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Fresser Nov 28, 2006 03:33 AM

Looking for dining spots serving dinner after 10pm between LAX and UCLA area. Could only come up with La Cabana which is open until 3am and Jerry's. Suggestions please!

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    silence9 Nov 28, 2006 05:14 PM

    Hi.. Well, Canter's is just a bit further off course, but it's open 24 hrs/day. And though not the best deli hereabouts by a long chalk, its certainly better deli fare than Jerry's... I do believe that Swingers in Santa Monica is open all nite too... Also, isn't the Pacific Dining Car in Santa Monica a 24 hr. operation?

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      BabyLitigator Nov 28, 2006 05:47 PM

      Both Swingers and the Dining Car are 24/7. I think Benito's tacos at Federal and Santa monica is as well.

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        truliketrudat Nov 30, 2006 02:55 AM

        Benitos is no longer 24/7, but I think it still stays open fairly late.

        I discovered this the hgrd way when I wanted a breakfast burrito at 9 am once.

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        fermentedthings Nov 28, 2006 06:25 PM

        apple pan!

        1. tatertots Nov 28, 2006 08:24 PM

          Late night option near Sawtelle for Japanese - decent food better than 24 hour Yoshinoya Beef Bowl: New Japan (strip mall Sawtelle and Santa Monica) and for Hookah and late night hummus at Dahab, Sawtelle - South of Santa Monica.

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            glutton Nov 28, 2006 08:27 PM

            despite the fact that I think the margaritas are made with a mix you can buy at Ralph's and the food is horrendous, lots of people like the fact that La Cabana in Venice is open until 3AM every night. It's open late and many people will say decent things about La Cabana, but I am not one of them.

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              westsidegal Aug 11, 2007 11:41 PM

              if you can stomach the artificially flavored margarita mix long enough to down a few of those margaritas, then the mediocre food seems ok.

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              vewyfunny Nov 28, 2006 08:31 PM

              having been there for the first time a few weeks ago.... i completely agree....

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                webb Nov 28, 2006 08:43 PM

                Isn't Mao's Kitchen in Venice open pretty late on weekends? 3am I think.

                1512 Pacific Ave.
                Venice, CA 90291

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                  westsidegal Aug 11, 2007 11:44 PM

                  that's a really good idea!
                  folks should be warned, though, that mao's kitchen doesn't serve 'authentic' chinese food like the joints in the san gabriel valley do.
                  they serve really good california food that takes it's inspiration and it's ingredient list from chinese cooking.
                  also, they offer free corkage.

                2. Eat_Nopal Nov 28, 2006 08:57 PM

                  Trust me... you want Gaby's Mediterranean on Venice near Motor (Lebanese) for late night al fresco dining... its like traveling to a foreign country (without the warfare).

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                    igj Nov 28, 2006 09:33 PM

                    Although the food is hit or miss, the hookah place on Sawtelle just south of Santa Monica called Cafe Dahab is open late. I was coming out of a midnight movie on Friday night/Saturday morning that ended at 3am - and while the staff was cleaning up, there were still a few patrons sitting at tables.

                    The menu is mainly Egyptian. The koushari wasn't bad; not great, but a not bad carb blast at 2am shouldn't be scoffed at, I guess. I have read good reports of their hummus on this board as well. The service, however, is heavily on the overly-sedated side.

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                      dyban Nov 29, 2006 03:49 AM

                      http://www.geocities.com/dyban/lateni...

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                        pdjy Aug 10, 2007 09:40 PM

                        dyban - Very cool link ... thanks!

                      2. Fresser Nov 29, 2006 03:54 AM

                        wow, thanks everyone. I not condemed to another late night burrito!

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                          Servorg Aug 11, 2007 03:49 AM

                          And if you ever just need some late night breakfast to soak up the alcohol then both Norm's on Pico just east of Sepulveda and Dolores on Santa Monica Blvd. just west of the 405 are open 24/7 (and if you don't want to pay twice as much for your tab at PDC on Wilshire).

                          Dolores Restaurant
                          11407 Santa Monica Blvd
                          Los Angeles, CA 90025
                          (310) 477-1061

                        2. Emme Nov 30, 2006 02:57 AM

                          i know it's not that popular on this board, but kate mantilini is always good for a late night omelette or mac'n'cheese...

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