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I'm craving mediterranean food! I live in the Valley but definitely travel outside my 5 mile radius - would love to get some recommendations... P.S. and please don't say the Great Greek... not a big fan

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  1. Well, you could go to Alexis Greek in Northridge, Alcazar on Ventura in Encino for Persian, Carousel, Carnival, or that Firehouse place.

    You could pick up some yummy mediterranian goodies at the Italian Middle Eastern Deli on Riverside, or Valley Hye Armenian Market on Burbank.

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    1. re: Diana

      alcazar is great but it isn't persian. lebanese. big difference

      1. re: epop

        oop, sorry!

    2. Marouch is really good - it's in Hollywood. Santa Monica Blvd close to Normandy (I think)

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      1. re: Obessed

        Yes. Marouch is a favorite. Also do a search on the board for Skaf's.

      2. love shirin in woodland hills for kabobs

        1. Skaf's Lebanese Grill on Laurel Canyon and Oxnard in North Hollywood, next to the 7-Eleven. Best. Hummus. EVAR. Get anything on the specials menu.

          1. Cafe Santorini in Old Town Pasadena.

            http://cafesantorini.com/

            1. Alcazar in Encino is definitely one of the best Lebanese around. Also Italian Middle East Deli (aka Joe's) on Riverside and Fulton for take out.

              1. This is a link to one of the first threads I ever started. Maybe my first post ever, I'm not sure.

                http://www.chowhound.com/topics/72219...

                It's older, but the thread as a whole is still pretty relevant as far as I can tell.

                Since then I have been to Sham ... it's okay ... only went once or twice and Zankou has in some eyes gone downhill. I haven't been for a while.

                Gaby's in Culver City is my spot at the moment.