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Dec 10, 2006 03:20 AM

Hungry Bruin!

Hey all, I am a student at UCLA and live in Westwood. I've been looking for great eateries in the area. I'm from San Diego so I would really like some good Mexican food like I can find down there on every block. I'm also looking for good sushi places that are moderately priced. Anything all-you-can eat is always a plus, and last but not least, late night food, after midnight and later. If anybody has any suggestions about where I can satisfy my appetite in the west Los Angeles area I would appreciate it. Thanks-

Oh yeah and F*** 'SC the Rose Bowl!

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  1. Sunin if you like Mediterranian,Westwood at Santa Monica. For you, I suggest item 66-19, it's delicious.

    1. The double-cheeseburger at the Tommy's clone a couple of doors south of the In'n'Out. Bigger patties grilled almost crispy with lots of lettuce, onion, tomato, pickle -- I get mine without mayo, mustard, or their insipid, bland, orange chili.

      Zankou Chicken. Their garlic paste can make even the most overcooked chicken tasty. If you are lucky the rotisserie roasted chicken will have a crispy, succulent skin, the dark meat will be tasty and moist, and the breast white meat won't be too overdone and dry. But it is all a vehicle and homage to that wonderful garlic spread which is a miracle elixer of deliciousness and goodness.

      Diddy Riesse -- still three large chocolate chip cookies for a buck. They are large and filled with chocolate chips. Much too soft, but they crisp up and harden if you chill them in the fridge for a bit.

      Philly West -- dive bar south of Santa Monica Blvd on Westwood with parking in the back. Service can be disinterested during the day, but the cheesesteak is good and the half-pound flame-grilled burger is excellent and reasonably priced. Charred, served on the roll with grilled onions, about $5. Some have described it as a Bukowski-style bar, but with a widescreen and other TVs.

      Sunnin -- some on this board have claimed that they got pre-fried falafel, but mine have always been fresh from the oil and delish. Much superior to the Falafel King on Broxton in the Village.

      Feast from the East -- On Westwood between Santa Monica Blvd and Olympic-west side. I much prefer their more gingery, lighter chinese chicken salad -- others like the more expensive California Chicken Cafe.

      Thai House -- Gayley across from the Whole Foods -- white tablecloth, good service, moderately-priced Thai.

      1. Check to see if Buffet City, 11819 Wilshire, still has its UCLA student discount.

        1. Eduardo's Border Grill on Westwood Blvd., east side, just south of Santa Monica Blvd. in the center adjacent to the car wash. Fresh Mexican grill-type fast food. Way better than Baja Fresh and Poquito Mas. Try the border burrito.

          1. Tito's Taco down Sepulveda, on Washington Place is always a Bruin favorite. You'll need to drive to this location, but it will be worth it. I like their tacos with cheese, and all meat burrito with cheese. The salsa is out of this world, and really addicting.

            If you haven't found it yet, the Mongolian bbq place in Westwood Village is also good. I think it's on Gayley. Just learn to pack the meat in your bowl and stack the noodles and veggies to get the most out of the price.