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So it turns out LA has a subway...

I work downtown and noticed the other day that I'm only two blocks from a redline station. Seems like a great opportunity to get some tasty bites for lunch or after work... Unfortunately, since I live on the westside, the stations aren't really in neighborhoods that I know well and the restaurants I have been to, aren't really very close to the Metro Stops.

So, I'm hoping to get together a list of easy to get to restaurants at some redline (or I guess purpleline?) stations.

The easiest way I can think of doing this is that I will respond to this post additional posts of the metro stops. Hopefully, we can post our favorite restaurants under each stop's post and get a convenient way to browse? For example under the response titled "Westlake/MacArthur Park, people might respond with posts about Langer's and other restaurants within a few blocks.

I hope that's not too confusing. If someone else has a better idea let's try to get it to work!Anyway, one way or another, this will be an interesting experiment.

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    1. re: chowdown07

      Pitfire Pizza - two lbocks south on Lankershim.

      1. re: chowdown07

        Philadelphia Sandwiches for a good Philly cheese steak. Two blocks south on Lankershim and a half block east on Magnolia.
        Jarin Thai - south to Magnolia and west a half block
        Salomi Indian Cuisine - 1.5 blocks south on Lankershim on the west side of the street.

          1. re: chowdown07

            FWIW, City Walk ...

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            Daily Grill
            Universal Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068

            Wolfgang Puck Pacific
            Universal Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068

            1. re: chowdown07

              Skooby's
              Beard Papa
              Musso & Frank
              cool dive bar across Highland from Lucky Strike

              1. re: chowdown07

                25 Degrees - great burgers

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                25 Degrees Restaurant
                7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

                1. re: chowdown07

                  Uzbekistan (excellent weekday lunch special - multi-course lunch for under $10!)
                  Power House is the "cool dive bar across Highland from Lucky Strike"

                    1. re: Bob Brooks

                      My only meal at Vert was distinctly mediocre, esp. given the price.

                    2. re: chowdown07

                      My boss raves about the sushi joint that's in the strip mall on the northeast corner of Highland & Franklin. Can't think of the name of it....there's a Starbucks in there too.

                      1. re: katydid13

                        Shintaro
                        1900 N Highland Ave # 5
                        Los Angeles, CA 90068
                        (323) 882-6524

                      1. re: chowdown07

                        - Hungry Cat - Great seafood. Aguably over-priced, and under-portioned, but IMO, can't argue about the taste. Delicious.

                        1. re: chowdown07

                          Sushi Ike. Bowery. Lucky Devil's. Magnolia. Los Balcones del Peru.

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                          The Hungry Cat
                          1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

                          Ike Sushi
                          6051 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

                            1. re: chowdown07

                              Many of the Thai Town spots: Ruen Pair, Red Corner Asia, Sapp Coffee Shop, etc.

                                  1. re: chowdown07

                                    OMG how could we forget Panos Pastry?

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                                    Panos Pastry Bakery
                                    5150 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027