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Jan 2, 2007 05:47 PM

Birthday Dinner for 15

Im plannin my best friends birthday dinner for a group of 15. We want to go somewhere fun and not too expensive in LA. Any suggestions?

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  1. I just had a birthday party with 14 people at Messob, an Ethiopian place on Fairfax. The food there is great, the service is great, and the very social nature of eating from a common plate with your hands makes for a good party.

    That said, can you give us more guidance on the location, price range, type of food, etc.?

    1. Dar Mahgrub (in Hollywood) is really fun for a large group. They have a private room for 10-15 people and the food is family style and pretty good.

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      1. re: Obessed

        Let me second Dar Maghreb. A fun atmosphere all around.

      2. I just had a birthday party for a group of 15 or so at Cha Cha Cha in West Hollywood. They have a Silverlake location too but the West Hollywood one has a full bar. It was great because some people were able to get dinner and others just had snacks, plus people could sort of come and go when it was convenient and there were plenty of bars for us to move to later in the evening. The staff was great and the the drinks and food appeal to a wide range of tastes. The price points are good for a diverse group as well. Have a great birthday!

        1. I second the suggestion for Cha Cha Cha. The food and ambience are perfect for celebrating. Happy Birthday! ...and please report back on where you end up.

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          1. re: deek

            We ended up going to Gyu Kaku for my friends birthday. We all love the food there but had never gone with such a large group. It was terrible. The service sucked. My boyfriend and I never got our mushroom medeley and at the end of the night the bill was a mess. Thank you so much for your recommendations though. I will definitely try those places in the future.

          2. A friend just had a bday party at Lucky Devil's in Hollywood. Fun and simple menu, casual but nice setting. I think they had to deal w/ a whole deposit thing, but if you're willing to do that, I think it was a good time had by all.