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Someplace Fun Near the 405 & 10

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dtud Jul 10, 2007 07:09 PM

Meeting old friends for dinner/drinks and can't really think of anything (other than Mexican - but a little tired of that).

One member of the group does not like anything unusual (or - should i say - spicy).

Any ideas for somwhere fun near the 405/10?

  1. Emme Jul 11, 2007 02:00 AM

    Second Nook... how about the new Peruvian place Quspo on Santa Monica...

    Orris on Sawtelle

    Skip Gyu-Kaku IMO, as I'd rather do Korean BBQ at Soot Bull Jeep

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      nowhereonearth Jul 10, 2007 07:26 PM

      There's a Japanese Korean-style BBQ place just west of Westwood Blvd. on Pico, called Gyu-Kaku. The "fun" part is that you cook the meats/chicken yourself on a grill in the middle of the table.

      http://www.gyu-kaku.com/

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        igj Jul 10, 2007 07:20 PM

        I'm going to echo a very common refrain heard 'round these parts:
        Nook Neighborhood Bistro, in the shopping center at the corner of Barry and Santa Monica. Nothing unusual going on with their menu and all is executed amazingly well. Fun place, without being raucous in any way - they have a few seats at their small bar and a communal table in the center of the place that is comfortable.

        The only caveat: drinks at the Nook means beer and wine only.

        http://www.nookbistro.com

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        Nook Bistro
        11628 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 9, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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          illuminum Jul 10, 2007 07:16 PM

          Hmm. There's a place called Mr. Cecil's Ribs on Bundy which is an OK place. It's a pretty small place which is on the cheaper side if my memory serves me correctly. There's the Street called Sawtelle just north of Olympic which is jam packed with great asian cuisine. There's sushi, japanese curry, seafood, japanese noodles, as well as other things. It's worth checking out. Others on this board have mentioned places, but I personally recommend trying ouy a place called Blue Marlin on Sawtelle and try out the Chicken Cutlet Curry. If you like crepes, you can go two doors down from there and get some great crepes from a small hole in the wall called Crepe 2 go.

          Also, there's a Persian restaraunt called Javan on Santa Monica Blvd & Butler (A few blocks west of the 405).

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