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Unique 30th Bday location LA

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Hi, this is my first time on this site, I was hoping that someone can direct me to a unique location in the LA/ South Bay area for my best friends 30th bday. I am limited on funds and am thinking about 20 people? any suggestions.

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  1. There is a great restaurant in Silverlake called Malo that has a menu of things that are mostly under 10 bucks. You can reserve a large table on the patio in advance. Then, if you are so inclined, there is a cool bar call Akbar half a block to the west on the same side of the street that has great music and no cover before 10 most nights. Good luck!

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      1. Gardens or Taxco in West Hollywood, moderately priced and unique.

        1. You could do Dar Maghreb for a unique eat-with-your-hands, belly-dancing dinner.

          Also, Ethiopian restaurants on Fairfax.

          Palms Thai for the Elvis.

          Do dim sum or Chinese banquet for cheap.

          Could also do Korean BBQ for fun.

          Don't know if they can easily accommodate groups of 20, but you might look into a few of the Sawtelle restaurants as well.

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          1. re: Emme

            Palms Thai was crowded as heck, but was definitely memorable for "Thai Elvis". Food was not bad either.

          2. In the south bay, how about Belacan for some awesome Malaysian food? Big room reminiscent of a dim sum place in SGV, and has a "safe side" to its menu so that you can order your basic fried rice and curries, but has a host of Malaysian specialties like Belacan Crab (!!) that will wow the whole table. Servings are huge so it's easy to walk out of there for less if you order family style.