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Dec 19, 2006 08:37 AM

what's the best lunch deal in town?

all cuisines welcome...looking for good eats....weekday lunch specials...which places do u feel are a steal for the food? LA area...thanks in advance!

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  1. One of them is certainly Joe's $15 three course prix fixe in Venice. Hard to match the quality for the price. Lily's next door does a $10 lunch if you're on a stricter budget but I'd go to Joe's. The Pink Pepper in Hollywood does great Thai and has a $5.95 lunch special. For something unique the self serve cafe at The Getty is excellent and, well, the art is free but then there is parking unless you bus it from the Sunset and Church area.

    1. Many restaurants in Chinatown you can get a complete lunch including main course, rice, soup, and tea for around 4 to 5 bucks.

      1. Taco Time downtown has 2 tacos for a buck!

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        1. re: calabasas_trafalgar

          MMMMMMmmmmmm....... Taco Time. I've been waiting years for those to show up in LA.


          1. re: loganfilm

            There's one in Anaheim, on Katella near Euclid.

            1. re: loganfilm

              On Broadway between 3rd and 4th, next to McDonalds

              1. re: loganfilm

                No more special deal. Now they are a buck each!

            2. Echigo in Santa Monica has a very well priced ($13 maybe?) omakase lunch special.

              Does dim sum count? I have feasted at Empress Pavillion normally for about $8 a person. And there parking garage is probably the best deal in LA at 60 cents.

              Anyone know of any burger deals?

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              1. re: VealParmGuy

                Unless they raised the price in the last month, Echigo's lunch special is still $12.

              2. Moffett's in Arcadia has chicken pot pie for around $2.50. However, if you are a big eater, you might need 2 to be full, but they are the best chicken pot pie in L.A.