I've Got $9 to Spend on Dinner in W. LA. Where Do I Go?
The subject line says it all, really. I have all of $9 to spend on dinner tonight (why $9? I'm saving money for a trip to NYC and that's my dinner budget every night this week).
Preferably, recommedations will be near Westwood Village; Sawtelle Japanese district; West LA (Olympic/Pico/Sepulveda).
Where will $9 go the farthest in terms of quality?
As for cuisine - I'm totally open (though I'm not in the mood of burgers/fries).
Thanks in advance for any and all help!
PS: Burnt out on the following: Zankou, Poquito Mas, Asahi Ramen, Ramenya, Apple Pan
you can feed yourself silly for $9 at saks teriyaki in the village. not the best food but i have a fondness for the spicy crispy chicken combo. a whole lot of food for @ $6.
or you can head south on westwood to sunnin and get a dinner plate for @ $9.
You could eat for $9 at Sunnin Lebanese Cafe, on Westwood Blvd.
Likewise, you could probably eat for $9 at Ambala Dhaba (Indian):
1781 Westwood Blvd.
Westwood, (310) 966-1772
I like the Pad See-Ew from Noodle Planet, on Westwood Blvd. -- there are probably a number of options you could choose from here.
Perhaps your best bang for the buck would be to go for tacos -- there was a long thread recently about the best tacos in West L.A./Santa Monica with some decent options to get you started:
santouka(ramen) at mitsuwa market place! Is located on venice/centinela.
their signature shio ramen($7) is one of the best in LA. Make sure you get toroniku pork with your shio ramen, its a must!
A bit further down from your area, but $9 at Simpang Asia (National@Motor) will get you one of their several Indonesian mixed rice plates, probably one of their drinks, too. I always get the Nasi Warteg here.
Or, you could get a really hearty Persian soup/sandwich at Attari Cafe on Westwood@Wilkins.
Another favorite, get a Bosnian cevapi or meat burek at Aroma Cafe on Overland, just south of Pico.