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Apr 24, 2007 01:18 PM

Best Greek in LA

Hi! Can you recommend your favorite Greek restaurant in any area. Pricy or long as it is good!!

(I am from NJ, so I am lucky to have Milos in Manhattan and Stamatis in Astoria!!)

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  1. I like Angeli Caffe in Northridge, but many think it isn't authentic. I also like Great Greek, and get chided also for it not being authentic-but an older greek lady I know adores it!

    Taverna Tony in malibu is very good, as is Papa Christo's.

    1. I don't know about the rest of LA but Alexis Greek in Northridge is among the best in the valley.

      1. I really enjoy Petros in Manhattan Beach.

        1. I just saw something on TV about Papa Crisco's and a Thursday night special dinner that includes a belly dancer. It looked fun, has anybody gone on Thursday night?

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          1. re: Scotty

            I think it is a 7 course feast, Do it, for the old days, do it, for Petros, do it, for Cris, do it it is fun, maybe $19. Good Fun!


            1. re: Burger Boy

              wow i checked out the link - that looks fun... do you have to arrive by 6:30? i'd never be able to make it...

            2. re: Scotty

              I work near Papa Cristo's and have gone there many times for lunch and once for their Big Fat Greek Dinner. The dinner was festive but I felt that the food was tastier during lunch. There is plenty of food -- huge platters of lamb, potatoes, pita, salad, etc., but I found the meat and potatoes to be bland. Service was friendly and very accomodating. My father has some dietary issues which they were very gracious about, and I noticed that a different table had a slightly different menu as well. The mini wine tasting before dinner starts is sort of fun. They do have a belly dancer, but if you are at all afraid of being forced to dance in front of the restaurant, I wouldn't recommend attending this event. The dancer would not take no for an answer and made many guests join her at the front of the room; it was often awkward and the dancing went on a little too long. Overall, it was a pretty good value and I'm glad I experienced it, but I would only go back for regular meals, especially on a nice day out on their patio.

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