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Dinner near UCLA, Royce Hall. Westwood?

Looking for a nice place for dinner before a Saturday show at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus.

Any terrific spots in Westwood or otherwise nearby?

Thanks in advance for any advice!

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  1. Sushi Isshin (forgot street) in Westwood has great combo plates at college friendly prices.

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    1. re: Oh Robin

      Don't forget Napa Valley Grill and Palomino in the village for pretty good, if formulaic, places to eat with nice atmosphere. For a bit more dress down, Noodle Planet is pretty good (for Westwood!)

    2. my go-to spot for royce hall events is shamshiri grill on westwood blvd just north of santa monica blvd.
      (if the street parking is tough, just park across the street on the lower level of the ross parking lot.)

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      1. re: westsidegal

        I'd go for Persian or other Mediterranean as well for dinner near Westwood. Shamshiri Grill or Shahrezad for a nicer atmosphere, Sunnin if it doesn't matter.

      2. Tanino - fantastic Italian, in Westwood, a little pricey

        Nook - not in Westwood, but not very far away; moderately priced American food, cute and dimly lit

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

        Tanino
        1043 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

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        1. re: LisaStitch

          I second Tanino. I've never been disappointed there.

        2. Il Moro in West L.A. (Purdue/Olympic) is quite pleasant; especially on the patio. I second Nook, and always enjoy Orris (which only takes walk-ins; so fine if you're early enough - otherwise, probably won't work for you.)

          1. Hamasaku on santa monica blvd between sepulveda and veteran