Japanese friends in town-need USA food in Hollywood
I have two Japanese friends in town--one is in her 40s and her mom is in her 60s. Where can we take them for an American food experience near Hollywood...maybe a diner, BBQ place, brewery, etc.??? Someplace not very noisy (language is a challenge), not too expensive, but fun.
Sorry, LA has no diners but there are some good Cafe's in Hollywood. My fav is one of the last real Doogie style cafe's left -- Mel's on Sunset. You may even notice Stars if you look through the sunglasses and hats.
Very good breakfast, salads, burgers and shakes.
8585 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA
(Cross st. La Cienega Blvd.)
Musso & Frank Grill is an old Hollywood classic, situated on Hollywood Blvd.
6667 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (323) 467-7788
Musso and Frank's
I think Wood Ranch BBQ could be too noisy, depending on when you go.
Don't all Japanese people love Lawry's Prime Rib? There's always at least 1 busload of tourists there when I get dragged there (I hate prime rib)
I would avoid Cheebo. I had bad service there and it can get pretty loud. And I love the gays myself, but Cheebo tends to have a very gay crowd, which may or may not fly with your older Japanese friends. My then-boyfriend was very uncomfortable.
If you plan to take them out during the day / for lunch, I'd recommend Toast or the Griddle.