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Cuisineee Feb 13, 2007 10:40 AM

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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    Diana RE: Cuisineee Feb 13, 2007 10:48 AM

    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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      epop RE: Diana Feb 14, 2007 12:36 PM

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

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        Diana RE: epop Feb 15, 2007 05:35 AM

        oop, sorry!

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      Obessed RE: Cuisineee Feb 13, 2007 10:48 AM

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

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        lil mikey RE: Obessed Feb 13, 2007 11:09 AM

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

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        olivexjina RE: Cuisineee Feb 13, 2007 09:48 PM

        love shirin in woodland hills for kabobs

        1. Das Ubergeek RE: Cuisineee Feb 14, 2007 06:32 AM

          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. ipsedixit RE: Cuisineee Feb 14, 2007 12:29 PM

            Cafe Santorini in Old Town Pasadena.

            http://cafesantorini.com/

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              snibbo RE: Cuisineee Feb 14, 2007 12:43 PM

              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. PaulF RE: Cuisineee Feb 14, 2007 01:15 PM

                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.

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