pizzeria - there are a couple around LA, Damiano's (still an old favorite - but not up to the Nicky D's standard, and in Hollywood - Asparagus pizza ain't bad in a pinch. Still, Nicky D's is what New York Pizzas used to be back in the 80's 90's. Simply perfect, wood fired, excellent. Try it, you'll love it. I don't even bother with Hard Times anymore, no where near this caliber. Plus, hard times has a customer service deficit and charges double for half toppings - which has always been a pet peeve of mine.

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                                          meganinlosfeliz Nov 27, 2007 12:10 PM

                                          We really enjoyed Nicky D's when we first moved to Los Feliz, but then we felt it went downhill, to the point we just stopped ordering from there (at least a year ago). I am now wondering if it has rebounded (alternatively, we could just have different taste in pizza-- here's mine: ever since Vito's left us years ago, we have been driving to Village Pizzeria on Larchmont or Casa Bianca in Eagle Rock for pizza).

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                                            hungrymungry Dec 17, 2007 09:17 PM

                                            If you like the way Nicky D's used to be, try Il Cappriccio. Best I've had on the East side besides La Buca, and I'm a pizza snob. (Haven't been to Mozza yet, but I don't think they're delivering any time soon).

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                                              perk Nov 7, 2008 12:25 PM

                                              Totally agree with Il Cappriccio. Very nice pizza and good salds.

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                                          mawf1977 Nov 27, 2007 02:40 PM

                                          Try Hong Kong Bistro - 323 957 1998 on Cahuenga. They deliver to Los Feliz. They have a large array of Asian goodies like Singapore Noodles, Chinese BBQ Pork Ribs and Garlic Beef. They even have sushi. It's the best Chinese delivery that I've found so far. I second Simply Thai for good Thai food delivery, although the portions are small, but really good quality.

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                                            samjoe01 Dec 16, 2007 05:20 PM

                                            Im generally not excited by the East side delivery scene, but for super basic Veg Sushi (i know, an oxymoran) I get by with Pazazz sushi - and they deliver. They have a descent salad, avocado roll, miso soup and mock duck nuggets.

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                                              Silverlaker Dec 17, 2007 12:18 AM

                                              We tried Hong Kong Bistro and IMO, it's not very good (sorry, mawf). Jilada is now delivering to SL -- we just ordered from there yesterday.

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                                              lynnfin Dec 17, 2007 03:33 PM

                                              Does anyone know of any restaurants who deliver to the Mount Washington area? Any suggestions are welcomed as all I've found is a Pizza Hut that will deliver. So far, I haven't found any of the Eagle Rock, Silverlake or Los Feliz places that will deliver to the hills.

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                                                lesupersteph Dec 17, 2007 10:00 PM

                                                Our favorite is Mae Ploy on Sunset and Benton, everyone there is SO nice, they remember our names and details. The delivery is fast and always right.

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                                                  echoparkdirt Nov 6, 2008 04:34 PM

                                                  mae ploy is almost inedible IMHO

                                                2. theotherotherwhitemeat Mar 16, 2008 06:08 PM

                                                  created this chowhound account just to say this: green leaves vegan is a los feliz delivery mecca (if mecca came to you). food sometimes arrives in less time than you'd think it'd take to cook it. reliables: lentil loaf dinner w/ potatos, jazz noodles, spicy eggplant, quesadilla (w/ and w/out lentils).


                                                  1. davidtai May 14, 2008 08:56 PM

                                                    For great pizza try King of New York. Authentic NY pizza, corn meal and all. Another favorite of mine (and maybe the best pizza in the world) is Pizza Paul on Melrose and Vermont, next door to what used to be Mondo Video. Now, for chinese, theres one place on Crenshaw that delivers to silverlake and all things considered its not half bad. The name is mis-leading "China Wok" but give it a shot, Im always happy with the food. China Wok, 1527 Crenshaw blvd, 323-954-8486

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                                                      maxzook Nov 16, 2008 03:25 PM

                                                      I have called all three of these places ... none of them deliver as far as Hollywood and Edgemont.

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                                                      JPomer Nov 7, 2008 02:30 PM

                                                      also - garage pizza is delivering. it takes a while, but their pizza's pretty good, and so is are the salads

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                                                        yort16 Nov 13, 2008 08:46 PM

                                                        i just used this site to try and find decent asian food in the los feliz area with pretty good results. thanks for your help.

                                                        ps china wok was good, although they did send the meal without any type of utensil and they forgot the brown rice.

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                                                        lulu101 Nov 15, 2008 12:09 PM

                                                        I don't know about best delivery, but I didn't want to let folks no about the worst.
                                                        After receiving a flyer on my doorstep, I placed a lunch order with Electric Lotus. When I received the order was both substantially overcharged AND the order was incomplete. I called to get the charges corrected, but they were no help.

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                                                          SouthernTransplant Jan 24, 2009 08:18 PM

                                                          Makkah Halal Planet....fast, delicious, amazing. I found a rave for this place back on an older Chowhound thread and desperate for Indian delivery, decided to try it (I'm not a fan of Electric Lotus, overrated in my opinion). I loved everything I had, delicate flavors, wonderful choices, the channa masala couldn't have been better, ginger melding with cream and tomato. Ditto raves for the mushroom Bhajee. My only complaint would be the volume: too much food! Seriously, Los Feliz-ers looking for Indian delivery, I'd give these guys a call.
                                                          (213) 383-9962

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