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Someplace good near LAX?

My big bro has a lay over at LAX this thursday so we're going to grab a bite to eat. He has about an hour and a half to eat (2 and half hour lay over). Any suggestions for a place near LAX? We could go into Santa Monica/Venice but id rather stay in the LAX area if possible. 25ish per person. Open to anything.

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      1. re: NJRFilms

        If you like Thai food this is quite good and very close to LAX: http://www.ayarathaicuisine.com/

        1. re: Servorg

          I tried Ayara yesterday for lunch on your recommendation. Loved it! Great food, great service. Thanks!

          1. re: Rhi_3

            Glad that you enjoyed it. This is exactly what CH is all about, everyone sharing their tips on dining in LA and the surrounding area. Each of us has some gems that others haven't heard of or gotten around to trying. I learned about Ayara here on the LA board.

            Have you been to Pann's yet? Try their chicken wings or their patty melt. Both are in a class by themselves.

            www.panns.com

            1. re: Servorg

              I work in El Segundo, so it's a bit too far at lunch... but will definitely put it on my list of places to try!

        2. re: NJRFilms

          that helps. it's slim pickins for decent restaurants by the airport, but...

          derrick's jamaican restaurant is supposed to have great food. i haven't been there myself, but the menu looks terrific...

          http://www.derricksjamaican.com/menu....

          there's also shula's 347 grill at the sheraton gateway hotel for standard steakhouse fare

          http://www.donshula.com/locations.php...

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          Derrick's Jamaican Cuisine
          6806 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

          Shula's 347
          6101 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

      2. Try this.
        Alejo's Presto Italian Restaurant
        8343 Lincoln Boulevard (@ Manchester) Westchester
        310-670-6677

          1. I would suggest Caffe Pinguini. Good, quick food at reasonable prices and a nice outdoor patio.
            6935 Pacific Av.
            Playa Del Rey
            310-306-0117
            www.caffepinguini.com